How do I make my full-node a validator?
A validator is added to the validator set by governance, so you cannot directly add your validator to the set. Instead, run
curl --silent --fail 'http://localhost:16657/status' | jq -r .result.validator_info.pub_key.value on your validator and submit the resulting 44 character pub_key to IOV via the ticket that was created when you applied for the validator program. Once we have your validator's pub_key then governance will add it to the validator set.
Why is my validator's voting_power only one when I see others with more than one?
IOV runs validator(s) with higher voting_power on testnets so that the chain doesn't get halted if other validators go offline.