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Rewards are always transferred as unlocked tokens.
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For both validating and staking, the maximum duration is 1 year.
For both validating and staking, the minimum duration is 2 weeks.What's the maximum amount that a validator can accept in delegations?
A validator can accept 4 times its validation stake up to 2.4 million AVAX. For example: a node with a 10,000 AVAX of validation stake can accept 40,000 AVAX for a totale stake of 50,000.
No, rewards are paid at the end of the staking period.
Validators are required to have a minimum of 80% uptime on mainnet to earn full staking rewards.
If your validator goes offline you lose your potential staking rewards, and your AVAX will remain locked until the end of the delegation period.
No, validators (and hence their delegators) are not slashed for bad behavior.
Yes, the minimum amount is 25 AVAX.
Yes, you can, directly from the web interface. We'll publish an How-To in the coming days.
Vested AVAX are transferred to your P address with time-locked outputs. When the time-lock expires (at the end of the vesting period), you can transfer AVAX to your X address using the Cross Chain Transfer feature in the web wallet.
Vested AVAX (option A1 and A2) will be distributed on P addresses, while unlocked AVAX (option B and some from option A1 and A2 on mainnet launch) on X addresses.
In order to stake, you need to transfer your AVAX to your P address.
Yes, you can. Those are vested (locked) AVAX, and are directly available to your P address.You can delegate but you cannot move them to an X address.
By default, staking rewards are allocated on the same P address used for the delegation.
Vested (locked) tokens are in your P address, and when they unlock, they remain on your P address, but you can then freely transfer them to your X address.
There’s no intention to add P to P transfers. The X-Chain is for exchanging assets so if you want to move funds between two P addresses you have to first move them to an X address: P1 - X - P2.
Yes, they’re different. Everest testnet validators are using a different version of the node. Each validator will then need to upgrade their node: this will change their NodeID. Be aware that if you don’t delegate on mainnet you won’t receive any reward!
Yes, you’ll need to add a new delegation to the mainnet validators. Their NodeID might be different from the one used in the Everest testnet.
A validator is a node that belongs to the Default Subnet and validates the primary network. NodeID is its unique identifier.
For the time being, when you delegate your AVAX, you are delegating a validator that belongs to the Default Subnet. The Default Subnet validates the primary network, which includes all the core chains, i.e. X-Chain, P-Chain and C-Chain.