We’re constantly expanding these FAQs: new ones are first
Rewards earned from delegating locked tokens are unlocked tokens or also locked tokens?
Rewards are always transferred as unlocked tokens.
I keep trying to delegate and I get confirmation on AVAX wallet, but the delegation doesn't show and my balance doesn't change, what should I do?
This may be a compatibility issue. If you're running on Chrome, try switching to Microsoft Edge or Windows or to Safari or Firefox on macOS.
What's the maximum staking duration?
For both validating and staking, the maximum duration is 1 year.
What's the minimum staking duration?
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.
Is staking reward paid on a daily basis?
No, rewards are paid at the end of the staking period.
How long does my validator need to stay online for me to get rewards?
Validators are required to have a minimum of 80% uptime on mainnet to earn full staking rewards.
What happens if my validator goes offline?
If your validator goes offline you lose your potential staking rewards, and your AVAX will remain locked until the end of the delegation period.
Is there slashing in Avalanche?
No, validators (and hence their delegators) are not slashed for bad behavior.
Is there a minimum amount of AVAX required to delegate?
Yes, the minimum amount is 25 AVAX.
Can I delegate with my Ledger?
Yes, you can, directly from the web interface. We'll publish an How-To in the coming days.
On which chain are my vested AVAX?
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.
Will the AVAX I purchased be allocated on X-Chain or P-Chain?
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.
On which chain need AVAX to be in order to stake?
In order to stake, you need to transfer your AVAX to your P address.
Can I stake the AVAX that I purchased in the pre-sale?
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.
Will staking rewards be on X-Chain or P-Chain?
By default, staking rewards are allocated on the same P address used for the delegation.
When vested AVAX are unlocked, where are they?
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.
If someone delegates to my node can I see their P address, amount and other information?
Yes, you can do that by querying on your node. You will also be able to check it in the Validators page on Avascan soon.
Can I send AVAX from my P address to another P 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.
Are testnet validators different from mainnet validators?
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!
If I delegate in testnet will I have to delegate in mainnet?
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.
What’s the difference between NodeID and validator?
A validator is a node that belongs to the Default Subnet and validates the primary network. NodeID is its unique identifier.
If you delegate your AVAX you are just delegating for the validation of default chains?
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.