When you deposit your tokens/coins to a Staking Pool, used by a Validator, in order to gain a reward.
- When you have staked some coins are not able to access those coins or use them for any other purpose.
- The reward is usually set at a percentage of your ‘stake’ paid over a fixed period of time. In most cases, it is stated as an APY.
- In many cases, you can unstake your coins whenever you wish but in some special cases you have to commit your coins for long periods (eg 96 months!)
- Whilst staked the value of your coins can still go up and down!