Nominator Resources

How do I know which validators to choose?
If you're wondering how to stake on Polkadot, this article has important information on how to decide which validators to pick.  The following info...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:18 PM
I sent funds to a validator instead of staking them!
If you made a mistake and sent funds to a validator rather than voting for them, then you need to contact that validator and ask them to send your funds bac...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 9:06 PM
How can I unstake my tokens again?
You can decide to unstake and stop being a nominator anytime.  Please note that there is an unbonding period, which serves as a cooldown. You will be ab...
Fri, 26 Nov, 2021 at 1:37 PM
How do I stake (nominate) on Polkadot?
This article explains how to stake on Polkadot-JS UI. If you are interested in staking with Ledger Live, please refer to this tutorial here.  Important no...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:02 PM
What are the benefits and risks of staking on Polkadot?
Polkadot uses a nominated proof-of-stake (NPoS) system to select the validators that are responsible for securing the Relay Chain. That’s why staking is als...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:18 PM
Do I receive staking rewards while I am unbonding?
No. During the unbonding period, you will not receive any staking rewards.  You will receive, however, the staking rewards for the last era in which you un...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 9:10 PM
How can I see my staking rewards?
You can view your staking rewards on the block explorers Subscan or Polkascan.  Subscan To see your staking rewards on Subscan, enter your address in the ...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:18 PM
What does active / inactive / waiting mean?
When you nominate a set of validators (up to 16), the validator election algorithm will rotate your stake among validators on a per-era basis. In other word...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:02 PM
How can I see if I'm in the top 256 nominators of an oversubscribed validator?
Validators can only pay out to 256 nominators per era.    If more than 256 nominators nominate the same validator, it is "oversubscribed", and o...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 9:10 PM
How can I bond more tokens to increase my stake?
In order to bond more funds to an existing stake navigate to Network --> Staking --> Accounts Actions on Polkadot-JS UI. Once there, click on the ...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 9:11 PM