General

What does it mean to “get slashed”?
Slashing If a validator shows harmful behavior, a percentage of their bonded/staked tokens will get slashed as a penalty, meaning they will lose them.  ...
Fri, 14 Oct, 2022 at 1:01 AM
The Roles & Responsibilities of a Validator
What do validators do? Validators have two crucial roles in maintaining the Polkadot network. First, they participate in consensus with other validators ...
Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 at 12:58 AM
What is an era?
An era is a period of time during which there is a specific set of active validators. Each era has 6 epochs (or sessions). Before the last epoch the active ...
Sat, 15 Oct, 2022 at 1:23 AM
The role & responsibilities of a Polkadot nominator
Being a nominator is not a passive "set it and forget it" role as you may be used to from other networks, where you stake your tokens once and the...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 9:32 PM
Staking FAQ's
This article answers some of the most common questions about staking. It uses the Polkadot-JS UI as a reference for specific actions, but you can also use t...
Thu, 20 Oct, 2022 at 6:18 PM