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What are the Benefits and Risks of Staking on Polkadot?
Start your staking journey or explore more information about staking on Polkadot's Home Page. Discover the new Staking Dashboard that makes staking much...
Wed, 21 Jun, 2023 at 2:22 PM
What does Active / Inactive / Waiting Mean?
A validator's status can be divided into three categories: active, inactive, and waiting. This article describes each of these statuses and what a nomin...
Tue, 4 Apr, 2023 at 1:13 PM
How Can I See My Staking Rewards?
Start your staking journey or explore more information about staking on Polkadot's Home Page. Discover the new Staking Dashboard that makes staking much...
Wed, 27 Mar, 2024 at 5:12 PM
What Does it Mean to “Get Slashed”?
Slashing is a mechanism used in Polkadot and Kusama to deter malicious behavior by penalizing validators who act against the interests of the network and th...
Mon, 1 May, 2023 at 12:12 PM
What is an Era?
Polkadot and Kusama utilize eras as their primary method for measuring time periods, with each network having its own unique era duration. The number of era...
Mon, 1 May, 2023 at 3:31 PM
I Have More Than the Minimum Bonded but I'm Not Getting Rewards
Although 250 DOT is needed to be able to nominate, not all accounts with more than 250 DOT staked will participate in the election and get staking rewards. ...
Mon, 1 May, 2023 at 3:48 PM
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 ...
Fri, 28 Apr, 2023 at 3:03 PM
Do I Receive Staking Rewards while I am Unbonding?
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 unbond...
Mon, 13 Mar, 2023 at 12:03 PM
The Role and 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...
Mon, 22 Apr, 2024 at 5:01 PM
Can I Transfer DOT Without Unbonding and Waiting 28 Days?
There is an unbonding period on Polkadot and Kusama, which serves as a security measure to ensure that validators and nominators are accountable for their p...
Mon, 21 Aug, 2023 at 12:44 PM