General

What does it mean to “get slashed”?
If a validator shows harmful behavior, a percentage of their bonded/staked tokens will get slashed as a penalty, meaning they will lose them.  If you we...
Wed, 13 Apr, 2022 at 10:31 PM
The roles & responsibilities of a validator
Validators have two crucial roles in maintaining the Polkadot network. First, they participate in consensus with other validators to produce new blocks on...
Wed, 13 Apr, 2022 at 10:34 PM
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 ...
Wed, 13 Apr, 2022 at 10:42 PM
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
1. How do I stake my DOT? Thanks for considering nominating and staking your DOT to help secure the Polkadot network and its parachains. The success of ...
Tue, 19 Jul, 2022 at 8:53 PM
How to Use the Staking Dashboard: Unbonding your tokens
In this article, we explain how to unbond staked tokens using the Staking Dashboard. You can decide to stop being a nominator at any time by unbonding. ...
Sat, 13 Aug, 2022 at 6:37 PM