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, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:23 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, 24 Nov, 2021 at 4:03 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, 24 Nov, 2021 at 9:31 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