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.  As a nomi...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:31 AM
The roles & responsibilities of a validator
Validators have two crucial roles in maintaining the Polkadot network. First, they verify and validate the information contained in the parachain blocks t...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 5:01 PM
What is an era?
An era is a period of time in which the validator set is recalculated and where rewards are paid out (approximately 6 hours in Kusama, and 24 hours in Polka...
Thu, 3 Sep, 2020 at 1:43 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...
Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 at 10:56 AM