What is the APY for staking in the Avalanche Wallet?

It is roughly 9.2%.

What is the delegation fee?

The delegation fee set by validators is the portion of the rewards that are paid to the validators. The minimum is 2%.

So what will I get at the end of the staking period if there is a delegation fee?

Example: You earn 10 AVAX from your staking period, 0.2 AVAX goes to the validator for the delegation fee. This provides a net of 9.8 AVAX for your rewards.

What is the minimum amount I can delegate/stake in the wallet?

Users must have 25 AVAX to delegate/stake in the wallet.

Why was 25 AVAX chosen and will that change?

  • 25 AVAX is baked into the genesis block, as a network parameter. Changing it would require a network upgrade. Ava Labs' plan has been to make network parameters themselves decided by consensus (e.g. voting), but that code hasn't been written yet.

  • The lower limit is an anti-Sybil mechanism. If it wasn't there I could create a billion 0.000000001 AVAX delegations, which would not be good for network health.


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