Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain that aims to solve the 3 most crucial issues all developing blockchains currently face; sustainability, scalability and interoperability.

Cardano wants to overcome real-life problems such as information asymmetry and provide services for the unbanked world population. To achieve all of this, their continue to develop their own set of key innovative technologies. The native ADA token is the utility token on the Cardano network. ADA is used to pay for transactions, secure the network through staking and participate in governance.

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Distributed every epoch (~ 5 days)
No Slashing
No unbonding period
Rewards come from monetary expansion and all transaction fees that were collated from the set of transactions included in a block that was minted during that epoch.
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Stake your ADA tokens in a few clicks by following these steps:

  1. Set up Daedalus; the official desktop wallet developed by Cardano itself, or Yoroi, the Google Chrome extension developed by EMURGO.
  2. Send ADA to your chosen wallet.
  3. From your dashboard, open the 'Delegation' tab.
  4. Find Figment’s staking pool and click 'Delegate', then confirm the transaction. Remember to keep some ADA available to pay for transaction fees.

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Cardano FAQ

What is the name of the asset being staked?

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Cardano’s native token, ADA will be staked to capture new issuance rewards and fee revenue. ADA can be used in these ways:

  • Payment for computation and validation services (i.e., transaction fees)
  • Medium of exchange
  • Participation in governance (eventually)

Do I maintain custody and control of my ADA when staking?

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You maintain custody of your ADA at all times. There is no bonding or unbonding period.

How long does it take to unstake?

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You can unstake your ADA tokens at any given time. You keep full control of your ADA tokens even when they are staked and they are never locked.

Can my staked ADA be slashed (seized or destroyed)?

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No, Cardano currently does not enforce slashing. Poor node behavior, however, can lead to missed rewards.

What is the rate of new issuance (aka "annual inflation") for ADA?

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Current inflation rate is set at 2.01% as of 1/20/22

What is the total supply of ADA?

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There’s a maximum supply of 45 billion ADA with a current circulation of ~31 billion.

How are the rewards disbursed?

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Rewards are distributed every epoch (~5 days) amongst all stakeholders who have delegated to a stake pool, either to their own stake pool or another pool.

Is staking income liquid or automatically staked?

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Staking income is staked automatically, which means you will need to unstake to withdraw your staking income.

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