Kava is a cross-chain DeFi platform offering collateralized loans and stablecoins to users of major crypto assets, including BTC, XRP, BNB, ATOM, etc. Users can collateralize their crypto assets in exchange of USDX, Kava’s stablecoin. KAVA is the governance and staking token responsible for securing the network and voting on key parameters.

Check out the Kava white paper here.

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Market Cap
$651,018,383
Price
$7.983
Rewards
Distributed every block
Slashing
5% for double signing blocks
Inflation
7% (targeted)
Unbonding
21 day unbonding period
Compounding
New delegation required

Optimizing Staking With Figment

Figment offers peace of mind to its customers and provides the most complete staking experience in the industry

Experienced & Trusted

Genesis block producer and maker of the popular Hubble staking explorer for the Kava Community.

Figment is a venture-funded,  registered Canadian company, based in Toronto. Canada offers stability, rule of law and clear crypto regulation.


Features & Benefits

Our Commission rate is 10%.

Active participant in the Kava community, including governance leadership and Hubble tools.

Third-party custody solutions are available through our institutional partners.

Security & Safety

The world’s most advanced physical IDC + multi-cloud staking infrastructure.

You maintain custody and control of your KAVA at all times.

Protected via industry-leading Delegation Agreement.

Looking to stake over 50,000 KAVA?

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Staking Guide & Instructions

Stake your KAVA tokens in a few clicks by following these steps:

The easiest way to stake KAVA is via Keplr.

  1. Head to https://wallet.keplr.app/#/kava/stake.
  2. Find Figment in the Kava validator set and click the “manage” button.
  3. Click “delegate”.
  4. Enter the amount you want to delegate. Remember to keep some KAVA available to pay for transaction fees.
  5. Click “delegate” and then click “approve” to approve the transaction.

Figment's Validator Addresses

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Kava FAQ

Do I maintain custody and control of my KAVA tokens when staking?

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You maintain custody of your KAVA at all times.

Your KAVA stay in your wallet and you can change your delegation at any time.

All KAVA token transfers, including rewards, are processed within the Kava protocol.  Figment never has custody of your tokens or rewards.

There is a 21-day unbonding period to transfer your tokens after staking. During the unbonding period, your KAVA are illiquid and may still be subject to slashing.

What are the risks of staking KAVA?

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Delegated KAVA are subject to Kava slashing under certain conditions (see below)Figment provides a  100% missed reward guarantee for any missed rewards due to liveness (downtime).

Your tokens are subject to a potential 5% slashing a validator “double-signs.”

What is "slashing" in Kava?

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If Kava validators that have poor performance or violate protocol rules may have up to 5% of tokens staked slashed

Slashing occurs when a validator signs two blocks at the same height, which is called equivocation. This is most likely to occur when a validator mistakenly activates a backup validator when their primary validator is still online.

For this reason, Figment has prioritized avoidance of double signing over liveness (uptime). There is no slashing for limited validator downtime (up to 16 hours). Be cautious of validators that have only cloud-based infrastructure or complicated software based redundancy systems aimed at minimizing liveness. Complicated redundant backup systems to optimize for uptime can result in double signing and thus slashing.

Are rewards considered liquid (available) or are they locked for a period?

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Rewards are liquid and do not go through the same unbonding period as the staked tokens.

How many Kava validator nodes are in the active set and how does a node qualify to be in the active set?

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There is no minimum amount of tokens required to validate, as long as the total delegation allows the validator to breach the top 100 among its peers.

What is the calculation for each type of KAVA reward?

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Both transaction fees and inflation-based rewards for each block are split by validators and delegators according to weighted stake.

Transaction fees are required for all Kava transactions, which includes transferring pegged assets (e.g. pXRP) to other users, transferring pXRP to the Kava collateral module, drawing USDX from a CDP, closing a CDP, and sending USDX between users.

The target rate of inflation for KAVA is designed as an incentive for ⅔ of the total KAVA supply to be staked. At launch the target rate is 7%. If less KAVA are staked, KAVA supply via block rewards increases up to a ceiling of 20% annualized inflation of the total supply. If more than ⅔ are being staked, KAVA block rewards decrease gradually down to a floor of 3% annualized inflation.

How are rewards disbursed to the node and token holder?

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Delegator rewards are liquid, so they must withdraw their rewards and then delegate them, if they wish to compound their rewards. Validators are never in control of the rewards.

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