At its core, Sentinel is a decentralized p2p bandwidth distribution network built on Tendermint and the Cosmos SDK that gives anyone the ability to monetize their bandwidth by devoting it to the Sentinel network.

The amount of bandwidth given and used by network participants is metered and confirmed by Sentinel’s set of validators.

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5% for double signing, 0.01% for downtime
49% decreasing 6% every 6 months
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Staking Guide & Instructions

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

  1. Connect your Sentinel wallet on and your Ledger device.
  2. Click on the option “Reward”.
  3. On the next page, you will be able to choose the validator to whom you wish to delegate.
  4. Click on Delegate on your desired validator, specify amount while there is no need/obligation to put a memo unless you wish to. Similarly, you can claim rewards, undelegate, send or receive tokens.

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Sentinel FAQ

Where can I explore the network and create a Sentinal wallet?

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Sentinel has a desktop wallet that can be downloaded from GitHub. Users will need to enter an authentication password - just enter: admin

Ledger owners can connect to the network through Cosmostation.

Sentinel has a webpage set aside specifically for network statistics.

What is the name of the asset being staked?

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Sentinel's native token, dVPN, is used to stake.

When are staking rewards enabled? When are transfers enabled?

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Staking rewards and transfers will be enabled once the mainnet network launches.

How long does it take to stake & unstake dVPN?

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It takes 28 days for the tokens to unlock and become available to your wallet.

Do I maintain custody of my dVPN tokens? Who or what controls my staked dVPN token?

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You can self-custody your Sentinel dVPN tokens, ideally using a Ledger hardware wallet.

Figment has partnerships with a number of top-in-class custodians:

The Sentinel protocol takes control of your dVPN tokens while you are staking. If you unbond your tokens, this process will take 28 days before the protocol returns your tokens to you.

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

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Yes, a portion of your staked dVPN can be destroyed. There are two ways this can happen:

  1. If you delegate to a validator that is offline for certain amount of time (9,500/10,000 blocks), you will lose 0.01% of the tokens you have delegated to that validator.
  2. If you delegate to a validator that signs the same block twice with the same key, you will lose 5% of the tokens you have delegated to that validator.

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.

Can I lose potential staking rewards?

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Your potential rewards depend upon validator performance. When your validator is down, you will not be earning staking income.

What is the rate of new issuance (aka "annual inflation") for dVPN? How does the token supply change?

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Right now, the inflation rate is around 49% of the total supply, and set to decrease by 6% every six months.

How are decisions about the Sentinel made and executed?

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Sentinel uses token voting for on-chain governance. The more tokens that someone holds the more voting power that they will have on the network.

Where can I learn more about Sentinel?

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