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What is staking?

Intro for new EOS users

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Written by Randall Roland
Updated over a week ago

Staking is when a token holder locks up portion of their token for a period of time. A token holder contributes to a network by staking their tokens and in exchange earns rewards. Typically token holders earns rewards in a form of tokens after they stake their tokens. DAPPs use the concept of staking to give rewards and other non-financial benefits such as voting to their users.

When you unstake, you lose voting power, but your tokens become liquid.

The time delay can be a security feature in case your keys get stolen. For example, if you follow our best practice EOS account configuration.

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