Delegated staking in the network

Delegated staking is an exciting and necessary component of the network, increasing broader participation and investment in the network's security and operations.

How It Works

  • Introduction to Delegated Staking: Token holders can stake their tokens with gateways, sharing in the rewards.

  • Benefits: Increases of overall stake in a gateway creates trust and signals of reliability and performance .

Key Features

  • Risk and Reward Sharing: Delegates share in the protocol rewards accumulated by the gateway.

  • Flexibility: Operators can choose to accept delegates and how much they can add to their gateway. Delegates can adjust their stake, enhancing their control over investment.


  • Protocol Rewards: Rewards are distributed proportionally among the gateway's delegates.

  • Non-Protocolized Incentives: Gateways may offer additional benefits to delegates, like privileged data access.

Managing Delegated Stakes

  • Adjustments and Withdrawals: Delegates can increase, decrease, or withdraw their stake with minimum duration restrictions of 30 block-days.

  • Automated Returns: If a gateway exits, stakes are automatically returned to delegates.

Criteria and Values

  • Minimum Stake: Global minimum stake is 500 ɸ (IO Tokens)

  • Maximum Stake: Global maximum stake is 10000 ɸ (IO Tokens)

  • Reward Share Ratio: A gateway-specific percentage of rewards shared with delegates.

Delegated staking increases participation in the network, allowing token holders to contribute to and benefit from the network's growth and security.