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March 7, 2021

What Is Staking in Cryptocurrency?

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Have you heard of staking, but have no idea what it means?

A simple breakdown!

Staking is an activity where a user locks or holds his funds in a cryptocurrency wallet to participate in maintaining the operations of a proof-of-stake (PoS)-based blockchain system.

In staking, the right to validate transactions is baked into how many coins are “locked” inside a wallet.

Staking is transaction validation, or, authentication.

A minimum-required balance of a particular cryptocurrency is needed to make a stake.

When the minimum balance is met, that amount of the particular cryptocurrency is put onto the network as a stake.

If the transaction is successful, a reward is given.

It is very similar to Cryptocurrency Mining, however, crypto mining runs off Proof-of-Work (PoW).

The main idea around the success of Staking is that its participants are able to lock coins (their ‘stake’).

At particular interims the procedure randomly assigns the right to one of the locked coins to validate the next block.

The system of being chosen depends on the amount of coins locked up. The higher the coins, the higher your chance.

What establishes which contributor creates a block relies on the amount of staking coins they are holding.

Staking involves holding funds in a cryptocurrency wallet to support the security and operations of a Blockchain network. It is locking cryptocurrencies to receive a reward.

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