Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.
With a leading team of engineers, Cardano exists to redistribute power from unaccountable structures to the margins – to individuals – and be an enabling force for positive change and progress..
What is pledging?
Pledging is the amount of ADA the pool operator has staked in the pool (the skin in the game so to speak). As per Cardano governance consensus the higher the pledge amount, the higher the overall reward the pool receives.
What is stake pool saturation?
When a stake pool is saturated, this means that the amount being staked on that pool is over the parameter set by the Cardano governance. This results in diminishing ROA to the delegators staking on the pool.
When will I start receiving my reward? This depends exactly when you staked, but you will typically see your reward within 15-20 days.
When I receive my reward, do I need to stake again? No, your reward is automatically staked to the same pool your wallet is currently staking. This also applies to any additional ADA the you receive in the wallet after staking.
Why does my reward fluctuate so much? It is part of the Cardano protocol design to include the natural element of luck, it is the same for all pools. However, in the long run the rewards should be similar assuming of course the comparative pools are online 100% of the time.
What are the risks in staking? There are no risks to your ADA when staking on the Caradano network. Staking is built-in to the protocol design, your ADA stays in your wallet under your own control, you can still send and receive as usual.