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Let's say I have two wallets, each delegated to a different stake pool. At some point within an epoch I transfer some Ada from one wallet to the other. What will be the applicable balance which is considered staked by each wallet/pool for that epoch?

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At the end of epoch N the balance in your wallet becomes the staked balance for epoch N + 2 and the staking rewards for epoch N + 2 are paid at the start of epoch N + 4.

This avoids the need to lock ADA up for staking and also gives the code enough time to do the required calculations before they are needed.

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  • OK so if I understand correctly, a snapshot approach is used, not an average, and there is also a delay (same delay as per re-delegation).
    – mwal
    Jan 18 at 8:42
  • Above answer is correct, please accept it. Yes, snapshot of stake is always taken on epoch boundary, and is used for block production epoch after snapshot. Jan 18 at 14:38

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