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Delegating ADA to a stake pool to earn rewards

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Is It possible to stake an nft on chain

Is there a way I can use smart contracts to stake nfts and back them with ada tokens. Similar to staking ada except also holding the nft in like a gallery or something.
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Can you stake stablecoins such as Djed?

Can or will you be able to stake Cardano stablecoins in stake pools for rewards, such as Djed?
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Where is all the unstaked ADA?

Sorry if the question seems trivial/silly, but where is the ~10B ADA that is not actively staked? It seems like any actor (individual, business, exchange, etc) has every incentive to stake their ADA. ...
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Staking native assets (to stake pools)?

Is there support built in to Cardano for stake pools to receive staking of native assets? For example, the Meld Protocol plans to include staking of Meld tokens. Are they likely to / able to use (...
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What are the risks of staking at a pool?

Imagine the pool operator goes offline due to technical reasons, what are the risks for investors staking at that pool?
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Difference between staked and delegated tokens?

I'd like to clarify my understanding of staked and delegated tokens. Cardano website says: Ada held on the Cardano network represents a stake in the network, with the size of the stake proportional ...
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How does stake pool saturation prevent centralization?

From cardano.org: Saturation Parameter (K) Saturation is a term used to indicate that a particular stake pool has more stake delegated to it than is ideal for the network, while k is the targeted ...
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Is a Ledger Live Native ADA App with Staking and Voting Functionality in Development?

Is a Ledger Live native ADA app with staking and voting functionality in development? If so is there any place to check periodically for road map updates? I believe IOG has a team that works with ...
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Is the Payment Adresss and associated keys considered a wallet?

When staking to the payment address is one effectively sending ADA to another wallet? I think this is an interesting question because one asks if it could then be added to a wallet application like ...
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Staking pool not participating in next couple of epochs?

I started staking yesterday and staked to TSC, which is a new pool started by a YouTuber whose Technical Analysis I appreciate. But after staking I realized... well, a lot of things. It's complex. ...
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Added more ADA on Yoroi while staking

I just added more ADA on my Yoroi Wallet while staking in a pool. Will the new ADA be automatically added into the current staking pool? And do I need to withdraw my rewards in order to restake it?
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May I lose my coins when staking in Exodus wallet?

Is there any potential risk of losing all my ADA coins when staking with Exodus partner Everstake?
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Re: staking using ada with Yoroi mobile

Well, two questions: (I'm a newbie so please go easy) So, I started staking with mobile Yoroi my Ada coins. I've looked all over the interwebs, there is no info on this topic:. While my ada is being ...
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What is the best formula to track ROS tax liabilities for delegators?

Hello fellow Cardanians, It is my tentative understanding that in the United States, it is assumed that staking rewards are taxed as income the day they are added to a stakers address regardless of ...
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How can we calculate staking rewards per epoch?

Deadalus shows total staking rewards for a wallet. IIRC, there is a planned feature to show staking rewards per epoch for a wallet. How we can calculate staking rewards per epoch for a wallet right ...
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Stake Pool Saturation and Rewards changes

Problem Statement: Currently, when delegators delegate to a stake pool, it is done via Yoroi or Daedalus. However, if the stake pool becomes saturated or if the SPO changes the rewards percentage, the ...
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When will k parameter be changed?

Is there any news on when k=1000 will happen?
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Hardware requirements for node

Would Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Is that enough to get started running the test mode?
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Why do Daedalus and Yoroi not support multi account delegation?

I am not programmer, but I am interested in development from user point of view. I was looking for a way how to delegate to different pools from a single wallet and Adalite was the only wallet which ...
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How is it possible to know how many blocks a pool will mint in the next epoch?

I just saw this tweet: https://twitter.com/SmaugPool/status/1428010540711006218 Next epoch (285) should be great at 109% luck with 19 leader slots At the time the tweet was made, epoch 284 was still ...
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Is "nothing at stake" still a problem?

I read somewhere that there is no risk of forks because ADA has a built in way of deciding who gets to propose the next block if multiple stakers get selected in 1 round: The one who rolls the lowest ...
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Are transaction fee's paid similarly to Bitcoin?

I understand the current staking rewards are a stepping stone to decentralization i.e. by incentivizing users to stake and pools to be set up to secure the Cardano blockchain with the left over Ada ...
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Staking functionality for Native Tokens?

Is it possible to have staking or reward functionalities, maybe minting, with your Native Tokens in Cardano?
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Airgapping Concerns for Block Producer Secrets

I am trying to understand the extreme caution about creating secrets for the BP node. Is the concern about not knowing what one might lease in the cloud, or how security is in such a company, or their ...
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Question about Daedalus deposit withdrawal [duplicate]

I'm willing to reorganize my wallets but as I read over here; https://cardano.stackexchange.com/a/555/1927 this feature was "removed" (?!) from the Daedalus wallet and I know that there's an ...
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Identifying node locations by region

I want to operate stake pool nodes in underserved areas. My cloud provider automatically chooses the cheapest datacenter nearest to me. But I am willing to pay more to deploy to data centers in ...
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What are the benefits of the two accounts model?

In some answer (see there) someone explained that there are several benefits for the two accounts system (one spending account and one reward account). What are those benefits? Wouldn't it be more ...
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How is the active stake of a stake pool calculated?

This question is related to my previous question: When are the snapshots for the active stake in an epoch taken? The active stake of a pool is used to calculate the rewards. What kind of system ...
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When are the snapshots for the active stake in an epoch taken?

A stake pool always has an "active stake" and a "live stake". "Active stake" refers to the amount of ADA that is used for rewards calculation in the current epoch. "...
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How are staking rewards stored?

In another question Andrew Westberg mentions that staking rewards are not stored as UTxOs to save space on the blockchain. My question is: how exactly are those rewards associated with one's stake ...
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How are Staking rewards calculated?

I remember that initially the percentage of rewards for delegators was around 5.12% visiting Cardano Calculator. Now they are approximately 4.6083%. How this is calculated? Will the percentage ...
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How to stake a smart contract's money?

Is it possible to delegate the money locked in a smart contract? And how? Using what haskell instructions?
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Will I receive rewards for all epochs when I switch my stake pool?

I am currently delegating my ADA to stake pool A. I want to switch to stake pool B. What exactly happens with my rewards when I do this? Will there be an interruption in the reward payout or will I ...
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How can I withdraw ADA from delegation to a pool?

I am shown the following screen when I go to withdraw my ADA from a delegation. It reads as if I deregister I will stop receiving rewards. Does that apply to the last few epochs where rewards have ...
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What role will WMT have within the ecosystem short term, but more so in the coming 5-10 years? [closed]

I would love a clearer picture of the integration of the world mobile token. As well as short/long term plans, or specific goals that you guys might have? Are there rivals/competitors in this niche? ...
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How is inflation offsetting staking rewards?

I'm wondering how much staking rewards offset the circulating supply inflation rate right now. We know that annual staking rewards are around 5.5%, but the only metrics I could find about annual ...
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Could the CF (15 million) and IOG (3 million) funds be split between more small pools? [closed]

There are a lot of small pools out there that find it hard to get the minimum stake to ensure at least one block per epoch. As you may know, CF and IOG have rounds of funding every three months: CF ...
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Why are staking rewards still coming to my Daedalus wallet when I moved the funds to a hardware wallet?

I recently moved my funds from a Daedalus Wallet that was receiving staking rewards around 18 days ago to a Ledger for cold storage. My staking rewards are still being sent to my previous wallet, is ...
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Building and Signing Transactions

I'm learning about Cardano. In reading how to set up a node for staking, I came across Building and Signing Transactions. Would someone kindly provide more context when building and signing should ...
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Undelegate stake with Daedalus wallet

How do I undelegate (unstake) with Daedalus wallet to receive my 2 ADA deposit back. I remember used to be an option but it seem I can no longer find it. Is there is any way without actually using ...
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How will dapps handle cardano inflation from staking rewards?

Let's say I would like to lock up some ADA in a smart contract for about 3 months. How will this compete with ~5% APR from staking rewards? Do all dApps need to provide a minimum ~5% APR just to keep ...
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What is an ISO?

The decentralized exchange Sundaeswap is planning an initial stake pool offering (ISO) on Cardano. How does it work and what are the differences/advantages over an ICO?
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Ideal computer specifications for own staking?

I'm very new to Cardano and staking and would like to run my own vs delegating: what PC specifications would be ideal to run my own pool for ADA staking?
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Why is PoS much faster than PoW?

My understanding of the topic is this: Proof-of-Work Miners compete with their hashrate for the right to publish a block. Proof-of-Stake Validators are randomly elected to validate a block. Why is ...
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Are there safeguards preventing big centralised exchanges like Binance and Kraken from having too much power in projects like Catalyst?

Kraken recently announced it would let its users stake Ada on their account. However, since Kraken owns this ADA, I understand this means it could have the voting power of all its users combined on ...
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Why do Daedalus Rewards Report Epoch End Dates differ from other sources?

So I exported my latest rewards report to CSV, as Daedalus allows. The date on the report is April 30, 2021. If I query the blockchain for my rewards history, the latest rewards I have received are ...
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What are the pros and cons of Cardano's liquid staking over other protocols that use a bonded staking model?

As some background, Cardano has a "liquid" staking model, which means that stake is never locked when it is being delegated. Other, "bonded" staking models require a locking period ...
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What is the expected ROA (Return of ADA) after all coins are minted?

After all coins are minted as far as I know the rewards will come from the transactions fees. At the moment we have 4.5 to 6.0% annual return of staked ADAs. When and how this will change after we ...
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How to delegate ada to several staking pools using only one wallet?

At the moment if you want to delegate different amount of ada to more than one staking pool you should have two or more wallets. Is there a way to delegate a portion of the coins to one staking pool ...
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How does one decide what is the best stake pool to delegate to?

I'm ready to delegate to a pool. I know the easiest options are to do so using either Daedalus or Yoroi. But, how do I choose which pool to stake to and does it really matter? I found this post on ...