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Avalanche Delegation Guide

Avalanche is a scalable smart contracts platform for decentralized applications, with a focus on offering a high transaction throughput, near-instant finality, and low fees.

Avalanche supports the deployment of Ethereum-compatible dapps on its proof of stake blockchain, in addition to supporting the launch of bespoke Layer 1 (L1) and Layer 2 (L2) application-specific blockchains (subnets).


When staking on Avalanche, you must specify for how long you would like to delegate your stake to the validator. The minimum amount of time one can stake funds for delegation is 2 weeks, and the maximum is 1 year. A longer staking period will result in a higher average annual staking rate.

Once you enter this staking period, there is no way to change these parameters: the validator you are staked to, the staking end date, the stake amount, or your rewards address. As such, it is important to stake to a validator you trust will perform optimally and securely, and ensure you pick the right staking end date as AVAX rewards are distributed after the staking period is complete.

Protocol ParameterValue
Minimum tokens to stake25 AVAX
Minimum staking period2 weeks
Maximum staking period1 year
Reward payoutWhen staking period is complete
Unbonding periodNone, but tokens are locked when staked
Coinbase commission fee2%

Validator address: NodeID-CiKdcSyNH27re2W17ygscpZ4xG7474E5U

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