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Introduction to Avalanche delegation

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 parameters

Minimum tokens to stake


Minimum staking period

2 weeks

Maximum staking period

1 year

Reward payout

When staking period is complete

Unbonding period

None, but tokens are locked when staked

Coinbase Cloud commission fee




Validator 1 address: NodeID-CiKdcSyNH27re2W17ygscpZ4xG7474E5U
Validator 2 address: NodeID-CbC1abwMh7ie6TsPrNVzVK9f6UsThrHBM

Whatโ€™s Next

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