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Solana is a decentralized blockchain built to enable scalable, user-friendly apps for the world. Solana aims to become the blockchain infrastucture for modern internet applications.







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  • How much can I make staking SOL?
  • View the live staking APR at the top of this page.

    To estimate your Staking Rewards check out the Solana Staking Rewards Calculator here.

    Solana has a proposed 8% inflation rate which is gradually decreasing by 15% per year, until reaching a floor of 1.5%.

    The proposed inflation is considering a 400ms slot time. However the current average slot time could the longer, and thus the inflation is considerably lower.

    The inflation is distributed together with transaction fees between all validators proportionally to their staking balance.

    Validators share the rewards with their delegators after deducting their commission.


  • How to choose the right Solana Validator?
  • When choosing a validator to delegate your SOL tokens, make sure to look at the commission rate which has a direct impact on your rewards being paid out.

    • Low Commission = High Rewards.
    • However please note that commission rates are the bread and butter for many validators. They rely on it to maintain reliable operations.

    Furthermore, it is important to make sure that the selected validator is able to maintain a solid close to 100% uptime for their services.

    You may want to consider delegating to smaller validators in order to further decentralize the network. This does not only support the network resilience, but also the value of your SOL investment long-term.

    Also consider validators that are long-term committed to providing value to Solana by supporting the platforms app development, tooling, and educational materials.

    At Staking Rewards we have pre-vetted a bunch of validators in Solana. Browse through the list above and search for the verified badge. These validators are registered with Staking Rewards and are considered reliable. Please note that any validator is free to get in touch with us to get verified. We are not affiliated with any of them and thrive to provide an independent ranking.

  • Is there a minimum amount of SOL needed to start staking?
  • No! You don’t need a minimum amount, but make sure that you leave a little in your account for the transaction fees.

  • When staking, how long does it take before I earn rewards?
  • To begin earning rewards, you must first wait for two epochs (one epoch is roughly equivalent to 2–3 days). This means that if you begin staking your SOL in epoch 100, you will begin earning rewards on the staked amount in epoch 102. After that, your rewards are automatically distributed every epoch (2–3 days). Any additional SOL staked will also need to wait for the two epochs before earning.

  • Is there any risk to staking SOL?
  • There is no significant risk when delegating SOL.

    Please consider that there is a risk of slashing up to 100% of your funds, in case that the validator you delegated to, signs illegal transactions or votes for illegal forks. However if the validator and your funds get slashed would be decided case by case based on an on-chain governance vote.

    If you choose a reliable validator, the risk of slashing should be close to 0.

    Additionally, please consider that there is a 2 days unbonding period before you can access your delegated funds and transfer them.

  • What is Solana?
  • Solana is a high-performance cryptocurrency blockchain which supports smart contracts and decentralized applications. It uses a proof of stake consensus mechanism with a low barrier to entry along with timestamped transactions to maximize efficiency.

    This allows Solana to process 50 000 – 65 000 transactions per second with a theoretical limit of over 700,000 transactions per second (compared to Bitcoin’s 7 TPS and Ethereum’s 15 TPS).

    In contrast to other similar projects such as Polkadot and Ethereum, Solana is a single blockchain (layer 1) and does not delegate operations to other attached chains (layer 2).

  • How was Solana Launched?
  • Solana launched on Mainnet Beta in Mar. 2020, shortly after raising $1.76 million in a public token auction hosted on CoinList. The project’s beta network featured basic transaction capabilities and smart contract support.

    Solana was conceived in 2017 when its founder Anatoly Yakovenko sought out a way for a decentralized network of nodes to match the performance of a single node. None of the major blockchains come close to achieving this property. Achieving this is Solana’s North Star.

  • Who is the team behind Solana?
  • Some of the main team members behind Solana include the following:

    Anatoly Yakovenko – Founder and CEO
    Greg Fitzgerald – Co-founder and CTO
    Raj Gokal – COO
    Eric Williams – Data Science and Tokenomics
    Hsin-Ju Chuang – Head of Growth
    Stephen Akridge – Principal Engineer
    Mihael Vines – Principal Engineer
    Rob Walker – Principal Engineer

  • What is Proof-of-History (PoH)?
  • Proof-of-History (PoH) is derived from Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and is one of the core innovations of Solana. It focuses on the concept that instead of trusting timestamps given on a block, you could prove that a message occurred at a specific time before and after an action. In distributed networks, agreeing on the time and sequence in which events happened is a challenge because nodes in a network can’t simply assume that an external source of time or timestamp appears in a message and is truthful. However, Solana’s Proof-of-History protocol makes it possible to create a historical record that proves an event that happened at a specific moment in time.

    Proof-of-History is a high Verifiable Delay Function (VDF). Solana requires validators to solve these VDFs continuously. A VDF requires a specific number of sequence steps to evaluate and produces a unique output that can be efficiently and publicly verified. VDFs can only be solved by a single CPU core applying a particular set of sequential steps.

    Learn more about Proof of History here.