LINK staking has been long awaited by many Chainlink traders and holders. Chainlink's LINK token is up 25% over the last 7 days.
Chainlink announced the LINK staking beta will go live on December 6, 2022. The announcement was met with joy from LINK holders and has been long awaited since Chainlink’s launch in 2017.
Staking is a core initiative of Chainlink Economics 2.0, enabling LINK token holders and node operators to earn rewards for helping increase the cryptoeconomic security of oracle services.
Ethereum address that quality for the early access staking service will be able to stake up to 7,00 LINK in the v0.1 staking pool. Once early access stakers have locked their tokens the pool will then open for General Access 72 hours later on December 8, 2022, where any LINK holder will be able to delegate their tokens to the pool.
Traders will be able to stake up to 7,000 LINK during General Access, depending on how much space is available in the pool, which is limited to 25 million LINK.
Chainlink included a roadmap for the staking pool with plans to expand the pool’s capacity to 75 million LINK as time progresses.
The staking pool will initially be capped at 25M LINK, representing approximately 5% of the current circulating supply and 2.5% of the total supply, with plans to scale up to 75M LINK over time.
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