Aptos Introduces Delegated Staking:



Aptos Introduces Delegated Staking: Why it Matters

April 21, 2023

Soumen Datta

Delegated staking allows users to delegate their staking power to a trusted validator and earn rewards without becoming a validator themselves.

Aptos Enables Token Holders to Secure the Network
The Aptos Foundation released Core Delegation Pool functionality through Aptos Implementation Proposal 6 (AIP-6), developed by Bware Labs. Aptos made this recent announcement on April 20 through a Twitter post.

The delegation pool extends Aptos’ existing staking protocol. Its main purpose is to enable multiple parties to contribute to the staking requirement by entrusting the stake to a trusted validator.

Once the delegation pool reaches the minimum stake required to run a validator, the validator can enter the active set and start validating blocks. The number of validators participating in the network determines the security and decentralization of L1 protocols. The greater the number of validators, the more decentralized the blockchain becomes.

For Aptos, this further decentralizes the network by achieving two goals:

By delegating their staking power to a validator, token holders can support the security of the network and earn rewards without having to run a validator themselves.
To reach the minimum stake required to join the validator set, node operators can spin up a delegation pool and have the public stake in it. As a result, the community can bootstrap validator nodes more quickly.
Prior to Aptos Implementation Proposal 6 (AIP-6), only token holders with more than 1M $APT could stake tokens and earn rewards. The AIP-6 also allows multiple wallets to contribute to the stake required for a validator to enter the active set.

Thus, delegated staking offers everyone increased access, flexibility, and self-custody. By delegating staking, token holders keep ownership of their $APT in their wallets without relying on off-chain methods to aggregate funds.

Aptos ($APT) has a total volume locked (TVL) at $61.33 million. $APT is trading at $10.98, down 3.67% in 24 hours.


The extensibility to APTOS’ features and operability is surely a welcome one. LET’S GO!!


Yeah, the delegation will go a long way thereby building the Aptos Ecosystem

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Excellent Initiative!!

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good idea, go on