There are currently 2 ways to add STAKE to the EasyStaking protocol.
Stake through BitMax.
With the EasyStaking application you can withdraw any amount. To completely unstake, withdraw your full amount. You can do this instantly and pay a 2% fee, or schedule a withdrawal and withdraw after 12 hours. 💡Instructions
If you are staking with Bitmax, you can undelegate instantly for a 2% fee, or schedule a withdrawal and withdraw after 24 hours with no fee. 💡More information
No. Accrued emissions are calculated as a contract function on withdrawal and added to your withdrawal amount (emissions are also sent to LP providers on withdrawal). For example if you remove 1/2 of your staked amount from a deposit, 1/2 of your accrued emission will be automatically added to your STAKE withdrawal and sent to your address when the tx is processed.
View the contract here: https://etherscan.io/address/0xecbcd6d7264e3c9eac24c7130ed3cd2b38f5a7ad and use the token dropdown to see the current amount of STAKE in the contract.
For context, compare this to the circulating supply, which is available on CoinGecko, CMC, or here: https://supply.xdaichain.com/
Simply add STAKE and ETH to the following Uniswap pool. https://uniswap.info/pair/0x3B3d4EeFDc603b232907a7f3d0Ed1Eea5C62b5f7
You will receive rewards based on the LP distribution contract. The top 100 liquidity providers will split the rewards based on the percentage of STAKE they have contributed to the pool.
No, your funds will be automatically moved to EasyStaking delegation with Bitmax. You don't need to do anything if this is your preference. If you want to move your funds:
Undelegate through BitMax (will take 1 day to process with no fee, can do instantly with 2% fee)
Send your STAKE to an address you can access with MetaMask/NiftyWallet
Connect the wallet to EasyStaking and stake with your own address.
Note: Moving funds and staking independently will incur gas fees. Staking through BitMax does not incur gas fees, so if you are staking a small amount it likely makes sense to stay with BitMax to avoid large tx fees.
Both use the EasyStaking system, but the rules are slightly different.
Minimum Unstake amount
T + 1 Day
T + 2 Day
Instant / 12 hour scheduled
Instant / 24 hour scheduled
Instant Withdrawal fee
There is a simple rewards calculator on the EasyStaking site. A more advanced model is available at https://www.stakingrewards.com/earn/xdai/calculate. Here you can change different parameters and view anticipated rewards for participating in Easy Staking or as a Liquidity Provider.
APR is calculate in 2 ways, each with a maximum 7.5% for the EasyStaking staker (totaling a max of 15%).
1) Time based: Emissions are earned based on the amount of time in the protocol. These rise quickly and then level off, based on a sigmoid function.
If you click on a timepoint on the sigmoid graph you will see the number of seconds corresponding to the APR. In this example, the # of seconds is 880,000 (10.18 days) and APR is 2.011%.
2) Supply based: APR based on the total supply. The total supply can also be adjusted using the
totalSupplyFactor parameter (currently set to 50%). If the supply in the contract is 1.25M and the total supply is set to 4,268,752.50 (total supply *
totalSupplyFactor), then the Supply APR is
1,250,000/4,268,752.5 * 7.5 or 2.196%.
We find this using the sigmoid function by converting the staking time to seconds. Here are some approximate conversions:
1 Day: 86400 seconds (8.64*10^4) = .19%
1 Week 604,800 seconds (6.04*10^5) = 1.4%
1 Month 2419200 seconds (2.41*10^6) = 4.53%
2 Months: 4838400 seconds. (4.83 *10^6) = 6.25%
This time-based APR is then added to the supply based APR to get total APR on withdrawal. Supply APR is linear and can be found with the following formula:
Stake in EasyStaking Contract / (Total STAKE Supply * supplyFactor(.5)) * 7.5
Liquidity providers receive their APR accordingly:
15 - ( EasyStaking time APR + EasyStaking supply APR)
For example, if a staker withdraws with a 2.011% time APR and a 2.196% supply APR, the LP contract receives 15 - (2.011 + 2.196) = 10.793%. This amount is distributed amongst the top 100 LP providers based on how much STAKE they have in the LP contract.
LP providers also split the 2% instant withdrawal/unbonding fee when instant withdrawals are processed.
Rewards to LPs are distributed based on the LP distribution script.
15% is the total emissions earned on all STAKE staked in the contract. This amount is divided amongst stakers and liquidity providers.
If a participant stakes for a long time (6+ months) and the supply in the contract relative to total supply is very high, the APR for this individual will approach 15%, but will never reach the full 15% due to the sigmoid function and supply limits.
APR will fluctuate based on the amount in the contract and how long you have staked. See the questions above for answers on how APR is derived for stakers and for liquidity providers.
The 36.4% APR was part of a 3 month promotional program called Stake Vault. This was designed to last 3 months (meaning effectively it was a 9% APR if spread over the course of a year).
Now that StakeVault is done, Bitmax is moving funds to EasyStaking with some slight variations on how it is used. The APR on the BitMax staking page will update daily and adjust to reflect the amount of time STAKE has been in the protocol. The daily APR is available here.
We will see - it depends on how the game is played! In general, if not much supply is staked and stakers unstake quickly, liquidity providers will receive higher emissions. However, if stakers stake for a long time, and the supply in EasyStaking continues to grow, stakers will earn more.
APR emissions may also depend on timing for liquidity providers. If a large staker leaves the protocol, the remaining APR (15 - stakers APR) will go to all LPs, regardless of how long they have been an LP. If an LP starts right before a big unstaking event, they may earn a considerable amount of STAKE.
From a risk management perspective, Easy Staking involves a single token rather than multiple tokens, and the contracts have been thoroughly audited.
So the answer is "it depends", and we are excited to see how it plays out in the protocol. We plan to add additional LP analytics and views to learn more about APR benefits for both groups.