What is staking?
Staking is the process of securing the network via locking up your tokens. It serves the same purpose as mining in a Proof-of-Work network such as Bitcoin. Validator nodes validate transactions and the staked tokens act as an economic incentive for stakers to play by the rules of the protocol. While staking means locking up your tokens, they are still in your wallet and only you have access to them. You can unlock your funds anytime.
Why should I stake?
By staking, you actively participate in securing the network. You will earn passive income by getting rewarded in FTB.
Does my computer have to always be connected to stake?
Not at all. Staking happens on-chain, so it’s completely independent from your computer, mobile device or wallet. Once you have staked your tokens, you can safely log out from your wallet and if you want you can periodically access it to check your rewards balance.