What is Avail?

Avail is a modular blockchain focussed on data availability: ordering and recording blockchain transactions and making it possible to prove that block data is available without having to download the entire block. This allows for higher scalability than most blockchains.

Avail enables Layer-2 solutions to offer enhanced scalability throughput by leveraging Avail to build Validiums with off-chain data availability. Moreover, by ensuring transaction data availability, Avail allows standalone chains or sidechains with arbitrary execution environments to bootstrap validator security without creating and managing their own validator set.

Avail uses NPoS with a modification in block verification. The stakeholders involved are still validators and nominators. Light clients can also contribute to data availability on Avail. Avail's consensus requires that two-thirds plus 1 of the validators reach a consensus for validity.

What is Avail staking?

Staking is a great way for long-term crypto investors to earn passive income on their Proof-of-Stake cryptocurrency assets (such as AVL) while taking part in securing the network.

Stakers, by delegating tokens to validators, give voting rights to these to validate transactions on the blockchain and propose new blocks. The more stake is attributed to a validator, the more it will be able to take part in the network consensus and earn rewards for its stakers.

A quick example: Suppose a blockchain network offers a 5% reward rate for a staking period of 1 year (5% APR). You decide to lock up and stake 100 tokens on the network. After a year, you can access your staked tokens and receive five additional tokens as your reward – minus eventual fees charged by the staking provider.

Staking Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrencies such as AVL does not require stakers to transfer their token to validators. It is a non-custodial process.

Why is Stakin a great choice for Avail (AVL) staking?

Staking your assets on your own is operationally challenging as it requires specialist expertise to set up nodes and ensure constant uptime to maximize rewards or prevent so-called slashing: partial loss of your staked cryptocurrencies due to prolonged downtime, or inappropriate/malicious behavior by the node operator.

There are several advantages when staking your Avail (AVL) tokens with Stakin, such as:

  • Triple AAA-rated institutional staking provider by Staking Rewards

  • ISO 27001 certified staking provider

  • Tracking dashboard, to easily track and generate reports for the performance of your staked assets

  • Reliable infrastructure - We distribute our servers across various geographical locations and partner with premier bare metal and cloud providers

  • Dedicated support for all your staking, unstaking, and network-related questions

  • Institutional grade SLAs with uptime and slashing guarantees for both the validator and oracle operations

What kind of institutional services does Stakin offer for Avail (AVL) Staking?

As an institutional-grade Avail (AVL) node operator, Stakin has a full range of staking services and advantages to cater to the needs of enterprises and investors, such as asset managers, company treasuries, exchanges, VCs and hedge funds, wallets, custodians, and liquid staking services.

  • Institutional grade SLAs with 99.5%+ uptime guarantees and slashing guarantees

  • Dedicated Account Manager to answer all your technical and commercial questions

  • Whitelabel and dedicated nodes with dedicated infrastructure which can be deployed in your preferred region to fit decentralization or compliance needs

  • In order to adapt to NPoS (Nominated Proof-of-Stake) specificities, we can deploy as many dedicated servers as required for institutional customers, which contributes to optimizing the yield on Avail

  • To avoid coordinated slashing events, which carry a higher slashing penalty on Avail, we can set up an infrastructure that is distributed at several bare metal providers in different geographies

  • Automated payouts, commissions, reward claims and management with clear reporting. Commissions and rewards can be set to specific addresses and handled directly by the protocol, without any custody from Stakin

  • 24/7 monitoring and alerting with a private dashboard for dedicated and Whitelabel nodes

  • Free premium access to Stakin Dashboard which includes staking data visualization across any validator and premium historical data features (on selected networks)

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For institutional investors, Stakin has partnered with leading custodian providers.

We can help you navigate your questions concerning staking, security, and risk management.

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