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Juno Network: What to know about staking JUNO



Juno is an open source platform for interoperable smart contracts for developers to efficiently and securely launch smart contracts using proven frameworks and compile them in various languages.

  • Juno network runs on the delegated PoS Tendermint BFT consensus engine, and is part of the Cosmos ecosystem.
  • Juno is used by developers to deploy interoperable smart contracts.
  • JUNO is the Juno network native token.

Juno at a glance

Juno has a unique origin having been founded as a grassroots initiative. The community driven initiative was prompted by dozens of developers, validators & delegators in the Cosmos ecosystem to preserve the neutrality, performance & reliability of the Cosmos Hub and offload smart contract deployment to a dedicated sister Hub. 

Juno Network

The Juno platform allows deployment of smart contracts across multiple sovereign networks. The blockchain network offers scalability to 10000 tps and provides an environment for cost effective deployment at -99% reduced cost, while bringing interoperable smart contracts to the blockchain world. Mainnet was launched on October 01, 2021 and now has 33 dApps, contracts, and tools built on Juno. 

Participants in Juno economy include validators (i.e. Stakewith.us), developers and delegators (i.e. users who stake via Unagii)

Juno Network (JUNO) token

The JUNO token is Juno Network’s native utility token with a circulating supply of 33M JUNO coins that have primary uses for the functioning of the protocol as:

  • Protocol currency that acts as transport fuel for all interoperable smart contracts deployed in the ecosystem.
  • Staking of JUNO tokens in contributing to secure the proof of stake network and on-chain governance with the right to vote on proposals.
  • Collateral in various smart contract use cases.
  • Work token to capture value (fees) from dapps built on top of JUNO.

Related: What is a token and how is it used in crypto?

Proof-of-Stake (PoS) JUNO staking

Validators such as ourselves at Stakewith.us (and builders behind Unagii) operate nodes responsible for the protocol’s operations in securing the network and will earn staking rewards via transaction fees and distributed JUNO tokens as incentives. Delegators (or users of Unagii) can help participate and secure the Juno Network with their votes by delegating their stakes to us on the Unagii platform to receive a portion of the rewards that validators receive.

Staking JUNO allows Unagii users to earn yield from rewards as an incentive to stake and provide security, which come from transaction fees collected by the network plus distributed tokens to stakers due to their 12 year inflationary rewards policy. The inflation will be 40% in the first year, 20% in the second year and 10% in the third year. Once the inflation reaches 10%, it’ll gradually reduce on a fixed 1% basis each year until the 12th year. Rewards are paid out on a per block basis and users can choose to withdraw or compound accumulated rewards.

Note that staking risks do apply. Should a validator encounter a downtime or underperform, a percentage of JUNO delegated may be forfeited. There is also a 28 day unbonding period for users when unstaking JUNO from the network. During this period, users will not be able to withdraw and earn rewards.

Related: Staking coins: What is staking and how does it work?

How to stake JUNO?

Staking JUNO on Unagii is simple and convenient.

  1. Head to app.unagii.com/stake/juno
  2. Connect your wallet
  3. Stake JUNO
  4. Approve and confirm transaction (gas fee payable)

View more info: Stakewith.us explorer details

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