Alex Tishin

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Polkadot, Kusama, Staking Fee Update for Polkadot & Kusama Networks

<p>Since our inception, P2P Validator has been a staunch supporter of the Polkadot network, continuously striving to offer top-tier validation services. Our suite of developed products empowers nominators, making it convenient for them to manage their investments and gain insights into their staking returns.</p><p>Our commitment to the Polkadot network and its canary network, Kusama, remains strong, and we see immense long-term potential. However, as these networks grow and evolve, so do the challenges associated with maintaining their robustness.</p><p>To keep pace with these developments and ensure that we can sustainably deliver the quality and reliability you've come to expect, we will be implementing a fee revision.</p><p><strong>Upcoming Commission Rates from August 25, 2023:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Polkadot (DOT)</strong>: Our commission will be adjusted to <strong>4.5%</strong>.</li><li><strong>Kusama (KSM)</strong>: Our commission will be set at <strong>15%</strong>.</li></ul><p>These modifications are essential for us to remain agile, enhance our services, and further contribute to the development of both the Polkadot and Kusama networks.</p><p>We understand that fee adjustments can raise concerns, and we assure you that this decision wasn't made lightly. It's a necessary step to ensure the continued excellence of our services and the prosperity of the Polkadot and Kusama networks as a whole.</p><p><strong>What's next for P2P Validator?</strong>The road ahead is filled with promise and challenges alike. With your unwavering support and our combined efforts, we are confident in accelerating the growth and capabilities of both networks.</p><p>A heartfelt thank you to all our nominators for your continuous backing and trust. Together, we'll forge ahead toward a brighter, more decentralized future!</p><p><strong>Exclusive Offer for 20,000+ DOT Holders</strong></p><p>For those who have staked 20,000 DOT or more, you can take advantage of our P2P rebalancing service. This tailored service not only ensures you're getting the most out of your stake but also outperforms with returns that are up to 20% higher than the network's average.</p><p>For a deeper dive into what we offer for Polkadot stakeholders, please visit <a href="https://p2p.org/networks/polkadot?ref=p2p.org">https://p2p.org/networks/polkadot</a>.</p><p>Queries or thoughts? Our <strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking?ref=p2p.org">Telegram chat</a></strong> is always open for conversations. We prioritize open communication and look forward to hearing from you.</p>

Alex Tishin

from p2p validator

Polkadot Staking Polkadot and Kusama with Ledger

<!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p>This guide will walk you through the process of creating an account in Polkadot using Ledger hardware wallet and staking using a proxy account. If you have more than 200,000 DOT <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=polkadot_ledger_guide" title="Get a special offer">contact us</a> to find out about our special staking conditions.</p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><div class="kg-card kg-callout-card kg-callout-card-grey"><div class="kg-callout-emoji">đź’ˇ</div><div class="kg-callout-text">In a recent Polkadot update controllers’ accounts were depreciated in favour of proxy accounts. From now on it’s impossible to attach a controller account to a stash. The only remaining option is to directly connect a proxy account to the stash account, with the proxy granted limited rights.</div></div><p>To continue with Kusama switch the network and follow the same steps as for Polkadot.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2020/11/switch-2.PNG" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1920" height="867" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2020/11/switch-2.PNG 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2020/11/switch-2.PNG 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2020/11/switch-2.PNG 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2020/11/switch-2.PNG 1920w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><p><strong>Table of contents</strong><br> I. <a href="#create-polkadot-account-with-your-ledger">Create Polkadot account with your Ledger</a><br> II. <a href="#bond-the-amount-of-dot-you-wish-to-stake">Bond the amount of DOT you wish to stake</a><br> III. <a href="#nominate-validators">Nominate validators</a></p> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><h3 id="create-a-polkadot-account-with-your-ledger">Create a Polkadot account with your Ledger</h3><p>Download <a href="https://www.ledger.com/ledger-live/download/?ref=p2p.org">Ledger Live</a> on your device and connect your hardware wallet. Make sure that Ledger firmware is up to date. Install the Polkadot/Kusama application.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/y5-RjvLZp7Ka9cpLZgpzYWEA2UyyELASDYqnSX9xCaiximIeqfNi9qe7oIrycLqc4N_9xcApzSLJJesT7PveasSN7_85-pWocmgA1Ne8wQTUXoCL8lAl5tNY_Ixik3GQT0YETVI2" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><ol><li>Go to <a href="https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.polkadot.io&ref=p2p.org#/settings">PolkadotJS UI</a> using Chrome and navigate to the <em>Settings</em> tab. In the dropdown menu related to hardware connections select<em> Attach Ledger via WebUSB </em>and press <em>Save.</em></li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wMpvsexAYA8YDwB5xvt7cnKmMeuskWRcQLFdkwXqxVipjZHR8B7G64AAQsmv_cz1AYmEbr7WXd53ziAHgp0jvPvL0wlQJssWaLXV9qA_5y1BRWz96T6LiG5c8bRpGxFLSAa3ljv7" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>2. Go to the <em>Accounts</em> tab and press <em>Add Ledger </em>button to create an account</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/G_VJSqbDxNdUJGnvgV1F5-D1qrlEfN8o7XfgxQ6B1VG-B3vmJpWpByGEbVDsGPsb8Ps3G-mCDzYgkwyC2NaTGln33I9fQZ_c6pXZAO-sBMPovKcewsgJN_hHQntKeEnIXPDoILRg" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>3. On your Ledger wallet, navigate to the Polkadot/Kusama app that you downloaded in Step 1 and select it by pressing two buttons on your Ledger. Go back to the screen on your device and click <em>Save</em>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/L659ZpiW6Awwsr3GmoRsG5m8VZ6C8zTdcnWyQSonlQ4_trJt5qS8qQ4GpvPUMQTpDX7JkHMa5Rw7GY2ijb-gS5HJKHX47vS-iFDBGm65e9YFbYGZhPdkfKtDyWXlB8-l33CvjAJx" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>4. You will be asked to confirm the connection of your Ledger via web interface. Select it in a dialog window and press <em>Connect.</em></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/IgDYDyvEm6v5Bac0aWSZHWAYa3nGoWrlWoSRv8-zKna3pIv_b637HJgz1nBeKfuxV7EZ0rkJv-HPLOWu2tMdKCwqbzH_A2WomgkGf9ZuKYxgWmttk8Th7BvqHypMnpR53kQi3YyT" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><!--kg-card-begin: markdown--><ol start="5"> <li>The account should appear on the screen. This account will play the role of your stash. If your stake is higher than 200k DOT - <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=polkadot_ledger_guide" title="Get a special offer">contact us</a> to receive a special offer from P2P. To generate multiple addresses repeat steps 3,4 but every time choose a different address index in the drop-down menu of step 3.</li> </ol> <!--kg-card-end: markdown--><p>We will continue with a single account but if there are multiple ones the following process should be repeated for each of them.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zOgHQZdtDfwmwYfC1i7iGeVgvEJ_sJhP3oKFx7Wm_XgeX23okGrNYzmMK4Jm67G4gduYAOFD1zmJqHvwyW4sqrq1MP7VzdU_Xi500EK3aBAMO7rkeDVjkBamSt2qqluK7dzOMFtO" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>Left-click on the icon to copy the address and send DOT tokens to it.</p><h3 id="bond-the-amount-of-dot-you-wish-to-stake">Bond the amount of DOT you wish to stake</h3><ol><li>Go to <em>Network -&gt; Staking </em>and navigate to <em>Account Actions </em>by pressing the tab.</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/s5zgusv6II9zV9uYwRs_XXChVpkxFyncnWQ9TW2NTrgW20h0cQk4ZExuIi7KPAFYDSAS7kmsWvmWQKBCNHx8NaoDRcn9t7D-48uMIMVl9xbaGN0sAdNvSUGnm1NWIXFOx3cHpQhl" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>2. Bond the amount you wish to stake. Leave at least 2-3 DOT unbonded to cover  future transaction fees. In the dropdown menu you can specify the desired way of receiving rewards. There are several options available: Staked (auto compound rewards); Stash (send rewards to the stash account); Controller (send rewards to the controller account); Account (send rewards to any 3rd party account).</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/w1Nng_MmpnpKj3tpEKx2B5_OinchL7uSjJt69asmImIIrT1APTYkusX_S-CtnCLwJKh9HmyXg0Iov4GARnX4ZwNZXesYhIlZAWCbQmmXHX2u10759UzH7uEqFJtNcJn7KnRUHF11" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>We make payouts every day or three so you won’t need to pay a tx fee by yourself.</p><p>3. Press <em>Sign and Submit,</em> then confirm the transaction on your Ledger device</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/vVURso4mV9O0Dq0j82rfft7FsT6mol--8_SCr4zAbGuPpxiS7FXv9XMpIUGkt7aiEYVpm2Sj-KBWbJlRPgOraokh0XX57DAvyJizmuEi0fQEnXYGDNZFGniz7kKnFfM4TCkB1FIh" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>If the hardware wallet becomes disconnected, re-enter the Polkadot application and continue making actions on the PolkadotJS screen. You will be asked to connect Ledger via web interface as in step 5, after that continue with the step where the connection was lost.</p><p>4. After successful bonding your stash appears in the <em>Account Actions </em>tab. We recommend assigning a proxy account. It is a separate account that you should fund with 2-3 DOT and connect with your primary one to perform staking related operations on behalf of your stash, like triggering payout or nominating a validator. A staking proxy has no access to the funds on the stash account.</p><h3 id="nominate-validators">Nominate validators</h3><ol><li>Press <em>Nominate </em>button</li></ol><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cgkEcRpMBOxmnhmqOMUQ8vEjSJFzpixp3hKjZZKuH8cO49tdW92pYgHzqWXP-b_HM20jnXlnh7iyKJvjbD3jzucmQ_DlBb9XCYFA6WnBoUIG78TzII93Nja93ZQPVjGti8TfFPkC" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>2. In the opened window select up to 16 validators you wish to stake with. If you would like to nominate P2P go to <a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?ref=p2p.org">https://p2p.org/polkadot</a> and select validators from there. We update the list on a regular basis.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/fS5UnK-NZvAPCLEbSlIqcm4B7w-4Q9FD2XO6C68e8wMQw0HE9mkbMJSNSucCjeg_hadaXhOyZaqeLrng68frTAZjgs8pOK3juLy3oeTcd6-JUouv9CVOF5aFkujqgLt3ZbfH_SWA" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>3. Chosen validators will appear in the right column. Press <em>Nominate.</em></p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/OQk6oaLdyU7oMzLRNUMcIyDEwWaOa3Kls269kUHf2ZZQgNCSDplnPWnxeLhqwaIWZecWU3msVQdZECm8vEuh-OcVViPbZSm_t8iX9HnCoQCEJ6SQikEpapb6VRql7NGgXJiVK3oa" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>4. You may perform staking actions from both stash and proxy accounts. We recommend to use your proxy account for staking actions.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2020/11/Sign---submit-ser.PNG" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1920" height="865" srcset="https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w600/2020/11/Sign---submit-ser.PNG 600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1000/2020/11/Sign---submit-ser.PNG 1000w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/size/w1600/2020/11/Sign---submit-ser.PNG 1600w, https://p2p.org/economy/content/images/2020/11/Sign---submit-ser.PNG 1920w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>5. In the top right corner you should see that transaction is confirmed. Your screen should be updated and current nominations should appear in the <em>Account Actions </em>tab. From here you will be able to manage your staking in future.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/6W7zmuhtnP062W3Nvm2xdv-snh07v580ogpm-s5j1vOVJE6TF-W5LEojRqld7NFtjQA6SSVhTzf54alOPEFGNRjPhHJioEvvQUkJxdmgh8rnUuXKAFPyVEm7pmVx-apyCvlwR71y" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy"></figure><p>Staking will begin from the next era or two (24 - 48 hours). You will be able to track nominations from <em>Staking -&gt; Account Actions. </em>At least one nomination should become active thus your stake is working in full and generating rewards.</p><h3 id="ledger-guides">Ledger guides</h3><ol><li><a href="https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018131260?docs=true&ref=p2p.org">Ledger’s guide on staking Polkadot (DOT) thought Ledger Live</a></li><li><a href="https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/7402653416477-How-to-use-the-Polkadot-Staking-Dashboard?docs=true&ref=p2p.org">Ledger’s guide on using Polkadot Staking dashboard</a></li><li><a href="https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/4403056215825-Set-up-and-use-polkadot-js-to-access-your-Ledger-Polkadot-DOT-accounts?docs=true&ref=p2p.org">Ledger’s guide on set up and use polkadot js to access your ledger Polkadot (DOT) accounts</a> and <a href="https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/4416512532625-Set-up-and-use-polkadot-js-to-access-your-Ledger-Kusama-KSM-account?docs=true&ref=p2p.org">guide Kusama (KSM) accounts</a></li><li><a href="https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/7533743296797-How-to-join-a-Polkadot-nomination-pool?docs=true&ref=p2p.org">Ledger’s guide on how to join a polkadot nomination pool</a></li></ol><h1 id="about-p2p-validator"><strong>About P2P Validator</strong></h1><p><a href="https://p2p.org/?ref=p2p.org">P2P Validator</a> is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $3 billion by over 10,000 delegators/nominators across 25+ high-class networks. We have been presented in all Polkadot testnets and have been actively participating on Kusama network since the beginning. P2P Validator invested its own funds in Polkadot in 2017 and intends to support the network in the long term.</p><hr><p>Do not hesitate to ask questions in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking?ref=p2p.org">Telegram </a>chat or contact Alex via [email protected]. We are always open to communication.</p><hr><p><strong>Web:</strong><a href="https://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=economy&utm_campaign=polkadot_nominate"> https://p2p.org</a><br><strong>Stake DOT with us:</strong><a href="https://p2p.org/polkadot?ref=p2p.org"> https://p2p.org/polkadot</a><br><strong>Twitter:</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator?ref=p2p.org"> @p2pvalidator</a><br><strong>Telegram:</strong><a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking?ref=p2p.org"> https://t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>

Alex Bondar

from p2p validator