Frequently Asked Questions about staking


  • How do I activate staking?
  • Staking is not working
  • Does staking require 24/7 uptime?
    • No, but you will only be eligible for staking rewards while staking is active.  If your computer is asleep, off, or offline you would not be eligible.

  • Does my amount of time staking or coin age affect my chances of winning rewards?
    • No, GOSSIP proof of stake does not give more weight to older coins or clients with longer consecutive uptime.  The only weight you have in staking is your (mature) gos balance.  Think of the block reward each minute like a lottery and each mature piv is a ticket that increases your chances of winning

  • Why do I need to unlock my wallet for staking?
    • An option to "unlock for staking only" has been included for security so normal transactions can't be sent during this type of unlock.  An unlock is required because if you win the block reward, your GOSSIP client will send out the winning UTXO and it will come back with the reward included.

  • Do I need to add "staking=1" to my configuration file?
    • No, the only conditions for staking are listed here. Staking is active per default.