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A delegator is someone who assigns their stake to a validator and receives rewards as a result. By assigning their stake, delegators can engage in the network and earn rewards without needing the specialized knowledge or hardware necessary to operate a validator node on their own - you can do it straight from your smartphone or computer.

Minimum stake amount


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When delegating, you have two choices:

1. Delegate TQF without a lockup period

If you stake your tokens without committing to a specific lock-in period, you'll earn the lowest possible reward rate. You have the flexibility to unstake your TQF tokens whenever you wish.

2. Delegate TQF & lock for certain period

By staking your tokens with a commitment to a lock-up period, even for the minimum duration, you'll receive higher rewards compared to not locking them. The lock-up period can vary from 12 days (the minimum) to 1,095 days (the maximum (~3 years)), with the reward rate increasing alongside the length of time you lock your TQF.

Unbonding Period

Regardless of whether you choose to lock your tokens or not, a 7-day unbonding period applies when unstaking. This is the interval from the moment you unstake to when your TQF becomes accessible to withdraw. Once these 7 days have elapsed following your unstaking transaction, you will be able to visit the staking dashboard and withdraw your staked TQF.

keep in mind

The unbonding period only applies to unstaking. It does not apply to claiming and withdrawing your earned rewards. You can withdraw your rewards at any time for all the past epochs since your initial stake transaction.

Delegation Fee

Delegating allows you to assign your stake to a validator without needing the 350,000 TQF, specialized knowledge, or hardware required to run a validator node independently. In exchange for this service, the network imposes a fixed fee of 12% on all staking rewards earned by delegators. This fee is directly compensated to the validators for operating their nodes.


  • You stake 1,000 TQF at a 10% APR, expecting a total of 1,100 TQF by year-end.
  • By the end of the year, you receive 1,088 TQF, and the validator you staked to receives 12 TQF.


Locking your staked TQF for a set period typically yields higher rewards than not locking. However, if you choose to unlock your TQF before the designated period ends, be aware that this will result in a 50% penalty on your accrued rewards.

Example Scenario:

  • Suppose you stake 1,000 TQF at a 10% annual percentage rate (APR) for one year, anticipating a total of 1,100 TQF by the year's end.
  • If you opt to unlock your TQF after 6 months, instead of earning the expected 50 TQF in rewards (half of the yearly 100 TQF), you'll only receive 25 TQF due to the early unlock penalty.

It's important to note that you can claim all of your rewards while your TQF remains locked. For instance, by the 6-month mark, you could have claimed 50 TQF. So how is the penalty applied? The penalty is applied to your initial stake.

Continuing with the example:

  • You have 1,000 TQF locked and 6 months in you have already claimed 50 TQF in rewards.
  • On deciding to unlock the 1,000 TQF early, the 50% penalty on the 50 TQF rewards is applied.
  • Therefore, when you unlock and unstake, you receive 975 TQF (since 25 TQF is deducted as a penalty).

In summary, early unlocking doesn't affect your initial stake; it only applies a 50% penalty on your accumulated rewards. In this example, after unlocking, you end up with a total of 1,025 TQF (975 TQF from the stake and 50 TQF in previously claimed rewards).


If a validator is slashed due to malicious actions, stakeholders who have delegated their TQF to the validator also lose their entire stake. This policy is integral to the health and security of the Torus network, ensuring that all participants bear responsibility for maintaining network integrity. You can read more about slashing here.