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Liquid staking is the act of delegating your tokens to a service that stakes for you without losing access to your funds. It allows users to stake any amount of $NEAR and unstake their $LiNEAR for receiving back $NEAR instantly,.
No, LiNEAR Protocol is a non-custodial protocol. This means that the tokens are 100% in user's control. Interaction with smart contracts and bots of LiNEAR Protocol is fully permissionless.
With LiNEAR Protocol, staking is instant. For unstaking, you can choose 1) instant unstaking with a small percentage of fees collected or 2) delayed unstaking without any fees. Your $NEAR will be available in approximately 49 hours. You will not receive rewards during that period.
When the new epoch begins, staking rewards in the last epoch are compounded automatically into the staked $NEAR and reflected by $LiNEAR price appreciation.
The fee structure of LiNEAR Protocol is shown below:
Stake: 0% Delayed unstake: 0% Instant unstake: 0.3%~3% Commission: 1% on staking rewards
Yes. LiNEAR Protocol will be governed by CornerstoneDAO. Cornerstone is a metagovernance protocol deployed on NEAR that acts as the governance hub for DeFi, Web3, social, gaming and more in the NEAR-Aurora ecosystem.