Ink Finance Guide v2

Set up Staking

Ink Finance implements "stake to govern" mechanism, which requires that a DAO creator either chooses an existing Staking Engine or creates a new one to support the DAO's governance.
Before creating a new Staking Engine, there are a few things to consider:
The blockchain. The DAO and the Staking Engine can only be on the same blockchain where the governance tokens are minted.
The reward emission. There must be sufficient governance tokens in the DAO creator's wallet to be extracted to the Staking Engine.
Life duration for staking. For a new Staking Engine, the DAO creator must decide how long (years) the staking program should last (the total reward emission is used to cover the entire period).
Emission curve. The emission curve determines how the entire reward balance is emitted on a daily basis, over the entire life during of the staking program. The default curve is daily linear emission.
Staking terms & weights. A DAO’s member can choose to lock up the staked position for different periods, called Terms, and each Term carries a weight of receiving rewards and governance rights. The DAO creator can determine the length of each Term (days, weeks, months, or years) and their corresponding weights. The default setting has only one Term, which is 1-Day.
Penalty of early termination. A staker can choose to early terminate a Termed staking position, which will cause a a penalty that is the forfeit of the accrued rewards and a deduction from the deposited principal.