aBNBb/aBNBc is an ERC-20 token that is compatible with Ethereum-based wallets like MetaMask.
Yes — there is a user guide.
0.502 BNB: user asset — 0.5 BNB, plus the relayer fee for cross-chain transfer of your assets applied during the staking — 0.002 BNB. You must also count in the gas fee on top for sending the transaction.
aBNBb is a rebasing token that changes in number, which is why we decided 1 aBNBb is equal to 1 BNB.
However, aBNBc only changes in value, which is why the amount of aBNBc you get when staking is calculated by the formula
stake * exchange_ratio.
The exchange ratio is calculated like this:
totals_supply_of_abnbc / (total_staked_bnb + total_rewards_for_staked_bnb - total_unstaked_abnbb_and_abnbc).
No, you can stake at your discretion, unlimited.
You receive the unstaked BNB after the unbonding period of up to 7–10 days.
aBNBb is a rebasing token. When holding aBNBb, your balance will increase in proportion to your BNB staking rewards. A rebase runs daily, and rewards occur each time this runs. So each day, you will see the quantity of your aBNBb increase by a small amount.
aBNBc is a reward-bearing token, meaning its quantity stays the same from the moment of staking. Instead, it appreciates in value, as the redemption ratio grows because of reward accumulation.
aBNBb will increase in number with every rebase; rebasing occurs daily. aBNBc rewards are built into the token. Effectively, your rewards accumulate daily as aBNBc grows in value to BNB.
5% are subtracted from your Liquid Staking rewards to cover the services and operations provided by Ankr. Your APY already includes the fee so no need to recalculate it, you get what you see.
Note that relayer fee is a fee for cross-chain transfer of your assets applied during staking and is not an Ankr fee.
Staking rewards depend mostly on the voting power of the validator node that your stake is delegated to and how much BNB is validated on the network. The less BNB is staked on the network, the higher the rewards to incentivize more BNB to come online, and vice versa. Ankr aims to spread delegations to only the most trustworthy and reliable nodes to increase staking rewards.
Your stake immediately stops accumulating rewards once you clicked Unstake.
The only risk for stakers is missing out on rewards during any time a validator they staked with is “in jail” (slashed). Slashing is a protocol-level penalty associated with a validator failure if it validates an invalid transaction or goes offline. The delegated staked BNB is not slashed — slashing impacts only the self-stake of the validator. Ankr only delegates to trusted and reputable validator nodes to avoid any validator that would act maliciously.
You can trade them in the listed liquidity pools on ANKR DeFi:
You can also use your Liquid Staking tokens to:
- Add liquidity on DEXs and earn from commissions taken when users swap tokens, using the liquidity pool you're a part of.
- Yield farm and earn additional rewards in the form of liquidity pool tokens and further farm them.
- Put your tokens in a vault and automatically earn additional rewards in the form of one of both assets from the pair.
Yes, if you want to integrate Ankr Liquid Staking into your product, read Liquid Staking Metrics.