AVAX tokens are staked on BENQI Liquid Staking to receive sAVAX (BENQI's Liquid Staked AVAX token).
Unlike running or delegating to a node, sAVAX is transferable and free to be utilized within DeFi dApps such as Automated Market Makers (AMMs), lending and borrowing platforms and other derivative and structured products.
AVAX can be withdrawn at any time by unstaking on the BENQI Liquid Staking app but there is a 15 day unlock period.
No. The value of sAVAX to AVAX will continually accrue based on the BENQI Liquid Staking rewards rate shown in the app.
Yes, rewards are still accruing.
It will only stop accruing during the 2 day redemption period (under Active Claims) after the 15 day unstake request.
There are currently no fees for staking and unstaking AVAX on BENQI Liquid Staking.
The protocol earns 10% of the rewards generated by the validators, which includes the delegator fee paid to the underlying validators.