One epoch in Mina constitutes 7140 slots, and each slot lasts 3 minutes. Therefore one epoch lasts 15 days.

All the latest staking transactions are registered by the network near the end of each epoch. If you submit a delegation transaction too close to the end of an epoch, you run the risk that it will only be registered in the next epoch. Once a delegation transaction is registered by the network, the delegation will be active after the next epoch.

You will then receive your first rewards in the same epoch in which your delegation becomes active. One of the advantages of using P2P as your validator is that we increased our payout frequency distribution by 50%, distributing your rewards every ≈7 days instead of ≈15 days.

Lets say that your delegation transaction to P2P was included in the current epoch:

E1: Delegate MINA and registration takes place (≈up to 15 days)
E2: Wait a full epoch (≈15 days)
E3: Your delegation activates and starts earning rewards

You will then receive your first rewards after ≈7-8 days in epoch E3.

If your delegation transaction to P2P was not included in the current epoch:

E1: Delegate MINA (≈up to 3 days)
E2: Registration takes place (≈15 days)
E3: Wait a full epoch (≈15 days)
E4: Your delegation activates and starts earning rewards


You will then receive your first reward after ≈7-8 days in epoch E4.

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For more information on staking Mina (MINA) with P2P Validator and our special offer for large MINA delegations, visit https://p2p.org/mina.

For additional staking support, visit the P2P Mina support center.

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