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Staking and Locking ORN

Grow Your Influence
Staking ORN is like fueling your spacecraft for a journey across vast cosmic frontiers. Each ORN staked is a commitment to power your voyage, converting into veORN — the influence and voice you hold in the vast council of Orion's galaxy. The lock-up period you select is akin to charting the length of your expedition; a longer journey signifies a deeper engagement, enhancing your spacecraft's capabilities and influence. Actively managing your veORN — by refueling or extending your mission — ensures your spacecraft remains a vital force, capable of shaping the protocol's journey. Through this process, your role in Orion transforms from a mere participant to a navigator, steering the course of the protocol towards new horizons of decentralized governance.

Initiating Your Governance Participation

Embarking on your journey within Orion starts with the crucial step of staking ORN. This process lays the foundation for your participation and influence in the protocol’s governance structure.
Here's how:
  1. 1.
    Connect Your Wallet: Link your wallet to Orion's staking platform to start the process.
  2. 2.
    Determine Your Staking Amount: Decide the amount of ORN you want to stake. This will influence the level of your participation and potential influence.
  3. 3.
    Choose Your Lock-Up Period: The duration of your staking period is a key factor. Longer periods typically lead to more veORN, enhancing your influence within Orion.
  4. 4.
    Confirm Your Staking: Finalize the process and your ORN will be converted into veORN, marking your active participation in governance.
ORN-to-veORN Conversion: This formula determines your initial veORN based on the amount of ORN staked and the length of the lock-up period, favoring longer commitments with greater influence.

Understanding the Lock-Up Period

The lock-up period is a critical element in your governance participation:
  • Short-Term Commitment: A shorter lock-up period results in quicker readiness but may offer less influence in decision-making.
  • Long-Term Commitment: Opting for a longer lock-up period typically results in greater influence and potential rewards.

Maintaining Your Influence

Over time, your veORN, which reflects your governance capabilities, will naturally decay. This necessitates active management of your staked ORN to sustain your influence in governance decisions.
veORN Decay Mechanism: Over time, veORN naturally decreases, symbolizing the ongoing consumption of your commitment. This encourages continuous engagement and opens opportunities for new participants to gain influence.
To maintain or enhance your influence in Orion’s governance:
  1. 1.
    Add More ORN: Increasing your staked ORN can bolster your influence, similar to reinforcing your commitment to the protocol.
  2. 2.
    Extend Your Lock-Up Period: Choosing to re-lock ORN for a longer period can rejuvenate and even increase your influence within Orion.
Over time, your veORN, which reflects your governance capabilities, will naturally decay. This necessitates active management of your staked ORN to sustain your influence in governance decisions.

The Importance of Your Commitment

Your staking commitment represents more than just a transaction; it signifies your role and influence in shaping Orion's future. A strong commitment is respected and carries considerable weight in the protocol's governance decisions.