Staking limitations

TON tokens holder faces several staking limitations:

Knowledge base - Staking requires a knowledge base on POS principles and blockchain architecture, thus significantly reducing the addressable market.

Technical requirements - Running a validation node requires high-performance hardware, constant uptime, system administration resources, and experience.

Significant stake - Current minimum amount of tokens that would allow you to run a validator's node is 335'000 TON tokens. The amount is reduced to 10'000 if you are joining a pool.

Illiquidity - After being staked, the tokens are locked up, and holders have no access to the funds until the tokens are unstaked at the end of the relevant validation round. Partially these problems are addressed by "staking as a service" providers, but the assets stay illiquid for the whole staking period.

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