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Chainlink Launches Staking v0.2 With Exclusive Migration Window for Early Adopters

Accoriding to the Chainlink team, the upgrade, known as Chainlink Staking V0.2, brings a range of enhanced features and opportunities for community members and node operators.

Chainlink Unveils Staking V2

Chainlink has introduced the latest upgrade to its native staking protocol with the launch of Chainlink Staking v0.2. 

As per a press release, existing v0.2 stakers can migrate their staked LINK and accrued rewards starting Nov. 28 until Dec. 6. This nine-day Priority Migration phase reportedly guarantees a seamless transition for early participants.

As of December 7 at 12PM ET, LINK token holders meeting predefined eligibility criteria gain exclusive access to staking during a four-day period before General Access. From December 11 at 12PM ET, the opportunity extends to all, provided the pool limit has not been reached. 

Community Stakers can engage with a minimum stake of 1 LINK and a maximum of 15,000 LINK during both Early and General Access, though entry is not guaranteed due to the capped pool size. Node Operator Stakers, on the other hand, can stake between 1,000 LINK and a maximum of 75,000 LINK.

The capped 45,000,000 LINK pool at the launch of Staking v0.2 includes an allotment of 40,875,000 LINK for community members. The remaining allocation caters to Chainlink node operators currently serving Chainlink Data Feeds.

According to Chainlink's recent statement, the introduction of Staking v0.2 is in line with Chainlink Economics 2.0, emphasizing the cryptoeconomic security of the Chainlink Network and bringing new improvements and features. 

Last December, Chainlink launched staking v0.1. In the first phase of Chainlink Staking, a staking pool was established to secure the ETH/USD Data Feed on the Ethereum mainnet. Its initial cap was 25 million $LINK, 2.5% of the total supply.

$LINK is trading at $14.7, up 4.37% in the last seven days, with a marketcap of $8.2 billion.

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