In order to vote, you must lock your Unknwn tokens for a fixed time period (a minimum of 16 weeks). Locked tokens will be inaccessible until 16 full epochs have passed.
- If you lock immediately before a new epoch starts, your Unknwn will be locked approximately 16 weeks.
- If you lock in the middle of an existing epoch, your Unknwn will be locked for 16 weeks + the time between your lock and the next epoch start.
Unknwn tokens are automatically unlocked after 16 full epochs have passed.
Vote-locked Unknwn tokens accrue rewards. Locked Unknwn tokens are automatically staked, earning a share of the 5% fee allocated to vlUnknwn.