The non-custodial Cardano Staking
Staking on Cardano is very different to other blockchains. It is non-custodial, so your ADA never leaves your wallet. On top off this you will be able to move your ADA between each delegation snapshot.
Staking in a nutshell
Staking is cryptos answer to the interest earnings of a traditional savings account. But instead of giving a bank your funds as collateral for their own investments your delegated funds provide validation power to the decentralization of a blockchain. As compensation for a successful block validation the network will reward delegators with it's tokens.
Staking on Cardano
Cardano is counting in epochs. An epoch has five days, and staking decissions are offset by 2 epochs. The following graphic illustrates the process. You will therefore be eligible for rewards 2 epochs going forward after your re-delegation from one pool to another.
At the end of each epoch, a snapshot of your staking status is being taken.
You Delegate your ADA to our Pool with ticker BIRTH.
Your delegation will be delegated towards BIRTH.
Your active staking Period begins with BIRTH.
Your Rewards from staking with BIRTH are being calulated.
Your payouts from delegating with BIRTH arrive in your wallet.
For example, you want to stake 200 ADA in a small pool because you support midwives with it, 200 ADA at another pool that runs a Facebook community, and 200 ADA at a pool that has programmed a Cardano Explorer. This is how you support projects in growing and decentralization.