50 $CARB is the current minimum amount. This may change in the future.
Unlike Zilliqa staking we do not have a buffer time. The $CARB you stake will be included into the current cycle.
Withdrawing is 10 epochs long. But you can also do an instant withdrawal if you are willing to pay the penalty fee.
Yes. But the rate is reduced to 7% and you will not earn the 1% bonus or any penalty fee rewards if you do not have an active stake.
You can turn automatic staking off, your rewards will then be available for you to claim manually when the current cycle period has completed.
Currently the penalty fee is 10.41% of your staking amount. There is a base fee of 10% of your staked amount + (Unbonding period * (APR / 365)).
No. You will have to claim it and then stake it yourself if you want to.
The penalty fee is evenly distributed to all current stakers that have an active stake.
An active stake is any stake that is not currently being withdrawn.