Balance Type & Vesting
On Karura there are the following steps balance types
- Transferrable Balance: as the name suggests, this balance can be used for transfers, paying fees and performing any actions on-chain.
- Locked Balance: this balance is frozen, depending on the scheme, it could be locked for a certain period of time before being transferrable, or it could be vested where a portion of the balance gradually becomes transferrable, or a combination of these. The tokens are released lazily, meaning you are required to perform a
claimtransaction to obtain it. The guide for claiming vested tokens is in the next section.
- Total Balance: is the sum of transferrable balance plus the locked balance. The entire balance can be used for governance operations such as voting.
Go to the
Developer - Extrinsicssection, use the account that you want to claim the vested balance. Select
submit the following extrinsicsfiled, then click the
Submit Transactionbutton to complete the process.
Go to the
Developer - Chain statesection, select
vestingSchedules(), then select your account, then click the
+button to see what vesting schedule it has.
Below is an example result
start: the tokens are locked until Kusama block #
period: release period e.g. release every block or every 432,000 block as in the example
periodCount: how many vesting periods
perPeriod: how much to release each period
perPeriod: 100 KAR
Users can also claim vested KAR for other accounts by going to the
Developer - Extrinsicssection. Select the account you'd like to use to initiate the claim in
using the selected account. Submit the
claimFor(dest)extrinsic and the account you'd like to claim for which is the account that has the locked tokens (shown at bottom of screenshot).
Note that submitting this transaction only makes the vested tokens transferrable. It does not transfer them to the account that initiates the claim.