How is it in Sui I can unstake instantly but staking takes a few days?

I’ve been staking some Sui for a while and just staked some more. I noticed it goes into a “Pending” state and takes a couple days for it to be fully activated, yet when I unstaked another bunch it did so instantly.

How is this possible? How does Sui staking & unstaking work at a high level? And does this have anything to do with liquid staking?


Hey Kyle,

I would start with these two resources on how staking works in Sui:

The delays associated with staking and unstaking are related to Epochs. So these actions will only take effect at the next Epoch change .