What is Stake Pool ?

This on-chain program pools together SOL to be staked by a manager, allowing SOL holders to stake and earn rewards without managing stakes. Users deposit SOL in exchange for SPL tokens (staking derivatives) that represent their ownership in the stake pool.

What is Staking ?

By staking your SOL tokens, you help secure the network and earn rewards while doing so. You can stake by delegating your tokens to validators who process transactions and run the Solana network.