dApps Staking is a reward mechanism for developers or administrators of smart contracts. 50% of Astar Network's staking reward goes to application developers who have enhanced the value of the Astar Network. Astar allows the assignment of a smart contract administrator, called an "operator." "Operators" can be "Nominated" by other dApps "Nominators." As shown below, the operator of the smart contract receiving many nominations can receive newly minted tokens from the chain.