Note: This article was updated on September 9th with the latest ICON resource, the ‘ICON Stake Information’ tool released by ICONation.

ICON’s recent August roadmap update is a testament to the team’s effort to realize decentralization. It is clear from numerous developments that the team is not alone in doing so. ICONists, including certain P-Rep candidates, have also been hard at work developing useful staking tools for members of the community. From staking calculators to voting charts, here’s a look at a few of these releases.

ICONExporter

P-Rep candidate Chainode Capital released the beta version of their tool dubbed ICONExporter, which allows users to export their ICX transactions as a CSV file. Once obtained, ICOnists can then import the file directly onto Excel for better visualization ⁠— useful for calculations, filters, and tax purposes. The step-by-step guideline is explained on their website.

ICON Voting Chart

A visualized voting chart, created by P-Rep candidate Piconbello, shows real-time information on current rankings, delegated ICX and how much percentage of staked ICX each P-Rep currently has. A neat feature located at the top right corner offers the possibility of downloading the chart in SVG or PNG format.

ICON Telegram Bot

P-Rep candidate Everstake has added support for ICON through its @Everstake_Bot. The bot provides basic information on the movement of ICX, and offers features to view wallet balances, add an unlimited amount of wallets, delegate addresses, and receive incoming/outgoing transaction notifications. For the full list of features, refer to Everstake’s announcement post.

ICX Stakr

ICX Stakr is a new reward/staking calculator released by P-Rep candidate block 42. The top shows an overview of various staking stats, including the percentage of staked/voted ICX, the current yearly reward rate, and the un-staking period. You can then calculate your rewards by inserting the amount of ICX you staked, which will give you return estimates based on different time frames. The re-staking table also provides an optimum rate at which you should re-stake your ICX in order to get the best returns. More details are available in their Medium article.

Icon on Staking Rewards

In addition to ICX Stakr, ICOnists have another way to calculate their rewards. As of today, ICON is listed on Staking Rewards, a platform that enables users to check individual and comprehensive estimations for staking returns. 

 

Staking Platform

P-Rep candidate Sharpn’s beta version of its Staking Platform aims to provide ICONists with the best staking experience possible. To do so, they have created a platform where ICONists can participate in Sharpn’s decision making via smart contract, as well as monitor the team’s reward expenses and node performance to ensure transparency. For more details, you can view their Youtube video.

TRANSPARENCY

Ever wondered what P-Reps would be earning based on their votes? P-Rep candidate BlockMove has converted the numbers for you in a simple Transparency Report, which provides insight into their finances. That’s right, full disclosure on P-Reps’ incomes  a useful tool to keep P-Reps accountable for future expenses.

ICON Stake Information

Last but not least, P-Rep candidate ICONation has recently released a tool that lets you know when unstaked ICX will be unlocked. For those of you who’ve tried unstaking ICX but weren’t sure when your funds would be available, this tool could prove to be an invaluable resource.