WEMIX staking is one of the prerequisites to becoming an authority member. The Staking method is possible by sending WEMIX while calling a predefined function to the governance contract known at the system level. In Stage#1, even if Staking is completed, an entity cannot become a member unless an official contract and identity disclosure with the WEMIX blockchain foundation is made. WEMIX can only stake through the Governance dApp, and voting can change the minimum/maximum amount that can be staked. The amount of locked WEMIX Staking determines Voting Power, and whether or not to lock/unlock the Staked WEMIX depends on the voting result. Once locked, WEMIX can be opened and retrieved by voting after the default Locking Period. Suppose it renounces its Authority as an Authority or is deprived of its authority due to the detection of malicious acts. In that case, the Locked WEMIX of that Authority will be forfeited to the Reward Pool. In Stage #1, all participating authorities must stake 1,500,000 WEMIX equally. Therefore, the minimum/maximum is 1,500,000 WEMIX, and all authorities have the same voting power.