“Staking” is the process of minting a block. Coins you own accumulate “coin-age” as in, they get older. The more coin age you have, and the lower the network difficulty, the higher likelihood of you “staking”. When your wallet is unlocked and open, you are generating coin age and helping to secure the network because of more online nodes. Now, if there are many people with lots of coins generating coin age in their open, online wallets, then it will be harder to generate a block. So, to answer your question: If your wallet is unlocked and connected to the network AND you have some RDD, then yes, you are staking. You successfully generate a block when you see a bunch of coins from your wallet go into the “Staking” area and get grayed out, along with a mining icon on the incoming coins on the right. Nobody is guaranteed to stake at any time, it’s all like any POW coin where you have a CHANCE of staking, but the more coins you have and the higher the coin age of those coins increases the likelihood that you will generate a successful block and claim the reward, thus “staking your claim”… I’ve got about 1MM RDD in my wallet and stake on average, once every 3 days for around 150 RDD. Not much really, but because of the increased interest in Reddcoin, the new wallets being downloaded, coins being bought from the exchange and moved into staking wallets, the difficult of the network has increased dramatically. So, buy more, tip people with them (move them around) and keep your wallet open and connected.