Does Electra Protocol offer staking rewards?

Yes, Electra Protcol offers rewards to users who help to keep the network online.

However, due to the intention of being a long-term successful and sustainable payments ecosystem, the Electra Protocol is restrictive in terms of the amount of staking rewards offered. If a high staking reward is paid using the block reward schedule this equals to inflation based on the blockchain. To limit negative aspects of inflation, the staking returns are limited to 3 percent APY.

Other blockchain protocols offer two-digit staking rewards, which will produce long-term inflation. The intention behind XEP is not to produce inflation, but foster deflation (so that the amount of XEP coins in circulation is decreasing over time). XEP deflation is achieved by burning XEP transaction costs and burning unnecessary XEP premines from time to time.