What is the absolute minimum XTZ an address has to own to be able to delegate and receive rewards? Even if this is just a theoretical number and not economically feasible. Assuming the wallet can pay for the transaction fee which is required to set up the initial delegation and at some point send the funds back to the tz1 address.

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The smallest unit of measure for XTZ is the mutez. 1,000,000 mutez = 1 XTZ. So you should be able to delegate this amount net of transaction fees.

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    while technically one can delegate a mutez, the service can't pay out less than a mutez so it's unlikely any payout will be made hence defeats the purpose of delegating.
    – Frank
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 8:14
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    I think some of the bakers have a minimal limit to the amount they will transfer back, so it's worth paying the fees (unless they do the transfers in one of their baking slots).
    – lefessan
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 12:32

0,000001 xtz plus the transaction fee. so at least you should delegate 0,000001 xtz more than the transaction fee.

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