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Cosmos Staking Guide
Learn about ATOM staking features and how to benefit from ATOM staking on CEX.IO in a few simple steps.
What is Cosmos Staking?
In the early cryptocurrency days, trading was the only way to make money with crypto assets. Today, there are several alternative ways, one being staking crypto assets. Staking is the process of storing your ATOM coins on a crypto wallet to help its blockchain network. Cosmos, in the governance process and make it more secure. This is achieved through the proof of stake consensus mechanism.
In return for staking and supporting the operations of Cosmos, you are rewarded with ATOM coins. To start earning, put your coins to work by staking your ATOM coins with one of the best crypto exchanges, CEX.IO.
Calculate your Crypto earnings
Enter the amount you want to stake, and find out how much reward you can earn.
Step-by-step guide: How to stake your ATOM Tokens?
Getting started is fast, easy, and secure.
- 1Go to the Staking pageLog into your account and select Earn in the Products menu right next to the CEX.IO logo. Then choose Staking on the CEX.IO Earn page.
- 2Deposit or buy ATOM
- 3Hold ATOM in your balance
Why choose CEX.IO Staking?
Easily manage your account
Stay up to date on your hourly rewards with our Staking dashboard. We give you total control and transparency on your staking rewards.
Grow your ATOM automatically
You don’t need to invest in expensive software or hardware to participate in ATOM staking. Simply deposit ATOM in your CEX.IO account, and we'll handle the rest.
All in one place
The CEX.IO wallet allows you to stake your ATOM coins and also trade them. Unlike other exchanges, we don’t have lock-up periods so you can trade your tokens as they earn you staking rewards.
Keep your Cosmos coins secure
Your account's security is our priority. We use the latest security measures and protocols to keep your funds secured. We also implement a two-factor authentication mechanism to keep your sensitive data secure as you grow your ATOM holdings.
How is your Cosmos Staking yield calculated?
Your staking rewards are calculated based on the amount of ATOM you have stored and any additional ATOM deposited into your CEX.IO account during the staking period. The rewards are calculated every hour and deposited to your account once a month. You'll only be eligible for rewards until your coins leave your account.
Best places to stake your Cosmos coins
Despite the crypto market's volatility, holding crypto assets is proven to be an effective strategy to bring in profits when it comes to long-term return on investments. Among the options for long-term crypto investing strategies, staking assets is considered one of the best ways to earn passive income for crypto holders.
Among the various ways of staking ATOM, you can choose to run a validator node yourself or join an already existing validator. To run your own node, you’ll need to purchase hardware and software to participate in the Cosmos network and receive rewards. If you choose to join an already existing validator, you’ll need to stake your ATOM tokens with the validator and share the rewards as per your staked ATOM.
Another way to stake your ATOM coins is through a cryptocurrency exchange that supports staking, like CEX.IO —one of the best crypto staking platforms. With CEX.IO, it is simple and easy, all you need to do is deposit ATOM into your account, and you'll start earning staking rewards.
What do you require to begin staking your ATOM coins?
At CEX.IO, we eliminate all the technical aspects needed when staking ATOM. Simply buy or deposit more than 10 ATOM coins in your CEX.IO wallet, and you'll automatically be eligible for staking rewards. It's as simple as that.
What is Cosmos?
The Cosmos network is powered by three technologies:
Tendermint – A consensus protocol that allows developers to develop Proof-of-Stake crypto projects.
The Cosmos SDK – enables developers to build on top of the Tendermint-based blockchain.
The Internet-Blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC) – A system that allows different blockchains to communicate using hubs.
What is ATOM?
What is the minimum amount of Cosmos coins you can stake?
What does the 21 days lock-up period for ATOM mean?
How much interest can I make by staking Cosmos?
Simply use our Cosmos staking calculator to calculate how much reward you'll get by staking ATOM. You can adjust the staking amount to match your expected reward.
Are there any risks involved with staking ATOM?
To learn more, kindly visit our Staking risks page.