Crypto Staking
CEX.IO Staking:
Get rewarded for simply holding coins and tokens in your account

Staking allows you to receive rewards by just keeping coins and tokens in your account. By staking your coins, you let them work for you and increase your earnings while they’re sitting in your account.

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How many coin do you hold?
100 AVAX
Estimated Annual Yield:
5%
0.013699 AVAX 0.18 USD
0.416667 AVAX 5.44 USD
5 AVAX 65.28 USD
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Estimated Annual Yield*
Minimum Holdings
Reward Coin
Estimated Annual Yield*
18%
Minimum Holdings
0.5 KAVA
Reward Coin
KAVA
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Estimated Annual Yield*
9%
Minimum Holdings
0.05 KSM
Reward Coin
KSM
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Estimated Annual Yield*
5%
Minimum Holdings
0.05 AVAX
Reward Coin
AVAX
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Estimated Annual Yield*
10%
Minimum Holdings
1 DOT
Reward Coin
DOT
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Estimated Annual Yield*
5%
Minimum Holdings
1 EVER
Reward Coin
EVER
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Estimated Annual Yield*
8-9%
Minimum Holdings
1 SGB
Reward Coin
SGB
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Estimated Annual Yield*
8%
Minimum Holdings
10 MATIC
Reward Coin
MATIC
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Estimated Annual Yield*
10%
Minimum Holdings
10 ATOM
Reward Coin
ATOM
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Estimated Annual Yield*
11%
Minimum Holdings
1 ZIL
Reward Coin
ZIL
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Estimated Annual Yield*
5%
Minimum Holdings
0.05 SOL
Reward Coin
SOL
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Estimated Annual Yield*
2.6%
Minimum Holdings
10 ADA
Reward Coin
ADA
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Estimated Annual Yield*
14%
Minimum Holdings
10000 MHC
Reward Coin
MHC
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Estimated Annual Yield*
3.5%
Minimum Holdings
1000 TRX
Reward Coin
TRX
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Estimated Annual Yield*
4%
Minimum Holdings
10 XTZ
Reward Coin
XTZ
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*Rewards are calculated and initiated by the network. CEX.IO is not responsible for actions or omissions of third parties including, but not limited to the network. This Website content is for informational purposes only. You should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.
Estimated rates are not guaranteed and may change without notice. Interest rates are set by each protocol and are not decided upon by CEX.IO. Your staked assets are not covered by insurance against potential losses, nor are they subject to protection in the United States by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Please consult your own investment advisor or tax professional regarding your individual circumstances. CEX.IO is not engaged in the offer, sale, or trading of securities. For more details, please refer to CEX.IO’s Terms of Use.

FAQ

What is Staking in the Cryptocurrency Market?
In very basic terms, cryptocurrency staking is a process supporting the functionality of a blockchain network and earning rewards by holding cryptocurrency. The reason why staked crypto earns rewards is because the blockchain puts coins to work for transaction validation, voting purposes, and to secure the network. Cryptocurrency networks that support staking rely on a consensus mechanism called proof of stake (PoS) or similar consensus mechanisms, for example, delegated proof of stake (DPos).

Participating in staking requires running a node. It can be run by anyone but the node owner, and must lock a specific amount of coins to start staking. Running a node allows stakers to contribute to the blockchain network directly, but this option requires specific technical knowledge of the blockchain network. If users don’t have this knowledge or don’t want to run their own node, they can delegate their coins to the node owner, making the process of supporting the blockchain network much easier. So when you participate in staking with CEX.IO, it looks like delegation of your coins to CEX.IO to receive staking rewards.
What is Proof of Stake (PoS)?
Proof of stake (PoS) is a consensus algorithm for processing transactions and creating new blocks in a blockchain network that relies on a staking process to secure the network. Proof-of-Stake is usually considered an alternative to proof of work (PoW) while staking acts as an alternative to mining. One of the reasons why proof of stake gained significant popularity among crypto projects is because it allows blockchain management to be more energy-efficient than the traditional proof of work mechanism. It is known as a more accessible way to contribute to blockchain since users can delegate coins to support the network without needing specialized equipment.

In proof of work, miners create new blocks by solving complex mathematical puzzles. In proof of stake, a network uses a specific algorithm to select stakers for adding the latest batch of transactions to the blockchain. The network chooses validators based on the size of their stake and the length of time they stake coins. The longer and larger the amount of coins staked, the more chances that your staking node will be selected to bring value to the network. For its work, stakers receive a staking reward paid in cryptocurrency. The exact implementation of staking varies from network to network but, in most cases, users need to lock a specific amount of coins to become a staker.
Does Staking Work Like a Bank Deposit?
At first glance, earning crypto through staking resembles a savings account in the bank. When it comes to depositing money in a bank, the bank uses these funds to lend to other people, or for investing in financial instruments. The interest income the bank gives customers is the way to compensate for using deposited funds.

But the staking concept works in a completely different way. While staking, you earn rewards by running a staking node or by delegating your coins to the node owner. Whoever you delegate your coins to, these funds are used only for increasing the so-called staking power of the node. The higher the staking power, the greater the node’s weight in the blockchain decision-making process. It affects the chances of receiving staking rewards.

The staking reward percentage is determined in the coins you stake, not in the fiat value of these coins. Since crypto prices may fluctuate, you may benefit from both staking rewards and cryptocurrency appreciation. In another case, the staking rewards may dampen the impact of downward movements.
How does staking work on CEX.IO and how do you start?
The CEX.IO Staking service can benefit users who are cryptocurrency staking regardless of their technical knowledge and crypto experience. You don’t need to know the answer to the question “what does staking mean in cryptocurrency?” to start earning on it.

To start participating in staking with CEX.IO, just hold coins that are available for staking on your CEX.IO balance. We will do the rest! No additional actions are required to earn staking rewards.

You will earn staking rewards as long as “stake-able” coins are stored on your CEX.IO account. Staking rewards are distributed automatically to your CEX.IO balance. With such automated balance replenishment, your balance gets bigger with each distributed staking reward, empowering you to earn more coins in the next staking period.

Follow a few simple steps if you don’t have stake-able coins on your CEX.IO balance and want to start staking:

  • Sign in to your CEX.IO account.
  • Deposit or buy tokens you would like to stake.
  • When funds appear on your CEX.IO balance, you will automatically start participating in staking.

The CEX.IO Staking service allows you to trade and withdraw your stake-able crypto whenever you want. While staking on the website and in the app, you can also add funds to your CEX.IO balance anytime to increase potential staking rewards.
What is Cold Staking and How Does CEX.IO Store Staked Funds?
Cold staking is the process by which you stake crypto on a wallet that is not connected to the Internet. When stakeholders move their coins out of cold storage, they stop receiving staking rewards. Cold staking allows users to ensure high security and protection of funds while supporting the functionality of blockchain networks.

To ensure the safety of users’ funds, CEX.IO uses a hybrid system of cold and hot wallets. Most deposited coins are stored at the exchange’s cold wallets, while a hot wallet supports day-to-day activity on the exchange. As a result, locking coins in cold wallets for staking purposes doesn’t interrupt common interaction with cryptocurrency. It means that on CEX.IO coins accumulate rewards for users, remaining in secure cold wallets.
How Do I Send Crypto to My Staking Wallet on CEX.IO?
On CEX.IO, you just need to store cryptocurrency that is available for staking on your CEX.IO balance to participate in staking. No additional actions are required.

If you want to send crypto to your CEX.IO wallet to start staking, go to the Finance page on the CEX.IO website and click “Deposit” next to the token you want to stake. There is a wallet address on CEX.IO where you can deposit funds. Alternatively, you can replenish your balance using the staking dashboard on the CEX.IO website, clicking “Add funds” next to the token you would like to stake. If you use the CEX.IO mobile app, then follow this guide about crypto deposits.
Where Can I Find the List of Available Coins for Staking?
The list of cryptocurrencies supported by CEX.IO for staking is available on the Staking page if you are not logged in, or on the staking dashboard. If you don’t see a preferable asset among supported ones, then stay tuned since we are continuously working to expand the list of cryptocurrencies available for staking..
What Coins are Suitable for Staking?
It’s important to understand not all cryptocurrencies support staking. Staking is an integral part of the proof of stake consensus mechanism. So a staking coin is the one in which blockchain relies on proof of stake or a similar consensus algorithm.

For example, the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain uses proof of work. Hence, it can’t be used for staking but Cardano (ADA) network uses the proof of stake principle, meaning staking participation.

The criterion of whether or not a coin is suitable for staking doesn’t depend on the platform. It depends on the blockchain network.
How Do I Convert Funds into Stake-able Crypto?
If your CEX.IO balance is full of assets that don't support staking, then you can exchange crypto for stake-able coins, or buy for fiat money. For that, you can use three different services:

  • Instant Buybuy crypto instantly using your payment card or CEX.IO
  • Tradeexchange crypto using numerous crypto-to-crypto and crypto-to-fiat currency pairs
  • Exchange option in the CEX.IO mobile app — switch between cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies even when there is no direct market available for trading.
May I Use the CEX.IO Mobile App for Staking?
Yes. If you buy or deposit cryptocurrency using the CEX.IO mobile app, your funds will be sent to the CEX.IO balance. Holding cryptocurrency in CEX.IO balance is the only thing needed to participate in staking.

If you stake coins for more than one staking period, you can find information about distributed staking rewards, taping “Wallet” and then selecting cryptocurrency that you stake. More information about staked coins can be found on the staking dashboard on the CEX.IO website.