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Lock your crypto in a golden cage

Staking basically means that you reap the fruit of your crypto’s labour. Sounds too good to be true? Not at all. All you have to do is hold your crypto in place while the blockchain puts it to work.

What is staking?
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Staking in crypto is a process that allows you to earn rewards while blocking certain digital currencies (put them «at stake») via a consensus feature called Proof of Stake (PoS) during an amount of time defined by you. Your locked assets are used to achieve a consensus mechanism that is required to ensure the security of the network and the validity of each new transaction. That’s why crypto stakers are also called «validators». For locking assets and providing services to the blockchain validators are rewarded with new coins.

Nice side effect

Proof of Stake is a consensus algorithm that reduces the energy-intensive processes required by classic crypto mining. The transaction speed is increased while the blockchain is greener.

Previously released cryptos

Ethreum
ETH up to
5.28% p.a.
Polkadot
DOT up to
13.95% p.a.
Solana
SOL up to
5.2% p.a.
Tezos
XTZ up to
5.7% p.a.

Staking with Swissquote


Currently on our staking menu: Ethereum (ETH), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL) & Tezos (XTZ)
Here is how to get started:

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1. Connect to your trading account and click on the crypto plug-in

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2.  Select «Earn»

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3. Define your staking parameters and confirm by clicking on «Stake»

Terms and conditions of staking

 

Ethereum (ETH)

Possibility to unstake assets

You will not be able to unstake your ETH or receive the full rewards until after the Shanghai upgrade. You should only stake ETH if you plan to hold it long-term. This limitation is not specific to Swissquote - it is a limitation on the Ethereum network itself.

Estimated reward (gross)

5.28% p.a. (gross) 

Payment of the first reward

You will not be able to unstake your ETH or receive the full rewards until after the Shanghai upgrade. You should only stake ETH if you plan to hold it long-term. This limitation is not specific to Swissquote - it is a limitation on the Ethereum network itself.

Payment of the following rewards

You will not be able to unstake your ETH or receive the full rewards until after the Shanghai upgrade. You should only stake ETH if you plan to hold it long-term. This limitation is not specific to Swissquote - it is a limitation on the Ethereum network itself.

Minimum to stake

0.001 ETH

Risks

Asset slashing & Rewards slashing

Request processing time

Up to 5 business days

Staking fees

20 % of rewards

 

Polkadot (DOT)

Possibility to unstake assets

Yes | 28 days of lockup period

Estimated reward (gross)

13.95% p.a. (gross)

Payment of the first reward

Between 48h and 76h (= 2 cycles)

Payment of the following rewards

~ Every 24 hours (1 cycle)

Minimum to stake

0.1 DOT

Risks

Asset slashing & Rewards slashing

Request processing time

Up to 2 business days

Staking fees

20 % of rewards

 

Solana (SOL)

Possibility to unstake assets

Yes | Max. 3 days (1 epoch)

Estimated reward (gross)

5,2% p.a. (gross)

Payment of the first reward

Between 4 and 6 days (2 epoch)

Payment of the following rewards

Between 2 and 3 days (1 epoch)

Minimum to stake

0,1 SOL

Risks

Rewards slashing

Request processing time

Up to 5 business days

Staking fees

20 % of rewards

 

Tezos (XTZ)

Possibility to unstake assets

Yes

Estimated reward (gross)

5.7% p.a. (gross)

Payment of the first reward

34 days to 37 days (= 12 cycles)

Payment of the following rewards

~ Every 2.8 days (1 cycle) 

Minimum to stake

1 XTZ

Risks

Rewards slashing

Request processing time

Up to 2 business days

Staking fees

20 % of rewards

Staking is a complex process that involves high risk.
For further information on the risk associated, please consult the disclosures available on our platform.



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