CRYPTO STAKING

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.

Ethereum (ETH), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL) & Tezos (XTZ)
What is staking?
Staking_product

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

ETH

up to

4%P.A
DOT

up to

13.98%P.A
SOL

up to

6.85%P.A
XTZ

up to

5.42%P.A

Currently on our staking menu: Ethereum (ETH), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL) & Tezos (XTZ)

Staking with Swissquote

1

Connect to your trading account and click on the crypto plug‑in

2

Select «Earn»

3

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

Terms and conditions of staking

Ethereum (ETH)

Possibility to unstake assetsYes
Large unstaking requests (3 ETH or more) require additional processing, which can take up to two weeks
Estimated reward (gross)4% p.a. (gross) 
Payment of the first rewardOnce a week, on Tuesdays
Payment of the following rewardsOnce a week, on Tuesdays
Minimum to stake0.001 ETH
RisksAsset slashing & Rewards slashing
Request processing timeUp to 7 business days
Staking fees20% of rewards


 

Polkadot (DOT)

Possibility to unstake assetsYes | 28 days of lockup period
Estimated reward (gross)13.98% p.a. (gross)
Payment of the first rewardBetween 48h and 76h (= 2 cycles), the distribution takes place the following Tuesday
Payment of the following rewardsOnce a week, on Tuesdays
Minimum to stake0.1 DOT
RisksAsset slashing & Rewards slashing
Request processing timeUp to 2 business days
Staking fees20 % of rewards


 

Solana (SOL)

Possibility to unstake assetsYes | Max. 3 days (1 epoch)
Estimated reward (gross)6.85% p.a. (gross)
Payment of the first rewardBetween 4 and 6 days (2 epoch), the distribution takes place the following Tuesday
Payment of the following rewardsOnce a week, on Tuesdays
Minimum to stake0.1 SOL
RisksRewards slashing
Request processing timeUp to 5 business days
Staking fees20% of rewards


 

Tezos (XTZ)

Possibility to unstake assetsYes
Estimated reward (gross)5.42% p.a. (gross)
Payment of the first reward34 days to 37 days (= 12 cycles), the distribution takes place the following Tuesday
Payment of the following rewardsOnce a week, on Tuesdays
Minimum to stake1 XTZ
RisksRewards slashing
Request processing timeUp to 2 business days
Staking fees20% of rewards

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