Earn rewards with staking

Staking is a way to earn rewards (cryptocurrency) while helping strengthen the security of the blockchain network. You can unstake your crypto at any time, and your crypto is always yours.

You can stake from your Coinbase primary balance. Business accounts and funds stored in a vault aren’t eligible for rewards.

Accept User Terms

You may be required to accept User Terms specific to the asset you’d like to stake

Coinbase commission

We take a commission on all rewards received

The return rate for our customers reflects this commission and the actual amount of your crypto that was staked

You can find our current commission in the Coinbase User Agreement

Ownership of staked crypto

You retain full ownership of your staked crypto at all times

You may be affected by protocol lockup periods

Rewards balance

Coinbase does not guarantee that you’ll receive staking rewards, any specific reward, or any staking return over time 

All staking rewards are credited to your earning balance and appear as a transaction

Each reward will populate as a line item in your transaction history report

Rewards payout

Coinbase forwards rewards received from the blockchain, minus a transparent fee

The frequency of reward payouts varies by protocol

Rewards value

Determined by the protocol (such as Solana and Ethereum)

Proportional to how much you have staked

Can change over time due to validator performance, amount staked/stakers, and inflation and savings rates set by the network


Staked assets are locked until they are unstaked, which may take time depending on the network

Staked assets may be lost due to events such as validator or protocol failure

Staked assets must be unstaked before you can trade or transfer them

The unstaking process can take a few hours to a few weeks to complete

Waiting periods

Some protocols impose waiting periods before assets can be unstaked

You can ask us to unstake your assets at any time

In some cases you may have to wait until the protocol unbonding period is complete to transfer or sell your staked assets

Coinbase has a 2-day processing turnaround


US customers who are subject to US tax reporting are required to report their earnings from staking rewards 

If you earn over $600 in staking rewards will receive a 1099-MISC from Coinbase 

You can learn more about the 1099-MISC on the official website of the IRS

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