Staking eligibility

Please review the United States section below for eligibility in your state.

On June 6, 2023, state securities agencies in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin issued notices and orders related to Coinbase’s retail staking services in those states. Some of those state orders impose restrictions on Coinbase’s ability to offer staking services in those states, and we encourage customers of these states to click the links above to read and understand their state’s current notice or order. We are engaging with each of the states directly.

Staking of supported assets is available to Coinbase customers who have an account in good standing and who live in a jurisdiction where we offer staking for that asset. Some jurisdictions require tax identification information for compliance. Coinbase can change eligibility requirements anytime, even after assets have been staked.

We verify eligibility daily. If a customer becomes ineligible, we’ll let them know that we’ll unstake their assets after a 14-day grace period or that we may be unable to pay out staking rewards until they restore their eligibility. Some customers may be able to remediate and restore eligibility by updating or verifying certain information. Customers will continue to earn rewards on staked balances while reward payouts are being withheld or during the 14-day grace period until their assets are unstaked, as applicable (but rewards won’t be restaked).

If you have reviewed the eligibility requirements for staking and believe your account was incorrectly marked as ineligible, contact our support team.

Eligible tokens

Depending on the token you stake, the reward value will differ. You can view these values by going to the Earn tab on Coinbase.com or the Assets tab on the Coinbase mobile app.

Any assets that are eligible to earn staking rewards will have both a primary and an earning balance. 

  • Primary balance: the amount that isn’t staked and isn’t currently earning rewards

  • Earning balance: the amount that you have staked, including any automatically restaked rewards

Token

Minimum Balance Needed

Rewards Payout Rate

Protocol Unstaking Period

Additional Coinbase Unstaking Processing Time

Earns Rewards While Unstaking?

Cosmos (ATOM)

0.0001 ATOM

Every 7 days

21 days

4 days

Yes

Ethereum (ETH)

No minimum balance

Every 3 days

Minimum 27 hours, longer in periods of high demand

Up to 48 hours

Yes

Tezos (XTZ)

0.0001 XTZ

Every 3 days

0 days

Up to 48 hours

Yes

Cardano (ADA)

1 ADA

Every 5 days

0 days

Up to 48 hours

Yes

Solana (SOL)

0.002 SOL

Every 5 days

3 days

Up to 48 hours

Yes

Polkadot (DOT)

No minimum balance

Every 1 day

28 days

Up to 48 hours

Yes

MATIC (POL)

No minimum balance

Every 5 days

4 days

4 days

Yes

Avalanche (AVAX)

No minimum balance

Every 4 days

~7 days

Up to 48 hours

Yes

Eligible regions

Staking is available in most jurisdictions. Please refer to your Coinbase.com account to see if staking is available to you.

United States Eligibility

The table below reflects eligibility of staking in different states, and will be updated as appropriate. Preliminary orders issued by securities regulators in five states (CA, MD, NJ, SC, WI) currently impose restrictions on Coinbase's ability to offer staking to residents of those states, although proceedings are ongoing in those states.

While we are fully complying with all applicable orders, we continue to vigorously defend our customers' right to stake. For more, please see our blog post on Why We Stand by Staking.

Staking eligibility address is based on your most recent document verification.

State

What to Expect

CA, MD, NJ, WI

No new principal can be staked. Current stakers can remain staked and continue to earn rewards, but these rewards will not be restaked or compound. Customers can unstake at any time. Unstaked principal or rewards earned cannot be restaked. Assets staked on or after June 6, 2023 (including accrued rewards) will be unstaked.

HI

Not eligible for staking. Pre-existing regulations continue to prevent us from offering staking to residents. 

NY

Not eligible for staking. Pre-existing regulations continue to prevent us from offering staking to residents. 

SC

No new principal can be staked. Current stakers can remain staked and continue to earn rewards, but these rewards will not be restaked or compound. Customers can unstake at any time. Unstaked principal or rewards earned cannot be restaked.

AL, IL, KY, VT, WA

Coinbase has received notices in these states, but residents can continue to stake.  Coinbase continues to engage with regulators in these states, but residents remain eligible to stake at this time. Eligibility is subject to change.

All other states

No impact to staking.  Our staking services remain fully available in all other states. 

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