Staking AVAX

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.

AVAX uses a Proof of Stake “consensus mechanism”, ensuring all transactions are verified and secure, without intermediaries.

Similar to staking other assets on Coinbase, you may stake and unstake your AVAX tokens at your convenience. Coinbase implements a 2-week staking period for AVAX. At the end of each staking period, your staked tokens will be restaked unless you choose otherwise.

Your first reward payout can be expected within 16-20 days and every subsequent payout every 4 days.

Unstaking AVAX

Unstaking AVAX involves a 9-day waiting period during which you continue earning rewards. After this, your AVAX tokens can be transferred or sold.

Unlike other staked assets like ETH, AVAX doesn't have a protocol-level unstaking period. Instead, it has a minimum staking period ranging from two weeks to one year. On Coinbase, AVAX staking period is always 2 weeks.

Staking services

There is no fee to stake or unstake. Coinbase takes a commission based on the rewards you receive from the network. Our standard commission is 35% for ADA, ATOM, DOT, MATIC, SOL, and XTZ. For ADA, ATOM, AVAX, DOT, SOL, and XTZ, the commission is 26.3% for eligible Coinbase One members. You can find your ETH commission rate in Asset Details. Some users may receive offers for staking promotions with lower rates. The APY and rewards shown in your account always reflects the earnings you receive after our commission. You can find more about commissions in the Coinbase User Agreement.

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