Developer Platform

Delegate protocols

We’ve provided some basic information below to help you familiarize yourself with how each protocol works. You can also access the developer documentation about each of the protocols for detailed information about how to stake with each of the protocols.

Note that, in order to use most of these networks, you will have to pay some amount of transaction fees. These fees are separate from the Coinbase Developer Platform commission fee. Fees will vary depending on the network that you’re using. Chains may also refer to the transaction fee as a network fee or, for EVM compatible chains, the fee is typically referred to as a gas fee.

Welcome to staking on Coinbase's trusted and reliable validators. We provide best-in-class staking infrastructure for security-minded developers. We serve a wide variety of clients looking to implement staking solutions for their users:

  • Asset aggregators such as exchanges, custodians, banks, fintechs, and ETFs

  • Non-custodial platforms such as dapps, wallets, and LST providers

  • Protocol teams

Ready to start building on one of our 15+ supported networks? Get started with our documentation to:

  • Stake safely and securely on enterprise-grade validators

  • Delegate from your preferred wallet or custody solution

See Delegating Digital Assets 101 to learn more about staking your tokens to a public validator.

As a true enterprise-grade solution, we combine technical expertise on blockchain security with our performance track record and standing as a public company to bring developers tried and true staking infrastructure:

  • We prioritize security of client assets and the underlying blockchains they support above all else. This approach has led us to design staking infrastructure that aims to minimize the risk of double signing. To date, we have no instances of double signing

  • We are proud to provide a 99% uptime guarantee, helping you to ensure that your end users are always earning rewards on their staked assets

  • As the only public company in the space, we provide an unparalleled level of transparency with access to company financials and audits. Rest assured in our thoughtful and measured approach to building and operating staking infrastructure

Join us in building the crypto ecosystem, making economic freedom a reality through innovative and accessible products.

Confirm URLs

Fake URLs impersonating the secure wallets and UIs used to stake are circulating on the internet. Always confirm you are using the exact sites we link to in these guides.

Understand Your Responsibilities

Using a self-custodied wallet means that you remain in full control of your cryptocurrency, and as such, the responsibility of remembering and safeguarding your password falls entirely on you. Password access for wallets are generally managed by a secret key or seed phrase. You can learn more about wallets in How to set up a crypto wallet.

Control Your Seed Phrase

Ensure that you store your seed phrase somewhere safe where it cannot be lost or compromised. Your seed phrase is the master key to your wallet; loss or compromise of your seed phrase may result in permanent loss of your digital assets. Coinbase will never ask you for your secret key or seed phrase.

For details about rewards rates and commissions fees, check out the protocol list on our website.

  • Aptos

  • Avalanche

  • Axelar

  • Cardano

  • Celestia

  • Cosmos

  • dYdX

  • ETH2

  • Flow

  • NEAR

  • Osmosis

  • Polkadot

  • Polygon

  • Solana

  • Sui

What is Staking?

Staking is the process of actively participating in transaction validation (similar to mining) on proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains. Staking lets you earn income with your crypto by participating in the network of a particular asset. When you stake your crypto, you make the underlying blockchain of that asset more secure. In exchange, you get rewarded with more assets from the network.

Why should I stake my assets?

Token holders can stake their assets to help secure the networks and in exchange can earn participatory rewards.

What are the risks?

Staking often requires a lockup or bonded period where you can’t withdraw your crypto for a certain period of time. Another primary risk is a loss of funds due to penalties such as slashing. It’s important to mitigate these risks by choosing a reputable validator known for its high quality performance. Before staking, it is important to research the protocol requirements and rules for each project.

What are the reward rates?

The expected annual reward rates are determined by the protocols and may fluctuate over time.

Reward rates published by Coinbase are estimates based on publicly available information from third-party sources. Coinbase has not verified and does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. Reward rates on some protocols may vary based on the amount staked and/or other variables, including validator performance, so you should not rely on the accuracy of any reward rate ranges we publish, which are intended to provide an estimate. The actual rate of rewards earned may vary substantially and may change over time and Coinbase does not guarantee that you will receive any staking rewards. Staked assets may be subject to slashing penalties and risk of loss is possible, including up to the full loss of principal.