Stake assets on Coinbase Prime

Before taking action

Staking functionality varies by protocol and by the validator type used. Review the staking asset guides provided in this article: Introduction to staking on Coinbase Prime before you initiate staking.

You must have one of the following roles to complete the steps outlined in this article: Administrator, Initiator, Authorized Signatory, or Full Trader.

Expand each section below to learn how to stake assets and how to view staked assets and rewards. You can stakes additional assets outside of Coinbase Prime using Coinbase Developer Platform services, but this article is only applicable to the assets listed above when staking on Coinbase Prime.

To stake assets:

  1. Sign in to Coinbase Prime.

  2. From the portfolio tab, search for the asset.

  3. Click the asset to open the asset page. 

  4. Under Vault Balance, click the … ellipses icon next to the wallet you’d like to use.

    • You must have a vault wallet (cold wallet) set up and deposit funds prior to staking.

  5. Select Stake.

  6. After reviewing the information in the pop-up window, click Continue.

    • You may be required to sign a staking addendum.

  7. Choose a recommended validator or enter a validator address.

  8. Enter the amount of tokens you’d like to stake. 

    • Some assets require a minimum or maximum value set by the network. Additionally, some allow you to stake partial amounts of a wallet, while others require you to use the entire amount in a wallet.

  9. Click Preview.

  10. Click Initiate Staking.

After your assets are staked: 

  • The banner at the top of the staking page reflects the total amount of staked assets..  

  • Under Wallets, you’ll see a STAKED flag next to the wallets that are staked

  • The balance next to each wallet is a sum of the information below. Hover over the black information dot next to the balance to view:

    • Withdrawable funds that have been deposited into the wallet but haven't been restaked, they aren’t earning rewards

    • Stake funds that have been staked

    • Pending reward amounts that are attributed to staked amounts that haven't been distributed to the wallet

    • Unbonding funds that are in the process of being unbonded, they aren’t earning rewards and they’re not withdrawable 

  • For ETH, you may  see a lock icon next to the balance because your assets are locked in your staking wallet by the network  

  • Under the individual wallets for ATOM and ETH, you’ll see the pending rewards that will be added to your wallet once they’re available.