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What is crypto staking and how can you benefit from it?

Simply put, staking is a process in which you hold supported cryptoassets and receive a reward in the form of more tokens.

eToro makes crypto staking easy by executing the full process on your behalf, while you receive the staking rewards automatically each month.

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How does it work?

Open an eToro account and make your first deposit

Add supported cryptoassets to your portfolio*

Get your staking rewards

*For a full list of cryptoassets with staking support on eToro, see FAQ below

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Start staking crypto on eToro and enjoy the following benefits:

  • High yield
    eToro’s staking rewards are among the most generous in the market, offering from 75% and up to 90% of the staking yield.
  • Compounded
    Each month your staking rewards grow larger, as each month you have more crypto from which to yield rewards.
  • Simple
    Receive your monthly staking rewards automatically, with absolutely no action required on your part.
  • Transparent
    eToro offers complete transparency on how your monthly rewards are calculated.

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FAQ

How does it work?

Eligible eToro users receive the staking rewards that they have earned each month directly and automatically, with absolutely no action required on their part. Each user also receives an individual monthly email, explaining how much in staking rewards they received that month, and how it was calculated for each of the supported staked cryptoassets.

What is staking?

Staking is a process that allows rewards to be earned by holders of a specific coin.

Staking derives from the PoS (Proof-of-stake) mechanism, used by a distributed blockchain network, where blockchain miners can mine or validate block transactions according to how many coins they have. The more coins they hold, the more mining power they have. Staking rewards are shared with users who own the cryptoassets (like eToro and our clients) and who delegate their voting rights to staking pools. The more validations that are delegated to a staking pool, the higher chance of being elected to produce the next block, and the more rewards likely to be received.

Does eToro support staking?

Yes, eToro supports staking.

What coins are supported?

eToro currently supports staking for Cardano (ADA) and Tron (TRX), and is working on plans to support more cryptoassets in the future.

Do I receive the entire staking amount?

eToro staking rewards are among the most generous in the market, from a minimum of 75% of the staking yield. eToro retains a small percentage of the yield as a fee, as well as to cover the various operational, technical, and legal costs involved.

Why are you keeping a percentage of it?

eToro takes great care to protect our users’ cryptoassets against exposure to any additional risks, sparing them the hassle and complication of staking on their own. Consequently, eToro retains a small percentage of the yield to cover the various operational, technical, and legal costs involved.

Why aren't all coins supported on the eToro platform receiving staking?

eToro currently supports staking for Cardano (ADA) and Tron (TRX), and is working on plans to support more cryptoassets in the future.

When will I receive the staking?

Staking rewards will be distributed for a specific month within 14 days of the following month. No action is required on the part of the user.

How long do I have to be holding the coins to receive the staking?

A user is eligible for a staking reward if they have held an open position of the staked cryptoasset for a certain period of time. The time period for when a user becomes eligible differs per cryptoasset; according to the blockchain of the specific cryptoasset, and how long it takes for it to be included in the staking pool. For example, for Cardano, the position must have been open for at least nine days (cryptoasset intro days), with users becoming eligible from day ten. For Tron, the position must have been open for at least seven days, with users becoming eligible from day eight.

Does staking apply to coins held in the eToro trading platform, Wallet and the Exchange?

Staking applies to cryptoassets held in the eToro trading platform only.

How are rewards shared with users?

Rewards are distributed automatically. An email with full details will be sent, including a table that specifies the amount for which the reward is calculated, the aggregated monthly yield, and the total reward given. The email will also link to a dedicated Staking web page, which will explain the formula for eligibility calculation, interest rates, and other related information.

Note: There will be indication on users’ account statements or their history regarding staking rewards. 

When are rewards distributed each month?

Staking rewards will be distributed for a specific month within 14 days of the following month. No action is required on the part of the user.

Why does eToro keep a certain amount of the reward amount?

eToro takes great care to protect our users’ cryptoassets against exposure to any additional risks, sparing them the hassle and complication of staking on their own. Consequently, eToro retains a small percentage of the yield to cover the various operational, technical, and legal costs involved.

Do users need to do anything to be eligible for staking rewards?

A user is eligible for a staking reward if they have held an open position of the staked cryptoasset for a certain period of time. The time period for when a user becomes eligible differs per cryptoasset; according to the blockchain of the specific cryptoasset, and how long it takes for it to be included in the staking pool. For example, for Cardano, the position must have been open for at least nine days, with users becoming eligible from day ten. For Tron, the position must have been open for at least seven days, with users becoming eligible from day eight.

In which currency the clients will get their reward?

Rewards will be shared in the same cryptoasset that was staked; for example, the rewards on the ADA staking will be given in ADA.

How does eToro calculate the eligibility of a reward (formula)?

Here is how the staking rewards are calculated:

1. A daily snapshot of each user’s holdings is taken each day at 00:00 GMT.

This shows each user’s eligible staking units (see “What are the eligible staking units?) for all of their open positions.

2. At the end of each month, the total of all the month’s snapshots are divided according to the number of days in the month, producing an average daily amount.

3. The average daily amount is the basic amount on which the calculations are made to get the individual user’s monthly reward. The monthly yield percentage (see “ How is the monthly yield per cryptoasset calculated?”) is calculated, and then the applicable club member percentage is calculated on that.

Example

Dave, a Diamond eToro Club member,  bought 5,000 units of ADA on September 1. Then he bought an additional 1,000 units on September 8, which he closed on September 25.

A. September’s ADA Staking Units

Breakdown calculation – September 1 position:

The position was open for 29 days in September (30 days minus first day)

– First we disregard the initial nine intro days, leaving 20 eligible days. (29 days of open position minus nine intro days = 20 days)

– We multiply Dave’s 5000 ADA units from this position by 21 days. (5000 ADA units x 21 = 105,000)

Breakdown calculation – September 8 position:

The position was open for 17 days in September (25 days minus eight)

– First we disregard the first nine intro days, leaving eight eligible days.

– We multiply Dave’s 1000 ADA units from this position by eight days. (1000 ADA units x 8 = 8000)

B. Calculable cryptoassets 

At the end of September, we calculate the sum of all eligible staking units:

8,000 + 105,000 = 113,000 ADA units

Average Daily Position Per Client: 113,000 divided by 30 days in September = 3766.6

C. Final Staking Reward

For the month of September, the calculation yield for Cardano was 0.4%

3766.6 ADA units x 0.4% = 15.07 ADA units

Dave is a Diamond club member, so he gets 90% of the staking yield.

(90% of 15.07 ADA units = 13.56)

Total – Dave’s staking reward for the month of September was 13.56 ADA units 

What is the minimum amount that a reward can be?

The amount of a reward must be of a value that is more than 1 USD.

Is staking profitable?

Staking allows users who own and hold supported cryptoassets to earn rewards of more of these cryptoassets just for holding them, meaning that users grow their holding in much the same way as they would earn interest on money.

Is staking crypto safe?

Staking with eToro is simple, secure and hassle-free. The staked cryptoassets remain the property of the eToro users; in turn, eToro users entrust eToro to execute the entire staking procedure for them, securely and effectively. eToro takes great care to protect our users’ cryptoassets against exposure to any additional risks, sparing them the hassle and complication of staking on their own. Consequently, eToro retains a small percentage of the yield to cover the various operational, technical, and legal costs involved.

Can you stake Bitcoin?

No. Staking derives from the PoS (Proof-of-Stake) mechanism, used by a distributed blockchain network, where blockchain miners can mine or validate block transactions according to how many coins they have. The more coins they hold, the more mining power they have. You cannot stake Bitcoin, since Bitcoin miners employ a Proof of Work (PoW) mechanism, on which staking is not possible.

Which coins can I stake?

eToro currently supports staking for Cardano (ADA) and Tron (TRX), and is working on plans to support more cryptoassets in the future.

How do you start coin staking?

To begin staking, a user needs to purchase and own one or more of the supported cryptoassets. The user then needs to hold the open position of the staked cryptoasset for a certain period of time. The time period for when a user becomes eligible differs per cryptoasset; according to the blockchain of the specific cryptoasset, and how long it takes for it to be included in the staking pool.

What are the eligible staking units?

Each day of the month, a daily “snapshot” of each user’s holdings is taken at 00:00 GMT. These are multiplied by the number of days in the month, and the result is the number of eligible staking units for a user in a specific month.

How is the monthly yield per cryptoasset calculated?

To calculate the monthly yield per cryptoasset eToro divides the total number of new coins (AKA the total sum of the reward) for the month by the total average daily amount of all eligible staking users.

Example:

In the month of September 500,000 ADA coins were received on eToro as the staking reward.

For the same month, the total average daily amount of ADA held by eligible staking users was 10,000,000 ADA coins.

Therefore, the calculation will be 500,000 divided by 10,000,000, resulting in a monthly yield of 0.4%.

How does eToro support staking on a leveraged position?

Open crypto positions with leverage are only eligible for staking on the part of the position held with the non-leveraged value (i.e. bought with the users own money).

If money is added to the position in order to lower the leverage, the amount of crypto on which staking is eligible increases, but this extra amount requires the same number of intro days to become eligible as it would if the extra money represented a new position.

If money is removed from the position, thereby increasing the leveraged value, the eligible staking amount decreases immediately.

Earnings Compound: Will staking earnings (rewards) also be used as part of the input amount for the next staking reward calculation?

Yes. The October staking reward calculations will include staking reward percentages earned in September. The rewards will be calculated according to the number of intro days of the specific cryptoasset. For example, Cardano has nine intro days, with calculations beginning on the tenth day of holding the asset.

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