Lock your crypto in a golden cage

Staking basically means that you reap the fruit of your crypto’s labour. Sounds too good to be true? Not at all. All you have to do is hold your crypto in place while the blockchain puts it to work.

What is staking?

Staking in crypto is a process that allows you to earn rewards while blocking certain digital currencies (put them «at stake») via a consensus feature called Proof of Stake (PoS) during an amount of time defined by you. Your locked assets are used to achieve a consensus mechanism that is required to ensure the security of the network and the validity of each new transaction. That’s why crypto stakers are also called «validators». For locking assets and providing services to the blockchain validators are rewarded with new coins.

Nice side effect

Proof of Stake is a consensus algorithm that reduces the energy-intensive processes required by classic crypto mining. The transaction speed is increased while the blockchain is greener.



Bake some Tezzies (XTZ) with Swissquote

Tezos (XTZ) is one of the most important Proof of Stake blockchains. Staking these coins is called «Baking Tezzies» in insider circles. Ready to put your Tezzies in the oven? Estimate your staking reward rate thanks to our calculator.

Grow your assets on the DOT with Swissquote

The Polkadot (DOT) community is like a financial parallel universe, where validators and nominators work together in harmony to make the DOT network a safe place for transactions. Ready to be part of it?


Staking with Swissquote

Currently on our staking menu: Tezos (XTZ) & Polkadot (DOT)
Here is how to get started:


1. Connect to your trading account and click on the crypto plug-in


2.  Select «Earn»


3. Define your staking parameters and confirm by clicking on «Stake»

Terms and conditions of staking


Tezos (XTZ)

Polkadot (DOT)

Possibility to unstake assets


28 days of lockup period

Estimated reward (gross)

5.7% p.a. (gross)

13.95% p.a. (gross)

Payment of the first reward

34 days to 37 days (= 12 cycles)

Between 48h and 76h (= 2 cycles)

Payment of the following rewards

~ Every 2.8 days (1 cycle) 

~ Every 24 hours (1 cycle)

Minimum to stake


0.1 DOT


Rewards slashing

Asset slashing & Rewards slashing

Request processing time

Up to 2 business days

Up to 2 business days

Staking fees

15 % of rewards

15 % of rewards

Staking is a complex process that involves high risk.
For further information on the risk associated, please consult the disclosures available on our platform.

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