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How to stake on Kraken Classic
On-chain staking
An overview of eligibility criteria (including geographic restrictions) for On-chain staking can be found here.
View step-by-step staking instructions
The steps below are for clients using the Kraken Classic interface. Which Kraken interface am I on?
  1. 1
    Once you are signed in navigate to Earn at the top of the page. 
  2. 2
    Click on Stake and then select the asset you would like to stake.
  3. 3
    Input the amount of the asset that you would like to stake and select Stake. Some assets will offer both a Bonded term as well as a Flexible term.
  4. 4
    Your funds are now initiated for staking. You will see this entry under Transactions.
  5. 5
    A few minutes later your transaction will go from initiated to Success which means your funds are now staked.
    Certain assets have a bonding period, which means that rewards will not begin to accrue to your account until the asset has been staked for a period of time.
  6. 6
    Under Staking assets you will see the amount of rewards you have earned so far and the total amount staked under Total rewards and Staking balance.
  7. 7
    Once you have received your desired amount of rewards you can 'Unstake' (excluding staked FLOW.H).
At this time assets must be on your Kraken account to stake. It is not currently possible to stake assets with Kraken directly from your wallet such as Trezor or Ledger. You must first deposit funds from your wallet if you wish to stake them with us.   

You may receive an error message or not be able to stake for the following reasons:

Possible issueHow to resolve
Your browser is having issues.
You have funding 2FA activated but are entering your sign-in or trade 2FA.Make sure that you are entering the funding 2FA code.
You have an open order preventing your funds from being staked.
Close the order to free the funds to be staked.
You have an incomplete account access case.Please respond to the latest email you received regarding the issue.
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