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Overview of Rewards on Kraken
What is Rewards?
Rewards enables you to earn crypto on every eligible asset in your account. Your assets will generate an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) through staking, which compounds over time.
To use Rewards you simply need to turn it on, after which you will earn rewards from staking across all eligible assets in your account. Once you have activated Rewards, Kraken will automatically allocate your assets and manage the whole process, with no further action required from you.
Assets enabled in Rewards are still available to trade or withdraw at any time.
Reward rates
Each asset will earn rewards at its own Annual Percentage Rate (APR). The reward rate is different per asset, and rewards will be paid out in kind. For example, if you are holding DOT you will receive your reward in DOT. In addition, any new funds deposited to your account would immediately start generating yield, but only if you have activated Rewards.
Rewards accrue daily and are paid out to your balance on a weekly basis.
Are there any limits?
You can earn rewards for any eligible asset with a balance of more than 1 USD. There is no limit to the amount of rewards that can be earned, however the total amount of each asset eligible for Rewards at any given time is capped.
For example, if the cap on DOT is 100k DOT, and you have 50k DOT, you will earn the APR on all of your assets. If you have 150k DOT, you will earn on the first 100k and not on the remaining 50k.
Currency
Reward Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
Asset Caps
Algorand (ALGO)
1%-4%
N/A
Cardano (ADA)
3%-6%
N/A
Celestia (TIA)
4%-7%
20,000
Cosmos (ATOM)
6%-10%
5,500
Dymension (DYM)
4%-9%
12,000
Ethereum (ETH)
1%-4%
350
Flare (FLR)
0.1%-2%
N/A
Flow (FLOW)
2%-5%
410,000
Kava (KAVA)
3%-6%
72,500
Kusama (KSM)
9%-13%
2,000
Polkadot (DOT)
7%-11%
10,500
Polygon (MATIC)
1%-3%
95,000
Mina (MINA)
12%-18%
N/A
Secret (SCRT)
6%-10%
140,000
Sei (SEI)
1%-4%
240,000
Solana (SOL)
3%-5%
1,500
Tezos (XTZ)
4%-7%
N/A
The Graph (GRT)
4%-6%
350,000
Tron (TRX)
1%-4%
550,000
Am I eligible for Rewards?
To use Rewards:
If Rewards is not showing as an option on your account, you may not be eligible.
How do I turn on Rewards?
On Kraken Web:
  1. 1
    Sign in to your Kraken account.
  2. 2
    On the homepage of your account click Rewards.
    ConsumerWeb_Homepage
  3. 3
    To activate Rewards click Start earning rewards. Your eligible assets will be shown in the popup screen.
    Start Earning
    Note: If you are currently using the Staking feature on Kraken Pro, Rewards will only be active on eligible non-staked assets.
    Go to Rewards
Turn on Rewards on the Kraken App:
  1. 1
    Open the Kraken app and tap the Home button.
  2. 2
    Tap Earn.
    Tap Earn
  3. 3
    Click Continue on the information page.
  4. 4
    On the next screen your eligible assets will be displayed. Tap on Start earning rewards.
    StakingAssets
  5. 5
    Once you have enabled Rewards you can start earning!
    App
To pause Rewards
On Kraken Web:
  1. 1
    On the homepage of your account click on Rewards.
  2. 2
    Click Pause Earn.
    Pause
  3. 3
    Once you have paused Rewards you’ll no longer be earning on your assets.You will receive any pending rewards once the current 7 day payout date ends.
    Pause
  4. 4
    You can turn Rewards back on at any time!
Kraken App:
  1. 1
    Navigate to the Rewards section on the App.
  2. 2
    Swipe your finger from bottom to top and open the Earn information window.
  3. 3
    Tap Pause Earn.
When Rewards is paused in the balances tab you will see the message: Rewards is paused. You’re no longer earning on your assets. Resume earning anytime.
Pause
What is the difference between Rewards and Staking on Kraken Pro?
Rewards:
  • The Rewards staking feature is accessed on the Kraken interface.
  • One button to turn on Rewards on all eligible assets in your account.
  • Unlike Staking on Kraken Pro there are no bonded assets.
  • Retains instant access to all assets.
Staking on Kraken Pro:
  • Staking is accessed on the Kraken Pro interface.
  • Select specific assets to stake.
  • Select bonded or flexible staking.
  • Instant un-staking only when using flexible terms.
Fees
There are currently no transaction fees for Rewards staking or unstaking. Kraken targets a commission of 20% based on the rewards you receive from the network.
Rewards are generated by staking a portion of your eligible assets on chain, Kraken keeps the remainder unstaked for liquidity purposes. You will receive network rewards on up to 50% of your Rewards assets.
The APR rates shown are an estimate of the rewards you could receive on the assets you hold, before our commission, and are based on the average staking rewards accrued over the past period. For additional information, please refer to our Terms of Service.