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How to stake
This article is for clients using the Kraken Pro site (

If you are looking for information on how to stake on Kraken Classic, you can find out how here!
On-chain staking
An overview of eligibility criteria for on-chain staking can be found here.
Before being able to stake, your account must first be verified to the Intermediate level or higher.
If you are staking with the Kraken Pro app, follow the steps found in this article.
View step-by-step staking instructions
  1. 1
    Once you are signed in, navigate to Earn at the top of the page.
  2. 2
    Click on the Earn button. Select or search for the asset you would like to stake.
  3. 3
    Input the amount of the asset that you would like to stake and select continue. Some assets will offer both a Bonded term as well as a Flexible term. To learn more about the difference, visit our introduction to On-Chain staking article.
  4. 4
    Your funds are now initiated for staking. You will see this entry under History>Staking. You can click on the ID for additional details.
  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 the Earn tab, you will see your full staking amount under Earn balance and the total amount of rewards you have received so far under Total rewards.
  7. 7
    Once you have received your desired amount of rewards you can 'Unstake'
Possible issue
How to resolve
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Close the order to free the funds to be staked.
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Please respond to the latest email you received regarding the issue.
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.