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Cardano staking is on the decline this month.

The current estimated reward rate of Cardano is 2.00%. This means that, on average, stakers of Cardano are earning about 2.00% if they hold an asset for 365 days. The reward rate has not changed over the last 24 hours. 30 days ago, the reward rate for Cardano was 2.00%. Today, the staking ratio, or the percentage of eligible tokens currently being staked, is 60.80%. In other words, there are 21.2B of Cardano staked, which means that Cardano has a staking market cap of $5.7B. This is compared to a total asset market cap of $9.4B.

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How does staking Cardano work

For many traders and investors, staking is a way of earning rewards by simply holding Cardano. Certain cryptocurrencies, including Cardano, allows staking. This means that you can “stake” some of your Cardano holdings and earn a reward over time in exchange for allowing the blockchain to put your Cardano to work.

Cryptocurrencies that allow staking use a consensus mechanism called Proof of Stake, which is a method of verifying and securing transactions on the blockchain that leverages people who are literally already invested in the blockchain. The precise implementation varies, but at its core, users will put their crypto on the line, similar to a security deposit, for a chance to add a new block onto the blockchain. Typically, the chances of being chosen to validate the next block is proportionate to the amount staked and the amount of time a user’s held their asset. This way, the network rewards participants who are most invested. If the selected node successfully validates a block, then it is awarded the staking reward.

In other words, in exchange for delegating your Cardano, you get rewarded with more Cardano from the network. Staked tokens act as a guarantor of the legitimacy of new transactions. On the chance that fraudulent transactions are discovered, users will lose a part of their stake (i.e. their stake would get burned by the network) in a slashing event.

Benefits of staking Cardano

It’s easy

Enroll with just a couple of clicks. You can earn rewards on Cardano on as little as $1.

It’s secure

We take measures to mitigate risks and allow you to opt-out anytime. Some protocols may require you to wait until unstaking is complete to transfer or sell your assets.

It’s passive income

Staking can be a way of making your Cardano work by generating rewards, rather than collecting dust in your crypto wallet. You can also discover all assets eligible for rewards from our Earn center.

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How to stake Cardano?

Cardano is currently available to stake on Coinbase’s centralized exchange, subject to locations where staking is allowed. Check out our help center page to learn more about eligibility.

When can I start earning rewards with Cardano?

You start earning yield with most of the Staking and Standard Rewards assets once they are purchased. To earn yield by staking ETH or depositing assets in DeFi yield, you will need to purchase the asset and then agree to terms to enable the option and start earning rewards.

What are the risks around staking Cardano?

Staking requires your Cardano to be locked on the protocol in order to earn rewards. During this time you won't be able to trade or transfer your Cardano. The lock up periods are defined by protocols and can range from a few hours to a few days. Coinbase does not impose any lock up periods. No additional lockup periods are imposed by Coinbase.

How much can I make staking Cardano?

The current estimated reward rate of Cardano is 2.00%. This means that, on average, you can earn about 2.00% for current block/epoc rewards for Cardano.

How many Cardano tokens are currently staked?

Currently, 21.2B are staked, which means that the staking market cap of Cardano is $5.7B.

What percentage of Cardano is currently being staked?

Of the available tokens, 60.80% is currently staked.