Put your crypto to work
We'll help you put your assets to work in the cryptoeconomy so you can grow your crypto holdings with little effort.
Start earning simply by holding eligible assets, or enroll with a couple of clicks. You can earn on as little as $1.
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.¹
View, manage, and discover assets that earn rewards all from the Earn center. You can choose from multiple assets or ways to earn, like staking or DeFi yield.
¹ If enabled, you will begin earning rewards once you purchase the minimum balance of the asset. You can request to unstake anytime, no lock up periods imposed by Coinbase. But you may have to wait until the unstaking process is completed by the network before you can transfer or sell your asset. For more information, see the .
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Staking and DeFi yield are available in 70+ countries. DeFi yield is only available outside the U.S. 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. The Algorand (ALGO) asset earns rewards through inflation, or community rewards, versus staking. With inflation, new tokens are added to the network at a rate determined by the protocol and those tokens are then distributed to holders as rewards. Yield rates are determined by the relevant Staking or DeFi protocols and Coinbase will pass through the yield to you, minus a fee. The yields presented above are estimates based on recent performance and are not guaranteed. You will not earn a reward unless it is received by Coinbase.
How earning works
Coinbase offers two popular way of earning yield: Staking and DeFi yield. Read more about how they work.
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Frequently asked questions
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