*Staking is only intended for Professional Clients. No other client should act upon the material in this section.


Lock your crypto in a golden cage

Staking basically means that you reap the fruit of your crypto’s labour. Sounds too good to be true? Not at all. All you have to do is hold your crypto in place while the blockchain puts it to work.

What is staking?

Staking in crypto is a process that allows you to earn rewards while blocking certain digital currencies (put them «at stake») via a consensus feature called Proof of Stake (PoS) during an amount of time defined by you. Your locked assets are used to achieve a consensus mechanism that is required to ensure the security of the network and the validity of each new transaction. That’s why crypto stakers are also called «validators». For locking assets and providing services to the blockchain validators are rewarded with new coins.

Nice side effect

Proof of Stake is a consensus algorithm that reduces the energy-intensive processes required by classic crypto mining. The transaction speed is increased while the blockchain is greener.

Previously released cryptos

ETH up to
5.19% p.a.

Staking with Swissquote

Here is how to get started:


1. Connect to your trading account and click on the crypto plug-in


2.  Select «Earn»


3. Define your staking parameters and confirm by clicking on «Stake»

Terms and conditions of staking


Ethereum (ETH)

Possibility to unstake assets

Large unstaking requests (3 ETH or more) require additional processing, which can take up to a month.

Estimated reward (gross)

5.19% p.a. (gross) 

Payment of the first reward

Once a week, on Tuesdays

Payment of the following rewards

Once a week, on Tuesdays

Minimum to stake

0.001 ETH


Asset slashing & Rewards slashing

Request processing time

Up to 35 business days

Staking fees

20% of rewards