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Staking your Stacks allows you to passively earn rewards for helping to secure the network.

Through Hiro wallet, and by pairing it with your Ledger hardware wallet, you can easily and securely delegate STX you want to stake.

You can freely choose a trustworthy validator to get competitive rewards, and you keep ownership of your Stacks coins.



Formerly known as Blockstack, Stacks is a layer-1 blockchain solution designed to enable smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps) on Bitcoin (BTC) without compromising any of its inherent strengths, such as security and stability.
These open and modular DApps allow developers to create unique features that are not possible with traditional apps. Since Stacks is built on top of Bitcoin, all network activity is settled on the most widely used and secure blockchain.
The Stacks 2.0 blockchain is powered by the Stacks token (STX), which is used for executing smart contracts, processing transactions, and registering new digital assets.

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Secure the Stacks Network

When you do STX staking, you make the Stacks blockchain successful by securing the network and validating transactions.



Pairing your Ledger with a thrid-party wallet, allow you to grow securely your Bitcoin bag securely.


Keep full custody of your assets when you stake Stacks with the Hiro wallet, unlike with crypto exchanges.

Freedom of choice

It's up to you to choose which validators you want to stake your Stacks tokens.

Earn Bitcoin via Stacks

Earn Bitcoin via Stacks

To support the security and consensus of the Stacks network, you can stake and lock your Stacks tokens, the native currency of the network. As a result, you can earn Bitcoin as a reward, which is transferred to you by miners through Proof of Transfer mining. Similar to how Bitcoin miners use mining software to support the Bitcoin blockchain and earn BTC, you can support the Stacks blockchain and earn BTC by purchasing and locking up $STX tokens.

There are different ways to stake and earn bitcoin, depending on your experience with crypto and the amount of STX you have. If you are new to crypto or prefer a straightforward option, you can stake your Stacks in a non-custodial pool. These services combine your Stacks with others and pay out your rewards at the end of each cycle. Alternatively, if you have enough Stacks to meet the protocol minimum (usually over 100,000 STX), you can stake on your own without joining a pool.

The current base annual reward rate for Stacks is 10% of the total supply.

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Set up your device and install the Stacks app

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.

  2. Follow the setup steps.

  3. On Ledger Live, go to "My Ledger" and install the Stacks app.


Download and create an Hiro wallet

  1. Head to and install from Chrome Web Store

  2. Open Hiro Wallet extension and select "I already have a wallet"

  3. Select "Continue with Ledger"

  4. Connect your Ledger and enter its PIN on the device

  5. Open the Stacks app on your Ledger device


Start Stacks staking

  1. Choose the pool that you think best suits your needs. You have the choice between Xverse Pool, Friedger's Pool, Planbetter, InfStones.

  2. Determine the amount of STX you'd like to commit for Stacking. Enter your BTC reward address, and choose your number of cycles.

  3. Allow pool contract to interact with your wallet and confirm your STX delegation.

Want to learn more about staking?

We answer all the basic questions you might have in our Ledger academy: What is staking? What’s the difference between Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work? What is a validator?

You can also take a look at our School of Block series on Youtube to learn how to get started in staking and make your money work for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is possible to stake Stacks coins. Stacks blockchain uses a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, which allows holders of STX to earn rewards for participating in the network by holding and staking their coins.

Staking involves holding Stacks in a special wallet that is connected to the network and participating in the validation of transactions.
Stakers receive rewards for their participation in STX tokens.

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