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Staking your Polkadot (DOT) allows you to passively earn staking rewards for your help to secure the network.

Through the Ledger Live app, you can easily and securely delegate your Polkadot to a validator and start earning rewards, passively.

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Polkadot is a new generation blockchain protocol that simplifies cross-chain interoperability and communication by bringing multiple blockchains into one network.

Earn Polkadot rewards*

Staking Polkadot offers an average return of 14%. This rate may vary depending on different criteria.

*Rewards are not guaranteed. Ledger provides no advice or recommendations on use of staking services.

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By staking your Polkadot (DOT), you help secure the network and validate transactions. You are part of the Polkadot blockchain success!

Why stake Polkadot (DOT) with Ledger

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Grow your Polkadot bag while securely holding them with your Ledger device. You are in control.

Freedom of choice

It's up to you to choose which validators you want to delegate your Polkadot to.

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You can manage, buy, swap, and stake your Polkadot through Ledger Live with our partners. All your crypto needs, in one app.

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Earn staking Polkadot rewards

Earn staking Polkadot rewards

You can passively grow your assets with Ledger by participating in the Polkadot network as a nominator. By validating blocks, validators receive rewards which are redistributed to their nominators.

The current annual yield on Polkadot is around 14%, minus the validators’ commission rate.

Carefully select your validator(s) as the rewards you’ll receive will depend on them. If they do not behave properly, they will get slashed and you will lose DOT as well. Only a certain number of validators at a time can participate in the consensus and be nominated. This process is called election and happens every era (about 24h on Polkadot).

You can stop nominating at any time but you will need to wait 28 days to unlock your assets.

Estimate Polkadot staking rewards


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Set up your device

Follow the setup steps, and create a Polkadot account.


Buy Polkadot tokens or transfer DOT

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Start staking Polkadot (DOT)

Click the Earn rewards button on your Polkadot account and choose the Ledger validator in the list. Select the amount and confirm.

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 a dynamic amount of around 80 DOT (the actual number can vary). It can move up or down depending on the nominations and the election solutions. Nominators with a stake smaller than this amount may not currently be receiving staking rewards.

It usually takes up to 28 days to unlock the Polkadot you stake, depending on the Polkadot protocol. Learn more on the Polkadot website.

An amount of staking rewards is available for each era (every 24 hours). To potentially receive rewards, you will have to wait for the end of the next era. For instance, if you nominate a validator during era N, your nomination will go into effect era N+1, then payouts are possible when era N+1 ends and era N+2 begins.

The global amount of staking rewards available for each era is shared evenly between validators, regardless of their stake (the payout of a specific validator, however, may differ based on era points collected). Each validator then applies a commission. For each validator, remaining rewards are then split among nominators for which the validator was active for this era, proportionally to their stake. For each validator, only the 128 nominators with the largest stake will receive staking rewards.

Rewards payment can be triggered by any user (usually the validator or one of his nominators). When any of them triggers the payout, all of them receive their rewards. Claiming rewards manually is not supported in Ledger Live. As a consequence, you will receive your rewards without doing anything when the validator(s) you choose or anyone else who nominated the same validator(s) triggers the rewards payout.

With Polkadot the validator and nominator could lose a portion of their assets if the validator misbehaves and is slashed. As such, it is important to take a good look into who you are nominating.

You have full ownership of your Polkadot (DOT) when you stake through Ledger, unlike with crypto exchanges.

Choosing a validator is a personal decision, and it’s important to do your own research. When available, choose Ledger, a trusted validator that offers great rewards and best security.

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