Get Started
Get ATOM and stake.
Step 01
Get ATOM using one of the many cryptocurrency exchanges.

Some exchanges offer staking services directly, but this requires you to delegate ownership of your tokens to them.

This guide involves using your own wallet, enabling you to maintain full ownership of your tokens.

Browse exchanges
Step 02
Transfer your ATOM to a wallet.
Choose a wallet that suits your needs, create an account, and transfer your ATOM from the exchange.
Choose a wallet
Step 03
Select your validators.
In your wallet, choose the
to delegate your ATOM to. Remember to spread your risk by delegating your ATOM to multiple validators in good standing.
Choosing a validator
Step 04
Lock up and stake
your ATOM.
Using your wallet, send a simple transaction (often called “Stake” or “Delegate”) to start staking. This locks up your ATOM (i.e. you can't transfer them) and enables the chosen validators to operate the network.
Staked ATOM can be unlocked via your wallet by sending a transaction (often called “Unstake” or “Undelegate”) and waiting 21 days.