Help secure the Cosmos Hub and earn rewards
What is staking?
Staking is the process of locking up a digital asset (ATOM in the case of the Cosmos Hub) to provide economic security for a public blockchain.
the chain
With ATOM, you have the superpower to contribute to the security and governance of the Cosmos Hub.
Select one or more validators of the Cosmos Hub and start earning crypto assets.
Vote for
the future
Staking ATOM grants the right to vote on proposals and make decisions on the future of the network.
of staked ATOM (annually)*
Staking rewards
When the staking transaction is complete, rewards will start to be generated immediately. At any time, stakers can send a transaction to claim their accumulated rewards, using a wallet.
If you stake
Your rewards
(Varies between validators)
* baseline inflation rate fluctuates based on the total amount of staked ATOM in the network
Where do rewards come from?
Staking rewards are generated and distributed to staked ATOM holders in two ways:
Transaction fees
Transaction fees collected on the Cosmos Hub are distributed to staked ATOM holders.
Newly created ATOM

The total supply of ATOM is inflated to reward stakers. ATOM holders that do not stake do not receive rewards, meaning their ATOM get diluted over time.

The yearly inflation rate of ATOM is available on most explorers.

Staking safely
Staking ATOM is not risk-free. If a validator has downtime or underperforms, a percentage of ATOM delegated to them may be forfeited. To mitigate these risks, it is recommended that ATOM holders delegate to multiple validators.
More about staking safely