About Cosmos

Cosmos is an ecosystem of connected blockchains. The market cap is $399,275,462 and the 24h volume is $87,466,462.

Open Source, Smart Contracts, dApps, On-Chain Governance, 2 Token Model, Interoperability
$ 2.14
24h Change
Total Staked

Staking Cosmos

Cosmos blockchain consensus is achieved via Tendermint. Investors can participate via staking. Currently there are 2 options to earn passive income and staking rewards with your Cosmos investment as outlined below.

Delegate Cosmos

Annual Reward: 8.22%
Adj. Reward: +1.82%
Lock-Up Period: 21 d
Complexity Rating: easy
Risk Rating: moderate
Default Provider Fee: 8%

Run a Validator Node

Annual Reward: 8.93%
Adj. Reward: +2.54%
Required votes:3,556 ATOM
Lock-Up Period: 21 d
Complexity Rating: professional
Risk Rating: risky


  • How to stake Cosmos (ATOM)?

    For the average user the best way to stake ATOMs is by delegating to one of the Validators of the Network.

    Currently there is no audited wallet to delegate ATOM. The most secure way is by using the CLI.

  • Which network metrics do the rewards depend on?

    With the proposed block time of 5s, the initial inflation is 7%. 

    This Rate will rise by up to 13% p.a. to 20% until we reached a Total Staked of 66%.

    Once the Total Staked is over 66% the inflation will slowly decrease back until 7%.

    Effectively the staking yield always depends on the stake ratio and inflation, which are live tracked on this site

  • Is there a risk to stake Cosmos?

    Yes even by delegating ATOM, the coins are at risk of slashing.

    If the Validator misses blocks or tries to corrupt the network, the delegator holdings might get slashed.

    Therefore it is very crucial to choose a professional and trusted Staking Service.

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Last updated: 2020-03-28 23:20:56