Stake STX

Contribute to network security & earn rewards.

Stacks is currently undergoing some API-connection... Read more
Under Maintenance
Proof of Stake
The current market value of 1 unit of an asset in USD... Read more
The theoretical value of this asset calculated by multiplying... Read more
Market Cap
Under Maintenance
Subscribe to our newsletter to get an update on when this page is out of maintenance.

Explore & Discover Providers

Choose the Best Validator for Your Own Staking Needs.
Earn Juicy Staking Rewards.

items per page

Run Your Own Validator
Running a Validator is a great way to support the network and contribute to the security of the network. It requires a local set up in your home. Running a Validator is a great way to foster decentralization. You can run a validator either at home on your own server, or set it up remotely in the cloud.
Reward Rate
Stack STX to earn BTC. Calculation based on the amount of BTC rewards last + current cycle distributed between all current stakers. Considering current BTC and STX price.
90k STX
Minimum of the next cycle. Please consider the amount is different in each cycle. Read the FAQs for more details how the minimum is determined.
Lockup Time
18 days
Based on Cycle Length.

Learn about Stacks Staking

How to Stack STX?

You don’t have to run a node or validate transactions to stack — all you need to do is lock your STX in your wallet temporarily. To participate, you need to meet the minimum amount of STX for a full reward slot or pool together with others.

Check out our Step-by-Step Guide on How to Stake STX.

How much can I earn Stacking STX?

As of May 2021 around 60 BTC are being rewarded per cycle, this is split proportionally throughout the engaged participants.

To estimate your staking rewards visit the Stacks Advanced Calculator.

Staking STX follows the PoX Parameters:
A block reward is given to the Bitcoin miners of 1000 STX/block for first 4 yrs; 500 STX/block for following 4 yrs; 250 for the 4 yrs after that; and then 125 STX/block in perpetuity after that. This inflationary STX payment is given to the Bitcoin miners to incentivize them to participate in the PoX consensus mechanism. The Bitcoin miners dispense BTC rewards to the STX participants.

Block time: Stacks blockchain produces blocks at the same rate as Bitcoin. Bitcoin blocks are produced roughly once every 10 minutes, so that will be the rate for Stacks 2.0 mainnet. However, microblocks can give faster initial confirmation.

Block reward maturity window: 100 blocks, meaning if a miner wins a block, they will earn the coinbase reward for that block after 100 blocks have elapsed.

Stacking parameters: 2 reward addresses per block; reward cycle 2000 blocks (~2 weeks) for a total of 4000 reward slots.

Stacking threshold: the minimum number of STX needed is dynamic based on participation. This threshold is 0.025% of the participating amount of STX when participation is between 25% and 100% and when participation is below 25%, the threshold level is always 0.00625% of the liquid supply of STX.

What's the minimum to Stack STX Independently?

To determine the minimum amount of STX required to Stack Independently please consider the following:

If less than 25% of the liquid supply of STX are participating in Stacking, then the minimum amount required per reward slot is 1 / 16,000th of the total liquid amount of STX.

If more than 25% of the liquid supply of STX are participating in Stacking, the minimum amount required for a reward slot is 1 / 4,000th of the amount of STX participating in Stacking.

After making these calculations, the minimum threshold is rounded up to the nearest interval of 10,000.

Any risks to Stacking STX?

The biggest risk to staking STX is the lockup period which is determined based on the cycle time. This is a great opportunity to capture a yield in BTC using a PoX mechanism.

Please consider rewards are paid in BTC, thus fluctuating BTC and STX price will affect the reward rate.

What is Stacks?

Stacks makes Bitcoin programmable, enabling decentralized apps and smart contracts that inherit all of Bitcoin’s powers.

Stacks 2.0 is a layer-1 blockchain that connects to Bitcoin for security and enables decentralized apps and predictable smart contracts. Stacks 2.0 implements PoX mining that anchors to Bitcoin security. Leader election happens at the Bitcoin blockchain and STX miners
write new blocks on the connected Stacks blockchain. With PoX there is no need to modify Bitcoin to enable smart contracts and apps around it.

There are two types of participants as part of the PoX consensus mechanism: (a) STX miners, and (b) STX holders.

Who are the Team Members behind Stacks?

Some team members of Stacks are as follows:

Patrick Stanley – Head of Growth Blockstack

Jeff Domke – Smart contacts on Bitcoin. Head of Product Blockstack

Sachin Ranjan – Community Manager at Blockstack PBC

Hank Stoever – Engineer at Blockstack

Han Pang – Developer at Blockstack

How was Stacks Launched?

Originally Blockstack held a token sale from July 11th – September 8th 2019 in which they raised over $80 Million.

ICO Token Price: 1 STX = 0.12 USD

Available STX for Token Sale: 20%

On Saturday, January 9th, Stacks 2.0 activation reached miner threshold. Stacks 1.0 will stop accepting new transactions before Stacks 2.0 activates by miners. This freeze will be at block 665750, morning of Tuesday Jan 12th, Eastern Time.

After validating the exported data for accuracy and integrity, Hiro PBC released a mainnet-build of Stacks 2.0 that can be operational starting BTC block 666050. Stacks 1.0 state including accounts, balances and locks will be embedded in this release and automatically incorporated in the genesis block.

Stacks is an open-source network of decentralized apps and smart contracts built on Bitcoin. Stack STX to earn BTC.
Subscribe ↗