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How to stake Dai DAI

Earn up to 5% APY.

What you'll learn

  1. 1

    How to stake Dai

    An in-depth guide on the best way to stake DAI.

  2. 2

    Statistics about Dai staking.

    We have a lot of data on staking Dai and we share some of this with you.

  3. 3

    Other coins you can stake.

    We show you some staking options with other coins that could be of interest.


Staking Dai is a great way to earn passive income while contributing to a blockchain network. If you're sitting on idle DAI, it can make a lot of sense to stake it and put it to good use. Below is a guide on exactly how to do that.

How to stake Dai (DAI): A step-by-step guide

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    Buy tokens

    In order to stake Dai, you need to have it. To obtain Dai, you'll need to purchase it. You can choose from these popular exchanges.

  2. 2

    Select a wallet

    Once you have DAI, you'll need to choose a Dai wallet to store your tokens. Ledger is a popular option.

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    Stake your tokens

    Staking pools are a great option when staking DAI. It's easier and faster to get up-and-running. A staking pool is a group of validators who combine their DAI, which gives them a higher chance of validating transactions and earning rewards. You can do this through your wallet's interface.

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    Start earning rewards

    You'll need to wait for your deposit to be confirmed by your wallet. Once it's confirmed, you'll automatically validate transactions on the Dai network. You'll be rewarded with DAI for these validations.

Things to consider

There are transaction and staking pool fees you need to consider. There can also be a waiting period before you start earning rewards. The staking pool will need to generate blocks, and this can take some time.

Custodial staking

The instructions above are for decentralized, non-custodial staking. We always recommend using non-custodial staking as you're in control of your keys and it's much safer.

In case you want to use a custodial staking platform, all you need to do is deposit DAI into your custodial wallet and it will automatically start earning rewards. Some platforms will require a minimum amount of time to stake your DAI tokens, while others are completely flexible.

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Frequently asked questions about staking Dai (DAI)