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How to stake Terra LUNA

Earn up to 17% APY.

What you'll learn

  1. 1

    How to stake Terra

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

  2. 2

    Statistics about Terra staking.

    We have a lot of data on staking Terra 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 Terra is a great way to earn passive income while contributing to a blockchain network. If you're sitting on idle LUNA, 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 Terra (LUNA): A step-by-step guide

  1. 1

    Buy tokens

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

  2. 2

    Select a wallet

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

  3. 3

    Stake your tokens

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

  4. 4

    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 Terra network. You'll be rewarded with LUNA 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 LUNA into your custodial wallet and it will automatically start earning rewards. Some platforms will require a minimum amount of time to stake your LUNA tokens, while others are completely flexible.

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Frequently asked questions about staking Terra (LUNA)