Ethereum Staking

With Ethereum staking, you generate additional returns on your Ethereum, which can amount to up to 3.5% annually. At Amdax, we make Ethereum staking available to everyone, with no minimum deposit. We handle all technical challenges and always stake your ETH tokens securely from our vault, with no counterparty risk.

What is Ethereum staking?

Ethereum staking is the process of locking up your Ethereum tokens (ETH) on the Ethereum network. By locking up your ETH tokens, you contribute to the decentralization and security of the Ethereum network. As a reward, you receive compensation paid out in ETH tokens.

Transactions on the Ethereum blockchain are validated by all participants in the Ethereum network, known as validators. To become a validator, you must stake a minimum of 32 ETH tokens. This is called staking and is comparable to a security deposit. When you stop staking, you get your deposit back.

Setting up your own validator requires a serious time investment and technical knowledge. Also, the minimum stake of 32 ETH is a barrier for many. At Amdax, we handle all technical aspects of setting up a validator and offer the benefits of Ethereum staking with no minimum deposit. Your ETH tokens are always securely staked from your own vault at Amdax.

Why Ethereum Staking?

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Passive income on your ETH tokens

By staking your ETH tokens, you receive staking rewards. This allows you to earn additional returns, in addition to any potential increase in the value of Ethereum. You don't have to do anything for this; staking rewards are credited weekly to your Amdax account and automatically restaked to generate compounded returns.

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Always from a secure vault

The ETH tokens you stake are locked in your account and securely staked from our vault. You receive your staking rewards, paid out in Ethereum, on the locked tokens. Returns can range from 2 to 3.5 percent annually.

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Contribute to the security and decentralization of the network

By locking up your ETH tokens, you (along with other staking participants) become a validator of the Ethereum network. Validators verify transactions, secure the network, and add new blocks to the blockchain. The more diverse validators there are, the more decentralized the network becomes.

How Does Ethereum Staking work at Amdax?

Ethereum Staking at Amdax is available to all Ether holders, with no minimum deposit. To make this possible, Amdax collaborates with staking partner Kiln, an established and reliable partner in professional staking services.

For Ethereum Staking at Amdax, we have our own validators in which the ETH tokens of our clients are pooled. We use staking pools for this purpose. In a staking pool, ETH tokens from different Ethereum holders are collected. This can be seen as a collective basket containing 32 ETH. From this pool, we set up our own validator. The staking pool is managed by Amdax and therefore has no counterparty risk. Because Amdax utilizes staking pools, we offer Ethereum Staking to everyone, with no minimum deposit.

ETH tokens that are staked are not tradable. The waiting period for unstaking your Ethereum depends on the queue of the Ethereum protocol. There are no exit fees when unstaking your locked ETH tokens.

Put your ether to work

Are you ready to put your ether to work? Stake your ETH tokens with Amdax today and you can start generating interest immediately.

Product specifications

Product

Available for

Minimum investment

Returns*

Unbonding period

Kosten

Ethereum Staking

Individual, business and institutional accounts

> 0 ETH

2 tot 3,5% per year*

7-28 days

None**

*Earn rates are indicative and may be adjusted periodically. **ETH tokens are staked from our vault. For this, we charge 0.6% per year in storage fees

FAQ

  • Activating Ethereum Staking can be done easily via the web environment or Amdax app.

  • Staking rewards can be found in the balance overview in the web environment or Amdax app. Staking rewards are distributed weekly on every Tuesday.

  • The duration of the queue for unstaking ETH varies between 7-28 days and depends on the total amount of ether being unstaked on the network. Check the current queue at Validator Queue.

  • Amdax offers one of the most secure crypto custody services in the Netherlands. For providing Ethereum Staking, we collaborate with staking partner Kiln, a reliable institutional entity. Your ETH tokens remain in Amdax's vault and are not lent out. This way, we offer Ethereum Staking without counterparty risks.

  • For liquidity considerations, Amdax always keeps at least 32 ether out of staking. This means that not all ETH tokens are locked in staking. This prevents unnecessarily breaking up a validator with 32 ETH tokens when an incoming customer requests to unstake a certain amount of ether.

  • With Ethereum Liquid Staking, you receive a liquid token equivalent to the amount of ETH tokens you stake, which is also tradable itself. This liquid token is issued by a third party to facilitate liquid staking. When unstaking your ETH tokens, you exchange the received liquid token back for your ETH tokens. You often receive slightly less than a 1 to 1 ratio.

    With Ethereum Staking, the ETH tokens are collected by Amdax in a staking pool, securely managed by Amdax and without counterparty risk that arises from issuing, receiving, and holding a liquid token. There are no exit fees when unstaking your locked ethereum.

  • Slashing is a mechanism to penalize validators who misbehave or do not function correctly. For example, if a validator approves a fraudulent transaction or is not available to validate transactions because the validator is offline. As a penalty, a portion of the staked tokens is confiscated or destroyed. Thanks to the collaboration with Kiln, Amdax offers >99.99% uptime and insurance coverage against the risk of slashing.

Ethereum Native Staking and Ethereum Liquid Staking

Ethereum staking at Amdax can be done in two ways. Stake via your own validator, starting from an investment of 32 ETH. With Ethereum Liquid Staking, you can stake without a minimum investment. In staking pools, ETH tokens from various investors are collected. The returns from Liquid Staking are lower than those from Native Staking.*

*Starting from May 24, 2024, we will discontinue offering Ethereum Native Staking and Ethereum Liquid Staking and transition to Ethereum Staking.

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