How do I stake TRX?

Take your TRX with Atomic Wallet to receive interest on your deposit! Here, we'll guide you through everything you need to know to stake your TRX and earn rewards. 


Getting started with staking

Staking looks pretty straightforward—instead of just keeping your TRX deposit on your balance, you're choosing to stake it and earn interest. Where does the interest come from, though? 

By delegating your TRX to a validator of your choice, you're expressing your trust in them, which makes them more powerful on the Tron blockchain. As validators get paid for confirming blockchain transactions, they in turn pay back to those who supported them. That's how you earn your rewards! By staking your TRX in Atomic Wallet, you're choosing us as your validator.

TRX 101: the things you need to know before staking your coins

  • Network fees. You’ll have to pay a network fee every time you want to stake or unstake your TRX. That's why we strongly recommend against staking all your funds. Make sure to leave some small TRX amount on your available balance so that you can pay the fees. Otherwise, you won’t be able to unstake your deposit later on. The fees are charged by the Tron blockchain directly. If you're interested in learning more about how they work, see Does Atomic Wallet charge any additional transaction fees?.
  • Your deposit will be locked. Your TRX deposit will be frozen throughout the staking period. This means your staked TRX won’t be counted towards your total balance. Also, you won’t be able to transfer or exchange them. 
  • Unstaking. You won't be able to unstake your deposit for 3 days after you stake it.
  • Voting. TRX staking requires two transactions. One "converts' TRX into votes and the other delegates them to a certain validator. Both transactions are done automatically when you stake your coins. However, sometimes the second transaction does not go through and you are left with undelegated votes. Undelegated votes do not generate rewards, so you will need to vote manually. More about it here.  

How to stake TRX in your Atomic Wallet app

  1. Click Staking on the left sidebar.
  2. Select TRX.

  3. Click  Stake.

  4. Decide on the amount to stake. You can also choose validator here. 

    Tip: We strongly recommend not to stake all your TRX, as you won't be able to unstake your deposit later on otherwise. You'll be charged a network fee by the Tron blockchain for both staking and unstaking your deposit. The staking fee will automatically be deducted from the amount you're staking. We'd suggest you leave the same amount on your balance so that you can pay the fee once you decide to unstake your TRX. 

  5. Enter your password and click Confirm.
  6. Voilà, your TRX deposit is now staked! Relax and wait for your first rewards to arrive in around 3 days. 
  1. Select theStaking tab in the bottom panel.
  2. Tap TRX.

  3. Tap Stake.

  4. Decide on the amount to stake and choose a validator. 

    Tip: We strongly recommend not to stake all your TRX, as you won't be able to unstake your deposit later on otherwise. You'll be charged a network fee by the Tron blockchain for both staking and unstaking your deposit. The staking fee will automatically be deducted from the amount you're staking. We'd suggest you leave the same amount on your balance so that you can pay the fee once you decide to unstake your TRX. 

  5. Enter your password and tap Confirm.
  6. Voilà, your TRX deposit is now staked! Relax and wait for your first rewards to arrive in around 3 days. 

How to unstake your TRX 

  1. Select TRX in the Staking tab.
  2. Select Unstake.
  3. Enter the amount you want to unstake and select Unstake
  4. Please note that unstaking takes one full epoch—that is, around 3 days.  In 3 days, your TRX will appear under Available withdrawals. 
  5. Just select Withdraw to have your coins deposited to your TRX address.

Voting

As stated above, TRX staking requires two transactions. One turns your TRX into votes and the other delegates these votes to a certain validator. Both transactions are done automatically when you stake your coins. However, sometimes the second transaction does not go through and you are left with undelegated votes. Undelegated votes do not generate rewards, so you will need to vote manually. How do you know if the second transaction went through? Simply check your TRX staking tab. If you do not see a 'Vote' button, congratulations, the transaction went through! This is what it looks like when the second transaction went through and your TRX is successfully staked:

If you do, however, see the 'Vote' button, simply press it and the votes will be delegated. Your TRX will be staked successfully. This is what it looks like when you need to perform the voting transaction manually:


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