This is a guide for users to learn step-by-step how to stake their CRO tokens using Keplr wallet on web. Before explaining how to stake, let’s first look at what is Cronos and how to buy CRO tokens.
1. What is Cronos and CRO token?
Cronos (CRO), formerly “Crypto.org Coin”, is the official coin of Crypto.com. This name change reflected the decentralized nature of CRO, which is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible chain, running in parallel to Crypto.org Chain. It is designed to support the Creator Economy with applications such as DeFi. Cronos can deliver faster and cheaper transactions than Ethereum mainnet, making decentralized applications and smart contracts more user and environment friendly. Crypto.com is a EVM chain, built on top of the Cosmos SDK, what allows it to enjoy the benefits of both the Ethereum and Cosmos ecosystems.
2. How to buy CRO tokens?
CRO tokens is listed on a number of well-known exchanges. You can buy CRO tokens on Crypto.com, Coinbase, OKX, KuCoin, etc
HOW TO STAKE CRO tokens?
CRO tokens staking is quite straight-forward and simple using Keplr. Let’s look at how to stake CRO tokens with Ubik Capital step-by-step both via Keplr web browser extension and mobile app.
Staking CRO tokens via Keplr Web Browser Extension Wallet
Keplr is a non-custodial blockchain wallet for web pages that allows users to interact with blockchain applications. Keplr Wallet is the first and leading IBC-enabled wallet for the Cronos ecosystem.
Let’s start with step-by-step staking guide with Keplr web wallet.
1- Go to Keplr Website & Install Keplr Browser Extension
In order to stake CRO tokens, you need to go to https://keplr.app/ and download the Keplr chrome extension by clicking the download button on the website:
2- Create or Import Existing Account Using Keplr
After installing the Chrome extension, you need to either create a new wallet or import an existing one. We will proceed by creating a new wallet. After clicking on the extension on Chrome, click on the “Create new account” button on the page that opens:
After clicking on the button, you need to set up a password and save the mnemonic seed. Then click next. (PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU LOSE YOUR MNEMONIC SEED, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO GET ACCESS TO YOUR WALLET. DO NOT SHARE YOUR MNEMONIC SEED WITH ANYONE AND SAVE IT IN A WAY YOU WON’T LOSE IT.)
The wallet is successfully created. Now you can stake CRO tokens with your wallet.
3- Staking CRO tokens Using Keplr Wallet
After creating the wallet, go to https://wallet.keplr.app/ and click on the “Chains” button on the main page to switch to Crypto.com:
You will see the “Crypto.com” at the bottom of the list of the chains. Click on the “Crypto.com”:
On the right side you will see your balance.
If you haven’t stake it before, you can simply search for Ubik Capital by typing “Ubik” in the search box and clicking on “Ubik Capital” to select it:
After selecting Ubik Capital as your validator, click on the “Delegate” button on the appearing page:
You need to enter the amount of CRO tokens you want to stake on the next page. After entering the amount, click on the “Delegate” button (Please note that staking will lock your funds for 21 days):
Congratulations, you staked your CRO tokens using Keplr web wallet successfully!
How Ubik Capital Facilitates Staking and Delegation
Ubik Capital makes it easy for users to stake and delegate their coins by providing them with a simple interface and 24/7 support. Furthermore, with 100% uptime across all networks, users can be assured that their coins are always being staked and earning rewards.
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Proof of Stake is an increasingly popular consensus algorithm, especially with Ethereum’s transition into PoS. There are many variations of a PoS consensus algorithm; however, with this guide, you should understand how it generally works.
Ubik Capital is an excellent option if you’re interested in earning rewards by staking your coins.
About Ubik Capital
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