POSDAO Staking and STAKE (previous staking method)
For Staking Utility and Governance
  • ​The STAKE/GNO token swap is ongoing. STAKE will be phased out over the first half of 2022.
  • Up until the merge, STAKE can still be used in various protocols as well as for staking as a validator or delegator on the Gnosis Chain.
  • Following the merge, STAKE will no longer be used for staking. GNO will replace STAKE as the POS token for the Gnosis Beacon Chain.
STAKE token address on Ethereum 0x0Ae055097C6d159879521C384F1D2123D1f195e6​
STAKE token address on xDai (STAKE from Ethereum) 0xb7D311E2Eb55F2f68a9440da38e7989210b9A05e​
The STAKE token (implemented as an ERC677) is designed to secure the on-chain payment layer and provide a mechanism for validators to receive multiple POS incentives. It is an ERC20-based staking token with a market driven value.
Users (stakers) provide STAKE as collateral when participating in the consensus process. In exchange for providing STAKE (and supporting a node), users receive multiple rewards. The primary reward is in the form of additional STAKE tokens.
  • STAKE rewards: STAKE is minted as a reward based on the amount of STAKE placed in the protocol. The final emission rate is TBD through a risk assessment and community review. Target range: ~15% APR. A STAKE transfer fee is also assessed when a user removes their STAKE from the xDai chain (using an AMB bridge extension). This fee is distributed as a reward to participating stakers.

Getting STAKE

There are several ways to get STAKE either on Ethereum or directly on GC.

Staking STAKE

Individuals who own STAKE tokens on xDai (bridged from STAKE on Ethereum) can place them into the protocol through a user friendly interface on BlockScout. Functionality includes an AMB Bridge extension with the OmniBridge UI which allows users to move STAKE tokens between the Ethereum mainnet and the xDai chain.
In addition, exchanges may offer the opportunity to provide delegator staking on Ethereum directly from the exchange. Typically, this means STAKE holders select the option to stake the token, and the exchange processes the request (determining which validator to stake on, aggregating rewards and other tasks for a small percentage fee). Staking functionality is initiated by the participating exchange.
Validator candidates must meet certain requirements before placing STAKE (the ability to run a functional node and minimum STAKE amounts). Delegators can place additional STAKE on candidates and receive rewards when the candidates they have placed STAKE on are chosen as validators.
When STAKE is locked in the protocol, rewards for sealing blocks are generated in STAKE and xDai. In addition, fees for removing STAKE from the xDai chain are assessed and distributed among active stakers.

STAKE Supply

The STAKE circulating supply is decreasing due to the STAKE/GNO swap. Supply does not include tokens sent to the following addresses (burn or swap addresses). Current circulating supply can be queried at https://supply.xdaichain.com/. More details are also available at https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/stake#markets​

STAKE Governance Utility

Deprecated. GNO is now used for community-based governance.