How to Stake Near Protocol (NEAR)

In this guide, you'll learn how to stake NEAR using Trust Wallet. NEAR is the native asset of Near Protocol—which is a scalable, decentralized development platform aimed at creating user-friendly dApps and fostering a more accessible blockchain ecosystem.

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Key details for staking NEAR using Trust Wallet

  • Minimum amount required for staking: 0.1 NEAR
  • Lockup period for staking: 2 days
  • Staking yield (APR): Please see rates listed in the ‘Earn’ section of the Trust Wallet app.
  • Staking assets and earning rewards is done via our trusted partners. Trust Wallet does not control the minimum amount, lockup period, or staking rate.
To ensure you have NEAR, as well as all other staking options available to you, be sure to get the most updated version of Trust Wallet:

How to stake NEAR

  • Open Trust Wallet and select Earn.
  • Search for NEAR and select it.
  • Select Stake.
  • Choose the Amount to stake, and then select the Validator (you can also leave the default validator).
  • Select Continue.
  • Review the details, and then select Confirm.

How to unstake NEAR

  • Go to Earn from the main wallet page, choose NEAR.
  • Then choose Unstake and follow the instructions to confirm the unstaking process.
Note: You will not be able to withdraw your tokens while they are staked. If you want to withdraw your NEAR, staked NEAR takes 2 days to unstake. The unstake timing is controlled by the Near Protocol, not Trust Wallet.

Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum amount to stake NEAR?

The minimum stake amount is 0.1 NEAR.

When do I start receiving rewards when I stake NEAR?

The time to your first reward is: 12 hours.

What is the reward frequency when I stake NEAR?

With each epoch (12 hours).

What’s the minimum reward amount in order to claim?

You claim when unstaking.

Are my accrued NEAR staking rewards auto-compounded?


What is the lockup period when I stake NEAR?

The lockup period is 2 days.

Can I use my NEAR while they are staked?

No, you won’t be able to use your tokens while they are staked/locked. Before you use your NEAR tokens, you’ll need to unstake them.

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