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[Asset Management] Staking the Crypto Currency! PoS Blockchain Validator List

Good morning. This is Fennec.

Here are some recommended validators for non-exchange staking. I hope you can find a place that looks good for your own stock holdings.

The first thing you need to know about is the data provider Staking Rewards. This is a site that collects and provides information on passive income from digital assets, which is essential when selecting validators for staking.

This site can be used to compare yields of different crypto currency stocks, PoS staking rewards of each validator, stocks handled, and total amount of staking. You can also find staking information on exchanges and wallets. I hope you will decide on the delegate target after careful selection, including the validators reported in this article.

Arai-san

Staking is a subject for another post!

Attention!

For safety reasons, staking should be done on the official website whenever possible.

There may be authentic-looking scams in the ranking column of Staking Rewords and in the validator list when copying addresses. Even when viewing data, please make sure it is authentic by jumping to the SNS link from the detailed page of the brand or provider. If the brand you want to stake is listed on the official website but cannot be staked on the official website, please contact the official website instead of going through Staking Rewards.

There are various ways to delegate, such as by connecting a cold wallet such as Ledger, or by connecting a browser extension wallet such as SolFlare. Once you have decide a delegate address, follow the instructions on that site for staking.

Validator List

Ankr

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Polygon / ETH 2.0 / Binance Coin / Avalanche / Polkadot / Kusama

(Plans to support) Unpublished

Background knowledge

Ankr is a web3 infrastructure company in San Francisco, California that specializes in dApps building, node hosting, and staking services. They are run by a team of entrepreneurs, creators, and experts who have experience working with AWS, Oracle, Google, Yandex, Ethereum, BitGo, Goldman Sachs, and others.

Ankr’s ERC-20/BEP-20 ANKR tokens are listed on major exchanges such as Binance, Coinbase Pro, KuCoin, and Kraken, and their diluted market capitalization is over 100 billion yen.

Bison Trails

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Cardano / Celo / Cosmos / Crypto.org Chain / Edgeware / Flow / Kusama / Livepeer / NEAR / Oasis / Ontology / Osmosis / Polkadot / Provenance / Solana / Terra

(Plans to support) Unpublished

Background knowledge

Bison Trails is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company in New York, NY that provides enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure. Bison Trails was acquired by Coinbase in January 2021, and it has been announced that the services previously provided by Bison Trails will continue to be supported.

Blockdaemon

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Algorand / Solana / Near / Flow / Polkadot / Harmony / Kusama / Skale / Cosmos / Celo / Oasis / Livepeer / Aion / Ethereum 2.0 / Tezos / Open Application Network

(Plans to support) The Graph / Stacks / Mina / Serum / Dfinity / Terra / Keep

Background knowledge

Blockdaemon is a blockchain infrastructure specialist service in Los Angeles, California. It is a pragmatic node provider that supports many PoS protocols and has enterprise-class security and backup systems.

It complies with ISO 27001, the international standard for security management systems (ISMS) regarding confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, and is used by major exchanges, custodians, corporations, financial institutions, and more than 10,000 developers.

Chorus One

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Akash / Band / Celo / Centrifuge / Cosmos / Ethereum / Helium / Injective / Juno / Kava / Kusama / Lido / Microtick / Mina / Near / Oasis / Osmosis / Persistence / Polkadot / Provenance / Regen / Secret Network / Skale / Solana / Terra / Tezos / The Graph

(Plans to support) Agoric / Anoma / Axelar / Biconomy / Connext / Covalent / EVMOS / Gateway / Moonbeam / Nym / Stargaze / TGrade / Umee / Vega

Background knowledge

Chorus One is a fully remote, multinational DAO born out of a community of developers building blockchain infrastructure and developing protocols. It is the largest validator in Europe with a staking volume of over $3.5 billion, and in its development work it has contributed to the field of communication protocols (IBCs) that enable interoperability between different blockchains.

Cryptium Labs was a staking provider that, like Chorus One, had contributed to blockchain development since the early days of PoS, but was acquired by Chorus One and ceased validator activity on all networks on March 15, 2021. Its node operations have now been taken over by Chorus One.

Dokia Capital

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Cosmos / Terra / Irisnet / Near / Polkadot / Solana

(Plans to support) Skale / Agoric / Dfinity / Ethereum / Regen / The graph

Background knowledge

Dokia Capital is a venture capital firm based in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, with one of the top 10 staking volumes in the world. It offers professional infrastructure for institutional investors and intuitive tools for token holders; the SolFlare wallet used for Solana staking was developed by Dokia Capital.

For PoS validation infrastructure facilities, they guarantee 99.982% uptime on a 24×7 basis. Dokia Capital is a TIA-942-certified data center and meets Tier 3 quality standards, allowing us to continue to provide services even if some of the building’s facilities are shut down for maintenance.

Everstake

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Tezos / Cosmos / ICON / Polkadot / Cardano / Near / Kusama / Chainlink / Band / Oasis / Harmony / Solana / Elrond / Fio / Eos / QTUM / Terra / ETH 2.0 / Free TON / Skale / Polygon / Zilliqa / Kichain / CasperLabs / Persistence / Mina / Dock / Cartesi / Rizon / Velas / Decimalchain / Marlin

(Plans to support) Elixxir / Ontology / Neo / The Graph / Avalanche / Arbitrum / Optimism / Clover / Anchor / Blox

Background knowledge

Everstake is a validator company in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, with a staking volume of over $6 billion, along with Binance Staking, the largest. It was founded by Attic Lab, another Ukrainian EOS block producer.

Enterprise-level hardware is used to ensure secure and reliable node operations. It offers its services to institutional and individual investors, selling them 5-20% annual compensation.

Figment

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Akash / Audius / Avalanche / Band Protocol / Cardano / Casper / Celo / Cosmos / E-Money / Ethereum / Flow / Helium / Injective Protocol / IRISnet / Juno / KAVA / Keep / Kusama / Livepeer / Mina / Moonriver / NEAR Protocol / NuCypher / Oasis Network / Osmosis / Persistence / Provenance / Polkadot / Secret Network / Sentinel / SKALE / Solana / Terra / The Graph

(Plans to support) Agoric / Althea / Chainlink / Moonbeam / Qredo / Sommelier / Stargaze / Axelar / Flux / Nym / Vega

Background knowledge

Figment is one of the world’s largest service providers for building node and staking infrastructure, based in Toronto, Canada. The company has a large number of engineers on staff and also provides blockchain developer tools.

They are one of the best in the industry in terms of the variety of assets they validate. In August 2021, the company successfully raised $50 million, the largest amount ever raised by a staking provider. The funds raised here will be used to hire more employees and to diversify Web3’s backend and infrastructure services.

InfStones

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Ethereum / Binance Coin / Cardano / Solana / Polygon / Algorand / Cosmos / TRON / Tezos / EOS / Harmony / Stacks / ICON / IOST / Ontology / IoTeX / Kava / Band Protocol / Oasis Network / Wanchain / Loom Network / Nebulas / Terra

(Plans to support) Polkadot / Kusama / Dash / Qtum / NuCypher / IRISnet / Aion / Injective Protocol

Background knowledge

Founded in 2018, InfStones is a blockchain infrastructure provider in Palo Alto, California, with offices in three countries and two continents. The team is made up of engineers and business leaders from technology companies and the financial industry. Them serve institutional investors in many countries and support tens of thousands of nodes on over 50 major blockchains.

In August 2021, they raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Shanghai-based Qiming Ventures, and in October, they entered into a partnership with Neo to launch the NeoN3 public API service.

HashQuark

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Ethereum 2.0 / Polkadot / Flow / Cosmos / Klaytn / KUSAMA / Tezos / Dash / Solana / Near / Ava Labs / The Graph / Matic / Oasis Labs / SKALE / Edgeware / e-Money / Band Protocol / Secret Network / KEEP / NuCypher / Casper Labs / Injective / Celer / Persistence / Akash / Cartesi / Meter / Harmony / TomoChain / IoTeX / Waves

(Plans to support) Dfinity / Stacks 2.0

Background knowledge

HashQuark is one of Asia’s largest validators of enterprise-level, secure and stable staking services and is a Hong Kong company under the HashKey Group. HashKey is headquartered in Hong Kong and has branches in Tokyo and Singapore. Although it is inferior in terms of staking volume and number of users, it has one of the richest PoS blockchain assets in the industry.

The parent company of HashPort Accelerator, a Japanese company with which HashQuark entered into a strategic partnership in April 2020, is also the parent company of Hashpalette, another subsidiary that issued Palette tokens.

Moonstake

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Cardano / Polkadot / Tezos / Cosmos / Ontology / QTUM / IRISnet / Harmony / IOST / Orbs / TRON / Centrality

(Plans to support) Quras / Lisk

Background knowledge

Moonstake is a staking provider based in the Cayman Islands, UK. It has a branch office in Singapore. It provides validator services and develops protocols for staking pools.

Through the original web wallet (web, iOS, Android) released in May 2020, users can directly stake their crypto currency holdings while they are stored in the wallet. Moonstake, which has partnered with a number of blockchain projects, is working to introduce more seamless staking through its technical cooperation.

P2P Validator

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Tezos / Cosmos / Polkadot / Solana / Kusama / Kava / Ethereum / TheGraph / Cardano / Nucypher / Irisnet / FLOW / DAOBet / Oasis / Terra / Near / Marlin / Mina / Regen / Persistence

(Plans to support) Free TON / Vega / Acala / Robonomics / Dfinity / CyberDevs / Nym / Agoric

Background knowledge

P2P Validator is a AAA rated company in Georgetown, Kentucky, founded in 2013, and is a staking provider for the PoS blockchain, providing 24/7 monitoring and support.

Features include a partnership with Advanced Blockchain AG, a Berlin-based blockchain developer, in February 2021 to increase Polkadot’s network validation efficiency and facilitate maximization of staking rewards. As a result of this partnership, Polkadot’s staking APY (annual rate of return compounded on a daily basis) is 14.85% as of the end of October 2021, which is the highest among all the validator mentioned here.

Stake Capital

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Loom / Livepeer / Cosmos / Tezos / Kusama

(Plans to support) Aion / Algorand / Audius / Celo / Centrifuge / Decred / Edgeware / Elrond / Ethereum 2.0 / IDEX / IOV / Iris / Kava / Libra / Matic / Near / NuCypher / Polkadot / Skale / Solana / Straightedge / Terra / Torus

Background knowledge

Stake Capital is a startup DAO founded in 2018 that offers Staking as a Service (a business model where they do PoS blockchain staking on customer deposits and charge a fee in exchange for profit sharing). As a provider, they have managed over $30 million in funds, according to CEO Julien Bouteloup.

They maintain one of the highest uptime rates in the industry at 99.99% since partnering with global server infrastructure company BSO in September 2019. It is directly connected to the BSO server, allowing it to run in an offline environment, as well as directly to the infrastructure of both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. By doing so, it enables stable operation under low-latency communication without going through public networks.

Stake DAO

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Avalanche / Polygon / Solana / Livepeer / Elrond

(Plans to support) Unpublished

Background knowledge

Stake DAO is a product of Stake Capital and is a DAO that provides blockchain staking infrastructure. It’s a community, not a company. And the reason behind the creation of Stake DAO was concern about major exchanges such as Binance, which offer free staking services because their main business is not validating.

The countermeasure used was SDT, an original ERC-20 based token that is earned as a staking reward. As the tokens, which are distributed free of charge, gained value, the service fees paid by customers became virtually free. The benefits of this token will bring compound interest to users, and they can also use SDT tokens to vote and influence the governance of the platform. Users are not locked up and have full control over their asset management. They can also use points to earn original NFTs.

Staked

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) ETH 2.0 / Solana / Cardano / Polkadot / Terra / Algorand / Polygon / TRON / Cosmos / Tezos / Elrond / Mina / Kusama / Near / Helium / Decred / ICON / Stacks / Dash / Qtum / The Graph / Keep / Livepeer / Injective / NuCypher / Flow / Audius / Orbs / Iris / Secret / Skale / Kava / Edgeware / Oasis / Radix / Provenance

(Plans to support) Dfinity / Chainlink / Centrifuge / Avalanche / Compound

Background knowledge

Staked was founded in 2018 and is a service provider headquartered in New York, NY. The team is made up of personnel who have launched, built, and operated web services for companies such as IAC/InterActiveCorp, Vimeo, MediaOcean (AdBuyer), PlanetTran, Flavors.me, Haystagg, and Think Gaming.

Staking infrastructure is provided mainly for institutional investors, but can also be used by individual investors. The company has a large staking volume and user base. Due to regulatory uncertainty in the U.S., they have announced that they will end their robo-advisor service on November 1, 2021. We can see their stance to comply with regulations.

stakefish

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Ethereum / Polkadot / Cosmos / Tezos / Cardano / Solana / Polygon / Kusama / The Graph / NEAR Protocol / Flow / Kava / Band Protocol / Edgeware / Oasis Labs / IRIS Network / CasperLabs / xDai / Persistence / Sentinel / Osmosis / Mina / Moonriver / JUNO

(Plans to support) Chainlink / Algorand / Storj / Centrifuge / NuCypher / Skale / Harmony / Elrond / Audius / Celo

Background knowledge

stakefish is a multinational DAO and a staking service provider for blockchain projects. It monitors and maintains validator nodes around the clock with a globally distributed support team.

Although there are many assets to handle, the videos uploaded on the multilingual website provide clear explanations on how to stake each asset, so you don’t have to worry if you don’t have much knowledge. It has a kindness that you don’t find in companies where developers gather, and it is crowded with many users. The site design is also very gentle.

Staking Facilities

Official Website / Delegate / Twitter

Supported networks

(Now offering) Ethereum 2.0 / Solana / Polkadot / Cosmos / Kusama / Edgeware / Skale / The Graph / Hydra

(Plans to support) Dfinity / Vega Protocol / Chainlink / FOAM / Serum / Thorchain *Institutional investors only

Background knowledge

It is a Web 3.0 blockchain infrastructure provider based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The equipment for the validator service is installed in a highly secure physical infrastructure in a data center near our headquarters. Security through biometric authentication and redundant power supplies ensure continuous operation. In addition to providing personal support, the company offers its own tools for the PoS public blockchain.

Tezos’ staking service ended on October 15, 2021.

Afterword

I have given you a lot of information that you wouldn’t know from Staking Rewords alone.

I omitted B-Harvest, Certus One (Jump Crypto), and Staking Fund from the list because they do not have information about delegates on their official websites. If you check the address from Staking Rewards, you can do staking, but it does not mean that there is no possibility of getting scammed in the process. Moreover, I think it is the duty of the administrator to provide visitors to the site with an easy-to-understand description of the company’s services, and I don’t want to see an increase in the number of similar sites.

Incidentally, RADAR, a former staking service provider, has been acquired by BLOCKCAP, a digital asset mining company. BLOCKCAP became the largest mining company in North America after it was acquired by Core Scientific, which also operates a mining business. Core Scientific went public on NASDAQ after this integration.

Atomic Wallet, which I recommended in another article as a wallet with many staking assets, has the third largest number of staking users among all providers (128,331 users) as of the end of October 2021. The only validator that exceeded that number of users was Everstake (313,287 users) which is by far the largest user base among the ones I reported today. This data can also be viewed by anyone at Staking Rewards, so please go take a look.

All the sites had cool designs.

Fennec

Since it is difficult to differentiate by yield, image strategy may become important.

It’s feel like a story about how marketing worked by abstracting the unfamiliar with a new term called “smart contract”. But still, there are so many!

I’m exhausted from all the research. I’m going to stake a steak in my stomach today.

You all better watch out for that tummy yield!

Are you talking about flab?