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6 Steps To ‘Stake’ ADA On Crypto.com

How To Stake Cardano ADA On Crypto.com

Last updated on January 12th, 2022

You may have heard of staking cryptocurrencies that allow you to earn extra returns, and you may be wondering how you can do so with your ADA tokens.

However, when you are using Crypto.com’s Earn, you are lending out your ADA tokens, and not actually staking them!

One way that you can earn returns on ADA is by lending it using Crypto.com:

How to ‘stake’ ADA on Crypto.com

Here are 6 steps you’ll need to ‘stake’ ADA on Crypto.com:

  1. Buy or deposit ADA on the Crypto.com App
  2. Go to ‘Earn’ on the Crypto.com App
  3. Select the ‘+’ sign and select ADA as the currency you want to lend
  4. Select the term that you wish to lend ADA
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions of Crypto.com Earn
  6. Select the amount of ADA that you wish to lend out

Here is each step explained in-depth:

Buy or deposit ADA on the Crypto.com App

The first thing you’ll need to do is to own some ADA on your Crypto.com App. This can be done by buying some ADA on the Crypto.com App, or depositing it from an exchange where you’ve bought ADA from.

There are 3 ways that you can buy ADA on the Crypto.com App:

  1. Credit card
  2. Crypto wallet (buying ADA from another cryptocurrency)
  3. Fiat wallet (buying ADA directly from a fiat currency)

Buying ADA via a credit card may result in you incurring rather high fees. Moreover, even if buying from your crypto or fiat wallet does not incur any fees, you may incur some fees from Crypto.com’s spread.

Another way is to deposit ADA from another platform to Crypto.com.

Go to ‘Earn’ on the Crypto.com App

To start lending your crypto, you will need to go to the ‘Earn’ tab.

Crypto Earn Tab

Select the ‘+’ sign and select ADA as the currency you want to lend

After that, you’ll need to select the ‘+‘ sign on Crypto Earn,

Crypto.com Earn Select

and then select ADA as the currency that you wish to deposit.

Crypto.com Earn Select ADA

Select the term that you wish to lend ADA

After that, you will need to select the term that you wish to lend out ADA.

Crypto.com Earn SHIB Select Term

There are 3 different terms:

  1. Flexible
  2. 1 Month
  3. 3 Months

For the flexible term, you are able to withdraw ADA at any time. However, the interest that you earn is much lower.

If you choose either the 1 month or 3 month term, the ADA that you deposit will be locked up for that period of time.

Even if the price of ADA starts to change, you will be unable to sell it!

However, the benefit is that you will be able to earn a higher interest compared to the flexible term.

Another factor that affects the interest that you earn is the amount of CRO that you staked on the Crypto.com App:

TermInterest Rate
Flexible (Ruby
or Lower)
0.5%
Flexible (Jade
Green or Higher)
1%
1 Month (Ruby
or Lower)
1%
1 Month (Jade
Green or Higher)
2%
3 Months (Ruby
or Lower)
2%
3 Months (Jade
Green or Higher)
3%

The amount of CRO that you stake depends on which Crypto.com Visa card you wish to own.

If you own the Ruby Steel card, you will be able to receive a CRO rebate if you use the Crypto.com Visa card to pay for Spotify!

Agree to the terms and conditions of Crypto.com Earn

There are certain Terms and Conditions that you’ll need to accept.

Crypto Earn Terms

By accepting the Earn and Credit T&Cs, you are accepting the risks involved with lending your crypto. There could be a risk that you will lose all of your cryptocurrency if Crypto.com closes down as well!

Select the amount of ADA that you wish to lend out

The last part is that you’ll need to select the amount of ADA that you wish to deposit to Crypto.com Earn.

Crypto.com Earn Deposit ADA

You are required to deposit a minimum of 250 ADA to use this feature. This is quite a huge sum, and you are unable to deposit any sum that is smaller than that!

After confirming your deposit, you will reach this confirmation page.

Crypto.com Earn Deposit Completed

Verdict

Crypto.com Earn is one of the few places that you can consider earning interest on ADA. However, there are 3 things that you may want to take note of:

You will only earn simple interest on ADA

On Crypto.com, the interest will be paid out to your Crypto Wallet.

Since you are earning simple interest, your returns will not compound. This is different from banks that compound your interest. As such, you will be able to earn interest on the interest that you’ve previously received.

When you leave your crypto in the long term, the returns you earn will be much less compared to compound interest.

Your funds will be locked up if you choose the 1 or 3 month terms

If you are looking to trade ADA, it will be best to leave it in the flexible term instead.

This is because once you deposit ADA into a 1 or 3 month term, you will only be able to receive it back once the term expires.

If you intend to sell the ADA that you own, it would be best not to put it in the terms that lock up your funds!

The minimum deposit is 250 ADA

If you want to deposit ADA into Crypto.com’s Earn, you will require a minimum amount of 250 ADA. Depending on the price of ADA, this can actually be a rather huge sum!

This is different from other platforms like Celsius or Nexo, which allow you to start earning interest with no minimum deposit.

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Conclusion

Despite its flaws, Crypto.com’s Earn is still an attractive way to earn extra interest on ADA. This is a similar method to how you would earn interest on SHIB, MATIC or ONE.

While this isn’t technically staking your ADA tokens, you are still able to lend it out for a rather decent return.

If you are intending to hold ADA for the long term, it is definitely one way you can consider further growing your holdings!

Alternatively, you can look to stake ADA on other platforms such as Exodus.

👉🏻 Referral Deals

If you are interested in signing up for any of the products mentioned above, you can check them out below!

Crypto.com Referral (Get up to $25 USD worth of CRO)

If you are interested in signing up for Crypto.com, you can use my referral link and enter the code ‘x2kfzusxq6‘.

We will both receive $25 USD worth of CRO in our Crypto Wallet.

Crypto.com Referral

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Sign up for a Crypto.com account
  2. Enter my referral code: ‘x2kfzusxq6
  3. Stake enough CRO to unlock a Ruby Steel card or higher

The amount of CRO that you need to stake depends on the card you wish to get, and the currency you are staking in.

You can read more about the referral program on Crypto.com’s website.

Crypto.com Exchange Referral (Earn $10 USD- $50 USD in CRO)

If you are interested in creating a Crypto.com Exchange account, you can use my referral link and enter the code “x2kfzusxq6“.

Depending on the amount of CRO you stake on the Crypto.com Exchange, you are able to earn between USD $10 to USD $50!

Crypto.com Exchange Referral

Here are the amounts that you’ll need to stake to receive the bonuses:

Amount of
CRO Staked
Referral Bonus
You Receive
1,000 – 4,999 CRO$10
≥ 5,000 CRO$50

If you’ve already signed up for the Crypto.com app, you can still sign up for this bonus! This is because the Crypto.com App and Exchange are 2 different platforms.

You can read more about this referral program on Crypto.com’s website.


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