Learn how to stake your ATOM on the Cosmos blockchain, using the Keplr Browser extension and the Keplr Web Wallet together with your Ledger Nano device.

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How to stake your ATOMs using the Keplr Browser Extension & Web Wallet with a Ledger device
  1. Stake ATOMs on the Cosmos blockchain
  2. Manage your Cosmos Staking Operations

Step 1: Set up your Keplr Wallet

First things first, install the Keplr Browser Extension for Chrome / Brave. Once you have successfully done so, open the extension and choose one of the options that best suit your preferences. For the sake of this tutorial, we went with option two, “Create a New Account”.

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Create a new account using the Keplr Browser Extension
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Never share your Mnemonic Seed Phrase!
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How to connect the Keplr Browser Extension with your Ledger device
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If you are a first time user, you can ignore the “Advanced” option
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Plug in & unlock your ledger, then open the Cosmos app on ti

Step 2: Stake ATOMs on the Cosmos blockchain

Open the Keplr Browser Extension and choose your Ledger account. You can do so via the “person icon” in the upper right corner. Now copy your address by clicking on it and send over some ATOMs so that you have something to stake with. After a short while, you will see the funds displayed in the extension.

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Properly fund your account in order to stake
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Choose your validator wisely and do some research about them before staking!
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Always double-check on your ledger what you are signing!

And that’s it, you are now helping to secure the Cosmos blockchain for wich you earn rewards. Congratulations and welcome aboard our Cosmos validator, good to have you with us!

You can see if your delegation was successful by opening the Keplr Browser Extension, visiting the Dashboard of the Keplr Web Wallet, or by looking up your address on a blockexplorer, like e.g. Mintscan.

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Congratulations, you are now a delegator on the Cosmos Blockchain!

Step 3: Manage your Cosmos Staking Operations

How to claim your Cosmos staking rewards

It is important that you regularly claim your staking rewards. You can then either redelegate these rewards for a compound effect or do something else with them — that is totally up to you. Please note that claiming always incurs a transaction fee.

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How to claim your Cosmos staking rewards with Keplr and a Ledger device

How to compound your Cosmos staking rewards

If you want to leverage the compound effect, visit the Staking Menu of the Keplr Web Wallet. Find your validator & click “Manage” and then “Delegate”. Make sure to not stake all of your available funds so that you can cover transaction fees. You can set the fees in the subsequent pop-up. We will just leave them on “Average” and hit “Set Fee”. Then plug in your Ledger, unlock it, and open the Cosmos app on your ledger device. Afterward, click “Next” in the Browser Extension pop-up. Then check the information displayed on your Ledger and click “Sign Transaction” on your Ledger device.

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Compound your rewards to increase your return

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