Market cap$5,118,653,384.00
Est. APR5.44%Fee 1.00%

What is Polygon?

Polygon is a blockchain scalability platform that provides secure, scalable, and near-instant transactions via its Layer 2 commit chain and an adapted version of Plasma (the official bridge provided by the Polygon team to bridge MATIC tokens from Ethereum to Polygon chain). Polygon is compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and thus supports Solidity as a smart-contract language.

Polygon boasts a large corporate and startup partners ecosystem, as well as one of the most robust ecosystems for Dapps (decentralized applications). Polygon is also developing multiple blockchain scalability services including Polygon zkEVM (rollups), and so-called Polygon Supernets (application-specific chains).

MATIC is the native cryptocurrency of the Polygon Network, enabling users to interact with thousands of dApps within the Polygon ecosystem and pay transaction fees.

What is Polygon staking?

Staking is a great way for long-term crypto investors to earn passive income on their Proof-of-Stake cryptocurrency assets (such as MATIC) while taking part in securing the network.

Stakers, by delegating tokens to validators, give voting rights to these to validate transactions on the blockchain and propose new blocks. The more stake is attributed to a validator, the more it will be able to take part in the network consensus and earn rewards for its stakers.

A quick example: Suppose a blockchain network offers a 5% reward rate for a staking period of 1 year (5% APR). You decide to lock up and stake 100 tokens on the network. After a year, you can access your staked tokens, and you receive 5 additional tokens as your reward – minus eventual fees charged by the staking provider.

Staking Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrencies such as MATIC does not require stakers to transfer their tokens to validators. It is a non-custodial process.

Why is Stakin a great choice for Polygon staking?

Staking your assets on your own is operationally challenging as it requires specialist expertise to set up nodes and ensure constant uptime to maximize rewards or prevent so-called slashing: partial loss of your staked cryptocurrencies due to prolonged downtime, or inappropriate/malicious behavior by the node operator.

Stakin is an excellent choice for staking your Polygon (MATIC) tokens, as we have a strong expertise and track record of reliable operations on this network. Over 1,000 Polygon delegators have already chosen to stake their MATIC with Stakin. Stakin has also been an early participant and tester in many Polygon-led projects (zkEVM, Supernets).

There are several advantages when staking your Polygon (MATIC) tokens with Stakin, such as:

  • Triple AAA-rated institutional staking provider by Staking Rewards

  • ISO 27001-certified staking provider

  • Tracking dashboard, to easily track and generate reports for the performance of your staked assets

  • Custom APIs and data services, and custody partners for institutional stakers

  • Reliable infrastructure - We distribute our servers across various geographical locations and partner with premier bare metal and cloud providers

  • Highly experienced Polygon validator with active operations since the testnet launched in 2019

  • Dedicated support for all your staking, unstaking, and network-related questions

  • Institutional grade SLAs with uptime and slashing guarantees

What kind of institutional services does Stakin offer for Polygon (MATIC) Staking?

As an institutional-grade Polygon node operator, Stakin has a full range of staking services and advantages to cater to the needs of enterprises and investors, such as asset managers, company treasuries, exchanges, VCs and hedge funds, wallets, custodians, and liquid staking services.

  • Institutional grade SLAs with 99.5%+ uptime guarantees and slashing guarantees

  • Integration with custodians, with possibility to stake through WalletConnect and directly through Fireblocks (via raw signing)

  • Dedicated Account Manager to answer all your technical and commercial questions

  • Enhanced yield with Fastlane MEV

  • Support in the migration to Polygon 2.0 and from MATIC to POL staking

  • Custom integrations and solutions such as custom performance reporting via API or CSV with the possibility to match your backend requirements

  • Automated commission and reward management with clear reporting

  • 24/7 monitoring and alerting with a private dashboard for dedicated and whitelabel nodes

  • Free premium access to Stakin Dashboard which includes staking data visualization across any validator, and premium historical data features (on selected networks)


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