Staking on the Keep network requires KEEP holders to stake a minimum amount of KEEP.
This minimum stake is required whether you are operating your own node or delegating KEEP to a staking provider. The minimum stake is on a diminishing schedule, which means it will continue to drop over time.
The higher minimum stake amounts at this time are meant to incentivize higher allocations of capital to the network, thus ensuring greater security. Our currently-high APYs are designed to rewards KEEP holders who meet this minimum stake threshold.
In the image above and in the table chart below are the dates and corresponding minimum stakes for the minimum stake diminishing schedule.
Maybe you own just under the minimum stake and want to earn rewards while you wait for the next threshold to go down. Or maybe you don’t want to spend the money to acquire the minimum stake. That’s ok! There are other ways to leverage the reward structure of the Keep network even without the minimum stake:
If you provide liquidity to certain pools in the DeFi ecosystem, you can earn rewards in KEEP. These pools require no minimum KEEP amounts. KEEP reward pools include