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.
Minimum stake schedule
In the image above and in the table chart below are the dates and corresponding minimum stakes for the minimum stake diminishing schedule.
April 28, 2020
July 10, 2020
Sep 21, 2020
Dec 3, 2020
Feb 14, 2021
Apr 28, 2021
July 10, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Dec 3, 2021
Feb 14, 2022
I can't stake the minimum
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:
Provide liquidity to a KEEP pool
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