How to Stake NEAR (NEAR)

Near is a decentralized application platform that runs on the NEAR Protocol blockchain. This blockchain, which runs across hundreds of machines around the world, is organized to be permissionless, performant and secure enough to create a strong and decentralized data layer for the new web.

Follow these steps to stake NEAR tokens:

  1. Access Your Near Wallet
  2. Select Staking
  3. Choose Blockdaemon Validator
  4. Set Stake Amount
  5. Confirm the Transaction
  6. Return to Your Wallet Dashboard (Optional)

You can also check out our How to Stake Near video walkthrough

Step 1 – Access Your NEAR Wallet

  • To stake NEAR you will need a NEAR Wallet and NEAR tokens available
  • For this guide, we are using

Near Wallet

Step 2 – Select Staking

  • Click the Staking button in the top left of your wallet

Staking Button

  • This will take you to the Staking page within your wallet
  • Once here, click Stake My Tokens

Staking Summary

  • This will take you to the Select a Validator page

Select a Validator

Step 3 – Choose Blockdaemon Validator

  • Enter Blockdaemon in the Validator account ID field
  • Click Select

Select the Blockdaemon Validator

  • Make sure you have selected the blockdaemon then click Stake With Validator

Stake With Blockdaemon

  • This will take you to the Stake Amount page

Step 4 – Set Stake Amount

  • Enter the amount of NEAR you want to stake in the Amount field
  • Click Submit Stake

  • This will take you to the You Are Staking page

Step 5 – Confirm the Transaction

  • Make sure you’re happy with the transaction amount
  • Click Confirm to complete the process and stake your NEAR tokens

Confirm Button

  • This will take you to the Success page


Congratulations. You are now participating in the NEAR network

Step 6 – Return to Your Wallet Dashboard (Optional)

  • If you want to check your staked balance you can now return to your wallet dashboard
  • Click the Return to Dashboard button

Return to Dashboard Button

  • This will take you to the Staking page where you can see your staked NEAR balance

Staking Summary



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