How to Stake SOL (Solana)

Solana is a high-performance blockchain offering 50,000 Transactions Per Second with low fees. Solana incorporates a suite of innovations to the project to enable such performance. Solana’s vision is to create a decentralized network of nodes which match the performance of a single node. SOL is the native token on the Solana network and it’s easy to stake with Blockdaemon. This guide will show you how to stake with the Phantom Wallet extension. If you’re not using Phantom extension, see our other Solana staking guides for:  Phantom Wallet Mobile App, Ledger Live Wallet, Solflare Wallet, Solflare Mobile App, Fireblocks, Coinbase Prime, Copper, and Standard.

 Here’s how to stake your Solana SOL tokens:

  1. Access Your Sol Compatible Wallet
  2. Select Stake From Your Wallet
  3. Choose the Blockdaemon Validator
  4. Set Delegation Amount and Confirm

You can also watch our Solana staking walkthrough:

Step 1 – Access Your Sol Compatible Wallet

  • To stake SOL you will need a Solana wallet and SOL tokens available. For this guide, we are using the Phantom wallet browser extension
  • Install the wallet and/or deposit your SOL tokens as needed

Phantom Wallet

Step 2 – Select Stake From Your Wallet

  • Click the Solana icon
  • This will take you to your Solana balance
Solana SOL Staking Screenshot from Phantom Wallet

Beginning Solana SOL Staking in Phantom Wallet

  • Click the Start earning SOL button
  • This will take you to the list of validators


Choose Validator

Step 3 – Choose the Blockdaemon Validator

  • Enter Blockdaemon in the Search text field
  • This will filter the available validators

Screenshot - Choose Blockdaemon to Stake Solana SOL in Phantom Wallet

  • Click on the Blockdaemon Validator
  • This will open the Start Staking window

Start Staking Sol

Step 4 – Set Delegation Amount and Confirm

  • Enter the delegation amount in the Amount field

Stake Amount

  • Click the Stake button
  • This will bring up the Staking Sol window

Staking Sol

  • After waiting a few seconds you will see the SOL Staked! confirmation window

Confirmation Screenshot of Staking Solana SOL in Phantom Wallet

Congratulations. You are now participating in the Solana network.

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