Overview

Fantom uses a Fluid Staking model where stakers select a lockup period between 0 to 365 days. The rewards percentage increases linearly with time, rewarding the most committed stakers more. This way, the reward schedule combines long-term sustainability for the network and flexibility for stakers. It was voted for by FTM holders in July 2020.

Rewards

In the Fluid Staking model, your effective APY:

  • increases proportionally with your lock-up period

  • decreases proportionally with the average lock-up period of all stakers

  • decreases proportionally with the total amount of FTM staked by all stakers

To get an estimate for potential rewards, please use our reward calculator.

How to receive rewards

There are two ways to participate in staking

Comparison

Delegation

Validator Node

Passive

+

-

Minimum requirements

1 FTM

3,175,000 FTM

Needed expertise

None

DevOps

Rewards

staking rewards -15% fee on rewards

staking rewards +15% fee on delegators' rewards

Running a Validator Node earns more rewards but requires active management and DevOps experience.