Liquid Staking

Stake AVAX

Before you start

Ensure the following:


There are several ways how to buy AVAX tokens:

  1. Centralized exchanges like Coinbase or Binance supporting withdrawals to AVAX C-Chain

    • Buy AVAX on a centralized exchange
    • Withdraw AVAX to AVAX C-Chain
  2. Centralized exchanges NOT supporting withdrawals to AVAX C-Chain

  3. Use Avalanche Bridge (opens in a new tab)

Get free AVAX to trade on decentralized exchange on the Avalanche network.

  1. Transfer tokens through Avalanche Bridge (opens in a new tab) using your MetaMask browser extension (Ethereum network).
  2. Once you transferred tokens to Avalanche network using Avalanche Bridge, make sure that your MetaMask browser extension is connected using Avalanche network.
  3. Sell the token that you bridged from Ethereum to Avalanche network in a decentralized exchange on Avalanche network. For example, Pangolin (opens in a new tab), Lydia Finance (opens in a new tab), or TraderJoe (opens in a new tab).

Send AVAX to MetaMask

Now you can send the AVAX from your Avalanche wallet to your MetaMask wallet.

  1. Select "Send"

  2. Select "C Contract" as the Source Chain

  3. Enter your MetaMask wallet address by copying and pasting it into the To Address field on your Avalanche wallet.

  4. Confirm, and finalize the transaction.

Connect your wallet

  1. Visit Ankr Staking Dashboard (opens in a new tab). Connect wallet button
  2. Click Connect wallet in the top-right corner of the page. Connect wallet button
  3. Choose MetaMask. Connect wallet button
  4. If you have multiple accounts in MetaMask, choose an account to connect and click Next. Choose an account
  5. Click Connect and wait for a couple of moments till the connecting process is finished. Connect the account
  6. Successful connection to Ankr Staking is indicated at top right corner by the address of wallet you connected. Wallet connected
  7. If asked by Ankr Staking to switch networks, select a network of your choice. Select a supported network
  8. Click Switch network to confirm switching. Confirm switching networks

If the wallet isn't showing as connected, click Connect wallet and choose MetaMask again, this should do the trick.

Stake AVAX

We have made a separate testnet version of Avalanche Liquid Staking on Avalanche Fuji (opens in a new tab)!
Anybody interested to test Liquid Staking without spending mainnet AVAX, come and try it!

Have a small amount of AVAX to cover the network gas fee, which may range from 0.025 to 0.1 AVAX. Learn more about fees (opens in a new tab).
Ankr auto-deducts a 10% technical service fee from your staking reward for the providing services and operations, each reward cycle.

There are no more new stakes getting aAVAXb token. However, old stakes with aAVAXb keep generating you rewards. You can also switch aAVAXb for ankrAVAX now (opens in a new tab) (supply is limited).

  1. Visit Ankr Staking (opens in a new tab).
  2. Locate the Avalanche (AVAX) box and click Stake in it. Click Avalanche (AVAX) box
  3. If asked to switch to the Avalanche network, click Switch network and confirm switching in Metamask by clicking Switch network. Switch to the Avalanche network
  4. Enter the desired amount of AVAX to stake and click Get ankrAVAX (ex-aAVAXc).
    Enter amount and click Get
  5. Confirm the transaction in Metamask. As mentioned before, a gas fee is incurred to finalize the staking transaction. Confirm staking transaction in MetaMask
  6. Add the liquid staking token to your wallet, clicking or Add ankrAVAX to wallet. Click Add to Wallet
  7. Click Go to dashboard to see the added liquid staking token. You may need to wait a little for the transaction to finalize and Dashboard to automatically update. Click Go to dashboard

To reflect your staking rewards, your ankrAVAX keeps growing in price to AVAX, never changing in number.
To get more yield out of your Liquid Staking tokens, visit Ankr DeFi (opens in a new tab).

Don't see your ankrAVAX balance?

If you don't see your ankrAVAX balance in your wallet:

  1. Visit Ankr Staking Dashboard (opens in a new tab).
  2. Find your liquid staking token, click the three-dot menu, and click Token information. Click the three dot menu button and click Token information
  3. Click Add ankrAVAX to wallet. Click Add ankAVAX to wallet

You can also manually import the token in your wallet and copy&paste the Contract address while doing it.