Liquid Staking

Which wallets are compatible with the ankrBNB (ex-aBNBc) tokens?

ankrBNB (ex-aBNBc) is an ERC-20 token that is compatible with Ethereum-based wallets like MetaMask.

Are there any docs about the BNB staking and how I set up my wallet etc.?

Yes — there is a user guide (opens in a new tab).

What is the minimum amount of BNB I can stake?

You can stake from 0.1 BNB. You must also count in the gas fee on top for sending the transaction.

Why do I get less ankrBNB (ex-aBNBc) for my 1 BNB?

ankrBNB (ex-aBNBc) only changes in value, which is why the amount of ankrBNB you get when staking is calculated by the formula stake * exchange_ratio. The exchange ratio is calculated like this: totals_supply_of_ankrbnb / (total_staked_bnb + total_rewards_for_staked_bnb - total_unstaked_ankrbnb).

Is there a maximum amount I can stake?

You can stake at your discretion, unlimited.

How long does it take to unstake my BNB?

You receive the unstaked BNB after the unbonding period of up to 7–15 days.

How do I receive rewards?

aBNBb is not actively supported anymore. If you have any aBNBb in your wallet, you should receive ankrBNB automatically via airdrop.

ankrBNB (ex-aBNBc) is a reward-bearing token, meaning its quantity stays the same from the moment of staking. Instead, it appreciates in value in relation to BNB, so the redemption price of 1 ankrBNB will grow over time because of reward accumulation.

How soon after staking will I begin to receive rewards?

ankrBNB (ex-aBNBc) rewards are built into the token. Effectively, your rewards accumulate daily as ankrBNB grows in value to BNB.

Does Ankr charge for the service?

Ankr takes a 5% technical service fee from the staking reward to cover the provided services and operations. Your APY already includes the fee, so no need to recalculate it; you get what you see.

If I click Unstake, does my stake immediately stop accumulating rewards?

Your stake immediately stops accumulating rewards once you clicked Unstake.

Is there any risk from staking, like slashing or any penalties?

The only risk for stakers is missing out on rewards during any time a validator they staked with is “in jail” (slashed). Slashing is a protocol-level penalty associated with a validator failure if it validates an invalid transaction or goes offline. The delegated staked BNB is not slashed — slashing impacts only the self-stake of the validator. Ankr only delegates to trusted and reputable validator nodes to avoid any validator that would act maliciously.

Is there any liquidity for my Liquid Staking tokens anywhere?

You can trade them in the listed liquidity pools on ANKR DeFi:

You can also use your Liquid Staking tokens to:

Can I get staking metrics for my integration?

Yes, if you want to integrate Ankr Liquid Staking into your product, read Liquid Staking Metrics (opens in a new tab).

Can I use cold wallets for staking?

Yes, you can use Ledger Nano cold wallets through MetaMask. Visit the Ledger's guide on connecting Ledger through MetaMask (opens in a new tab).

How soon will I receive my funds when unstaked?

It depends what method of unstaking you're using and how large is the unstaked amount: * With flash unstake, you'll receive your funds instantly, but this unstake type is limited by the flash pool capacity. If the unstake amount surpasses the current pool capacity, you'll be offered to do a standard unstake. * With standard unstake, the waiting time is 7–15 days. The sum may be split into several parts, but all the parts that constitute the unstaked amount will be released to your account within the 7–15 days period.

What is the minimum amount of BNB I can unstake?

You can unstake from 0.5 BNB. Also, count in the gas fee for the unstaking transaction.