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Stake AVAX

Use a supported browser extension with the Avalanche network

The choice is up to you. We recommend using Chrome Browser and MetaMask wallet extension.

Get AVAX tokens to stake

There are several ways how to buy AVAX tokens:

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

  • Buy AVAX on a centralized exchange
  • Withdraw AVAX to AVAX C-Chain

B. Centralized exchanges NOT supporting withdrawals to AVAX C-Chain

  • If the exchange you are using does not support AVAX C-Chain, you must withdraw to AVAX X-Chain address using AVAX Wallet.

  • Go to https://wallet.avax.network/

  • From the left menu, select "Cross-Chain

  • Choose the 'C Chain (Contract) as the destination chain

  • Enter the amount you would like to transfer, and then click 'Confirm'

Send AVAX

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.

C. Use Avalanche Bridge

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

  1. Transfer tokens through Avalanche Bridge 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, Lydia Finance, or TraderJoe.

How to stake AVAX

Connect your wallet

  1. Visit Ankr Staking and click Stake.

  2. Locate the Avalanche (AVAX) box and click Stake in it.

  3. You are prompted to grant Ankr Staking access to your wallet. Click Grant Access to proceed.

  4. Select the Avalanche supported wallet you wish to connect to, e.g., MetaMask.

  5. If you are on a different network, you may be prompted to switch to the correct one. Select the correct network by clicking on its icon on the page then allow MetaMask to switch to it.

  6. Successful connection to Ankr Staking is indicated at top right corner.

Stake your AVAX

BE SURE

To allow sufficient AVAX to cover gas fees AVAX - from 0.025 to 0.1 AVAX

Find out more

  1. Visit Ankr Staking and click Stake in the product menu.

  2. Locate the Avalanche (AVAX) box and click Stake in it.

  3. Enter the desired amount of AVAX to stake and click Get aAVAXb or Get aAVAXc.

  4. Confirm the transaction in your wallet.

  5. Add aAVAXb to your wallet, clicking Add aAVAXb to wallet or Add aAVAXc to wallet respectively.

  6. Click Go to dashboard to see the received aAVAXb or aAVAXc in Ankr Staking. You may need to wait a little for the transaction to finalize and Dashboard to automatically update.

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As mentioned before, a gas fee is incurred to finalize the staking transaction.

You will need to make the following interactions in your wallet:

👍Authorize to confirm the connection.

👍 Approve the transaction.

👍 Confirm the transaction.

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Your aAVAXb balance automatically increases by a small amount, daily, to reflect your Polygon Staking rewards. You can now use your aAVAXb tokens to earn additional layers of rewards on other DeFi platforms listed in DeFi under the aAVAXb section. Support for aAVAXc is coming soon.

If you don't see your aAVAXb/aAVAXc balance

If you don't see the balance in your wallet, do the following:

  1. Visit Ankr Staking Dashboard
  2. Find your staked token, click the three-dot menu, and click Copy token address.
  3. Insert the token address directly into your wallet (e.g. MetaMask).