Stake Aptos with Kiln, enterprise-grade staking

What is Aptos?

Aptos is a new layer-1 blockchain modular technology focused on scaling fast-growing ecosystems with thousands of applications without compromising on transaction throughput and fees. Its unique smart-contract language called “Move” theoretically allow 160,000 transactions per second, making it the most scalable layer-1 blockchain.

How is APT Proof-of-Stake implemented?

Anyone can deploy an Aptos validator and participate to the consensus of the Aptos blockchain with the minimum APT tokens required.

What is staking?

Proof-of-Stake protocols use staking to create consensus. By locking native tokens into a validator, you earn the right to secure a chain and earn rewards on your stake. Due to its environmental efficiency, staking has overtaken mining and is used far more often in newer protocols.  

By locking a protocol’s native tokens (ie APT) to give “validators” the right to secure a chain. Validators propose new blocks or attest other validators’ blocks, gaining rewards for doing so.

Why should you stake your assets?

Staking generates predictable yields and is considered a safe way to build capital. It is the most natural yield feature in crypto as the value originates from the blockchain’s native currency inflation, which makes it forecastable. You help secure the network and earn rewards by staking your APT.

If you do not stake, your assets token share will be diluted among other people’s tokens that are being staked and accumulating new tokens into the network.

You can stake your APT as well as other (d)PoS cryptocurrencies to:
  • Put your treasury to work
  • Diversify and earn, while contributing to blockchains decentralization
  • Bring new opportunities to generate safe yields to your users
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How to stake APT with Kiln?

You can deploy an Aptos validator with 1,000,000 (1 million) APT. 

Reach out to us, and we’ll manage your validator deployment with you.

What are the rewards associated with staking APT?

As an incentive for helping to safeguard the network, you can earn up to 7% APR* from each Aptos validator you stake on Kiln. The staking rewards will later decrease by 1.5% annually and then by 7% annually.

Why should you stake your APT with Kiln?

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake APT, and to whitelabel APT staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, data and commission management.

We are serving thousands of businesses worldwide so that everyone can securely and seamlessly. Our clients can stake their coins from our dashboard, a hardware wallet, a browser wallet, a B2B custodian, a crypto exchange or just their favorite investment app. Kiln makes staking APT easy, secure, and accessible to everyone.

  • Stake APT in 1 click
  • 99% rewards guarantee
  • Manage all your APT stakes and rewards from a single dashboard 
  • Non-custodial, work with your existing custodians Solutions e.g.Fireblocks
  • SOC 2 certified and Industry leading SLAs (0 penalties recorded and 99.95% effective uptime)

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Stake Aptos FAQ

What does Proof-of Stake mean?

Proof-of-Stake (PoS) is a type of consensus mechanism used to validate cryptocurrency transactions. Through PoS, validators can contribute to the block production of a chain while keeping environmental concerns to a minimum, which is becoming an increasingly large issue in Proof-of-Work, the consensus algorithm used in Bitcoin.

By staking capital rather than energy, validators risk losing a portion of their value and future potential for staking by misbehaving while creating blocks. This incentivizes collaboration and minimizes malicious activity in the consensus process.

When will I receive APT rewards?

APT rewards are issued every block in the same APT address you are staking with.

Does interest compound when staking APT?

APT rewards automatically compound.

What are the risks associated with staking APT?

Aptos has not implemented slashing yet.

Is there a minimum and maximum amount to stake for APT?

You can start staking APT with 1,000,000 APT, and there is no maximum stake.

Do I maintain custody of my APT tokens? Is APT staking non-custodial?

While you may maintain self-custody of your staked APT (ideally using a Ledger hardware wallet), you may also choose a third-party custodian to control the withdrawal of your staked APT (i.e. Fireblocks).

What is the lockup period to stake APT? When can I unstake and withdraw my APT?

The lockup period for APT is 21 days.

How do rewards and penalties work?

For every slot, the validator is expected to sign attestations. If submitted attestations are good, the validator receives rewards, otherwise it receives penalties. In case the validator is offline it will also receive penalties.

What is the average block time on Aptos?

The average block time on Aptos is 4 seconds.

What is an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and how is it different from Annual Percentage Yield (APY)?

APR, or annual percentage rate, is the fixed interest rate earned on an investment over a one-year period. It is the percentage of return investors can expect to receive on their investment. On the other hand, APY or annual percentage yield, takes into account the compounding of interest on a fixed schedule. It includes both the interest earned and the interest on previously earned interest.

When it comes to PoS protocols, compounding does not always apply as additional validators can be needed to stake more. Therefore, APR is used instead of APY. It's worth noting that APY and APR cannot be compared directly, as they measure different things. However, it is possible to convert APR to APY and vice versa.

Where can I learn more about Aptos?

We invite you to visit the Aptos website.

Ernest Oppetit, CPO
January 9, 2023
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