How to stake NEAR in Canada

Bitbuy makes it easy for Canadians to stake NEAR and start earning crypto rewards in Canada

Take Your NEAR to the Next Level by Earning Staking Rewards

Earn up to 5.15% in NEAR Protocol (NEAR) staking rewards on Bitbuy by staking all or some of your holdings in a stable and regulated environment. Enjoy a passive income paid to you on every 12 hours.

Earn 5.15% Yearly
0.25 NEAR
Payout period
Every 12 hours
Bonding period
1 day
Unbonding period
3 days

*Assets can be unstaked at anytime but subject to the unbonding period requirement of each network..
Note: The reward rate posted here is an estimation, and may be updated on a monthly basis.

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Earn Passive Rewards with NEAR Staking

By staking your NEAR assets, you can receive up to 5.15% in passive income and watch your holdings grow by locking in your cryptocurrency for any length you want. How does it work? Your earnings from staking rewards are issued every 12 hours, and each encrypted transaction is secure using SSL technology and two-factor authentication. This high level of security gives you peace of mind that your assets are protected. Ultimately, Bitbuy offers its clients some of the best staking reward rates in Canada today, meaning that more of your money is allocated directly to you! Check out our handy calculator to see how much you can earn here.

Bitbuy Makes Staking NEAR Protocol Crypto Simple

With NEAR staking, you can take comfort in the fact that the entire process is smooth, fast, and easy:

Step 1: Deposit funds via Interac eTransfer or bank wire.

Step 2: Select the amount you want to invest and purchase NEAR.

Step 3: Choose NEAR as the cryptocurrency you want to stake.

It should be noted that your cryptocurrency holdings will never leave your account, and funds will be paid out on every 12 hours. Because Bitbuy is your leading digital platform, you can rest assured that all your assets are safe and secure. You can also take comfort in the fact that you can unstake your NEAR investment at any time and withdraw any amount after a 3 day unbonding period.

How NEAR Staking Rewards Work

Here is how staking your NEAR holdings works:

· NEAR Protocol employs a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency consensus mechanism that confirms transactions and constructs new blocks through randomly chosen validators.

· NEAR is the native cryptocurrency of NEAR Protocol.

· Any investor who holds even a single NEAR coin can stake their assets.

· NEAR holders can stake on the NEAR Protocol network.

· After the tokens are chosen to validate as a block, stakers will earn a NEAR staking reward.

Why Bitbuy is Your Best Choice for NEAR Staking

Safe and Secure

Bitbuy is the nation’s most reputable cryptocurrency platform. It is also the first Toronto Stock Exchange-listed firm and one of the few Ontario Securities Commission-registered crypto trading platforms in Canada to be granted regulatory approval to offer clients staking.

Since Bitbuy does not participate in fractional reserves, you can be confident that we will never loan out your assets to earn rewards. Your assets are always maintained at a 1:1 ratio. Be sure to check out our latest Proof-of-Reserves audit here!


Speed & Efficiency

Clients who choose to stake on the Bitbuy platform will have the advantage of low minimum amounts to stake. You can get started with just 0.25 NEAR.

The Lowest Fees

In Canada today, Bitbuy offers the lowest staking fees. And by choosing a Canadian-based digital platform, clients no longer need to be concerned about foreign-exchange fees.

Award-Winning Customer Support

The Bitbuy customer service team can answer all questions, concerns, and inquiries that users may have. You can reach out to our impeccable customer support staff. You can also visit our support page, where you’ll find a long list of answers to common questions.


What is NEAR Protocol (NEAR)?

NEAR Protocol is a decentralized blockchain platform that focuses on scalability, usability, and affordability for building and running decentralized applications. It utilizes Nightshade sharding to achieve high throughput, low fees, and aims to drive mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

How Much NEAR Protocol (NEAR) do I Need to Stake?

You can start staking with just 5 NEAR. You can choose stake only one token or thousands without a maximum.  

The philosophy of staking rewards is simple: The more you stake, the more you earn.


How do I Buy NEAR Protocol (NEAR) in Canada?

The easiest way to purchase tokens is to buy NEAR on a cryptocurrency exchange like Bitbuy. The process is easy enough: open a Bitbuy account and then acquire as much or as little NEAR as you want.

Where is the Best Place to Stake NEAR Protocol (NEAR)?

For the most part, cryptocurrency was challenging to access more than a decade ago. You either had to mine digital currencies, or you had to find others to exchange. Since then, however, the crypto sector has blossomed, whether it is the opening of crypto exchanges across the globe or valuation levels. One of the best online crypto trading platforms is the Canadian-owned and operated Bitbuy. This crypto platform is an oasis for all types of investors, from the novice interested in crypto to the seasoned veteran who monitors the market all day. Bitbuy has the best tools to buy and sell crypto. So, be it low fees or incredible security features, Bitbuy gives clients exposure to a long list of coins, including NEAR.

Do the 5.15% Staking Rewards Fluctuate?

Yes, NEAR staking rewards do fluctuate. However, if holders average their rewards over a period, it will be roughly equal, and the variability averages out.

Is NEAR Protocol (NEAR) Proof of Stake or Proof of Work?

NEAR Protocol (NEAR) is a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain, which means that instead of using a Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism like Bitcoin, it uses a PoS mechanism to validate transactions and add new blocks to the blockchain. In a PoS system, validators (or "stakers") are chosen to validate transactions and add new blocks based on the amount of cryptocurrency they hold and are willing to "stake" (or temporarily lock up) as collateral. This approach is seen as more energy-efficient and cost-effective than PoW, as it does not require the same level of computational power and electricity consumption as PoW.

How Often Does Bitbuy Pay Staking Rewards?

Your NEAR staking rewards are paid out by Bitbuy every 12 hours.

How Much Can I Earn Staking NEAR Protocol (NEAR)?

You can earn up to 5.15% on the amount you staked on a yearly basis.

Can You Lose NEAR Protocol (NEAR) by Staking?

Staking is a safe, secure, and effective investment decision in the crypto community. But the trading strategy does offer some risks comparable to other investment vehicles.

The common concern with staking is usually slashing. This is when there are missed rewards from validator errors or infrastructure downtime. But users should not worry since Bitbuy prevents slashing from occurring by partnering with some of the best infrastructure providers in the digital economy today, including Figment. This firm created Bitbuy’s systems and processes to limit the odds of a slashing occurrence.

Remember, crypto staking is much safer than crypto lending since the former comes from the blockchain protocol, and the latter includes credit risks. Ultimately, your staking earnings emanate from issuing new tokens rather than waiting for a borrower to repay a loan.

How Long Can You Stake NEAR Protocol (NEAR)?

Clients can stake NEAR for as long as they want. There is no minimum or maximum limit to how long you can stake. You can unstake at any time, but your assets are subject to a 3 days unbonding period until they are available in your account

What is the Best Staking Crypto?

· Ethereum: A PoS cryptocurrency and decentralized global software platform powered by open-source blockchain technology with smart contract functionality.

· Polkadot: A PoS blockchain and cryptocurrency that connects blockchains, facilitating the movement of data and value across multiple networks.

· Polygon: A PoS network that employs on-chain transactions, depending on Ethereum for enhanced security mechanisms.

· Solana: The protocol utility, which is one of the world’s largest smart contract cryptocurrencies, is a decentralized and permissionless high-speed layer-1 blockchain. The project looks to offer efficient, scalable, and user-friendly applications for the worldwide cryptocurrency sector.

· Cosmos (Coming Soon in 2023): A PoS cryptocurrency that bolsters a pool of blockchains that can scale and communicate with others. The long-term objective is to establish what is called an Internet of Blockchains.

How Safe is Staking NEAR Protocol (NEAR)?

Staking your NEAR on Bitbuy is a safe and secure decision. All your staked crypto assets will be stored in institutional-grade cold storage from BitGo, a digital asset custody solutions firm and market leader. For NEAR, all your holdings will be locked in a deposit smart contract that will be in the care of BitGo on Bitbuy’s behalf.

Take Your NEAR to the Next Level by Earning Staking Rewards

Earn up to 5.15% in NEAR Protocol (NEAR) staking rewards on Bitbuy by staking all or some of your holdings in a stable and regulated environment. Enjoy a passive income paid to you on every 12 hours.

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Earn rewards by staking your crypto

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Polkadot (DOT)
Earn 10.07% annually
Stake DOT
Ethereum (ETH)
Earn up to 2.89% annually
Stake ETH
Polygon (MATIC)
Earn 4.55% annually
Solana (SOL)
Earn 5.04% annually
Stake SOL
Cardano (ADA)
Earn 2.25% annually
Stake ADA
NEAR Protocol (NEAR)
Earn 5.15% annually
Stake NEAR
Cosmos (ATOM)
Earn 11.23% annually
Stake ATOM
Injective (INJ)
Earn 10.73% annually
Stake INJ
Celestia (TIA)
Earn 10.37% annually
Stake TIA
*Please note that this estimate is for illustrative purposes only. Earning may be variant when you make a staking transaction and dependant on the price of the coin at any given time.
See Staking Asset Details for more information on each stakeable token.

Start earning staking rewards in 3 easy steps

Buy and hold eligible crypto
Choose one of the eligible coins and purchase it if you do not own it
Choose an amount to stake
Once you own the eligible coin, choose how much you would like to stake


Earn staking rewards
Start earning rewards paid out frequently while you HODL