Institutional Staking by Bitbuy Private Wealth

Unlock passive rewards on your crypto holdings

Generate steady rewards in a risk-minimizing environment backed by institutional-grade infrastructure. Harness the potential of your crypto holdings with our white-glove staking service.

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Earn rewards and elevate your investment portfolio with
white-glove staking

Staking Assets Details

Reward rate*
Payout period
Bonding period
Unbonding period**
Every 2-3 days
4 days
3 days
2.39 - 2.89
Every 12 hours
14 days
8 days (expected)
Every 12 hours
1 day
4 days
Every 1-2 days
4 days
28 days
Every 5 days
25 days
Every 12 hours
1 day
3 days
Cosmos (ATOM)
Every 12 hours
12 hours
21 days
Every 12 hours
12 hours
21 days
12 hours
12 hours
21 days
* Note: The reward rate is on a yearly basis and posted as an estimation, and may be updated on a monthly basis.
** Please note that bonding/unbonding periods are subject to change based on the requirements of each network.

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Why Bitbuy Private Wealth

Bitbuy Private Wealth provides you with the best OTC crypto desk in Canada. Get the best rates with your own personal Account Manager and our experienced OTC crypto traders 7 days a week. Learn more today!

Large trade execution
Execute trades with a minimum of $50k for BTC and ETH, and $20k for any other coin on CAD and USD including settlements up to $100m+.
Best rates on 100+ coins
Access to the best rates on Bitcoin, Ethereum and over 100 other trading pairs available off platform through our OTC crypto desk.
Licensed and regulated
Approved by the OSC and the CSA as the first Canadian registered marketplace for crypto assets, and registered with FINTRAC as a money services business.
White-glove service
Personalized service with your own dedicated account manager to action on any trades through our OTC desk.
No deposit/withdrawal fees
Your fees will be waived from your deposits and withdrawals via bank wire transfers in CAD or USD.
Same-day FIAT funding
Fund your account in CAD or USD and access your deposit in the same day.
Our institutional grade security standards keep at least 90% of your crypto secure in our Cold Storage, and covered by a comprehensive insurance policy.
Always available
Connect with live traders for instant quotes – 7 days a week.
OTC limit orders
Achieve your desired rate and execute large volume limit orders through our OTC desk with zero slippage.

We make staking crypto easy and secure

We're the first TSX-listed company to be given regulatory approval to offer staking. Bitbuy is approved by the OSC as the first Canadian registered marketplace for crypto assets.
Safety and Security
Bitbuy partnered with BitGo, an regulated crypto custodian and blockchain infrastructure provider. We do not lend out your crypto, and your assets are held at a 1:1 ratio. See our latest Proof-of-Reserves audit here.
Best Staking Rewards
Bitbuy Staking will allow you to earn some of the best staking rewards on the market from the most popular Proof-of-Stake tokens.

Start earning staking rewards in 3 easy steps

Buy and hold eligible crypto
Choose one of the eligible coins and purchase it through our crypto OTC desk 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 and get in touch with your Account Manager
Earn staking rewards
Start earning rewards paid out frequently on your crypto holdings

How staking works and how you earn rewards

When you stake crypto, you support the blockchain of the cryptocurrency you hold. Not only will you be part of writing a new block and sustaining the viability of the blockchain, but you will also get rewarded for it. Here's how the process works:

By staking, you are rewarded for helping validate the ledger. You do this by delegating your staked coins to validator nodes. Your coins are not loaned out when staked.
There is no need for you to validate transactions. We will take care of it for you. Your initial staked amount is always secure with our cold storage custodian, even when staked.
If you're already planning on holding crypto, why not earn rewards? We make it easy. Your staking rewards are automatically added to your Bitbuy account.

Why Bitbuy is your best choice for staking

We provide Canadians with convenient, dependable, and secure access to staking and buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Established in 2016, we've gained a reputation as Canada’s most trusted and secure cryptocurrency exchange platform.

1. Safe and Secure

Bitbuy is the first TSX-listed company and one of the only OSC registered crypto trading platforms in Canada to be given regulatory approval to offer staking.

When you stake with Bitbuy, your assets are not loaned out to earn rewards. Your assets are always held at a 1:1 ratio, you can see our latest Proof-of-Reserves audit here.

2. Flexible without Lock-ups

With Bitbuy staking, you don’t have to worry about extended lockup. We make it easy for you to unstake and withdraw anytime subject to each network’s unbonding period.

3. Award-winning Customer Support

Buying cryptocurrency directly from individuals is slow and risky. We make the process faster and far more efficient. 

4. Easy Funding

You can use your bank account directly to fund your Bitbuy account, which you then use to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in Canada.

Staking crypto opens the blockchain to everyone

Participate in creating new blocks in the blockchain while you earn rewards. Unlike mining, crypto staking does not require expensive equipment or loads of resources. All it takes is holding the crypto you already invest in.

Less Energy Consumption  
Proof-of-work validation requires expensive supercomputers working at full power to solve complex problems. Validator nodes in a proof-of-stake system need a regular computer and far less energy.
Financially Accessible
With Bitbuy, you can stake on an exchange, not on your own node. Not only does it not require a supercomputer and massive amounts of energy, but you also use the funds already in your Bitbuy account. It's that easy.
Open to Everyone
Almost anyone can stake a small amount of crypto on an exchange like Bitbuy and earn rewards. Becoming a miner in a proof-of-work system is not so attainable. Easy and secure, what’s not to like?

Frequently asked questions

What is staking?

Staking is a way to earn rewards on your crypto by participating in the block creation and validation process for a Proof-of-Stake network.

Simply put, you are locking up the crypto you already hold, putting it into a staking pool, and the pool will use those coins to help validate transactions. Staking helps crypto networks confirm all of the transaction data in a blockchain.

By holding your crypto assets, you are participating in a network's consensus-taking process. Like a miner in a proof-of-work network, stakers are helping to approve and verify transactions on the blockchain. For doing that work, you get rewarded. A helpful analogy is to think of the rewards as you think of interest in your bank account or dividends on your investments.

Staking is another way to invest in crypto. It's an alternative to mining or purchasing crypto.

What are staking rewards?

You earn rewards from staking crypto for validating transactions and producing blocks on the blockchain. Earned rewards generally come from a combination of transaction fees and new token emissions.

For putting your holdings into a pool, you get paid rewards. The rewards are paid out frequently, and you will clearly see your staked assets in your account and the rewards you earn at all times—just like all of your holdings with Bitbuy.

What is the difference between proof-of-work and proof-of-stake?

A key to staking crypto is understanding the differences between proof-of-work and proof-of-stake. Their goal is the same: to protect the network's decentralization, but they get to that goal differently.

If you have heard of mining crypto, you are familiar with proof-of-work validation.Validating transactions occurs as people compete to solve a highly complex equation. The process takes a lot of computing power. The person that produces the solution gets to write the new block of transactions in the blockchain and is rewarded with coins. The more computer power a miner has, the greater the odds of winning. It is a resource-intensive process that is expensive, slow, and uses massive amounts of energy. Despite these limitations, it has functioned asa trusted consensus mechanism that is reliable and secure.

An alternative to proof-of-work is proof-of-stake. People stake their crypto coins in a proof-of-stake validation network instead of using computing power. You provide your coins to a network computer (or a node), and they participate in a contest to forge the next block. Through a variety of factors, the network selects a winner. Whoever wins gets to forge the next block into the ledger and is rewarded with coins.

Proof-of-stake is not a competition between supercomputers. Staking creates a contest between ordinary stakeholders. If you win, you can forge the blockchain's next block and are rewarded with coins. Additionally, you get the satisfaction of participating in your coin's blockchain and helping combat its volatility.Proof-of-stake is a more cost-effective and balanced way to validate transactions, and it creates an incentive to keep coins, making them less volatile.

Are my rewards compounded?

Yes! Your rewards are automatically compounded as your they are restaked. See more information here.

Who typically chooses to stake?

Simply put -a HODLER of crypto is typically the best candidate to stake crypto. If you are already planning on holding a crypto coin for a long time, why not earn some rewards for putting your crypto to work? HODLERS love staking because it tends to be significantly less risky than other ways people make rewards in crypto, such as higher-risk borrowing and lending. Some consider staking to be on the lower end of the risk curve for earning rewards for HODLERS. If you are holding already, why not make some rewards while you wait?

How does crypto staking work?

Staking involves validators who lock up their coins, so they can be randomly selected by the protocol at specific intervals to create a block. The process can be boiled down to these three steps:

  1. When the minimum balance is met, a node deposits cryptocurrency into the network as a stake (similar to a security deposit).
  2. The stake size is directly proportional to the chances of that node winning and forging the next block.
  3. If the node successfully creates a block, the validator receives a reward.
What coins will I be able to stake on Bitbuy?

Solana (SOL), Ethereum (ETH), Polkadot (DOT), Polygon (MATIC), Cardano (ADA), NEAR Protocol (NEAR), Cosmos (ATOM), and Injective (INJ) are currently available to stake on Bitbuy.

There are 100+ staking products available, but we are selective about what we make available to our users, given our regulatory status. We will announce full details of new coins to stake in the future.

How will I receive my staking rewards?

Your staking rewards are automatically added to your Bitbuy account. The payout time will vary depending on the coin.

For example, if you are staking 100 SOL, and the estimated annual reward yield is 5.04%, over the course of a year, you would expect to have 105.04 SOL (the 100 SOL you initially staked, and the 5.04 SOL you earned in staking rewards).

How will my staking rewards be generated?

Your crypto rewards are generated by your participation in a staking node. Your rewards will NOT be generated from lending out your crypto assets.

Will my staking rewards be guaranteed?

Your staking rewards are automatically accrued and paid out as long as your crypto remains staked, based on the blockchain network's variable staking rewards rate.

The staking rewards rate changes depending on many factors related to the coin, but generally so as long as the administrator of the node (our Institutional partners) do a great job, the crypto rewards from staking will be paid to you.  

Where will my staked crypto be stored?

Your staked crypto assets will be stored in institutional-grade cold storage provided by BitGo, a market leader in compliant digital asset custody solutions.

For Ethereum staking, it will be locked in a deposit smart contract which remains in the control of BitGo on behalf of Bitbuy.

How do I start staking on Bitbuy?

It is as easy as using the rest of the Bitbuy platform. If you hold a coin, with just a few clicks your coins will be staked. It will be just as easy to stop staking when you want your funds unlocked and made available for trading in your account again.

You can start adding funds to your Bitbuy account today. After you have created an account, you will then need to take a couple of more steps:

1. Deposit funds with the fiat currency of your choosing and deposit cash to invest, even as little as $50.

2. Choose your cryptocurrency order (market or limit order).

That’s it!

What are the benefits of staking crypto?

There are three main advantages of staking crypto. First, it is a less energy-intensive process. Because staking does not require proof-of-work, there is no need for supercomputers and the energy consumption they require.

Secondly, it is easier to earn rewards from crypto staking. You are not competing against supercomputers to solve complex problems. Instead, you can leverage your crypto in exchange for earning rewards. Simple.

Finally, there is no special equipment required. All you need is some crypto and a Bitbuy account. Getting started is as easy as 1,2,3.

Meet the team

Jeff F.
VP, Sales
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Vit K.
Head of Accounts
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Santi M.
Head OTC Trader
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Connor S.
Private Wealth Manager
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