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Ethereum and Solana Staking Goes Live on WealthSimple

Securities.io | Mandela Amoussou | Oct 27, 2022

Wealthsimple launches staking - Ethereum and Solana Staking Goes Live on WealthSimpleCanadian-based regulated financial services platform, WealthSimple, now offers crypto staking.

  • WealthSimple started as a stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETF) trading platform; it then expanded its services to offer crypto trading in 2020. WealthSimple remains one of Canada’s most valuable private technology companies with a valuation of $5 billion.
  • WS became the first non-bank/credit union in Canada to be approved by the Bank of Canada for a direct settlement account; this gives WealthSimple direct access to the Real-Time-Rail (RTR) payment system.
  • Staking is a way to earn percentage-rate cryptocurrency rewards by holding certain cryptocurrencies in a staking-compatible wallet or staking platform. To support the security and operations of the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain network, users “lock” or stake funds (in the blockchain network’s native token) and incentives (in the form of cryptocurrency) are paid into the wallet used for staking.

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  • ETH staking on WS:  In WealthSimple the minimum amount of Ethereum a user can stake is 0.01 ETH. At the moment, Ethereum staking on WealthSimple does not support “unstake” – this means that users cannot terminate an ETH staking contract, and any ETH staked will be locked indefinitely until after the Ethereum merge is complete.
  • SOL staking on WS:  Solana, on the other hand, has a much lower staking amount (when converted to the dollar value) threshold. Users can stake as little as 0.02 SOL, which is equivalent to $0.60 at the time of this publication. Unlike ETH, SOL can be unstaked at any time.

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