How to Stake wTAO on Gradient

Gradient staking is meant to keep it simple — in line with the protocol’s broader principle of focusing on accessibility and user participation. Here’s how it works:

  • Setup your Wallet: Make sure your wallet (you will need MetaMask or MyEtherWallet when it’s finished) is in the correct network — in our case, Ethereum —, you have the correct wallet selected (ie it should hold a balance of wTAO), and a bit of ETH to pay for transaction fees.

  • Access the Gradient Interface: Navigate to the Gradient staking platform and connect your wallet. [URL: ]

  • Stake wTAO: Choose to stake as much wTAO as you want. The interface will guide you through the process of preparing and approving the transaction, along with the actual staking.

  • Receive swTAO: After you stake your wTAO, you automatically receive swTAO tokens. swTAO are fully fungible tokens representing your full stake and allow you to claim your staking rewards. They can also be used across any other supported DeFi protocols such as lending or borrowing, just as if you were still holding your original assets.

    • WARNING: HOLD ONTO THESE TOKENS. Without them, you will not be able to claim back your funds or rewards.

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