An in-depth guide to staking your $JUNO with Keplr Wallet and claiming staking rewards.
Junø is a smart-contract hub for the Cosmos Ecosystem. It supports smart contracts coded in Rust or Golang with the CosmWasm framework. Thanks to IBC, smart contracts deployed on Juno can be usable across multiple sovereign networks. Juno serves as a decentralized, permissionless, and censorship-resistant space for developers.
In this article, we go over how to stake your $JUNO and how to claim your rewards! Have a look at the steps below. If you already have a Keplr Wallet, feel free to skip to step 3.
Let’s Get To Staking!
Step 1 – Install the wallet extension
If you haven’t downloaded the wallet yet, go to https://wallet.keplr.app/; a pop-up will appear as soon as you enter the website. Click on the pop-up; it will lead you to the Chrome extension store. Select: “add to Chrome”. Make sure you download from a verified source.
Once you’ve added the extension, click on it on your screen’s top-right menu to open the Keplr web page.
Step 2 – Create Your Wallet
On the Keplr web page, select “Create New Account” to start setting up your account. There is also an option to Sign in with Google. In case you already have a Keplr wallet, select “Import Existing Account”.
If you’ve selected “Create New Account”, Keplr will ask if you’d like to have a Mnemonic Seed of 12 or 24 words. Remember to store your seed phrase securely offline and never share it with anyone. If you lose your seed phrase, you will lose the assets within the wallet.
Once you’ve copied your seed phrase, fill out your account name, desired password and confirm by selecting “Next”.
You will then be asked to fill out your seed phrase in the right order to register. Click on the words to create the sentence, then select “Register”. That’s it! You’ve now created your Keplr wallet. Select “Done” to close the registration webpage, and your wallet should now be opened in the extension. Go to: https://wallet.keplr.app/#/dashboard to continue.
Step 3 – Start Staking
Now that you’ve opened the dashboard, copy your account address to send $JUNO to your Keplr wallet from any exchange or another Cosmos wallet, we used Osmosis DEX for this one. Once you’ve done so, wait a couple of seconds, grab yourself a cup of coffee and return to get started with staking!
On the dashboard’s left drop-down menu, select “Juno” and then “Stake”, this will take you to the validator overview. You can also use the extension and simply press “Stake” on the pop-up’s bottom right (it will take you to the same page).
The Keplr wallet currently doesn’t have a manual search bar, so you will have to scroll down to select your choice’s validator. Once you’ve found the validator of your choice, click on “manage” on the right (see image below).
When you press “manage,” a pop-up will appear on which you can redelegate, undelegate and delegate to the selected validator.
Select “Delegate”, then fill out the amount of $JUNO that you’d like to delegate (keep in mind that you’ll have to pay some fees, so leave some $JUNO in your account for that). Select “Delegate” once again to continue.
The Keplr extension will open itself up, and on it, you can decide to pay a low, average, or high fee. It’s also possible to add a memo. Once selected, click on “set fee”. Next, double-check all the details of the transaction and choose “Approve” when ready.
Congratulations!! You’ve now staked your $JUNO!!
Step 4 – Claiming Rewards
If you’d like to see how your assets are doing, how much you staked etc., select “Dashboard” in the left drop-down menu on the web browser. When you’re eligible to claim rewards, you can do so on the right after your staked amount (see image below).
Select “Claim” and in the pop-up, set a gas fee, then select “approve”. After a few minutes, you will see a confirmation that your transaction has been sent. You can now see your $JUNO added to your Total Balance. And that’s it!
DISCLAIMER: This is not financial advice. Staking, delegation, and cryptocurrencies involve a high degree of risk, and there is always the possibility of loss, including the failure of all staked digital assets. Additionally, delegators are at risk of slashing in case of security or liveness faults on some protocols. We advise you to do your due diligence before choosing a validator.