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How do I start staking?

Staking is generally open to anyone who wants to participate. That said, becoming a full validator can require a minimum number of tokens, technical knowledge, and a dedicated computer that can perform validations day or night without downtime. Participating on this level comes with security considerations and is a serious obligation, as downtime can cause a validator’s stake to become slashed.

But for the vast majority of participants there’s a simpler way to participate. Via an exchange like Bitmove, you can contribute any amount you wish, without needing to purchase or operate expensive validator hardware. Staking is available to most Bitmove customers in the Europe and U.S. and many other countries.