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How do I stake $OXEN?

Running an Oxen Service Node is the perfect way to get involved with our powerful privacy network while earning big rewards. 

Staking made easy

We’ve made staking your $OXEN as fast and simple as possible. If you’d rather not deal with the hassle of running a server yourself, you can stake to a shared service node, saving you the hassle of setting up nodes, all while contributing to the security of the Oxen network — and getting rewarded for it.

You can stake into a shared service node directly from the wallet, without ever needing to touch a command line.

Contribute to a service node

Simply open up your wallet, navigate to the Service Nodes tab, enter the public key of the service node you’re contributing to, and the amount of $OXEN you’re staking. 

Click that magic Stake button, and you’re all done. It’s that easy. Watch a glistening stream of token rewards start flowing into your Oxen wallet.

If you need to find a shared service node to contribute to, simply head over to the Oxen block explorer and take a look at the Service Nodes Awaiting Contributions section.

Shared staking amounts

When you’re contributing to a service node, there are a few rules around what your contribution can be. One service node requires a total stake of 15,000 $OXEN, and there can never be more than 4 contributors to one service node. 

All this means the minimum contribution to a service node is the remaining staking requirement divided by the number of allowed contributors remaining. 

For example, if there was an open service node pool with two people contributing 10,000 $OXEN, the minimum contribution you could make would be 2,500 $OXEN, and the maximum would be 5,000 $OXEN.

Running your own service node

But wait, what if you’re a power user who wants a whole service node all to yourself? You can do that. The power is in your hands.

The process for running your own service node is a fair bit more complicated — but it comes with even bigger rewards. We’ve streamlined the setup process as much as possible so that even people with no command-line experience can set up a service node with a bit of time and patience.

Check out our Full service node setup guide for more info on how to become a standalone service node operator and reap the full benefits of staking. You can even let others stake into your node and earn an operator fee from them in return!