As the Injective community looks forward to INJ staking, this article offers insights on the process and which validators users can delegate to going forward.

Injective is secured by a group of top-tier validators which have all helped to secure billions of dollars in aggregate assets for some leading cryptoassets today. Below is a brief breakdown of each available validator so that you can be better prepared when attempting to stake your INJ holdings.

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Note: The validators listed here are in alphabetical order and do not present any preferential treatment from the Injective Labs contributors. Remember: You can also delegate your INJ to more than one validator.

Audit One

  • Decentralized infrastructure with redundant data centers
  • Supports some of the fastest-growing networks in DeFi including Terra, Near Protocol, Polygon, Cosmos, Kava, SKALE, Celo, Marlin, and Band Protocol
  • 24/7 support
  • Commission: 7%
  • More Information: Link

Binance Staking

  • One of the largest crypto companies globally
  • Offers staking services via its exchange for several prominent projects such as The Graph and Klaytn
  • Commission: 7%

Chorus One

  • Swiss-based staking provider with highly available infrastructure services securing over $1bn in assets for major projects such as Solana, Cosmos, and Polkadot
  • Reimbursing up to $250k per quarter to cover forgone staking rewards in case of extended downtime events
  • Whitelabel staking with SLA agreements and quarterly reporting available
  • Commission: 7.5%
  • More Information: Link

Cosmostation

  • Enterprise-level validator node operator based in Seoul with over $90M in assets under management
  • Developing end-user applications like mobile wallets, web wallets, and block explorers for partner networks
  • 24/7 monitoring and support with 100% uptime across 20+ networks
  • Genesis validator for the Cosmos Hub and major PoS networks including Chainlink, Band Protocol, Crypto.org, Akash Network, and Injective
  • Commission: 5%

Citadel One

  • Works with networks such as Cosmos, Solana, and Polkadot
  • Non-custodial cross chain staking platform with support of Ledger and Trezor
  • Building a Crypto SuperApp with advanced portfolio management — analytical dashboard and rewards tracking tools, built-in bridges, transactions notes
  • Biweekly reporting with 24/7 support
  • Commission: 5%
  • More Information: Link

Figment

  • Figment Prime offers a unique set of off & on-chain services for large token holders such as rewards reporting and monthly analyst calls
  • Slashing insurance
  • 24/7 private support
  • Commission: 5%
  • More Information: Link

Forble

  • Running validator nodes on 25 networks, such as Solana, Polkadot, Flow, and Cosmos Hub, adding more in the near future
  • Developed a popular open-source block explorer — Big Dipper, supporting over 10 projects
  • A global decentralized team consisting of experienced engineers, financial experts and designers
  • Commission: 9.50%

HashQuark

  • HashQuark is a staking service provider under HashKey Group
  • Provides staking services for major cryptoassets such as Ethereum (Over 10k ETH validators), Binance, Polkadot, and Flow are live
  • Provides service for institutional users, including leading exchanges and VC funds
  • 24/7 support
  • Commission: 10%
  • More Information: Link

Helios Staking

  • One of the largest validators and early supports of Elrond which is currently one of the top crypto projects
  • Supports Injective closely in growing the ecosystem as they did for Elrond
  • Dedicated decentralized infrastructure in 8 data centers across the globe with three layers of redundancy
  • Enterprise level security and operational procedures
  • Commission: 5%

Huobi Pool

  • One of the largest exchanges worldwide
  • Secures protocols such as Casper and Ethereum
  • Provides a safe, convenient and efficient network
  • Over 200,000 people in the global community
  • Commission: 10%
  • More Information: Link

InfStones

  • Provides reliable blockchain infrastructure platform and API gateways for developers globally
  • InfStones’ platform operates over 10,000 nodes on 50+ blockchains
  • Validates and secures major networks such as Binance Smart Chain, Cardano, Solana, Chainlink, Polygon, Tron, EOS, Crypto.org, Cosmos, Tezos, Compound, Injective, and many more
  • Commission: 15%

Staked

  • Institutional grade staking support
  • Exportable staking reports
  • Commission: 10%
  • More Information: Link

StakeWithUs

  • Based in Singapore, StakeWithUs is the only staking provider backed by a government fund, with more than 150m USD of AUM staked across >15 networks
  • 100% SLA on uptime — they reimburse clients who are impacted by uptime slashing
  • User-friendly, self service yield aggregation platform available at app.unagii.com to give clients a 1-stop access to manage overall portfolio
  • Commission: 10%
  • More Information: Link

Ubik Capital

  • Secures major networks such as Solana, Cosmos Network, ICON, Avalanche, Band Protocol, Crypto.com, Harmony, Oasis Protocol
  • Trusted staking provider with years of industry experience
  • Ubik Capital has supported Injective Protocol since the first Testnet and were winners of the Equinox Staking Validator Awards with the greatest number of verified INJ delegators
  • Ubik is fully committed to ensuring the node is provisioned with sufficient resources, properly hardened to resist cyber-attacks, and redundancy through a backup node to minimize downtime
  • Commission: 5%

About Injective

Injective is the first cross-chain protocol built for decentralized finance applications. On the Injective exchange, anyone can access, create, and trade unlimited DeFi markets such as futures and perpetuals. Developers can also build cross-chain Ethereum-compatible projects that are lightning fast and achieve instant transaction finality. Injective is backed by a prominent group of stakeholders including Binance, Pantera Capital and Mark Cuban.

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