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 a custom interoperable layer one protocol for building powerful exchange, DeFi, derivatives & Web3 applications. Injective was created using the Cosmos SDK and is able to achieve instant transaction finality while sustaining lightning fast speeds. INJ is the native deflationary scarce asset that powers the Injective Protocol and its rapidly growing ecosystem. Injective is incubated by Binance and is backed by Pantera Capital.

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