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Start Crypto Staking with AQRU

One of the safest ways to invest in crypto is staking, and AQRU is one of the top staking providers

We offer safety, security and great rates – up to 8% interest.

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What is staking?

Staking isn’t so different to depositing money in a savings account. You transfer the assets to a trusted source who then looks after them for a while and gives you a reward back. In the case of AQRU, that reward is paid in the same currency you invested.

Why stake crypto?

It’s like HODL+ – a great way of making your assets work for you without having to intervene or take risks like trading.

It’s even better when you’re getting a fixed yield and your assets aren’t locked up, and it compares favourably with traditional investments that are fee-filled, with variable returns and inconvenience built-in.

How does crypto staking work?

It’s very simple: you commit your assets so they can be used for other things. That can be by a blockchain itself (to encourage activity and remove coins from circulation that could be sold).

More realistically for most investors, you commit your assets to a company that uses them to expertly operate in the decentralised financial markets to make returns. This means you can even earn stake rewards on coins such as Bitcoin that don’t naturally support staking!

How it works: stake your crypto with AQRU…

It’s simple to stake your crypto with AQRU. Onboard at the website or in the app, fund your account and invest. There are three easy ways you can fund your account and a choice of three investment opportunities. See our FAQs and Help Centre for more information and helpful guides.

Deposit

Deposit in real money by bank transfer or credit card, or transfer crypto.

No fees on Bank Transfer or Crypto Transfers

Earn

You can see your funds start increasing almost immediately.

Maple USDC Maple USDC Fixed for 90 days +8%
FalconX USDC FalconX USDC Variable +6%
Maple ETH Maple ETH Fixed for 90 days +5%
FalconX ETH FalconX ETH Variable +3%
FalconX BTC FalconX BTC Variable +2.5%
No fees on buying Crypto

Withdraw

Withdraw with just 24 hours notice, in real money or in crypto.

Withdrawl Crypto No fees on Fiat withdrawals

Frequently Asked Questions

At AQRU, we are one of the top staking providers. We offer safety, security and high rates!

How to stake crypto?

To start earning, onboard via AQRU’s website or app and sign up for free! Once you have signed up, we ask for security verification/KYC (know your customer) with a photo ID, proof of address and a selfie. You should also secure your account by enabling 2FA (two-factor authentication) for the best possible protection.

After you’ve onboarded, you can either transfer crypto into an AQRU wallet address (there will be a QR code you can scan to avoid mistakes), you can send a bank transfer in GBP or EUR (and use the funds to buy crypto in-app at a competitive exchange rate and without additional fees), or buy crypto with a debit card using our third-party payment partner MoonPay (fees apply). Note that while there is no deposit fee charged by AQRU, there is a minimum deposit of the equivalent of 100 euros.

For a complete step-by-step guide on funding your account, please see our Help Centre.

Is staking crypto worth it?

Staking crypto with AQRU gives a higher yield than many other alternative investments. In addition, you can mix and match cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum with stablecoins pegged to the US Dollar. If in doubt you should get financial advice, and all investors large or small will tell you that you should never invest anything you can’t afford to lose.

What is Annual Percentage Yield (APY) and how is it calculated?

APY is a measure of how much return you would receive if you invested over a year.  Because AQRU pays daily interest which is then compounded, the APY is slightly greater than the mathematical interest rate.

For the mathematically inclined, here’s how that works out for AQRU.

APY = (1 + [interest rate]/365)365 – 1

The word “interest” on this site is referring to yield, for the sake of simplicity.

What yields do you offer at AQRU?

We offer up to 8% interest on stablecoins: 3% for the USDC stablecoin (with no lock-in) and 8% on the Maple USDC stablecoin account (with a 90-day lock-in). We currently also offer 2.5% interest on both Ethereum and Bitcoin. These rates can vary substantially depending on market conditions, with a safety-first attitude to customer funds and sustainability.

Do I have to buy my crypto through AQRU to earn staking rewards?

There are no deposit fees for sending cryptocurrency you already own into an AQRU wallet address: the platform will give you a QR code for sending crypto to your wallet. The custodial wallet that we use to hold your funds has bank-grade security provided by industry partner Fireblocks. Note that while AQRU won’t charge a deposit fee, there is a minimum deposit of the equivalent of 100 euros.

Will I be taxed on my staking rewards?

Like all income, your returns are taxable subject to the laws of your country. It’s advisable to get professional advice on how cryptocurrency earnings are treated in your country.

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