- Total value in USD on staking platforms on the verge of breaching $7 billion USD.
- Eos, Tezos, Atom and Algo lead the standings with over $500 million USD staked in each platform.
After a year of rocketing growth, 2020 looks set to push investors into staking platforms even further as latest reports show, According to Staking Rewards, a staking platform data aggregator, the total staked amount in dollars currently stands at $6.961 Billion USD, with seven of the top ten coins all registering over $100 million USD in staked coins. However, the research conducted by Crypto Differ excludes Tron (TRX), which stakes 22% of the total ~1 billion USD worth of TRX.
Staking allows cryptocurrency holders to earn passive income by storing their coins on protocols designed to payout interest.
Staked platforms nears $7 billion in USD valuation
The research from Crypto Differ places the total staked amount in dollars at $6.961 billion USD, excluding TRX, with the push to $7 billion USD set to happen sooner rather than later. Staking cryptocurrencies have gained traction in the past year as a number of exchanges introduced zero fee staking such as Binance Staking Protocol which launched a free staking platform for Tezos at the end of last year.
STATE OF THE STAKING
According to the @StakingRewards USD value locked in staking approaches 7 billion USD, while the Staking Market Cap (valuation of all projects that have staking mechanism) is currently at 11.2 billion USD.
— CryptoDiffer (@CryptoDiffer) January 13, 2020
The market capitalization of staking cryptocurrencies currently stands at $11 billion dollars, which shows over 60% of the total cap is held in staking protocols. The top seven coins –which hold at least $100 million USD – including EOS, Tezos, Cosmos, Algorand, Dash, Synthetix and NEM, hold a combined $4.5 billion of the total ~$7 billion staked, representing approx. 64% of the total.
Four coins hold over $3 billion USD
While the field is growing at an astronomical pace, four of the top staking projects seem to be controlling much of the market with ~$4 billion staked across the four crypto projects. Eos (EOS) leads the pack with $1.822 billion USD staked, representing a quarter of the total amount staked. Tezos (XTZ), Cosmos (ATOM) and Algorand (ALGO) complete the list of project with over $500 million USD staked with $832 million USD, $771 million and $515 million staked respectively.
“We calculated the ratio of staked coins to the circulating supply as well. The leaders are Cosmos (98.6%), Livepeer (95.6%), Synthetix (88.3%), Kava(86%) and Tezos (85.8%).” – StakingRewards.com on the 2020 staking report.
However, there remains questions of the exclusion of Tron (TRX) from the list of staking projects as explained by enthusiast and community member, Mike McCarthy. The eleventh largest crypto has a total of $329 million USD staked, as at time of writing representing approx. 22% of its total market capitalization.
As I type this – the current USD value of $TRX staked is $329million, making it the 5th highest total staked blockchain.
For comparison – On Sept 22nd 2019 total TRX staked was $148million
Or my maths could be wrong🤔 https://t.co/pS6dV3PqTx
— Mike McCarthy (@MikeNerdUK) January 13, 2020
The field of staking is just taking off and this year looks to provide a larger market for staking products. Can the market breach $10 billion in 2020?
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