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Trezor hardware wallets are the ultimate in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency security. Connect your wallet with the Trezor Suite app and easily manage your assets in a secure crypto ecosystem.Online wallets and exchanges are vulnerable to attacks and data leaks.
Storing cryptocurrency data online increases the risk of financial theft, coin fraud, and permanent loss of crypto assets.Trezor hardware wallets are the safest and most resilient way to secure Bitcoin and cryptocurrency assets offline. Trezor wallets never expose your digital asset information to an insecure environment connected to the internet. Cardano support was introduced to Trezor Suite with version 22.3.2. This blog will guide you through how to use Cardano on your Trezor Model T hardware wallet, how to sign smart contracts and how to stake your Ada to generate rewards.
Please note that due to hardware limitations, Cardano is not currently supported by the Trezor Model One.
Contents How staking works Stake pools How to stake Cardano in Trezor Suite Smart contracts on Cardano Credits How staking works Staking in Cardano means delegating funds to gain the power to validate transactions, create blocks and earn rewards. Proof of stake, as it’s known, chooses users to validate network transactions based on how much Ada they own. This is intended to discourage abuse, as the block producer would lose the most from attacking the network.
A user staking more Ada has a higher probability of creating the next block, and will receive a reward taken from the fees paid for the transactions included in the block if successful. Users with smaller balances have a low chance of finding a block and may never receive rewards despite staking their coins.
To ensure everyone can participate and decrease centralization, addresses holding smaller amounts of Ada can combine their stake with other users’ in a stake pool and split the block reward.
Stake pools Much like a mining pool aggregates the hash power of many miners and shares block rewards based on the proportion of computation contributed, a stake pool aggregates the funds of many users and shares Epoch rewards among them based on how much Ada they contributed. Using a stake pool, everyone can earn rewards for staking, even with a small balance.
Staking rewards Signing up for a stake pool is a simple process but users wishing to earn rewards should first understand how they are calculated.
Rewards distribution happens on a cycle of five-day Epochs. When delegating funds to a new stake pool, there is a delay of two Epochs (up to 10 days) before the staked funds are eligible to start earning rewards.
It then takes up to another three Epochs before rewards are distributed and available for withdrawal. From first delegating to seeing rewards in your account takes five Epochs, or up to 25 days.
Why it takes so long to earn rewards The delay between delegating your funds and receiving rewards is a result of the following sequence of events:
Epoch 0: the Epoch underway when you first delegate funds to a pool. Epoch 1: delegated coins become part of the stake pool’s live stake. Epoch 2: delegated coins count towards probability to create blocks. Epoch 3: rewards from all blocks created during Epoch 2 are calculated. Epoch 4: rewards are distributed based on the stake active in Epoch 2.