Cardano (ADA) Staking Calculator

The rewards predicted by this calculator are only an estimate. Result of this calculator should not be considered a promise or a guarantee of future profits, and should not be used as a financial advice. Read more about that below.

What this staking calculator does is calculating a range from some pessimistic initial default values to optimistic initial default values. The actual amount of ADA received in rewards may vary, and will depend on a number of factors, like:

  • actual stake pool performance, which is the number of blocks a stake pool is observed to produce in a given epoch versus the number it was expected to produce.
  • saturation of the stake node.
  • changes to network parameters may also affect rewards.
  • fees of the stake pool.

The annualized equivalent returns given by this calculator assume that stake is delegated to the same stake pool for a one-year period, and that stake pool performance and other settings are consistent over that time-frame. We accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy between estimated and actual rewards, this calculator is provided for guidance only. Staking Cardano is started in August 2020.

Some people still refer to the staking process as mining, and to such calculators as Cardano mining calculator. Please note that the process of “mining” is when rewards are generated via Proof-of-Work algorithms (as with Bitcoin and Ethereum). With the Proof-of-Stake algorithms (such as Cardano’s Ouroboros), the process of rewards generation is called “staking”.

How are staking profits paid out

The staking profits are not distributed by the pools themselves. They are automatically distributed at protocol level by the Cardano network at the end of each epoch. (every 5 days). Rewards are compounded (re-staked) by default. Here is more info on how to start staking your ADA and join the rewards program.

You can also read the full details about how the rewards work in the IOHK paper library here. To stay in the loop with latest Cardano news, check out the Cardano blog.

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