Weekly Market Analysis by Simon Peters.

Have you noticed what is happening in the crypto market and wondered if maybe now is  the time to start investing, but at the same time wondered if the frequent ups and downs  in price could make investing in crypto too risky? If this sounds like you, you may want to  explore crypto staking, an investment strategy that lets you get more from your crypto  holdings just by holding your crypto. Staking isn’t affected by the natural swings of the  market so you can gain whether the market is gaining or losing. 

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Crypto staking – the basics 

At its simplest, staking is like mining. Like gold staking of yore, crypto staking is a way to  build on value that already exists; though not in riverbeds or in mines, with pickaxes and  heavy machinery, but in the crypto you already hold in your portfolio. 

How, then, do you benefit? Staking is a fundamental part of blockchain operations and  supports the network of the token being mined. The benefit, or reward, proffered by the  network, is a bonus given for your investment. The reward is not in cash, or gold,  however. It is a reward extended in addition to the held cryptocurrency. Staking ADA?  Your reward is more ADA. At eToro, staking is rewarded in automatic monthly payments  depending upon the percentage yield. In this sense, crypto staking is less like gold mining  and more like an interest-bearing savings account. 

Cardano (ADA) Staking 

Cardano (ADA) is an open source blockchain project built on peer-reviewed research.  Public and decentralized, it supports smart contracts, and its cryptocurrency is known as ADA. Launched back in 2017 to offer a fast and secure blockchain platform, Cardano’s July  2020 Shelley upgrade was undertaken to enhance the crypto’s commitment to  decentralisation and autonomy. Another important feature of the move to the Shelley era,  especially for ADA traders: the beginning of staking for ADA. 

At first glance, Cardano staking looks like the staking systems of other cryptocurrencies:  hold and stake the cryptoassets to help the token’s network and get compensated for your  participation. However, Cardano is quite different in one crucial aspect: the system, in an  effort to make certain there are a sufficient number of node operators within its realm,  does not approve solo staking. Thus to partake in ADA staking, you must choose to set up  and facilitate your own ADA staking pool, opening it up to other member investors who  entrust their holdings to you, or join another staking pool, delegating your ADA assets to  their pool. 

Cardano Staking without the Hassle 

If you decide running or joining someone else’s staking pool is nor in your future – nor in  your best interest – how can you reap the benefits of staking Cardano? By trading and  holding your ADA on a platform like eToro. Trusted and secure, eToro was one of the first  regulated platforms to extend staking for Cardano (ADA)

With eToro’s new staking service, you can earn Cardano rewards automatically every  month just by holding your crypto on eToro. Your crypto tokens remain yours – held in your  portfolio like your other investments – reaping the rewards of staking without your taking 

any action whatsoever. Executed entirely, securely and transparently by eToro, your  staked Cardano is reaping some of the most generous rewards in the market and is  executed with 100% transparency. When you stake crypto on eToro, you will know exactly  how your monthly rewards are determined. 

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Staking TRON onc eToro 

Cardano is one of two cryptoassets currently supported on eToro – the other is TRON  (TRX). “We are thrilled that eToro has chosen TRON as one of the first assets to be offered  on their new staking service,” said TRON’s founder Justin Sun. “Services such as eToro’s  new staking service takes the complexity and confusion out of the staking process, and  makes it accessible to everyone.” As with Cardano, staking TRON offers users the ability to  reap monthly staking rewards just by holding TRON on eToro’s trading platform. 

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