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2: Stake DOT to Cloud with Polkadot UI

1. Bond your DOT
  • Go to the Polkadot UI
  • Click STAKING under NETWORK in the top navigation
  • Select ACCOUNT ACTIONS in the Staking navigation of the top menu
  • Select + Stash at the top right of the screen

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For most people, using a single Ledger hardware account for both the Stash and Controller accounts is the best choice. More advanced users can select a non-Ledger account as their Controller for easier access to their nominations while they keep their DOTs in the Stash on the Ledger.

  • In the modal, select your stash account and, if applicable, controller account
  • Double check that your controller has the nominal funds (6-11 DOTs) it needs for the “existential deposit” and to pay for transaction fees.
  • In the value bonded field, input the amount of DOTs you’d like to stake with Coinbase Cloud

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If you’d like to stake all of your DOT, please leave 5-10 DOTs in your Stash account unbonded for transaction fees.

  • Select your preferred payment destination:

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Select Stash account (increase the amount at stake) to compound your rewards on your Stash account (most common), or
Select Stash account (do not increase the amount at stake) to leave your rewards un-bonded and spendable in your Stash account

  • Click Bond
  • Select Sign and Submit
  • This will prompt you to sign the Bond transaction with your Ledger, if you are using one
  • Review the prompt and sign the transaction if it matches your inputs
2. Stake to Coinbase Cloud's validators
  • Select Nominate
  • Disable autoselect to enable searching for nominators
  • Enter each of the Coinbase Cloud validator addresses from the list below into the search box.
    After entering each one, it should appear in the Candidate Accounts box on the left
    Click each address to move it to the right Nominated Accounts box

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Coinbase Cloud validator information

Validator name: Bison Trails
Validator addresses:
01: 1VrKDfXunzstY5uxPpjArUbZekirGXcpMDYvCBJmjV1KdEm
02: 16Dgcx1qJzp8kme1CWsySDf3JWd1oKtbChYVm2yAYqM44woY
03: 12Yz9HPcF66pAGpwEW5cyFZ59TFeXFGVnkuxTphC3Lrap29z
04: 12e1tkDgfF3GYdiTkRq1vunXrvvhpKq3BQZYbJ1haXHApQTn
05: 12eKZbGJKVyHfTPkUs9MrJeGkbFrZRqzhKBBeRJ3G3YoWPun
06: 12q76RYkETZ6UACiiznBicXgcXZ8EMFAuPv8QtfSrc6KSLYo
07: 1A2ATy1FEu5yQ9ZzghPLsRckPQ7XLmq5MJQYcTvGnxGvCho
08: 15V6NjwmKkZihe644Tyr8GVLxjEzBAHktf6ZcJCTx7RPCoYS
09: 124YFXA3XoRs9Epcx3aRUSk3EKYaznocqMWfrMKtGjx8TJ2W
10: 12ECDEb18Wiy4MoLn3NTM5zhJfDfpS4mLNvjHpcEr8ogGrMZ
11: 12HFymxpDmi4XXPHaEMp74CNpRhkqwG5qxnrgikkhon1XMrj
12: 12WmM98h4Ar6y7ZyyMKPXwSyuP5GSZvXTbEkDXm1tirbZFW4
13: 13BN4WksoyexwDWhGsMMUbU5okehD19GzdyqL4DMPR2KkQpP
14: 14XefeqDxiaVQEo7Xv7WBs3Wz8GZPes7DBjQxsNuxu683B9o
15: 1486kNkPxvF7Pmgfr4MskGnn4p4KXCigMejv5Q7szMowioKK
16: 14wFkAiTSxhUUdpkN37QMhZv6dYcURJVgSGwqDRd4TK2qhrL

Please enter each of the Coinbase Cloud validator addresses from the list above when staking.
Selecting all validators from this list indicates your willingness to support any of them, and the protocol will then automatically allocate your stake to a subset of the validators from your nominated list that have been selected to participate and earn rewards each era. As such, selecting all validators increases your opportunities to earn rewards. Learn more in our Polkadot FAQs.

  • Click Nominate
  • Select the down arrow to unroll the validators you are nominating
  • It should show the Coinbase Cloud validators you selected
  • If everything looks correct, click Sign and Submit
  • Enter your stash password in the pop-up and click Sign the transaction, or confirm the Nominate transaction on your Ledger
  • The targets should match the validator addresses above
  • Once you’ve confirmed the details, approve the transaction
  • Wait for the Transaction Success banner to pop up. This process can take a while if the network is behind.

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Congratulations! You are now staking with Coinbase Cloud.


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