Polkadot is the most popular network for staking, nearly $3 billion worth of DOT tokens are at stake

Layer-1 blockchain Polkadot is the most popular network when it comes to staking. According to The Block Research, nearly $3 billion worth of DOT, Polkadot's native token, are at stake.

The figure means DOT token holders have deposited $3 billion worth of funds with Polkadot validators for earning passive income. Cardano follows Polkadot as the second most popular network, with $1.79 billion worth of ADA staked.

Tezos (XTZ) and EOS are ranked third and fourth by staking value, each having roughly $1.4 billion within their networks. Overall, around $12 billion in total is staked across the top ten networks — eight of which are Layer-1 blockchain networks — except Band Protocol and Synthetix.


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Source: Staking Rewards, The Block Research

Besides being the largest network by staking value, Polkadot's DOT is the only token to have a positive return in the U.S. dollar, bitcoin, and ether over the past 90 days since the network launched trading of the token.

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