Earn Tron staking rewards

Earn Tron staking rewards by freezing your TRX and voting for candidates in Ledger Live. By doing so, you earn Tron staking rewards while benefitting from the security of your Ledger hardware wallet. Learn how delegation works >

Before you start

  • Set up Ledger Live with your Ledger device.
  • Ensure that your Ledger device runs the latest firmware.

Add your Tron account

  1. Install the latest version of the Tron app (at least 0.1.6) on your Ledger device.
  2. Add a Tron account by clicking on Add account on the Accounts page. Learn more
  3. Receive some TRX in your account. Learn more

Freeze your assets

  How freezing works

By freezing your TRX you gain bandwidth or energy, as well as votes which can be used to earn potential rewards. Frozen TRX cannot be sent for 3 days.

  1. Click on the Earn rewards button on your Tron account page.  

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  2. Click on Continue to freeze your assets after reading the information window.

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  3. Choose Bandwidth or Energy:
    • Bandwidth points are used to make transactions without paying TRX for network fees. Choose Bandwidth to increase your maximum daily transactions.
    • Energy points are required to execute smart contracts. If you don't run any smart contracts, there is no need to choose rewards in Energy.
        Transfers of USDT TRC20 tokens require Energy points, or else TRX will be consumed as fees.
  4. Enter the amount of TRX to freeze. By freezing a higher amount, you will get more votes which can be used to earn potential rewards. Frozen TRX cannot be sent for 3 days.

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  5. Click on Continue.
  6. Verify and confirm the freeze operation on your Ledger device.
    • Open the Tron app after you've connected and unlocked your device. 
    • Press the right button to review all operation details: Resource, Amount and Freeze To (this is your own Tron address).
    • Press both buttons to Accept and send the operation. Choose Reject to cancel the operation.
  7. The freeze operation is then confirmed. You can click on Vote in the confirmation window. This button is enabled after 60 seconds.

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Cast your votes

  How voting works

You can earn rewards by voting for Super Representatives (SRs) and Candidates. The SRs are the 27 validators with the most votes, they generate new blocks for which they earn block rewards. The SRs and the 100 Candidates with the highest vote count also receive a vote reward.

  1. Click on the Cast Votes button in the introduction window.

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  2. Choose the Super Representatives (SRs) and/or Candidates to vote for from the Validators list. The number of available votes equals the number of frozen TRX. You can freely distribute your votes among up to five validators.
    • Super Representatives are the first 27 validators in the list, marked by a blue icon. Rewards from SRs generally tend to be higher than rewards from candidates.
    • Candidates are the validators with not enough votes to become an SR. They have a grey icon.

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      Super Representatives are the first 27 validators, marked with a blue icon. 

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      You can allocate your votes to up to five SRs and Candidates of your choice.

  3. Click on Continue once it is displayed that All votes are used.
  4. Verify all voting details on your Ledger device
    • Press the right button to verify the votes per validator and your own Tron address.
    • Press both buttons to Accept and send the operation. Choose Reject to cancel the operation. 
  5. Click on View details to open the operation details of your vote or click on Close to return to your Tron account page.

  Change your votes

You can change your votes anytime by clicking on Manage votes in the Votes section on your Tron account page.

Claim your rewards

Your rewards can be paid out either as TRX or as tokens depending on the validator. Some validators will automatically send the rewards on a regular basis so that there is no need to claim them.

  Earning rewards from validators

Note that voting for validators does not guarantee you will be paid any reward. Investigate your validators before voting. Websites such as this one can help you see how much an SR or a Candidate rewards their voters.

You do not have to keep Ledger Live running to earn staking rewards. Simply come back whenever you want to claim your rewards.

Follow the steps below to claim TRX rewards.

  1. Click on the button Claim TRX ... when there are TRX to be claimed in the Votes section in your Tron account. You can claim your TRX rewards once every 24 hours.
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  2. Click on Continue.
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  3. Confirm the operation on your Ledger device.
    • Press the right button to verify your own Tron address.
    • Press both buttons to Accept and send the operation. Choose Reject to cancel it.
  4. Click on View details to open the operation details of your claim or click on Done to return to your Tron account page.

Unfreeze your assets

  How freezing works

You must first unfreeze frozen coins before you can spend them. Unfreezing will decrease your Bandwidth or Energy gains and cancel your votes. It takes 3 days for your TRX to become spendable after you've unfrozen them. 

  1. Click on the Manage assets button on your Tron account page.

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  2. Choose the Unfreeze option in the Manage assets menu that appears.

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  3. Select which TRX you want to unfreeze. Simply click on Continue if you are earning only Bandwidth or Energy.

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  4. Verify and confirm the unfreeze operation on your Ledger device.
    • Open the Tron app after you've connected and unlocked your device. 
    • Press the right button to review all operation details: Resource, Delegated to, From Address (these are both your own Tron address).
    • Press both buttons to Accept and send the operation. Choose Reject to cancel the operation.
    • Click on Close once the unfreeze operation is confirmed.
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