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Polygon Delegation Guide

Polygon is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum. To learn more about the protocol, see our Polygon Guide. To keep up with network insights and developer solutions, visit Coinbase.

Coinbase public validator offers high-uptime, and is architected to minimize downtime and double-signing. You retain full control over your assets when you delegate with self-custody wallets on Coinbase.


Protocol ParameterValue
Minimum delegation1 MATIC (plus fees to cover)
Unbonding period80 checkpoints (2-4 days, depending on Ethereum mainnet congestion)
Service fee8%
Estimated APY~ 5.1% (Varies based on amount stake and network parameters. Estimate is current as of September 2022.)


  • A self-custody wallet of choice (Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask, etc) funded with MATIC, and also ETH (which is used to pay transaction fees).
  • Polygon Wallet connected to your self-custody wallet.


  • When your self-custody wallet and Polygon Wallet are connected, your MATIC and ETH deposits display on your Polygon Wallet.
  • To receive accumulated rewards, you must manually withdraw (as they are not paid out automatically by the validator).
  • To withdraw, you need a minimum of 2 MATIC accumulated in rewards.
  • You must manually restake rewards.


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