Earn 6.9% APY staking with Solana Compass
Help decentralize and secure the Solana network delegating your stake to us and earn an impressive 6.9% APY yield on your SOL, while supporting us to create new guides and tools. Learn more
Earn 6.9% APY staking with Solana Compass
Help decentralize and secure the Solana network delegating your stake to us and earn an impressive 6.9% APY yield on your SOL, while supporting us to create new guides and tools.
Why Solana Compass Validator is the best validator to stake with
Support Solana Compass to create new guides to the Solana ecosystem, help secure and decentralize the network and earn one of the highest APYs on the network by staking with us!
Solana Compass Validator
Why stake with Solana Compass?
- Get a great return on your stake with a top APY
- Stake with a responsible validator using high powered servers in top-class datacentres
- Secure and reliable staking systems with high uptime
- Decentralize and secure Solana's network by staking with a smaller validator
- Support the development of SolanaCompass.com
Unbeatable staking returns
We use some of the best hardware located in a top tier datacentre to ensure optimum performance of our validator. Combined with 0% commission on rewards until February 2022, this means since the start our validator has offered among the top APYs on the network, scoring joint second validator between epochs 239-241.
Note that while APY can vary from epoch to epoch depending on the network performance, we have optimized our servers to attain the best possible performance, and we strive to consistently score between 7-8% APY in any given epoch.
High reliability, security and uptime
Of course great performance means nothing if your validator's machine goes down. As long term web developers with experience of running a hosting platform that serves over 13,000 domains, we not only know how to configure a server for optimum performance but how to ensure constant uptime.
We use all the Devops best practices including disabling password logins, blocking ports and moving essential services to unusual ports. Our high quality datacentre means 24/7 uptime, uninterruptible power supplies and plenty of cooling to keep our validator running reliably and fast.
We also run a team on pager duty, meaning that should our validator stop for any reason, at any time of day, night or season, a member of staff will be called and available to triage and restart our services within minutes. This ensures minimal downtime, thus maximizing your rewards
Your stake is 100% safe with us
Solana's staking program has been built by the Solana foundation to ensure that a devious validator could never steal funds delegated to them.
When you delegate with a validator you are simply 'vouching' for that validator - it is not a deposit, and you remain in full control of your funds so you may withdraw your stake at any time.
(Note that due to the checks imposed by Solana you will need to wait until the end of the current epoch after unstaking before you can withdraw)
How can I stake with Solana Compass?
To stake simply connect your wallet and enter the amount you wish to stake in the form at the top of this page.
How long does it take to start earning rewards?
Once you stake you need to wait for the next epoch to start earning rewards. As each epoch is roughly 2 1/2 days, it could take anything from a few minutes to a couple of days for your stake account to activate.
Once your stake account is activated, you'll earn rewards at the end of each epoch, which will be automatically paid back into your stake account.
Do I need to harvest my rewards to compound them?
No - just sit back and enjoy! Since your rewards are paid into your stake account every epoch, they auto-compound for you. Each epoch you'll be earning yield on a slightly larger stack of SOL
Do you charge any fees?
For the rest of Solana Summer 2022 we are offering staking with 0% fees. This means you get 100% of the rewards generated by our validator.
Before any changes to our commission we'll make an announcement on Twitter @solanacompass.com, and via our validator info published on sites like StakeView and Validators.app, giving at least 2 epochs' warning before any commission increase.
Who runs Solana Compass?
I'm a solo founder who's been building web 1 and web 2 sites since early 2002. My original background was search engine optimization, which lead me into web development and to found a number of Software As A Service (SaaS) apps, starting from 2015.
One of my primary businesses was devoted to web hosting, which gave me the server skills and devops experience that allowed me to start a validator on the Solana blockchain. With 8 years of experience in bare metal server management - and 20 years of juggling servers and command lines before that - I know how to secure and run a stable system with maximum uptime.
- Why stake with Solana Compass?
- Unbeatable staking returns
- High reliability, security and uptime
- Your stake is 100% safe with us