Akropolis is the one-stop solution for any investor seeking access to passive, efficient and sustainable yield generation. The project is on a mission is to give everyone the tools to save and grow their investments without a dependence on centralized counterparties. $AKRO is the native governance token which can be staked to receive a share of the protocol revenue and additional $AKRO emissions. This tutorial will show you where you can buy $AKRO and how to stake your tokens on the Akro network.

      Step 1: Make sure you have a MetaMask wallet

      MetaMask is one of the most popular self-custody wallets and offers users the ability to stake their tokens, use blockchain apps and manage multiple tokens in one wallet. You can download the MetaMask wallet here.

      Step 2: Get yourself some $AKRO tokens

      Currently, you can purchase $AKRO tokens on Binance, Kucoin or using 1inch.

      To get $AKRO tokens using 1inch, navigate to 1inch and connect your MetaMask wallet. We will be using $ETH tokens to swap to $AKRO. 

      • Connect your MetaMask wallet
      • Select ‘ETH’in the ‘from’ tab
      • Select ‘AKRO’ in the ‘to’ tab
        • If you don’t see AKRO there, you will need to import the contract address 
        • The contract address is 0x8ab7404063ec4dbcfd4598215992dc3f8ec853d7
      • Click ‘Confirm SWAP’ 
      • Approve the transaction on MetaMask
      • The $AKRO will reflect in your MetaMask wallet

      If you cannot see your $AKRO in your wallet, you may need to import the token in MetaMask so that it can reflect under ‘Assets’. Follow the steps below to import $AKRO into your wallet:

      • Go to CoinGecko and copy the contract address for $AKRO
      • Open your MetaMask wallet, make sure you are on the Ethereum Mainnet
      • Click on ‘Assets’
      • Click ‘Import tokens’
      • Paste the contract address that you copied under ‘Token Contract Address’
        • Type ‘AKRO’ under ‘Token Symbol’
        • Type ‘18’ under ‘Token Decimal’
      • Click ‘Add custom token’

      Great! Now you have $AKRO tokens and can go to the staking portal to delegate your stake. 

      Step 3: Go to the AKRO staking portal

      You can find the $AKRO staking page here

      • Connect your MetaMask wallet
      • Select the ‘Ethereum’ network
      • Go to the ‘Staking’ section
      • Type in how much you want to stake
      • Click ‘approve’
      • Give permission to access your AKRO
      • Confirm’ the transaction 
      • Success!

      You will now be greeted with the homepage of the staking portal showing you a few statistics on your current holdings:

      Step 4: How many staking pools are there?

      Currently, there is only one pool for AKRO staking. There is no lock-up and you can withdraw any time.

      Step 5: What is the current staking APY?

      Check it out on StakingRewards here:

      Staking Rewards Akropolis


      Staking your $AKRO allows you to earn a share of the protocol revenue and earn additional $AKRO emissions. Staking has many benefits beyond just earning yield on your investment:

      • You are contributing to decentralization
      • Boosting network security
      • Participating in governance

      Check out for more tutorials and insights on best practices for staking your crypto.

      About The Author

      Kilian Boshoff

      is purpose-driven, he loves researching and figuring out how technology can drive change in the world we live in. He is an avid crypto trader and spends his free time deep-diving into different projects on his YouTube channel. Kilian is currently on a mission to pioneer the institutional adoption of digital assets in his home country, South Africa.