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HiIQ Staking (mobile)
To stake IQ with HiIQ and start earning IQ token rewards you will need to have IQ on Ethereum (ETH) and some Ethereum (around $40 worth) for gas fees in an Ethereum wallet like Metamask. We recommend Metamask but you can also use Portis, Frame, Fortmatic, WalletConnect, or Torus.
Step 1: Get IQ on ETH and Ethereum
The easiest place to get IQ on Ethereum is Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange. Binance allows users to withdraw and deposit IQ on Ethereum. If you've got IQ on EOS, this tutorial explains how to bridge IQ from EOS to ETH using Binance. Once you've got IQ and ETH through Binance you can skip to Step 3.
If you've used Sushiswap the easiest place to get IQ is through our IQ-WETH pair on Sushiswap. Once you've got IQ and ETH through Sushiswap you can skip to Step 3.
If you've used Uniswap the easiest place to get IQ is through our IQ-FRAX pair or IQ-ETH pairs on Uniswap. Once you've got IQ and ETH through Uniswap you can skip to Step 3.
If you've got IQ on EOS from Upbit or Crypto.com you will need to swap your IQ from EOS to Ethereum, our IQ on EOS to IQ on ETH guide explains all of the steps. Once you've done that you can skip to Step 4.
Step 2: Setup an Ethereum Wallet like Metamask
You can set up an Ethereum wallet with Metamask on iOS, Android, and several web browsers. When you setup Metamask, Metamask will automatically create an Ethereum wallet address for you.
MetaMask extension video guide
Step 3: Add IQ to Metamask
To ensure that your IQ on Ethereum shows up in Metamask you'll want to add the IQ token to your Metamask wallet.
  • Open up Metamask mobile app and scroll to the bottom
  • Click "Add Token".
  • Click "Custom Token".
  • Fill in the "Token Contract Adress" section with "0x579CEa1889991f68aCc35Ff5c3dd0621fF29b0C9". The other sections should autofill in.
  • Click "Add Tokens". You will now be able to see your ERC20 IQ tokens on Metamask.
Adding IQ to Metamask
Step 4: Stake IQ on HiIQ
Now you are able to lock your IQ.
  • Choose the amount of IQ you want to lock
  • Choose the lock period from 1 week to 208 weeks (4 years). The longer you lock your IQ up for the greater the APY and returns will be. To earn the max APY you need to lock up your IQ for the max time of 4 years.
  • Press "Lock" and make sure to approve all 3 transactions that popup in Metamask. Mind that you will need around $100-$400 to cover gas fees. The first transaction approves the contract, the second transaction creates the lock, and the third final transaction checkpoints the contract so you can start earning rewards. If you do not approve all three transactions you will not receive rewards.
How to lock IQ
At this point, you can refresh the page to see your balance:
You are now earning IQ! At any time you can either increase the amount of IQ staked or increase the lock time.
1 million IQ tokens are minted daily for HiIQ stakers. The IQ token rewards are distributed to HiIQ stakers in real-time. When IQ rewards are distributed to you they will show up in the "Your Rewards" section and you will be able to claim them to your ETH address. You can also let the IQ token rewards accumulate before claiming, the rewards will never expire.
To restake (increase the amount of IQ) you have staked simply input the amount of additional IQ you want to stake and then hit "Lock". You will then need to sign two Metamask transactions which should automatically pop up the first one will be the transaction to increase the amount of IQ you have locked. Once you sign that the second transaction will pop up to checkpoint make sure to also sign this transaction. You need to checkpoint so that your stats are updated in the HiIQ staking contract so you earn the correct amount of IQ rewards.
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