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Stake your ksm in simple steps.

Here are the five simple steps to stake your KSM and earn rewards by securing the Kusama Network.

Go to your Wallet
Nowadays, most Polkadot Wallets come with a staking interface. In this case, we recommend using Talisman.
Open Talisman
Go to the Staking section on the menu
Click on Stake KSM
Add the amount, choose the pool and click Stake
Kusama now features staking pools to allow DOT holders to stake from as low as 0.1 KSM.
Sign the transaction

FAQs about Kusama

Here are some of the questions asked the most about Kusama.

Kusama is a scalable network of specialized blockchains built using the same technology as Polkadot. It’s designed for fast-paced innovation and serves as a developmental environment where developers can test and deploy their blockchain projects under real economic conditions before moving to Polkadot. Kusama is often described as Polkadot’s “canary network,” highlighting its role in testing and experimentation​​. 

Kusama operates through two primary types of blockchains: the Relay Chain and Parachains. The Relay Chain is the main blockchain where transactions are finalized, while Parachains are custom blockchains that use the Relay Chain’s computing resources to ensure security and accurate transaction verification. This structure supports a high degree of scalability and interoperability within the Kusama network​.

Kusama employs a sophisticated governance system where all stakeholders can propose changes, vote on various proposals, and elect council members to oversee the network. This model aims to decentralize decision-making and empower KSM token holders to shape the network’s development actively. It includes structures like the Referendum Chamber, Council, and Technical Committee, each playing a role in the network’s governance​​.

Kusama uses a Nominated Proof of Stake (NPoS) mechanism. Token holders can participate as nominators or validators, contributing to network security. Validators are responsible for validating transactions and governance, while nominators support validators by staking their KSM tokens with them, sharing in the rewards and risks​.

While Kusama and Polkadot share the same foundational technology, Kusama is positioned as a more risk-tolerant, fast-moving environment suitable for early-stage testing and rapid development. This makes it ideal for experimental applications and developers seeking to innovate without the stringent stability and security requirements of Polkadot​