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How to Earn TAO

It is possible to earn TAO is through mining, validating or delegating stake. Mining and validating require connecting to a hardware service VPS and further knowledge to ensure your miner/validator stays online consistently and remains competitive.


Since there is a knowledge barrier to mining, unlike BTC or ETH mining, you must first learn to fine tune AI models in order to remain competitive on the network. Please see the Resources for more information on mining.



Validating, whilst not requiring any knowledge beyond the setup of the validator on a Linux server, does have a financial barrier to entry as a minimum of 1024 TAO are required to successfully receive rewards.

Validator spots will also be limited in the near future which will remove this lower threshold and only allow a fixed number of validator spots ordered by the size of the stake. This is likely to make the acquisition of these spots more difficult and create a much larger financial barrier to entry than the current 1024 requirement.

Please see the Resources for more information on validating.

Delegating Stake

Since the successful launch of the Finney network, users are able to delegate a stake to any validator for a share of the validation rewards (a fixed commission of 17.99% will be applied to all delegations).

This enables all holders of the TAO token to earn passive rewards regardless of the size of their holdings. It is intended to encourage users to delegate to the Foundation validator or support the projects and teams promoting the growth of the network.

It is possible to delegate to any active validator who has elected to receive nominations.

In order to stake (delegate) your Tao you must nominate it to a validator. Currently this can be achieved through a command line installation of Bittensor, using PolkadotJS explorer or through the Staking App provided by Tensor Exchange (select validators only) & Tensor Wallet (built by Opentensor developer Vune).

All you need to copy from your chosen validator listing is the hotkey.

You can see a list of all Verified Validators and their hotkeys here.