The Cosmos blockchain relies on a (delegated) Proof-of-Stake protocol. Staking your Cosmos (ATOM) allows you to passively earn rewards for helping to secure the network. ATOM holders earn the staking rewards (up to 20%) generated minus the validator’s fees.
The ability to stake Cosmos on the Vault leverages our Vault signer feature, which allows users to go through an external wallet to craft operations. These requests are then verified and signed by the Vault. This model ensures that all transactions comply with the governance regulations enforced by the hardware security module (HSM). Learn more on how to set up a Cosmos staking account here.
To begin staking operations on Cosmos (ATOM), please check this article.