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Unstake stKSM

The Unstake tab helps you to withdraw your stKSM and receive xcKSM

Unbonding period

Unstaking directly from the Lido program will incur the Kusama stake unbonding period, which is roughly 7-8 days. If you wish to instantly receive xcKSM, we recommend trading stKSM directly on an exchange.

To unstake your stKSM tokens, you should go to the Stake & Unstake page.

On the Stake & Unstake page, choose the Unstake mode.

Metamask extension

Have you already connected your Metamask account? If not, you will see the Connect Wallet button. Click on it and you will be automatically connected or navigated to the Metamask browser extension installation page (if you don't have it already installed).

If you see a card like that one below, you're all set up and ready to unstake some stKSM tokens.

  • "Staked amount" shows your current stKSM balance from the connected Metamask account.
  • When you withdraw some stKSM tokens, they will appear under the "Waiting for unbonding" section. It takes around 7-8 days for them to move to the "Available for claiming" section.
  • "Available for claiming" xcKSM tokens can be received right away by clicking on the "Claim" button, confirming the claim transaction in Metamask and waiting for the transaction confirmation.
  • "Moonbase Alpha balance" shows your current xcKSM balance and the connected Metamask account.

Pay attention to the transactional fees at the bottom of the card. You need to have enough MOVR in your Metamask account to perform an unstake operation. MOVR is Moonriver’s native token. Learn more on the Moonbeam official site.

To withdraw stKSM tokens, enter the desired amount of KSM in the input box. In the popup window from Metamask, confirm the withdrawal transaction and wait for it to be confirmed.

When the unbonding period is over (it takes around 7-8 days in Kusama), you will be able to claim the xcKSM tokens simply by clicking on the "Claim" button and signing the transaction in Metamask.