Staking AGF tokens allows you to boost your earnings up to 4x depending on your supply, borrow, and staking activity. When you stake AGF you receive xAGF tokens (AGF interest bearing token) which are used to boost rewards, to get a portion of the protocol's treasury, and to vote on protocol proposals.
To stake AGF you need to have them on your wallet balance.
There are two options to obtain them:
Either you have AGF from burning, bought on exchanges, etc..
Or, If you have no AGF, you can get them as a reward for the assets supplied / borrowed / staked on the Augmented protocol.
AGF auto stake status
By default, AGF auto stake is active. So all AGF tokens that have been claimed on the protocol are automatically staked for a 1-month period and your rewards for staked AGF will be accrued within this period.
You can make the auto stake status inactive if you don’t want to stake AGF tokens or you want to control staking by yourself.