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Staking giant Lido looks to bring services to Solana

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One of many largest ETH 2.0 and Terra staking providers is now trying to increase to different proof-of-stake chains, beginning with upstart layer 1 Solana. 

In a proposal at the moment on Lido’s governance boards, crypto infrastructure supplier Refrain One laid out a plan to construct “a liquid staking token (for now: stSOL) that can accrue staking rewards and characterize staking positions with Lido validators on Solana,” much like Lido’s present interest-accruing stETH token.

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Growth funding to convey Lido’s providers to an extra chain would come from the Lido Ecosystem Grants Group, a program Lido’s governance kicked off in March. Refrain One’s requested a compensation bundle together with 2,000,000 vested LDO tokens and a revenue-sharing mannequin that will entitle Refrain One to twenty% of the income from protocol charges that will go to the Lido treasury.

The milestones for Refrain One’s vesting unlocks are notably formidable, together with a 1 yr cliff to “seize 2.5% of the staked SOL provide,” in addition to 1,000,000 tokens scheduled to start a one yr vesting schedule “when Lido for Solana manages to seize 25% of the staked SOL provide.” The proposal notes that Refrain One is at the moment the biggest SOL staker with $600 million in tokens.

A consultant for Lido informed Cointelegraph that an growth may very well be a boon for the protocol’s earnings.

“For the Lido DAO, an growth to liquid staking on Solana may convey with it an analogous protocol charge set-up as we’re at the moment seeing with stETH/liquid staking on Ethereum, whereby a ten% charge on staking rewards is collected and break up between node operators and the Lido DAO treasury (e.g. to develop an insurance coverage fund),” they stated.

In addition they famous that the door stays open to increasing to different Proof of Stake chains.

“Lido has a quite simple mission – maintain Ethereum staking easy, safe and decentralised – and we’ll look to increase this to different networks the place doable,” they stated.

Per Lido’s web site, the providers at the moment accounts for 256,964 ETH staked (value over $700 billion) throughout practically 5000 addresses incomes 7.1% APY, and is the third-largest staking pool at the moment live per Nansen. Whereas estimates differ, as soon as ETH 2.0 launches, the APY rewards are anticipated to extend considerably.

Lido’s $LDO token has been on a tear as of late, rising 54% on a 24 hour foundation to $2.9 and 216% on the week — a run probably fueled by one other governance proposal that will diversify a portion of the treasury to a gaggle of notable enterprise capital funds, together with Delphi Digital, Digital Foreign money Group, Three Arrows Capital, and Alameda Analysis.