Liquid staking

EigenLayer founder Sreeram Kannan at ETHDenver 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
EigenLayer, Crypto's Biggest Project Launch This Year, Is Still Missing Crucial Functionality
The "restaking" protocol with $15 billion in deposits won't pay rewards to depositors and is missing its mission-critical "slashing" feature.
EigenLayer founder Sreeram Kannan at ETHDenver 2024 (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

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Filecoin Liquid Staking Platform STFIL Claims Team Members Under Investigation by Chinese Police
Tokens on the platform were moved to an "unknown, external address" last week while its team members were under detention
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Ethereum (ethereum.org)
Ethereum Foundation Researchers' Proposal to Slow ETH Issuance Draws Pushback
The proposal, introduced in February, could harden Ethereum's native cryptocurrency, ether (ETH), as a form of money – by reducing the inflation of new supply. But some member...
Ethereum (ethereum.org)

Ethena's governance token ENA (Ethena Labs)
Ethena Labs' ENA Token Goes Live, Starts Trading at 64 Cents
Ethena has invited holders of USDe to claim their share of the airdrop of 750 million ENA tokens, equating to 5% of the total supply
Ethena's governance token ENA (Ethena Labs)

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Liquid Restaking Tokens: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
LRTs repurpose staked ether to support external systems like rollups and oracles with an economic security layer, explains Marcin Kazmierczak, Co-Founder of RedStone & Warp.cc...
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Puffer has reached a milestone $1B in deposits within 3 weeks of its launch. (Stelio Puccinelli/Unsplash)
Liquid Restaking Protocol Puffer Rakes in $1B in Deposits in Just 3 Weeks
Liquid restaking protocols are seeing ample demand from users as speculation mounts over potential applications for the Ethereum restaking juggernaut EigenLayer, and the pros...
Puffer has reached a milestone $1B in deposits within 3 weeks of its launch. (Stelio Puccinelli/Unsplash)

"Validators are single-engine planes. If a validator goes down, it's offline," said Brett Li, head of growth at Obol Labs. (Daniel Eledut/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Lido Tests of 'Distributed Validator Technology' Portend 2024 Decentralization Push
A big selling point of blockchain networks is that they are "decentralized." But just a few validators, including those run by Lido, have gradually amassed a lion's share of t...
"Validators are single-engine planes. If a validator goes down, it's offline," said Brett Li, head of growth at Obol Labs. (Daniel Eledut/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

cartoon of Marinade Finance's logo
Jito's Token Launch Pushed Competitor Marinade's MNDE to All-Time Highs
Marinade's market cap is dwarfed by Jito, though, despite being a bigger crypto ecosystem.
cartoon of Marinade Finance's logo

DeFi TVL and volume (DefiLlama)
DeFi Market Rebounds to $50B as Speculators Hunt for Yield
An uptick across Solana-based protocols coupled with more than $700 million in deposits to Blast has fueled growth of the value locked in decentralized finance.
DeFi TVL and volume (DefiLlama)

Mantle Chief Alchemist Jordi Alexander (Mantle)
Mantle Releases Liquid Staking Protocol, Expanding Beyond Layer-2 Operator
The release will be the second core product in the Mantle ecosystem, and comes just 6 months after the Mantle Network went live.
Mantle Chief Alchemist Jordi Alexander (Mantle)