Launched in 2017 by Matt Luongo and Corbin Pon, Keep Network is a protocol allowing users to securely store private information on a public blockchain.These data containers are called ‘Keeps’ and permit smart contracts to use thisinformation without revealing its contents. Keep Network also operates a liquid staking application. After connecting to theKeep Network dApp, users can stake native Bitcoin tokens and receive tBTC tokenson the Ethereum network in return.
Prodct Categories: Liquid Staking Platforms
Originally founded in 2021, Stader Labs is one of the largest multi chain liquid-staking solutions in decentralized finance. Supporting six separatenetworks, Stader Labs allows users to deposit tokens into liquid stakingcontracts. These contracts ensure that holders continue to earn staking rewards,while also being able to use their crypto in other applications.The platform is expected to integrate staking support for Ethereum, Solana andAvalanche in the near future. Stader Labs is one of the safest liquid-stakingapplications in the industry, having had their code audited by Certik,Peckshield and Halborn.
Founded in December 2021 by Nico Vergauwen, Tenderize is a liquid stacking protocol where users can stake cryptocurrencies to receive staking rewardswithout locking their deposit or actively managing their investment. WithTenderize, users can earn compounding staking rewards, swap tenderTokens for the underlying asset, and earn liquidity farming rewards. When users stake their crypto assets on Tenderize, they get tenderToken, a 1:1ERC-20 derivative of the underlying deposit. These tenderTokens can be freelytraded on decentralized exchanges or used in DeFi apps. Users get moretenderTokens as their deposit starts accruing staking rewards. Tenderizecurrently accepts MATIC, GRT, LPT, and AUDIO deposits and crossed 1M+ in totalvalue locked during September 2022.
Launched in December 2020, Lido is the leading liquid staking platform that enables users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies across multiple blockchains. The Lido DAO governs the protocol, including choosing Node Operators and fees and ensuring security. When Lido users stake their assets on the platform, they receive a liquid token,like stETH, that can be used across decentralized finance (DeFi) applicationsand even staked for additional yield. Traditionally, staking assets meanslocking them up, but Lido maximizes user earning potential by allowing them tokeep using the liquid tokens across DeFi. Lido is focused on Ethereum but alsosupports Solana, Kusama, Polkadot, Polygon, and Terra.
Stakewise is a simplified, open-source Ethereum staking application first launched in March 2021. Through the Stakewise platform, DeFi users can stake anyamount of ETH tokens to help secure the network and earn staking rewards. Whenyou stake ETH with Stakewise, you will receive sETH2 in return, which can beused with other dApps on the Ethereum blockchain. Developers can use the Stakewise API and smart contracts to directly integrateETH staking into their own applications using the Stakewise platform. Sincelaunch, the Stakewise application has accumulated over 50,000 ETH in deposits.