Two Weeks...

Posted by Staked on Oct 23, 2020 4:29:24 PM

Seeking Yield by Staked - Issue 84: โ›“๏ธ Tracking ETH 2.0, โœ… NEAR Staking Rewards, ๐Ÿ’ฒ USDC on Solana, ๐Ÿ“Š Current Staking and Lending Yields, & More

SY

This is the eighty-fourth issue of Seeking Yield by Staked, a weekly update about the most interesting things happening in crypto asset staking and lending.

โ›“๏ธ Tracking ETH 2.0

The purpose of this section is to track the progress of ETH 2.0 development.

  • According to Danny Ryan of the Ethereum Foundation, the ETH2 deposit contract is set to go live in approximately two weeks. 

If you hold ETH and would like to learn more about staking, please submit your information below. 

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Contact a Staked representative about staking ETH

๐Ÿ‘‰ Our user-facing experience

๐Ÿ‘‰ API documentation for launching lots of validators

๐Ÿ‘‰ Sample code implementing the API


โœ… NEAR Staking Rewarss

Just one week after the NEAR community voted to enter Phase 2, NEAR Validators completed a major milestone: the upgrade to enable inflationary rewards. Now all NEAR token holders have the opportunity to earn staking rewards from the network.
 
NEAR-1

Onwards and upwards!

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Follow the NEAR staking instructions to delegate today!


๐Ÿ’ฒ USDC on Solana

Earlier this week, Solana blockchain become an official chain supporting USDC, continuing the expansion of USDC as an open standard and protocol for fiat digital currency on blockchains. 
 
Solana USDC
 
Please enter your information in the registration form below to register for the webinar.
 
USDC for Solana will open up exciting new possibilities with a new architecture that will enable applications that require much higher throughput and speed.
 

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Centre Consortium Announces Solana as Official Chain for USDC 


๐Ÿ“Š Current Staking Yields

Staked currently supports 30+ different proof of stake crypto assets including Cosmos, Polkadot, Algorand, Tezos, Dash, Decred, Orbs, Horizen, Livepeer, Factom, Iris, Terra, Kava, Cardano, v.systems, Secret Network, Edgeware, and Celo.

Yields 10 23

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Get in touch with a Staked representative about getting started!


๐Ÿ“Š Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY)

Currently live on the Ethereum mainnet, the Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY) is the easiest way to earn the highest yield on your ETH, DAI, USDC, and BUSD holdings.

RAY-2

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Find time to speak with someone from the Staked team here.


๐Ÿ“œ Developer Docs

Interested integrating the Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY) and/or staking-as-a-service into your business today? 

Integrating RAY is as simple as dropping in a few lines of code. Furthermore, partners looking to offer staking-as-a-service are able to integrate with our staking infrastructure directly through our API services.

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Staked Developer Documentation

๐Ÿ‘‰ Reply to this email to speak with the Staked team about getting started today!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Find time to speak with someone from the Staked team here.


Subtract (1)

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5%โ€Šโ€”โ€Š100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, ParaFi Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website   Twitter   Telegram   LinkedIn   Blog

Topics: Ethereum, Seeking Yield, NEAR, Solana

NEAR is here โœ…

Posted by Staked on Oct 16, 2020 5:18:06 PM

Seeking Yield by Staked - Issue 83: โ›“๏ธ Tracking ETH 2.0, โœ… NEAR Mainnet Phase II, ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Earning with BTC and ETH Webinar, ๐Ÿ“Š Current Staking and Lending Yields, & More

SY

This is the eighty-third issue of Seeking Yield by Staked, a weekly update about the most interesting things happening in crypto asset staking and lending.


โ›“๏ธ Tracking ETH 2.0

The purpose of this section is to track the progress of ETH 2.0 development.

  • There were more than 150k ETH deposited to Zinken by 4,800 validators.
  • The phase 0 mainnet deposit contract will be released during the next couple of weeks. The deposit contract will be open for ~3-4 weeks, followed by the mainnet chain genesis sometime around November.

If you hold ETH and would like to learn more about staking, please submit your information below. 

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Contact a Staked representative about staking ETH

๐Ÿ‘‰ Our user-facing experience

๐Ÿ‘‰ API documentation for launching lots of validators

๐Ÿ‘‰ Sample code implementing the API


โœ… NEAR Mainnet Phase II

Earlier this week, NEAR Protocol validators and token holders voted to advance the network into its final stage of MainNet. The shift to Phase II means three important things for the network: 1) permissionlessness 2) voting 3) decentralization
 
NEAR

We are thrilled to support NEAR at Staked!

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Follow the NEAR staking instructions to delegate today!

๐Ÿ‘‰ The NEAR MainNet is now Unrestricted and Decentralized


๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Earning with BTC and ETH Webinar

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12 pm EST, Jonathan Marcus, Staked Co-founder & COO, will be hosting an Earning with BTC and ETH Webinar. Jonathan will be doing a deep dive on several different ways to earn a yield on ETH and BTC.
 
Please enter your information in the registration form below to register for the webinar.

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Earning with BTC and ETH Webinar


๐Ÿ“Š Current Staking Yields

Staked currently supports 30+ different proof of stake crypto assets including Cosmos, Polkadot, Algorand, Tezos, Dash, Decred, Orbs, Horizen, Livepeer, Factom, Iris, Terra, Kava, Cardano, v.systems, Secret Network, Edgeware, and Celo.

Yields 10 16

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Get in touch with a Staked representative about getting started!


๐Ÿ“Š Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY)

Currently live on the Ethereum mainnet, the Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY) is the easiest way to earn the highest yield on your ETH, DAI, USDC, and BUSD holdings.

RAY 10 16

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Find time to speak with someone from the Staked team here.


๐Ÿ“œ Developer Docs

Interested integrating the Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY) and/or staking-as-a-service into your business today? 

Integrating RAY is as simple as dropping in a few lines of code. Furthermore, partners looking to offer staking-as-a-service are able to integrate with our staking infrastructure directly through our API services.

Learn more:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Staked Developer Documentation

๐Ÿ‘‰ Reply to this email to speak with the Staked team about getting started today!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Find time to speak with someone from the Staked team here.


Subtract (1)

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5%โ€Šโ€”โ€Š100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, ParaFi Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website   Twitter   Telegram   LinkedIn   Blog

Topics: Ethereum, Seeking Yield, NEAR, Bitcoin

Staked August 2020 Update

Posted by Staked on Sep 4, 2020 11:44:13 AM

August 2020 recap โ€” Stay updated with Staked monthly updates!

Frame 8.6 (2)

This update covers our progress at Staked during August.

This past month...

Chain Updates

To get in touch with the Staked team about getting started, please reach out to sales@staked.us.

๐Ÿ“Š Current Yields

Yields
 

๐Ÿ“Š Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY) Snapshot

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 11.21.46 AM

If any of the above interests you or you would like to learn more, please find time to speak here or reach out to the team at sales@staked.us.

We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with best-in-class staking and lending infrastructure.



Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedInCareers | Telegram

Synthetix Rewards - Week Ending September 2, 2020

Posted by Staked on Sep 1, 2020 1:26:44 PM

Due to record high gas prices on the Ethereum network, Staked will not be claiming Synthetix rewards for this weekโ€™s claim period. Gas prices have been 200+ gwei for the past week, and ~ 450 for the past 24 - 48 hours. Since the gas costs for the claims transactions are greater than the value of the rewards, itโ€™s not economically rational to execute the claims transactions. Delegates can claim their own rewards until Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 at 4:30 AM EST via https://mintr.synthetix.io/. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.


Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Careers | Telegram

Staked Launches Kyber Rewards Claiming and Reporting

Posted by Staked on Aug 28, 2020 3:53:47 PM
 
Staked announced today the release of Kyber rewards claiming and reporting for KNC delegates of Stakedโ€™s Kyber stakepool. KNC stakers currently earn 65.3% of the fees generated from trading on the Kyber Network, or approximately 350 ETH per 2 week epoch period, in exchange for voting on governance proposals.

Staked Kyber

To set up Kyber rewards claiming and reporting, create a Staked account here. Next, click on Kyber from the token grid on the Setup Reporting page, and add the ETH public address used to delegate voting power to the Staked stakepool in the address input field. After clicking on the Add button, you will be redirected to Stakedโ€™s Reporting Summary.

If you already have a Staked account and are logged in, hover over the person icon in the upper right hand navigation, click on Holdings from the drop-down, and then add the ETH public address used to delegate to Kyber in the token grid. 

To claim your rewards for Epoch 1, 2 and 3, click on the Claim button for the corresponding epoch. When claiming rewards, make sure you are connected to the ETH address used for delegation to Staked, or the claim rewards transaction will fail. Rewards for epochs 1 - 3 will each need to be claimed separately.

Equally as importantly, we recently deployed an upgraded stakepool that enables delegates to claim rewards for all outstanding epochs in a single rewards claim transaction to save on gas costs.

To delegate to the upgraded stakepool, visit http://kyber.org, click on My Stake in the upper right hand navigation, and enter the following ETH address in the Delegateโ€™s ETH Address field and click on the Delegate button:

0xe2Db444968A9D01F3473c065b8ece86838F0D8e5

Please make sure to update your delegation to the new stakepool before Epoch 4 ends on September 7th, 2020. Staked will stop voting and claiming on the old stakepool on this date.

** For details on how redelegation will impact your rewards (for the epoch in which you redelegate), please refer to the Kyber teamโ€™s walk through examples on voting power. In summary, you will not be eligible to earn rewards for the one epoch in which you redelegate. You will earn rewards by voting for the following epoch (n +1), and will be able to claim rewards for that epoch and all epochs going forward.        


Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Careers | Telegram

Topics: Ethereum, Kyber Network, DeFi, KNC

Staked Launches Kyber Rewards Claiming and Reporting

Posted by Staked on Aug 28, 2020 3:52:13 PM
KyberStaked announced today the release of Kyber rewards claiming and reporting for KNC delegates of Stakedโ€™s Kyber stakepool. KNC stakers currently earn 65.3% of the fees generated from trading on the Kyber Network, or approximately 350 ETH per 2 week epoch period, in exchange for voting on governance proposals.

Staked Kyber

To set up Kyber rewards claiming and reporting, create a Staked account here. Next, click on Kyber from the token grid on the Setup Reporting page, and add the ETH public address used to delegate voting power to the Staked stakepool in the address input field. After clicking on the Add button, you will be redirected to Stakedโ€™s Reporting Summary.

If you already have a Staked account and are logged in, hover over the person icon in the upper right hand navigation, click on Holdings from the drop-down, and then add the ETH public address used to delegate to Kyber in the token grid. 

To claim your rewards for Epoch 1, 2 and 3, click on the Claim button for the corresponding epoch. When claiming rewards, make sure you are connected to the ETH address used for delegation to Staked, or the claim rewards transaction will fail. Rewards for epochs 1 - 3 will each need to be claimed separately.

Equally as importantly, we recently deployed an upgraded stakepool that enables delegates to claim rewards for all outstanding epochs in a single rewards claim transaction to save on gas costs.

To delegate to the upgraded stakepool, visit http://kyber.org, click on My Stake in the upper right hand navigation, and enter the following ETH address in the Delegateโ€™s ETH Address field and click on the Delegate button:

0xe2Db444968A9D01F3473c065b8ece86838F0D8e5

Please make sure to update your delegation to the new stakepool before Epoch 4 ends on September 7th, 2020. Staked will stop voting and claiming on the old stakepool on this date.

** For details on how redelegation will impact your rewards (for the epoch in which you redelegate), please refer to the Kyber teamโ€™s walk through examples on voting power. In summary, you will not be eligible to earn rewards for the one epoch in which you redelegate. You will earn rewards by voting for the following epoch (n +1), and will be able to claim rewards for that epoch and all epochs going forward.        


Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Careers | Telegram

Topics: Ethereum, Kyber Network, DeFi, KNC

Joining The Graph Network as a Node Operator

Posted by Staked on Aug 28, 2020 10:40:55 AM
Banner-2

Staked is excited to announce that we have joined the The Graph Network incentivized testnet as a node operator. Enabling internet applications that are entirely powered by public infrastructure, The Graph has become the backbone of the burgeoning Ethereum and DeFi ecosystem. Today, a number of projects have built out subgraphs including Uniswap, RAY, Aave, Synthetix, ENS, and more.

The Graph Network decentralizes the query and API layer of Web3, removing a tradeoff dApp developers struggle with today: whether to build an application that is performant or to build an app that is truly decentralized.

Staked is currently participating in The Graph Network incentivized testnet, Mission Control. The testnet is designed to help validate economic design, test security, network capacity and indexer performance in the protocol. In Mission Control, indexers operate Graph Nodes and stake GRT to index and serve blockchain data, curators signal on subgraphs and stake GRT to indicate to Indexers which subgraphs are high-quality and should be indexed, and node operators compete as indexers that are rewarded based on contribution.

The Graph

Staked is supported by a highly available and secure backend infrastructure. We use Kubernetes to distribute across five clouds with automated failover, and have never been slashed or had extended downtime in 3 years of operating POS blockchain nodes. Our technical infrastructure has been audited by security and DevOps teams at the leading protocols, exchanges, and custodians. 

Stay updated with GRT staking: https://staking.staked.us/graph-staking 



Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Careers | Telegram

Topics: Ethereum, DeFi, The Graph Network

Staked Joins Chainlink as an Oracle Node Operator

Posted by Staked on Aug 12, 2020 8:22:32 AM
Chainlink Banner

Staked is excited to announce that we have joined the Chainlink network as an oracle node operator. Staked's Chainlink node is live and actively providing reliable data feeds to over 25 DeFi applications built on Ethereum. We bring over three years of blockchain industry experience and provide secure backend infrastructure to power our Chainlink Node, further decentralizing and improving the security of the Chainlink Network. To view the Staked Chainlink oracle node operator, please visit the following link

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely and reliably access off-chain data providers, web APIs, on-chain randomness, enterprise systems, cloud networks, IoT devices, payment systems, other blockchains, and much more. By doing so, smart contracts can use external data to trigger their on-chain logic, as well as send outputs to traditional systems such as executing a bank payment.

The Chainlink protocol provides high availability and tamper-resistance to the delivery of off-chain data to the smart contract, as well as hardens data sourcing against any single source manipulation. Chainlink is the leading provider of highly secure and reliable oracle infrastructure to large enterprises (Google, Oracle, and SWIFT), leading DeFi dApps (Aave, Synthetix, and Bancor), and numerous layer-1 protocols (Ethereum, Tezos, Polkadot / Substrate).

Chainlink

Regarding supporting Chainlink, Tim Ogilvie, Staked Co-founder & CEO, said, "Oracles have become critical infrastructure within the smart contract tech stack, allowing smart contracts to interface with real-world data and traditional infrastructure. Chainlink has emerged as the market leader in oracles for the DeFi ecosystem and beyond. Staked is excited to take part in this next evolution of smart contracts by operating as a Chainlink node operator to help further decentralize the network.โ€ 

Staked is supported by a highly available and secure backend infrastructure. We use Kubernetes to distribute across five clouds with automated failover, and have never been slashed or had extended downtime in 3 years of operating POS blockchain nodes. Our technical infrastructure has been audited by security and DevOps teams at the leading protocols, exchanges, and custodians. 



Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Careers | Telegram

About Chainlink

If youโ€™re a developer and want to connect your smart contract to off-chain data and systems, visit the developer documentation and join the technical discussion on Discord. If you want to schedule a call to discuss the integration more in-depth, reach out here.

Chainlink is a general-purpose framework for building and running decentralized oracle networks that give your smart contract access to secure and reliable data inputs and outputs.

Website | Twitter | Reddit | YouTube | Telegram | Events | GitHub | Price Feeds | DeFi

Topics: Ethereum, DeFi, Chainlink

Staked July 2020 Update

Posted by Staked on Aug 7, 2020 11:34:50 AM

July 2020 recap โ€” Stay updated with Staked monthly updates!

July Update

This update covers our progress at Staked during July.

This past month...

Chain Updates

More Updates

  • We recently released an upgrade to RAY, which converted the protocol to the ERC-20 standard and introduced significant gas optimizations. Details on the upgrade

To get in touch with the Staked team about getting started, please reach out to sales@staked.us.

๐Ÿ“Š Current Yields

Yields 8 7
 

๐Ÿ“Š Robo-Advisor for Yield (RAY) Snapshot

RAY 8 7

If any of the above interests you or you would like to learn more, please find time to speak here or reach out to the team at sales@staked.us.

We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with best-in-class staking and lending infrastructure.



Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedInCareers | Telegram

Validator Views: Polkadot Update - July 22, 2020

Posted by Staked on Jul 22, 2020 3:59:27 PM

The purpose of Validator Views is to provide updates and information regarding proof of stake chain progress, timelines, and more. 

Validator Views banner
Polkadot Update - July 22, 2020
  • The Polkadot network is now permissionless! The network recently completed Phase 3 (enable governance) and Phase 4 (Sudo module removal) of launch.
  • DOT balance transfers will be enabled in the next phase of launch. Following this, core functionality of the protocol, such as parachain auctions and XCMP, will go live in the final phase of the launch.

Download the Polkadot Staking Guide

Please contact a Staked representative to learn more about Polkadot staking!




Staked Logo

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% โ€” 100% annually through staking and lending. Staked runs validation nodes for proof-of-stake currencies and offers access to on- and off-chain lending options that provide an annualized yield of in-kind currency. Stakedโ€™s investors include Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, Coinbase Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, ParaFi Capital, Fabric Ventures, Global Brain, and other leading crypto investors.

Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Careers | Telegram

Topics: Validator Views, Polkadot

Subscribe

Recent Posts