Adaora Anders
4 min readSep 1, 2021


StaFi Liquid Staking Solution: The Multichain Offering

Blockchain is the future. But the first digital ledger — Bitcoin network — struggles with a niggling problem: being out-of-touch with reality. The problem lies with the Bitcoin network’s wasteful Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus. Bitcoin and Ethereum mining has received so much stick due to the high energy costs of the PoW consensus.

Blockchains like Polkadot and Cosmos rose to prominence due to their dependence on a Proof-of-Stake (PoS). Here, the network is protected from attack by validators staking the blockchain’s native token, earning block rewards in the process. Asset holders can delegate their tokens to these validators, then get rewards from whatever the validator receives in block rewards.

Despite the clear advantage of PoS chains over their PoW counterpart, the former isn’t completely devoid of challenges. Stakers can’t quickly unstake and trade their assets whenever they want. So it deters many from putting their assets to work on these blockchains.

Rewards generated from locking assets in a PoS differ with validator — block rewards are not the same. Many stakers get reward imbalance issues. Since the rewards depend on several variables, many stakers don’t get the maximum reward due to them.

StaFi Liquid Staking Solution

Liquid staking has been propped up as the panacea to the PoS chains unstaking problem. The StaFi liquid staking solution requires stakers to stake their asset through its rAPP.

By staking using the StaFi staking contract, you get the staking derivatives of their staked asset. Having the synthetic derivative eliminates the delay that comes with unlocking assets delegated to validators in the PoS chain — you can sell off the synthetic staking derivative. Opting for the StaFi ‘detour’ also maximizes the gains you get staking on a network. StaFi helps pick the right validator with the biggest rewards, increasing your portion from the block reward.

The rDOT Solution

For those staking DOT, StaFi introduced the rDOT solution. This consists of the rDOT app where dot holders can stake their dot, getting rDOT once completed. Valuation of the rDOT takes into consideration both the value of the DOT token staked and the rewards accrued from the network. Holders can sell off the rToken easily without having to retrieve their DOT token.

  • Incentivized staking

StaFi recently introduced incentives for those that stake DOT through its rAPP. Stakers share in the hundreds of thousands of FIS, StaFi’s native token. It’s a great opportunity for those looking to get FIS for free.

The FIS freebie doesn’t include the rewards accrued from staking DOT on the Polkadot chain. It’s StaFi’s attempt at getting more people to use its staking contract for putting their DOT to work.

  • Partnership With Liqee

To create more utility for rDOT, StaFi recently partnered with Liqee, a lending protocol for synthetic staking derivatives.

On Liqee, you can lend your rDOT at a whopping 251.55% APY. That’s in addition to the reward obtained from staking the original asset DOT through the StaFi Chain.

The rATOM Solution

ATOM holders can stake ATOM on the Cosmos chain using the StaFi protocol. Using the StaFi staking contract for ATOM staking fetches the synthetic staking derivative, rATOM. Through rATOM, you can earn rewards from staking the ATOM on the Cosmos chain while having the opportunity to trade the token at any time.

In recent times, the rATOM has grown to become an underlying asset with lots of utilities. This is thanks to the many collaborations of the StaFi protocol.

  • Partnership With Coinswap

StaFi has partnered with Coinswap, the leading DEX on Cosmos. Through the collaboration, rATOM will get listed on Coinswap, making it easy for holders to trade the interest-bearing token whenever they wish within the Cosmos chain.

The partnership will see liquidity providers earn FIS rewards for providing liquidity for rATOM trades. This is all thanks to the co-incentive programs anchored by both StaFi and Coinswap.

Liquidity providers not only earn incentives for providing liquidity, but their rATOM tokens also continue to earn rewards from their staked ATOM on the Cosmos chain.

  • Collaboration With Liqee

StaFi teamed up with Liqee, a lending protocol for interest-bearing tokens to put rATOM on the map. Thanks to this partnership, you can lend your rATOM on Liqee, earning as much as 1006.38% APY.

That mouthwatering APY doesn’t include the constant reward generated from your staked ATOM on the Cosmos chain.

  • rATOM TVL Continues To Rise

As more people see the benefits of liquid staking, they spread the word. So it’s not surprising to see the rATOM TVL increase since the commencement of the liquid staking exercise.

The opportunity to earn rewards from staking, lending, and trading of the rATOM increases its appeal in the crypto space.


The StaFi liquid staking solution unlocks the liquidity within PoS multi-chain. Besides the access to liquidity, the rewards opportunity for asset stakers on PoS chains like Polkadot and Cosmos are numerous, with more expected in the future.

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