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Ankr Staking aims to bring the benefits of DeFi to the masses with Liquid Staking, Delegated Staking, DeFi, Bridge, Switch, and Parachain Crowdloan.
Liquid Staking extends the Staking experience to solve the problem of loss of liquidity and capital inefficiency. When assets are staked, they are usually locked up on-chain helping to maintain the network. However, Liquid Staking provides instant access to Liquid Staking tokens that are equivalent in value to the stake in a 1:1 ratio. These portable Liquid Staking tokens, such as ankrMATIC, ankrETH, and more, can be utilized on additional DeFi platforms to earn further rewards or instantly swap them for other assets.
The clear benefits of Ankr Liquid Staking are:
- Minimum commitment costs
- Immediate access to liquidity
- Transfer of risks to Ankr experts
Delegated Staking extends the Liquid Staking experience to make it more decentralized and transparent. Instead of relying solely on a limited subset of validators, users will be able to choose from a larger range of validators to stake with, and validators will be able to choose incentives and their amount to stimulate users to stake with them. This is a next step towards Ankr 2.0.
Ankr DeFi features a cross-chain dashboard with trading and yield opportunities for Liquid Staking tokens and assets on different platforms.
Ankr Bridge enables bridging assets between networks for users to bring their Liquid Staking Tokens somewhere where they may get exciting yield opportunities.
Ankr Bridge is secured with ECDSA cryptography and a multi-party computation based Threshold Signature Scheme. This ensures that private keys are never exposed whilst mitigating against any single point of failure.
Ankr Switch enables the exchange of Liquid Staking tokens: between reward earning tokens and reward bearing tokens for the same asset.
Parachain Liquid Crowdloan provides benefits similar to Staking and allows users to:
- Bond DOT/KSM: users bond DOT or KSM to a Polkadot project during a Parachain Slot Auction.
- Locked Liquidity: if the project wins a slot, the bonded DOT or KSM is inaccessible.
- Attain Instant Liquidity: however, Parachain Liquid Staking tokens can be instantly obtained. These are portable and usable elsewhere.
Token rewards from the winning project are distributed to Parachain Liquid Crowdloan token holders automatically.