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Ethereum Liquid Staking

What and why is Ethereum Liquid Staking?

Ankr Staking offers ETH holders the opportunity to stake ETH and claim two different types of ETH2 Liquid Staking tokens:

  • aETHc is a reward-bearing token, meaning that the fair value of 1 aETHc token vs. ETH increases over time as staking rewards accumulate. When it will be possible to unstake ETH at phase 1.5 of Ethereum 2.0, users will have the option to redeem aETHc to Ankr StakeFi, and unstake ETH with accumulated staking rewards.
  • aETHb is a reward-earning token, meaning that rewards from Ethereum staking will be distributed daily through rebasing and aETHb holders' balance in their wallet will increase on a daily basis.
Difference between aETHb and aETHc

Currently, unstaking is not available, as this functionality is not yet supported by Ethereum.
Unstaking will be enabled after in the Shanghai upgrade that will follow The Merge in 6-12 months.
Overall, it looks like Shanghai is going to come in ~Q2/Q3 2023.

Audit details

ETH Liquid Staking smart contracts have undergone external audits by Beosin Blockchain Security:

Smart contracts

For information on ETH Liquid Staking smart contracts, visit ETH development details.