Saturday, January 28, 2023

Bifrost releases upgraded SALP 2.0 after protocol helped secure $450M via parachain auctions


On Friday, Bifrost, a Web 3.0 derivatives protocol that gives decentralized cross-chain liquidity for staked belongings, launched the up to date Slot Liquidity Auction Protocol dubbed “SALP 2.0.” Projects comparable to Moonbeam, Unique community, OAK community, Polkadex, and so forth., held their parachain crowdloans on Kusama and Polkadot via the unique SALP. A complete of 177,690 vsKSM ($439 million) and three,045,564 vsDOT ($21 million) was minted by way of the protocol.

The SALP protocol works by releasing the liquidity of tokens staked throughout an public sale; liquid derivatives comparable to vsDOT and vsKSM are issued on a 1:1 foundation for the tokens staked. Both vsDOT and vsKSM can be utilized for decentralized finance, or DeFi, functions, and rewards all through the ecosystem so long as the native tokens stay locked at some stage in the parachain lease.

This avoids the chance price of locking their cash. However, the brand new SALP 2.0 permits customers to acquire liquid tokens via direct funding, not simply via crowdloan participation. Tyrone Pan, head of growth at Bifrost, commented:

“The upgrading of SALP 2.0 is producing a Bond marketplace for Crowdloan belongings, bettering the effectivity of vsToken & vsBond liquidity whereas decreasing the brink for customers. This mannequin not solely facilitates Crowdloan customers to handle derivatives, but additionally cleverly combines Crowdloan with DeFi.”

Liquid staking is a relatively new phenomenon within the DeFi realm, created primarily to permit customers to get better potential alternative prices whereas staking their belongings. The potential draw back is their vulnerability to the adjustments in underlying belongings as they’re labeled as DeFi derivatives.