⛓️ Seeking Yield by Staked - Issue #24

🖱️ Delegate to Staked from your Ledger, 🗝️ Seven Key Innovations of Solana, 📢 Polkadot Announces Kusama Network, 📜 Polkadot: Promise and Problems, 🌐 0x Mesh Beta Release, & More

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

🖱️ Delegate to Staked from your Ledger

It is too hard to get started staking. The process is often overly complex, leaving non-technical token holders overwhelmed and confused. Staked recently releasing tools to make this much easier.

You can now keep Tezos on your Ledger hardware wallet and delegate directly to the Staked baker.

We will offer similar hardware wallet support for every chain supported by Staked. We will also provide embeddable versions to our distribution and white-label partners so they can integrate directly into their sites. Stay tuned!

Learn more:

👉 Delegate to Staked from your Ledger!

🗝️ Seven Key Innovations of Solana

In a series of blog posts by the Solana team, seven key innovations that make the Solana network possible are outlined.

  • Proof of History (POH) — a clock before consensus

  • Tower BFT — a PoH-optimized version of PBFT

  • Turbine — a block propagation protocol

  • Gulf Stream — Mempool-less transaction forwarding protocol

  • Pipeline VM — Parallel smart contracts run-time

  • Cloudbreak — Horizontally-Scaled Accounts Database

  • Replicators — Distributed ledger store

Thus far, the team has written about Pipeline VM, Tower BFT, and Replicators.

Learn more:

👉 Pipeline VM — Parallel Processing Thousands of Smart Contracts

👉 Tower BFT: Solana’s High Performance Implementation of PBFT

👉 Replicators — Solana’s Solution to Petabytes of Blockchain Data Storage

👉 Sign up to be notified when Solana staking launches!

📢 Polkadot Announces Kusama Network

Polkadot recently announced Kusama Network, an experimental community research and development network. Kusama is an early, unaudited, and unrefined release of Polkadot. Kusama is a canary-net, an early, highly experimental version of Polkadot presenting real economic conditions.

Kusama will allow teams and developers to build and deploy parachains, participate in governance, staking, and other aspects of the Polkadot ecosystem.


Kusama’s launch is planned for this summer. The Kusama network will be powered by its own native token, KSM. The KSM token is intended to be used to validate, nominate validators, bond parachains, pay for interop message passing, and vote on governance referenda.

The genesis distribution of KSM will be exactly as for DOT: if you purchased DOTs in the sale then you own an equal share of the Kusama network. The Web3 Foundation will use some of its holdings to fund a frictional faucet for those that do not currently hold DOTs. One percent of the real, mainnet DOT tokens at Polkadot genesis time have been reserved as an eventual incentivization to Kusama’s stakeholders and community.

Learn more:

👉 Announcing the Kusama Network

👉 Kusama Network: User Guide

👉 How to get KSM

👉 Sign up to be notified when Polkadot staking launches!

📜 Polkadot: Promise and Problems

Tom Shaughnessy, Co-founder of Delphi Digital, recently published a phenomenal blog post about the promise and problems of Polkadot.

The visualization below breaks down the state of smart contract platforms by number of decentralized applications launched and current launch status of the platform.

The table below displays the price of parachains as it relates to the price of DOTs.

Tom brilliantly discusses multiple facets of Polkadot and potential impacts on the future of the chain. An absolute must-read!

Learn more:

👉 Polkadot: Promise and Problems

👉 Delphi Digital

🌐 0x Mesh Beta Release

0x recently announced the release of the Mesh beta. The Mesh p2p network enables relayers and traders to easily receive / share orders throughout the 0x ecosystem, resulting in improved liquidity.

While the 0x Mesh is still in an experimental stage and it is recommended to use Mesh alongside existing liquidity sources, several stability and scalability improvements will be released in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out!

Learn more:

👉 0x Mesh Deployment Guide

👉 0x Roadmap 2019 (part 3): Networked Liquidity & 0x Mesh

📊 Current Staking Yields

Staked currently supports Cosmos (ATOM), Terra (LUNA), Horizen (ZEN), Loom Network (LOOM), Tezos (XTZ), Livepeer (LPT), Dash (DASH), EOS (EOS), Factom (FCT), Decred (DCR), IRIS Network (IRIS), and Algorand (ALGO).

Have questions? Find time to speak here.

Sign up here for more on staking with Staked!

📊 Current ETH Lending Yields

There are both on-chain and off-chain crypto asset lending solutions.

Below are various crypto asset lending solutions and annual ETH lending yields.

Sign up here to learn more about lending with Staked!

💼 We are hiring!

Staked is growing and always searching for new talent! We are currently looking for:

Reach out if you are interested or know someone that would be a good fit!

Visit our careers page to learn more.

About Staked

Staked helps institutional investors reliably and securely compound their crypto by 5% — 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.

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