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Bitfrost releases upgraded SALP 2.0 after protocol helped safe $450M by way of parachain auctions


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On Friday, Bitfrost, a Internet 3.0 derivatives protocol that gives decentralized cross-chain liquidity for staked belongings, launched the up to date Slot Liquidity Public sale Protocol dubbed “SALP 2.0.” Tasks similar to Moonbeam, Distinctive community, OAK community, Polkadex, and many others., held their parachain crowdloans on Kusama and Polkadot by way of the unique SALP. A complete of 8,834,746 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 similar to vsDOT and vsKSM are issued on a 1:1 foundation for the tokens staked. Each vsDOT and vsKSM can be utilized for decentralized finance, or DeFi, purposes, and rewards all through the ecosystem so long as the native tokens stay locked during the parachain lease.

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

“The upgrading of SALP 2.0 is producing a Bond marketplace for Crowdloan belongings, enhancing the effectivity of vsToken & vsBond liquidity whereas reducing 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 comparatively new phenomenon within the DeFi realm, primarily born to permit customers to recuperate 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.