On-chain analytics firm IntoTheBlock has shared a peek into the Ethereum (ETH) Liquid Staking Derivatives market. Lido Finance is the current leader in liquid staking. According to IntoTheBlock, 33% of all staked ETH — 5.675 million ETH — is settled on the platform.
Curious about the $ETH Liquid Staking Derivatives market? 🤔 @LidoFinance dominates with almost 33% of all staked ETH, while @coinbase comes in second with a considerable margin. Keep an eye on these key players as the market continues to grow. #ETH #LSD #DeFi #Investment pic.twitter.com/OwOFcqXpey— IntoTheBlock (@intotheblock) March 6, 2023
Liquid Staking was developed to allow users to stake ETH with a liquid staking provider and receive a receipt token, also known as a liquid staked derivative, due to the lockup nature of ETH.
In the instance of Lido Finance, users deposit ETH on Lido's staking website and are given the receipt token stETH, which Lido uses to represent the ETH staked.
Coinbase comes in second after Lido Finance with a considerable margin and has a total staked share of 6.58%, which amounts to 1.145 million ETH staked on the platform.
Rocket Pool is the next largest ETH liquid staking protocol after Coinbase and has a total staked share of 2.3%, which amounts to 415,000 ETH staked.
Frax Finance recently launched an ETH liquid staking service to turn ETH into frxETH, an ETH LSD. According to IntoTheBlock, Frax accounts for 0.6% of the total staked ETH share, which is 106,000 ETH.
StakeWise, an open-source protocol for staking on Ethereum 2.0, accounts for 0.43% or 74,000 ETH staked.
In related news, Binance has announced a new promotion for all ETH 2.0 staking users. Eligible users would share a prize pool of $15,000 in BETH token vouchers in the promo, which runs until March 13.