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Lido Finance and the saga of the Liquid Staking Derivative sector

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The Lido protocol’s substantial revenue generation has led to a significant increase in the strength of its treasury.

Lido Finance and the saga of the Liquid Staking Derivative sector

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  • The Liquid Staking Derivative sector dominated the DeFi market as LDO’s TVL increased.
  • At press time, the total balance of Lido’s treasury stood at $301.4 million.

The Liquid Staking Derivative (LSD) sector of late has exhibited superior performance compared to all other areas within the DeFi space.


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According to DefiLlama’s data, the TVL of the LSD sector has surpassed that of all other categories in the DeFi field.

Notably, protocols including Lido, Rocket Pool, and Frax have demonstrated significant growth and have effectively generated interest in the LSD sector.


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Lido plays a big role

Well, Lido has contributed the most to the growth of the LSD sector. In terms of Ethereum staking, Lido captured 30.9% of the overall market share, according to Dune Analytics’ data.¬†

Consequently, the protocol has witnessed improvements in terms of daily activity. The data provided by the token terminal indicated that Lido witnessed a surge of 25.5% in terms of overall activity on the protocol. This gave a boost to the revenue as well.

Source: token terminal

The Lido protocol’s substantial revenue generation has led to a significant increase in the strength of its treasury.

According to data by Dune Analytics, as of press time, the total balance of Lido’s treasury stood at $301.4 million, with 79.7% of it being composed of LDO, followed by ETH at 11.1%.

The remaining assets in the Lido treasury comprise of DAI and stETH, which constitute 3.6% and 5.2%, respectively.

Source: Dune Analytics

Managing the Treasury

To manage a large number of treasury finances of the LDO protocol, a proposal was announced on Lido’s governance platform, to form a Treasury Management Committee.

This committee will be adhering to Treasury Management Principles set by the DAO.


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The principles include the use of ETH and stETH interchangeably, with the treasury providing support for initiatives related to decentralization and network security, such as research, education, and maintenance.

To ensure the security of the treasury funds, all ETH in the treasury must be staked using Lido. Token holders have the final authority and may amend the Principles and override the Committee if necessary.

The end date to vote on this proposal is 27 April. At the time of writing, 100% of Lido’s governance had voted in favor of approving this proposal.

Source: Snapshot.org


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Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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