up to 3.9%

Annual percentage rate (APR)

Lido is a decentralized infrastructure for issuing stETH tokens that you can use while staking ETH.

P2P is an official validator for Lido.

How does Lido work


Step 1

Deposit any amount of ETH to the Lido liquid staking protocol


Step 2

Receive the same number of stETH tokens in return and earn your staking rewards


Step 3

Use stETH tokens in DeFi and keep full control of your funds


Step 4

Redeem stETH to ETH tokens back when Ethereum 2.0 Phase 2 begins. It will be possible when transfers in Ethereum 2.0 will be available

Why Lido?

Stake ETH and keep tokens liquid

Deposit Ether to the smart contract and get stETH tokens in return. You earn staking rewards for every day of holding these tokens in your wallet. They are fully liquid, so you can use them for your needs at any time — trade, sell, exchange, invest in DeFi projects, etc.

Stake any amount of ETH

The Ethereum 2.0 protocol allows staking amounts divisible by 32 ETH only. Lido is a more flexible and more friendly solution than self-staking or exchange staking. With Lido, you can stake any number of tokens you possess and earn rewards even on small deposits.

Support DeFi projects with stETH

stETH tokens, the Ethereum liquid staking token on Lido, serves as a building block for new and existing Ethereum apps and protocols. For example, you can use it as collateral for lending services or other trading DeFi solutions.

ETH 2.0 launch phases:

Phase 0

Phase 0 describes the work to get The Beacon Chain live.

Phase 1

Phase 1 of technical roadmaps focus on implementing the shard chains.Docking mainnet into Eth2 is an extension of the work done to implement shard chains and has been referred to as Phase 1.5. But it's a significant moment as the Ethereum we know today merges with the other Eth2 upgrades. Plus it's when Ethereum fully transitions to proof of stake.

Phase 2

It's currently unclear what will happen around Phase 2. It's still a point of intense research and discussion. The initial plan was to add extra functionality to the shard chains but it might not be necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a decentralized, open-source blockchain featuring smart contract functionality It is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

What is the Ethereum staking APY?

How often are staking rewards distributed?

Is there an unstaking period?

Is there a slashing risk for validators?

Is there a minimum staking amount for Ethereum?

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