The 2023 Stakin Recap 💫
We're proud to share the milestones and strides we've made together. It’s been an incredible year of growth, partnerships, and progress across the blockchain industry.
👋 Hello to our Valued Stakin Community,
Let’s revisit the moments of 2023 that have shaped our journey.
1️⃣ Partnerships That Enhanced Our Services
Our collaborations this year were pivotal in enhancing our offerings:
👉 Partnership with Nexus Mutual: One of our notable partnerships was with Nexus Mutual, which was a significant step in enhancing the security of your investments with us. This collaboration has enabled us to offer slashing coverage options from 1 to 10 ETH per validator, limited up to 14,000 Ethereum validators, providing an essential safety net against potential penalties.
👉 Joining Hands with Stader Labs: Partnership with Stader Labs marked another significant step in offering further Ethereum liquid staking options to our community. Our role as an ETHx PowerUp Partner allowed us to bring reliable liquid staking services to a broader audience.
👉 StakeWise V3 Integration: The introduction of Stakin Vault on StakeWise V3 was an important step for us. It has helped us provide an improved and diverse staking experience on Ethereum, focusing on security, user experience, and reliability.
👉 Collaboration with ClayStack: Our collaboration with ClayStack placed us at the cutting edge of decentralized staking. We’re now operating for Claystack with SSV’s advanced DVT infrastructure, pushing the boundaries of security and resiliency in Ethereum staking.
2️⃣ New Dashboard Enhancements
Last year, our dashboard got some major upgrades, making the institutional staking experience smoother, more integrated, and more intuitive.
👉 Track and Manage Like Never Before: We've added new networks like Ethereum, Archway, Celestia, Sei, DyDx, Skale, Kyve, and Sui for comprehensive reward tracking and reporting.
👉 Direct Staking from Fireblocks APIs: Integrating Fireblocks APIs into our dashboard means Fireblocks users can stake on networks for which staking is not natively supported on the Fireblocks interface, such as Celestia, Axelar, Near, and much more. (More communications on this soon)
3️⃣ Spotlight on Testnet Contributions
In 2023, our contributions extended with diverse roles, marking a year of impactful involvement in blockchain technology:
We actively participated in IBC Relaying on Cosmos chains, ensuring smooth interoperability across different networks.
On Distributed Validator Technology, we took an active role in developing and managing Multiorg clusters.
Additionally, we participated in crucial stress testing sessions on the Aptos network, helping to validate and strengthen the network’s robustness and readiness for broader adoption.
We also got involved in 20+ testnets to contribute to the future of blockchain technology. Here are the highlighted networks:
👉 Dymension: We collaborated with Dymension as an operator, it is a blockchain network featuring RollApps for applications like gaming and DeFi. Central to its operation is Dymension Hub which enhances data management and scalability alongside Data Availability Networks.
👉 Router Protocol: Our engagement with Router Protocol allowed us to contribute to a platform advancing cross-chain communication. Router Protocol specializes in bridging multiple blockchains, facilitating seamless asset transfers and interoperability across different networks, which is vital for a connected and efficient blockchain ecosystem.
👉 EigenLayer: We also became one of the first operators on EigenLayer, a protocol advancing Ethereum's ecosystem by enabling Restaking. EigenLayer's innovative approach allows staked assets on Ethereum to be re-staked in secondary layers or services, amplifying yield potential and bolstering network security.
👉 Obol Network: We became an operator with Obol Network, which puts us at the forefront of enhancing Ethereum's staking infrastructure. Obol Network stands out for its implementation of Distributed Validator Technology (DVT), which enhances the security and decentralization of Ethereum staking.
4️⃣ Key New Mainnet Protocols
We were proud to be part of several significant mainnet launches:
👉 Celestia Mainnet: We launched as one of the initial operators when Celestia announced its mainnet, offering a scalable and accessible blockchain infrastructure. It’s a significant step towards a modular blockchain ecosystem, and we’re proud to support it.
👉 Sei Network: Our engagement began with Sei’s testnet, and we smoothly transitioned to their mainnet beta as a validator. Sei is an open-source Layer 1 blockchain specialized for the exchange of digital assets.
👉 Sui Mainnet: At Sui's mainnet launch, Stakin's reliable infrastructure was ready to back this new, scalable Layer 1 network. Sui's potential for supporting diverse applications is immense, and we're on board to see where it leads.
👉 Archway: As validators from the get-go, we supported Archway's mainnet, a network that incentivizes developers directly through its unique reward system. It’s an exciting development that promises to bolster the DApp ecosystem.
👉 KYVE: From testnet to mainnet, we've been with KYVE every step of the way. This network is reshaping data accessibility in blockchain, and we’re proud to be one of the top validators.
5️⃣ Our Commitment to Sustainability and Improved User Experience
We also executed significant steps toward being a more environmentally responsible company.
👉 Partnering with Ecologi: This past year, we’ve taken a big leap in environmental responsibility by joining forces with Ecologi. It’s been a part of our journey to not just excel in blockchain infrastructure but also to care for our planet.
👉 Tree Planting Impact: Together, we've planted over 5,000 trees across Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, contributing to vital reforestation efforts and supporting biodiversity.
👉 Reducing Carbon Footprint: Our partnership with Ecologi has led to a reduction of 50 tonnes in Co2 emissions, moving us closer to our goal of a smaller carbon footprint.
Beyond Trees, We’re also supporting renewable projects in Thailand and conservation work in Morocco, making a difference globally.
🛸 A Fresher, More User-Friendly Website: In February, we launched our new website, designed to give you an enhanced experience with easier navigation and more resources at your fingertips.
This past year at Stakin, we also achieved milestones that go beyond our day-to-day operations, including:
6️⃣ Achieving the ISO 27001 Certification
We proudly achieved the ISO 27001:2022 certification from Bureau Veritas. This represents our relentless dedication to safeguarding information and managing risks with utmost care.
With this certification, you can be assured that your staking activities are backed by the highest international standards in security. Every process, every decision, and every operation at Stakin is designed to safeguard your digital assets.
7️⃣ Maintaining Our Triple AAA Rating from Staking Rewards
For the second consecutive year, we've maintained our Triple AAA Rating from Staking Rewards. This rating is a recognition of our commitment to providing top-tier non-custodial staking solutions.
8️⃣ MaticToPol.com by Stakin
As part of the community initiative, we launched MaticToPol.com. This initiative was driven by our dedication to providing clarity and support during the significant Polygon 2.0 upgrade. We look forward to adding more information to this as more advancements come this year.
9️⃣ Stakin's Global Footprint in 2023
Looking back at 2023, one of the most exciting aspects of our journey was how we connected with the global blockchain community. From Istanbul to Milan, Tallinn, and across the world our team was present, not just participating but also shaping the discourse in the blockchain world.
👉 Edouard’s Panel Participation: At the Istanbul Staking Summit, our founder Edouard Lavidalle hosted a panel discussion about the growing role of institutional capital in staking. Sharing the stage with other industry leaders, Insights on stage were a blend of expert analysis and practical wisdom.
👉 at ETHMilan: Our Business Development team headed to ETHMilan, immersing in the latest Ethereum developments and sharing the stage to talk about Staking in Ethereum.
Throughout the year, our team members marked their presence at numerous global events. These platforms allowed us to share our vision for Stakin, learn from the collective wisdom of the blockchain community, and forge connections that transcend geographical boundaries.
🌟 Stakin's 2024 Outlook
As we step into 2024, we are focusing on adapting to key technological areas such as modularity in blockchain, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Bitcoin staking Decentralized Sequencing, Interoperability, Distributed Validator Technology, and more. These areas are crucial for us to continue providing efficient and up-to-date infrastructure services.
Thank you for being part of our journey in 2023. We look forward to exploring new opportunities with you in 2024. 🥳