About Ankreth (aEth)
Ankreth (aEth) Staking is a decentralized protocol and platform that combines staking and DeFi, implementing elements from traditional staking with non-custodial management, Micropools, instant liquidity and decentralized governance. Initially, Ankr Staking will focus on Ethereum 2.0 and Ankr staking. In the future, other public chains will also be able to build decentralized staking solutions with the Ankr Staking protocol.
Ankreth (aEth) The initial release is for Ethereum 2.0 staking, while Ankr staking will be added next. For the purposes of this document, we’ll just talk about Ethereum 2.0. This documentation area is all about providing you with information about how to use Ankr Staking, how you can earn rewards, what it will cost you to do so, and how much you can potentially gain!
Ankreth (aEth) Interest in proof-of-stake (PoS) technology has been growing quite rapidly (e.g., Ethereum 2.0, Tezos, Dash, Tron, Neo, Cosmos, VeChain, Ontology, Polkadot, Cardano, Kava, Band, Chainlink, Algorand, Storj, Matic). Ethereum will also soon migrate to Ethereum 2.0 and in doing so will replace proof-of-work (PoW) with PoS[1, 2, 3]. Also, there exists some PoS based platforms for outsourced computations via excess computational power of users. Their highlight that many computers use less than 5% of their CPU power the most of the time.
Ankreth (aEth) Existing staking platforms are assumed to be fully trusted today, but unfortunately are vulnerable to single-point-of-failure due to centralization. Namely, a corrupted centralized system can easily wipe out the funds of the users. To prevent such cases, some blockchains have already implemented their own delegation methods without transferring ownership of user tokens (e.g., Tezos). In this scenario, the users only delegate rights to validators while the tokens remain under control in their wallets. However, Ethereum 2.0 does not provide such a delegation process
Ankreth (aEth) There are many people/organizations on the market today that possess large amounts of free capacity resources and extensive technical expertise to serve while not holding sufficient ETH tokens. On the other hand, there also exist individuals/organizations who hold a large number of ETH tokens (either singly or collectively) while not possessing and/or not capable of managing the infrastructure required to stake effectively.
Ankreth (aEth) will provide the first robust, decentralized, entirely trustless, blockchain staking platform (i.e., eliminates single-point-of-failure due to existing centralization issues.). On the Stkr infrastructure, users will delegate the utilization of their tokens to the Stkr system and providers through threshold signatures[4, 5]. Namely, the tokens can only be spent if both the Stkr system and providers agree to sign a transaction. This will eliminate the requiring trust of a single entity, and will protect user funds.
Ankreth (aEth) Storage Key Points
|Circulating Supply||70,133,982.00 POLS|
|Source Code||Click Here To View Source Code|
|Explorers||Click Here To View Explorers|
|Twitter Page||Click Here To Visit Twitter Group|
|Whitepaper||Click Here To View|
|Official Project Website||Click Here To Visit Project Website|
The Three Roles
Ankreth (aEth) There are basically three different roles available within Ankr Staking – and each of them requires staking – and, of course, you can earn rewards from each.
The roles are:
Ankreth (aEth) Providers literally ‘provide’ compute resource. Within this compute resource they offer ”sidecars’ running on an Ethereum 2.0 node. Each sidecar can take up to 32 ETH 2.0 as a stake (beyond 32 yields no additional reward so it’s sub-optimal to do this). The compute resource can be either the users’ own hardware or they can set up Ankr Staking nodes using an offering on app.ankr.com.
Each node requires an insurance amount from the Provider (in ANKR or ETH), which acts as a guarantee against either poor hardware performance (if it’s the users’ own) or as a guarantee against the user withdrawing the node (if it’s hosted by Ankr). This insurance or guarantee is safe (and in fact can still earn rewards for the Provider) but it’s also there to compensate Requesters if the service fails in any way. If this fund ever gets depleted, the node will then auto-fail and any Stakers who have a stake in it will be automatically moved to an alternate node, to ensure continued service and rewards. Providers can insure using more funds in order to prevent any downtime.
Responsibilities of the Provider
Ankreth (aEth) It is important for anyone considering becoming a Provider to understand the risks involved in doing so. Basically if a Provider offers a poor service – either in terms of performance or availability – the nodes running on it will be slashed by the Ethereum 2.0 network. Slashing takes the form of a penalty taken from the 32 ETH staked in the node. Any amount slashed cannot be replaced and if a node falls below 16 ETH due to slashing penalties accumulating, the node is automatically ejected from the network.
Normally this would mean that the slashed amount taken from the staked ETH would be lost to the person staking it. However with Ankr Staking any slashing charges are redirected to the Provider. This means that Requesters never lose their original staked ETH. Not just that, Providers can top up their insurance amount to get their node restarted.
AETH represents the staked ETH plus all future staking rewards.
Initially, aETH is issued at a ratio of 1:1 to the amount of ETH staked. Over time, 1 aETH is expected to grow in ETH value, as it contains the principal stake plus staking rewards.
Ankreth (aEth) allows you to stake Eth2 and redeem rewards before the phase 1.5 goes live and the lockup period ends (which can take up to several years!). aETH is listed on Uniswap for immediate liquidity. aETH holders can also provide liquidity to the aETH/ETH pair on the exchange platform and earn from transaction fees.
How it Works
Deposit ETH on Staking Manager (you can deposit any amount starting from 0.5 ETH) by connecting your wallet to the Ankr StakeFi platform.
Once your ETH is staked on the Beaconchain, your aETH balance will be added to the Ankr StakeFi platform for you to redeem. Use aETH
Once your ETH is staked on the Beaconchain, your aETH balance will be added to the Ankr StakeFi platform for you to redeem.
Redeem your ETH + staking rewards
As soon as Ethereum 2.0 transactions are activated, you can use your aETH to redeem your staked ETH + staking rewards on the Ankr StakeFi platform.