Sui Implements Liquid Staking, Enhancing Liquidity and DeFi Use Cases
The latest developments in the Sui ecosystem indicate the successful implementation of liquid staking on the blockchain. This significant milestone has been achieved following the community’s endorsement of the Sui Improvement Proposal (SIP) #6. The current proposal enables token holders to engage in staking their tokens while simultaneously preserving liquidity.
The concept of liquid staking within the cryptocurrency space allows for increased flexibility and tradability of staked tokens. By implementing this approach, users can continue to reap the advantages of staking, while simultaneously having the flexibility to utilize or exchange the staked tokens within various other applications. This implementation greatly improves liquidity and opens up a multitude of opportunities for DeFi (Decentralized Finance) applications.
Sui has gained acclaim as a smart contract platform known for its exceptional scalability and impressive low-latency performance. The operational structure of the system consists of a group of validators who operate without requiring permission, similar to miners on other blockchains. This structure allows for the processing of transactions in parallel, leveraging additional resources to enhance throughput.
The platform is highly suitable for applications that require low latency, such as gaming and retail payments. Sui, developed in Rust, offers support for smart contracts by means of Sui Move, a programming language specifically designed to define asset operations. The native token, SUI, has a predetermined supply and is primarily used for making gas payments.
In the Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) model, individuals who hold tokens have the option to actively engage in the network by staking their SUI tokens with validators. This serves the dual purpose of enhancing network security and receiving rewards for their valuable contributions.
In a recent update, Sui has introduced a feature that allows token holders to delegate their tokens, thereby enabling them to support validators with smaller holdings. By engaging in this process, the delegated tokens assist validators in fulfilling the minimum criteria necessary to attain the status of active validators.
At the end of each 24-hour period, rewards are allocated to token holders who have delegated their tokens, while a small commission fee is paid to the validator. As per Sui, the latest protocol upgrade enables wrapped tokens, obtained through staking, to be easily traded, transferred, and utilized in diverse applications. This enhancement promotes the potential for liquid staking and facilitates the development of a wide range of financial products.
The upgrade process is currently active on the Testnet, driven by strong community interest. It is anticipated that the integration into Mainnet will occur in the near future. This initiative aims to improve the staking experience and strengthen Sui’s expansion within the wider blockchain ecosystem.