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What is liquid staking?
What is liquid staking?
Liquid staking allows users to get staking rewards whilst maintaining a liquid variant of their stake.
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Liquid staking protocols allow users to get staking rewards without locking tokens or maintaining staking infrastructure. Users can deposit tokens and receive tradable liquid tokens in return. The DAO-controlled smart contract stakes these tokens using elected staking providers.

As users' funds are controlled by the DAO, staking providers never have direct access to the users' tokens.

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