CoStaking introduces a decentralized, cross-chain staking protocol designed to harness the collective security and liquidity of Bitcoin across multiple blockchain networks. CoStaking allows developers to

CoStaking, unlike restaking, is the process of locking assets on the parent chain and minting a proportional amount of shares on the staking chain (such as Ethereum), and then using the acquired liquidity to support the applications building on OrangeLayer. By doing so, OrangeLayer avoids the complexities and systemic risks associated with restaking, while enforcing the key properties needed from CoStaking:

  • Slashability Guarantee: Since user-deposited assets are locked in our contracts and/or they are deposited to a taproot address, they can be slashed in case the validator acts maliciously. This provides the enhanced security guarantee that BPS (Bitcoin Protected Services) building on top of OrangeLayer need.

  • Accountability Assertions:

By integrating advanced cryptographic methods and blockchain interoperability solutions, CoStaking offers a robust framework for stakeholders to participate in secure, efficient yield-generation opportunities across diverse ecosystems. CoStaking addresses the growing demand for cross-chain interoperability and secure, efficient yield-generation opportunities. It attracts a wide array of participants, including individual investors, institutional holders, and DeFi enthusiasts, by providing:

  • Diversified Yield Opportunities: Access to staking rewards across multiple blockchains, leveraging BTC's inherent security and value.

  • Enhanced Security: Collective staking mechanism that leverages the Proof of Work (PoW) security of Bitcoin, extending it to other blockchain protocols.

  • Simplified Participation: A unified platform for staking native BTC and its representations, eliminating the complexity of engaging with multiple staking protocols.

Native BTC on Bitcoin Blockchain

CoStaking integrates native BTC staking, allowing Bitcoin holders to participate directly in securing the network and earning rewards. This feature caters to purists and long-term holders, offering them a way to contribute to network security while generating a yield on their holdings without leaving the security of the Bitcoin blockchain.

wBTC for Ethereum (ETH)

Including Wrapped Bitcoin (wBTC) in CoStaking allows Ethereum users to stake their BTC on the Ethereum network, engaging with Ethereum's thriving DeFi ecosystem. This bridges the gap between Bitcoin and Ethereum, providing liquidity and yield opportunities on Ethereum's diverse dApp landscape.

BTC assets on Multichain

Integrating BTC assets across multiple blockchain networks via CoStaking diversifies Bitcoin's utility and liquidity and fortifies the blockchain ecosystem's interconnected security landscape. This integration facilitates a seamless staking experience for Bitcoin holders, extending the robust security model of Bitcoin to various chains and enabling participation in diverse DeFi opportunities. By harnessing each blockchain's unique features and strengths, be it Ethereum's ecosystem, Polkadot's interoperable parachains, or Stacks' innovative smart contracts on Bitcoin, CoStaking unlocks new avenues for yield generation and blockchain engagement. It democratizes access to staking rewards, making it accessible for BTC holders to contribute to and benefit from the security and growth of multiple blockchain networks while maintaining their Bitcoin assets' integrity and value proposition.

CoStaking revolutionizes the way BTC and its representations are utilized across blockchain ecosystems. It fortifies network security by pooling the collective strength of Bitcoin's PoW and democratizes access to staking rewards, making it an attractive proposition for a broad spectrum of market participants. As CoStaking evolves, it promises to bridge the divides between blockchains further, fostering a more interconnected, secure, and lucrative blockchain landscape.

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