Proposal urges Mantle to allocate $72 million to Lido Finance

Quick Take

  • A new proposal is requesting Mantle to allocate 40,000 ETH ($72 million) to Lido’s liquid staking platform.
  • If the proposal gets approved, it would establish a strategic partnership between Lido and Mantle.

Seraphim Czecker, a DeFi expansionist at Lido Finance, put forth a proposal asking Mantle, a notable Layer 2 project, to allocate 40,000 ether, ($72 million) to Lido’s liquid staking platform.

Mantle, which recently merged with BitDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), maintains one of the largest community treasuries in the crypto ecosystem. This includes $500 million worth of ether (ETH) and $300 million in stablecoins, per data from DeepDAO. Alongside these operations, the project’s core team is concurrently working on the development of an Ethereum Layer 2 network.

Should this proposal receive approval via a governance vote from the Mantle community, it would lead to a substantial allocation in Lido’s staking platform. Furthermore, it would create a strategic partnership between Lido and Mantle.

Aiming to help DeFi ecosystem on Mantle

The proposed allocation of 40,000 ETH from Mantle’s treasury is intended to stimulate liquidity for the stETH ecosystem on Mantle’s Layer 2, it said. Additionally, the proposition aims to attract DeFi integrations, including Uniswap, Curve and other decentralized exchanges to the network.


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Czecker, who formerly oversaw risk department at the lending protocol Euler, stated in the proposal, “While the final decision rests with the BitDAO community, I advocate for the relocation of DAO-owned stETH/ETH liquidity into prominent DEXes on Mantle.”

The proposal goes beyond a considerable investment, incorporating a revenue-sharing agreement between BitDAO and Lido DAO. If ratified, this agreement would ensure that a portion of the revenue accrued by the Lido DAO treasury is redistributed to BitDAO over a period of 12 months.

Lido Finance, a frontrunner in decentralized liquid staking protocols, allows users to earn staking rewards from Ethereum and maintain access to their capital via a derivative token of ether known as staked ether (stETH).

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Vishal Chawla is The Block’s crypto ecosystems editor and has spent over six years covering tech protocols, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Vishal likes to delve deep into blockchain intricacies to ensure readers are well-informed about the continuously evolving crypto landscape. He is also a staunch advocate for rigorous security practices in the space. Before joining The Block, Vishal held positions at IDG ComputerWorld, CIO, and Crypto Briefing. He can be reached on Twitter at @vishal4c and via email at [email protected]


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