Asymmetry Finance, a protocol for liquid staking derivatives, raised $three million from Ecco Capital, Republic Capital, GMJP and Ankr, as a part of its progress plan, the agency mentioned on Tuesday.
The company will “use the assets to additional develop its liquid staking protocol, add high expertise to the workforce and onboard decentralized finance (DeFi) lovers to its platform,” in accordance with a press launch. The mission is led by co-founders Justin Garland and Hannah Hamilton.
The marketplace for liquid staking derivatives is dominated by Lido, which has about $12.four billion of “whole worth” or collateral locked in, in accordance with DeFiLlama. Asymmetry’s web site estimates Lido’s share of the staked ether market at 88%.
Asymmetry’s important product is the safETH token, which represents a basket of liquid staking spinoff tokens together with Lido’s wstETH, Rocketpool’s rETH, Frax’s frxETH, Stakewise’s sETH2 and Ankr’s ankrETH, in accordance with the website.
Garland likened the token to an exchange-traded fund or ETF for liquid staking tokens.
The weighting is presently break up evenly, however in accordance with the mission’s white paper the combo may ultimately be decided by members of an “Asymmetry DAO” who maintain the mission’s ASF tokens.
Edited by Parikshit Mishra.