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Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view. Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.



episode 412: Vasiliy Shapovalov: Lido – The Liquid Staking Solution for Ethereum 2.0

Lido is a DAO that provides a liquid staking solution for Ethreum 2.0. It lets users stake their Ether, without locking assets or needing to maintain infrastructure, whilst participating in on-chain activities. Lido attempts to solve the problems associated with initial Ethereum 2.0 staking - illiquidity, minimum requirements, immovability and accessibility, by making staked Ether liquid and allowing for participation in DeFi.

Vasiliy Shapovalov, Co-founder of Lido, joined us to talk about all things Ethereum staking and the benefits of liquid staking with Lido.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Vasiliy's background and how he got into crypto
  • An overview of Lido and the problem it solves
  • How Ethereum 2.0 staking works
  • Lido's fee structure and business model
  • Lido's governance model and the LDO token
  • How the ETH/stETH peg is maintained
  • Liquid staking and its role in DeFi
  • Lido for other blockchain networks like Solana
  • The LEGO Grant program

Episode links:

  • Lido
  • Vasiliy's talk at EthCC
  • Lido on Twitter
  • Vasiliy on Twitter


  • Gnosis Safe: Gnosis Safe is a smart wallet for securely managing digital assets and allows you to define customized access permissions. - https://epicenter.rocks/gnosissafe

This episode is hosted by Friederike Ernst & Sebastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/412


 2021-10-06  1h1m