New Epoch by StakeWise: September Edition

4 min readSep 29, 2023


Welcome to the 2nd edition of the New Epoch Newsletter by StakeWise!

August and September were packed with completed milestones, talks, and panels at conferences around the globe, as well as final preparations for the imminent deployment of StakeWise V3. Time flew by πŸ’¨!

In this whirlwind of updates, we’ll focus on the most important topics:

🌊 StakeWise V3 Liquidity Strategy Proposals.
πŸ›‘οΈ Completion of V3 Audits.
πŸšͺ Behind-the-Scenes Peek From Permissionless & Token 2049.
πŸ”œ Remaining Milestones Before V3 Deployment.
πŸ—“οΈ Upcoming Event Appearances.

Let’s dive into it πŸ’§!

🌊 We Need To Go Deeper

StakeWise DAO currently boasts some of the deepest liquidity available to LSTs on Ethereum.

There is over $80 million πŸ’° of capital in the existing sETH2, rETH2, and SWISE pools β€” now that’s something! It was sourced thanks to $SWISE incentives and clever choice of token pairs and trading venues. And with the upcoming V3 migration, we will have to do it again πŸ”

Here are the key goals of the StakeWise V3 liquidity strategy:

πŸ€– Meet the Chainlink oracle requirements as quickly as possible to speedrun $osETH integrations into major protocols like Aave, Maker, and others;

πŸ“‰ Minimize the cost per unit of ETH liquidity and eventually make pools self-sustainable;

🦺 List tokens only on the exchanges with a strong track record and a large community of users.

Following several weeks of discussion, the StakeWise team has now received DAO approval to execute its proposed liquidity plan for StakeWise V3! The strategy features all major DEXs (Uniswap, Balancer, Curve), bribing, a new ETH pool for $SWISE, and a group of liquidity experts tasked with navigating the increasingly complex liquidity sourcing process. Big brain stuff 🧠.

We wrote an X (Twitter) thread with a summary of the liquidity strategy, available here

Having spent months developing this strategy, we are glad to have the StakeWise community backing and are excited to proceed with its execution πŸš€.

Learn more about the StakeWise V3 liquidity strategy here:

πŸ›‘οΈ Good Things Come in Threes

Determined to make StakeWise V3 a fundamental part of Ethereum’s liquid staking infrastructure, we conducted a whopping three audits of the upcoming upgrade! Yes, it did cost a lot πŸ₯².

Take a look at the reports if you’re keen:

The Hats 🎩 competition was particularly interesting as we stood the trial of hundreds of researchers' eyes crawling through our codebase to find bugs and win prizes from the $150K pool. Here’s what some of the participants had to say about it:


:feelsgoodman: 😌

🌎 StakeWise World Tour β€˜23

No mountain too high, no country too far! We lived by these words in September as the team attended Korea Blockchain Week in Seoul πŸ‡°πŸ‡·, Token2049 in Singapore πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬, Permissionless in Austin, Texas, and Mainnet in NYC πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, all within a span of just 14 days!

Catch up on some of the behind-the-scenes footage and recorded talks below πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Staking Innovation and What Comes Next at IOSG OFR in Singapore (recording is available here)
Reinventing Liquid Staking With StakeWise V3 at IOSG OFR in Singapore (recording is available here)
Will the LST Wars Kill Ethereum? at Permissionless in Austin, Texas (recording is available here)

πŸ”œ Collecting Miles(tones)

With the audits concluded and liquidity plans finalized, you might be wondering about what is stopping StakeWise V3 from mainnet deployment already today. The good news: not much ✨!

To be more specific, the Oracle Network must be finalized before V3 can go live, as well as the new landing page that fits the design of the new StakeWise dApp. Luckily, both are on the verge of completion 🏁!

A sneak peek at the new landing page πŸ‘€

As we are about to enter the deployment period, keep your eyes peeled for the instructions about the upcoming liquidity and stake migration, Snapshot votes surrounding Oracles and other DAO approvals, and of course, the Launch Party β€” the details of this will be announced in due course πŸ₯³.

πŸ—“οΈ Mark Your Calendars

StakeWise team will hit the road again in November, this time promoting StakeWise V3 at the Staking Summit and Staking Gathering in Istanbul, Turkey πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·.

Don’t miss our panel discussions and talks, and make sure to stop by our booth at Devconnect!

The Staking Summit by Staking Rewards: November 10–11, Wyndham Grand Istanbul Levent

Staking Gathering by ETH Staker: November 13–14, Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Conference Centre. PS: We’re sponsoring! 😎

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