What Ethereum Can Learn from Cosmos' Liquid Staking Module | Aidan & Felix

Season 5 | Episode 6

In this episode of Bell Curve, Mike and Myles are joined by Aidan, co-founder of Stride labs, and Felix, the Godfather of Liquid Staking. Today they explore the nuances of Liquid Staking across the Cosmos & Ethereum ecosystems. They also dig into the relationship of liquid staking & professional validators, the liquid staking module user flow with NFTs, and solving the principle agent problem.



(00:00) Intro: Pre-Interview

(02:02) "Permissionless Ad"

(02:57) Interview Start: Felix & Aidan

(04:04) The Godfather of Liquid Staking

(08:15) Liquid Staking: A Force for Decentralization

(12:27) LSTs Thriving in Eth First

(16:44) Liquid Staking & Professional Validators

(25:01) Decentralizing Eth Validator Set

(37:45) Ossifying Ethereum Protocol

(42:03) Minting Liquid Staking Tokens

(51:50) Staking Module Risk Parameters

(57:53) Principle Agent Mitigation

(1:04:37) Liquid Staking Module User Flow

(1:15:39) Recap: Post-Interview

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Felix Liquid Staking Blog Post


Stride Labs


Jon Charbonneau "Endgame: Proof of Governance"


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