- Get stNEAR with Meta Pool directly from Aurora using Metamask thanks to Meta Pool Rainbow Bridge Automation
- Aurora is the EVM compatible blockchain built on top of NEAR
- All $NEAR on Aurora is sent over from NEAR Mainnet over Rainbow Bridge
- All $NEAR on Aurora is ‘wrapped’ (wNEAR) even if it is sometimes displayed as $NEAR for simplicity
We are happy to announce that this feature is now live and users are able to get stNEAR directly with Meta Pool from Aurora using Metamask.
Aurora is NEAR
Aurora is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain built on top of NEAR. It leverages the best of both worlds with a familiar Ethereum experience. Additionally it enables developers to quickly build and deploy existing code while enjoying NEAR’s scalability and superior User Experience (UX).
The Aurora and NEAR ecosystems are highly composable thanks to the Rainbow Bridge which enables users to seamlessly transfer assets.
Exploding DeFi Ecosystem on Aurora
Ethereum developer experience, affordable transactions and NEAR scalability have enabled Aurora to grow exponentially over the last few weeks. And it keeps on onboarding more capital and users from other EVM compatible blockchains.
Meta Pool is excited to have partnered with all the leading DeFi protocols on Aurora which include, to date, Trisolaris, WannaSwap, Bastion, Aurigami, and more to come. These platforms have quickly accumulated over $1 billion dollars in Total Value Locked (TVL). They are increasingly providing options for stNEAR holders to participate in Liquidity Pools (LPs) and to use stNEAR as collateral on lending platforms.
All $META rewards are now being distributed through these partner platforms, so there are very attractive opportunities to earn extra rewards.
stNEAR Core to DeFi on Aurora
As the DeFi ecosystem grows, demand for stNEAR is also increasing sharply. We are thrilled to see so many sophisticated and ambitious protocols incorporating stNEAR at the core of their offering. This is confirming stNEAR position as the best form of collateral for Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols on NEAR and Aurora.
How to get stNEAR on Aurora?
We wanted to make it as easy as possible for users to obtain stNEAR — reduce all friction to maximize adoption.
With our latest release we’ve made it easy for Aurora users to stake wNEAR directly from Aurora using Metamask. Leveraging the Rainbow Bridge’s ability to do contract calls between Aurora and NEAR, we’ve built a simple solution that maintains the same user interface and experience as the NEAR native solution.
It’s easy to distinguish which network you are on as it has the Aurora logo. Additionally it will automatically plus prompt you to connect your Metamask wallet.
Behind the Scenes
For the technically minded, these updates are quite exciting. NEAR is an extremely powerful blockchain and it is exciting to explore and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. Most users can use the Rainbow Bridge to transfer assets between Aurora and NEAR, but few know that the Rainbow Bridge can also performs contract calls between Aurora, NEAR and even Ethereum !
We are leveraging the Rainbow Bridge to automate all the steps the users would’ve had to perform manually: behind the scenes we are sending wNEAR from Aurora to NEAR Mainnet, unwrapping it, depositing NEAR on Meta Pool, receiving stNEAR and sending stNEAR back over Rainbow Bridge to the user’s Aurora Wallet.
This is the kind of powerful technology underpinning some very exciting announcements in the next coming weeks, so be ready and start getting your stNEAR today!
Security First, Always
We are really excited to keep building on the Aurora and NEAR networks to create value on both protocols through our partnerships with DeFi platforms; soon we will be launching a new product that will enable anyone to support projects through liquid staking.
About Meta Pool & stNEAR
Meta Pool is the leading liquid staking solution for $NEAR and wNEAR token holders. With Meta Pool you earn NEAR staking rewards and maintain your liquidity to participate in DeFi protocols on NEAR and Aurora.
Users staking $NEAR and wNEAR with Meta Pool receive in exchange stNEAR (staked NEAR) tokens.
stNEAR simultaneously accrues staking rewards and unlocks users’ liquidity enabling them to participate in DeFi activities (e.g. lending, farming, borrowing) on NEAR and Aurora.
Stake $NEAR on Meta Pool
Go DeFi on NEAR & Aurora
More APY and more rewards
Meta Pool also solves the problems associated with Proof-of-Stake networks staking: illiquidity, immovability and accessibility. Meta Pool also aims to distribute staking in multiple validators to improve censorship-resistance of the NEAR network.
With a TVL of ~9 Million $NEAR and growing, Meta Pool has become in just a few months a cornerstone element of the NEAR ecosystem. Meta Pool is making NEAR Protocol more decentralized and therefore more secure.
In February 2022 Meta Pool has been successfully audited by BlockSec, confirming the implementation of the highest security standards.
For more information visit https://metapool.app.