- Our team has been expanding projects and initiatives at breakneck pace
- We want to help our users keep up with the developments we have been making
- Learn about the utility we have built for stNEAR, Meta Yield, and Meta Vote
While this entire post is intended as an overview of the developing Meta Pool ecosystem, we must first set the stage. This year, and particularly the end of this year, has been very significant. In June, we released our fundraising product Meta Yield. A few short weeks ago we launched Meta Vote, a community governance platform that adds utility to the $META token. This all comes in the midst of our aggressive expansion efforts to ensure that stNEAR becomes readily available on all NEAR defi platforms
Meta Pool & stNEAR
Our core product has always been our liquid staking derivative (LSD), stNEAR. For those who are not familiar, liquid staking offers a way to participate in proof-of-stake chain validation, but does not limit you to the confines of the NEAR native wallet. For more information about the Meta Pool ecosystem and liquid staking, click here.
This year our efforts have focused on expanding the integrations of stNEAR across defi platforms. Our LSD token is available on all major swaps and farms, with Ref alone hosting more than 20 pairs with other NEP tokens. Anyone invested in the NEAR ecosystem from NFTs to GameFi projects will be able to earn yield on whatever assets they’re interested in because of these integrations. Further, we have recently released our liquid staking SDK/API, which lets any wallet building on NEAR seamlessly integrate stNEAR to their platform. Read all about it here.
Fundraising on Meta Yield
The other exciting project we launched midway through 2022 is our de-risked crowdfunding platform Meta Yield. Meta Yield allows anyone holding stNEAR to back a project, and in exchange earn their native tokens or NFT. Our unique process means that after a 12 month lock period for the project, everyone will get their stNEAR back. Only the staking rewards from the committed tokens are given to the project.
Get stNEAR from Meta Pool, Ref, or other partner swaps.
Support A Project
Commit your stNEAR to the project you would like to fundraise
Get rewarded with the native project tokens, and after 12 months receive all your stNEAR
Our most recent partnerships on Meta Yield include 7 GameFi games that are building with the Human Guild. After NEARCON, we selected our next campaigns through Meta Vote, and anticipate that they will launch over the next few weeks. It is important to note that we will only have 2 more campaigns before the new year (due to all the building we are currently doing) so it’s important to get in now! Read all about Meta Yield on our blog.
Community Governance & Meta Vote
One thing that is at the forefront of our goals is to increase community participation and engagement. We are unique as the only liquid staking solution built directly on top of a DAO, and have built our products with this fact in mind. One way we are moving towards this is with the new utility we are building in the $META token.
Just prior to NEARCON 2022, we released our Meta Vote platform. This platform allows holders of $META to vote for which project(s) they would like to see debut on the Meta Yield platform for fundraising. We are currently cultivating additional projects to add to this list, but you can vote now here. Meta Pool is constantly looking for more ways to add utility to our token to increase participation – and we will have some exciting announcements coming soon.
Looking Forward with Meta Bond
With the newest iterations of Meta Yield and Meta Vote, we are already working on solutions to create even more liquidity in a secondary marketplace. While we cannot divulge certain details or information, it will be imperative that you keep an eye on our socials over the next few weeks!
Meta Bond will look to address the issue of a 12 month lock period in Meta Yield. While the platform does provide a very low risk method of supporting projects, a bull market will demand that everyone remain relatively liquid. Our team is very excited to share more news about the Meta Pool ecosystem over the next couple months, and we hope that you Keep On 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.