Lido Issues Proposal to Limit Ethereum Staking

Voting on the proposal is open from June 24 to July 1 and currently, over 99% of voters are against limiting the amount of Ethereum staked on Lido.
Lido Issues Proposal to Limit Ethereum Staking

Liquid staking service provider Lido issues a new governance proposal asking the community to vote ‘for’ or ‘against’ limiting Ethereum staking on the protocol.

The proposal titled “Should Lido consider self-limiting?” states that if the self-limit option wins, the team will figure out what form of self-limiting they should implement on the second leg of the vote.

Voting on the proposal is open from June 24 to July 1, however, the present results indicate that most voters are against limiting the amount of Ethereum staked on Lido. 

Until now 0.19% of voters selected “yes, let’s self-limit,” compared to over 99.81% who chose “no, don’t self-limit.”

Lido’s justification for limiting Ethereum staking included the claim that the blockchain’s existence is threatened by the concentration of staked Ethereum in one protocol, which gives that protocol more voting power.

According to Dune Analytics, Lido has 4.126 million Ethereum staked and currently holds a 31.63% market share. Kraken came in second with a  6.4% market share.

Lido stated that there is a risk that, if it were to opt to limit its staking exposure, centralized exchanges might dominate with the majority share of staked Ethereum. 

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and researcher Danny Ryan from the Ethereum Foundation have urged Lido to control its expansion.

If any protocol were to stake the majority of the available Ether, Ryan warned that the network would become vulnerable to censorship requests and other power abuses that blockchain technology was intended to prevent.

As per the latest update, Lido reveals a new Two-Phase Voting Approach. 

  • Phase 1: The main phase (48h) is a conventional vote where LDO holders can vote ‘for’ or ‘against’.
  • Phase 2: The objection phase (24h) is a phase where LDO holders can only vote ‘against’, or change their vote from ‘for’ to ‘against’.

The new modification reduces the possibility of the “last block vote hijack” and will offer the DAO members a 24-hour window to vote against an objection.

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