Liquid Collective Litepaper

An overview of the growth of liquid staking, Liquid Collective protocol's features, components, architecture, token model, risks, and more.

Liquid Collective Litepaper on the growth of liquid staking, Liquid Collective protocol's features, components, architecture, token model, risks, and more

Liquid Collective Litepaper

Learn about the growth of liquid staking, Liquid Collective, the protocol's features and more in our comprehensive Litepaper.

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Executive Summary


Demand for liquid staking is growing rapidly and institutional interest has emerged. There is a need for standardization and an opportunity to build the enterprise-grade liquid staking standard for the entire web3 ecosystem.


Liquid staking is a nascent technology with the potential to disrupt traditional staking businesses. Current liquid staking protocols are not focused on building a product suitable for security and compliance-conscious enterprises and institutions.


Liquid Collective is a protocol developed in collaboration with a diverse group of industry leaders to meet the need for an enterprise-grade liquid staking standard that can be widely adopted, increasing liquidity and composability for the web3 economy.

“With Liquid Collective, token holders gain seamless access to enterprise-grade liquid staking. This effort can only be accomplished through true collaboration. We're proud to be working with some of the best teams in web3 to launch Liquid Collective."
— Matt Leisinger, CEO & Co-Founder of Alluvial

Litepaper Contents

  • The Growth of Staking & Liquid Staking
  • Liquid Collective's Guiding Principles, Values, & Roles
  • The Protocol's Features, Components, & Architecture (Ethereum)
  • How Liquid Collective Compares
  • Token Mode
  • The Risks
  • Slashing Coverage Program

“We believe liquid staking is a natural primitive on top of staking, unlocking liquidity and collateral used for staked positions. However, we understand from speaking to Kiln's institutional customer base that their compliance and security needs are not met in the liquid staking market. We also understand the importance of thriving competition at this layer of the Ethereum ecosystem to promote Ethereum's decentralization. For these reasons, we are thrilled to be bringing Liquid Collective to market.”
— Laszlo Szabo, CEO at Kiln

Please note

LsETH users may still be subject to slashing losses. If slashing losses were to occur, they would be socialized pro rata for all LsETH user's starting with earned but unredeemed network rewards.

Liquid staking via the Liquid Collective protocol and using LsETH involves significant risks. You should not enter into any transactions or otherwise engage with the protocol or LsETH unless you fully understand such risks and have independently determined that such transactions are appropriate for you.

Any discussion of the risks contained herein should not be considered to be a disclosure of all risks or a complete discussion of the risks that are mentioned. The material contained herein is not and should not be construed as financial, legal, regulatory, tax, or accounting advice.

Liquid Collective Litepaper
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