What is pStake Finance
pSTAKE is a liquid staking protocol unlocking the liquidity of staked assets. Stakers of PoS tokens can now stake their assets while maintaining the liquidity of these assets. On staking with pSTAKE, users earn staking rewards and also receive staked representative tokens (stkASSETs) which can be used in DeFi to generate additional yield (yield on top of staking rewards). pSTAKE’s BNB liquid staking product allows holders of BNB to stake their assets using the BNB staking interface. Users are issued stkBNB which follows an exchange rate model, (inspired by the Compound’s cToken model). stkBNB value keeps increasing against BNB as it accrues staking rewards in the background. The BNB deposited by the user onto the pSTAKE application goes to pSTAKE’s StakePool contract. Everyday at 23:00 hrs UTC, the BC bot runs a staking transaction that aggregates all the deposits made to the StakePool contract and delegates them to the pSTAKE validator set. The users start earning staking rewards when they deposit BNB to the StakePool contract which is reflected in the increase in exchange rate (c-value) for the stkBNB token.