What is Lido and why we need Lido? As we all know, Terra and Ethereum is 2 different blockchains, then the question is that if I want to get some Terras or ETH and swap it with the other currency, Lido is this kind of protocol, which helps the users to stake the Terra to get the ETH or stake ETH get Terra. During the process, bETH and stETH play a really important role for the transactions and transfers. In this article, I am going to discuss the Daily bETH Volume bridged from Ethereum to Terra. All the data, tool come from Flipside Crypto.
From the official definition, we know that “Lido is a liquid staking solution for ETH 2.0 backed by industry-leading staking providers. Lido lets users stake their ETH — without locking assets or maintaining infrastructure — whilst participating in on-chain activities, e.g. lending.” More information can be found in the official website: Lido.fi.
In the ecosystem, “bETH is minted by submitting ETH or stETH to Ethereum-side bETH contracts, along with the Terra address to receive the resulting bETH tokens. Once submitted, bETH tokens (with the amount determined by the bETH exchange rate) are minted to the provided Terra address.” Here is a more detailed explaination about bETH: https://docs.anchorprotocol.com/protocol/bonded-assets-bassets/bonded-eth-beth#minting-beth-with-steth.
In the following sections, I am going to focus on 3 analytical questions to analyze the behaviour of the stETH and bETH to help understand this ecosystem better.
What is the daily volume of bETH bridged from Ethereum to Terra using Lido?
Here the first thing we need to make sure is that volume we mentioned here is the volume using Lido, not the Terra Bridge. Putting the contract address and from address to the query and we can get the following charts:
Quick take away here is that around Aug/13rd, there is a peak for the stETH to bETH and same situation happened on around Sep/10th, then the daily volume back to normal and stable.
Has there been an increase leading up to Columbus-5?
Columbus-5 is the upgraded version of Terra from Columbus-4, the launch day is September 30, so take the day and above chart, we can get an updated bar chart to answer this question.
Quick answer is no, there was no increase leading up to Columbus-5.
What is the daily volume of bETH bridged from Terra back to Ethereum?
Here I want to use 2 ways to analyze and answer this question, firstly focus solely on the bETH to stETH and then add Columbus-5 analysis into consideration.
bETH bridged from Terra back to Ethereum: From the below chart, we can see around Sep/1st there was a huge peak for this type of transaction
Adding Columbus-5 to discuss: we can find an interesting thing is that after Columbus-5 launch, there was a peak for the daily volume from bETH to stETH.