Bond Staking - Shade Staking V1

Bond Staking - Shade Staking V1

Greetings community,

Shade Protocol has officially launched Bond Staking - a way for users to earn $SHD ('shade') yield by locking up their $SHD over a specific time frame. This unique version of staking is considered the first version of staking - a more feature complete version of Shade staking (involving veSHD & multiple staking strategy options) will be shipped at a later date in the not so distant future.

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The following are the three available vesting options for Bond Staking:

With these options, users will be able to earn $SHD by locking up their $SHD governance tokens for a certain vesting period.

Unlike traditional staking, Bond Staking is a more engaged version of traditional staking. At the end of each vesting period, in order to continue to earn yield a user must claim their principle + accrued rewards from the staking bond, and then deposit their SHD once again into a bond.

Bond Staking empowers users who are actively engaged with the protocol to continue to compound and earn rewards - setting the stage for the next version of staking to be released which is aiming to also include basic governance features for stakers.  

Bond Mining

(1) User navigates to

User navigates to

(2) Select a SHD <—> SHD bond opportunity

(3) Put in an input amount

(4) Buy Bond

(5) Navigate to and wait the vesting period (7,30, or 90 days)

(6) Claim the initial principle + accrued rewards

(7) Deposit the claimed SHD into another staking opportunity

(8) Repeat ad infinitum.

Staking Benefits

Staking is a mechanism by which users can benefit from rewards accrued to Shade Protocol. Decentralized governance via SHD tokenholders staking, will have the ability to vote and allocate funds to various initiatives (such as staking). Rewards that accrue to staking come from the following Shade Apps:

  • ShadeSwap trading fees
  • ShadeLend interest fees
  • ShadeLend liquidation fees
  • ShadeDAO liquidity farming
  • ShadeDAO L1 staking
  • stkd-SCRT minting fees
  • stkd-SCRT withdraw fees

In the future, additional fee streams will be built out as more Shade Apps are launched - all accruing value back to the ShadeDAO which ultimately can be redirected back to stakers via decentralized governance.

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Private Staking

All tokens that interact with ShadeBonds use the SNIP token standard of Secret Network, which have the following key features:

  • Private token balances
  • Private token transactions

Due to the private and fungible nature of $SHD tokens, the amount of tokens that you are staking remains entirely encrypted. In the future, this privacy feature of staking will play a key role in governance. Users will be able to privately vote on proposals without doxing their staked amounts.

Staking Plans

One of the unique components of Bond Staking V1 (as well as future versions) is the ability for stakers to choose from multiple strategies with different risk profiles. The longer the lock-up, the greater the return given to reward these long term holders. Shade Protocol will potentially experiment with various long term strategies beyond the 7, 30, and 90 day staking bonds.

In the future, staking will utilize different strategies for your locked collateral - giving the users greater yield and potentially a more powerful voice in governance.


Shade Protocol is an ambitious array of application-layer products focused on a simple end user experience that involves the incorporation of privacy by default. These interconnected privacy-preserving DeFi products built on Secret Network will change DeFi as we know it — empowering the next generation of value creation and exchange. Shade Protocol is launching Silk: a privacy-preserving collateralized, reflexive stablecoin built on Secret Network.

Without privacy, DeFi is incomplete. Traditional financial markets offer a degree of privacy for users, and as a result offer up greater protections in some capacity than existing DeFi markets. Shade Protocol will be the world’s first truly cohesive decentralized and privacy-preserving financial applications — ushering in a golden era for Web3. Shade Protocol will always push for privacy by default, privacy as an expectation, and privacy as the key to unlocking the full value of a decentralized future.

But we can’t do this without community. We need you to join our community and help make Silk and Shade Protocol a reality.

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