Devcon VI

Validator Receipts: an Alternative to Liquid Staking Derivatives
10-11, 12:30–13:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 4

Liquid staking derivatives are exciting and powerful, however come with centralization risk and the dangers of holding a derivative rather than its underlying asset. Validator receipts present an alternative mechanism by which Ether locked in staking can be used as collateral without exposure to derivatives or loss of control of the validating funds.

A highly motivated professional with over 25 years' software engineering experience within the financial industry, Steve has a degree and a Ph.D in Computer Science. He has worked for tier one investment banks across the globe, where his main focus has been on cutting edge derivatives and software to price and manage their risk. Steve is responsible for running one of the largest Ethereum validating infrastructures in the world, and is working with institutional financial firms to make Ethereum