pxETH Overview

This blog post aims to provide a high level overview of pxETH. If you’re looking for something more technical, you can find pxETH’s documentation here.

What is pxETH?

pxETH is an Ethereum liquid staking solution designed to simplify the staking process, making it more accessible and user-friendly. Being a solo validator comes with opportunity costs. Other LSTs aren’t flexible enough. Pirex ETH aims to solve both of these problems.

pxETH also forms the foundation of the Dinero protocol – an overcollateralized stablecoin backed by premium blockspace – but we’ll save that for a future blog post.

pxETH & apxETH Explained

pxETH and apxETH Explained
pxETH and apxETH Explained

pxETH embraces a two-token system built around ETH staking, consisting of pxETH and apxETH, tailored for different user preferences. This design gives users a choice: pxETH for liquidity or apxETH for boosted ETH staking yield.

pxETH is for those willing to forgo staking yield for liquidity.

When users choose to hold pxETH, they’re opting to hold an ETH-pegged asset that can take advantage of opportunities throughout DeFi. These include providing liquidity, participating in lending protocols, and more. The Redacted DAO will be using its treasury and BTRFLY incentives to expand such opportunities for pxETH holders.

apxETH is for users focused on maximizing their staking yields.

After minting pxETH, users can deposit to Dinero's auto-compounding rewards vault to enjoy boosted staking yields without the hassle of running their own validators. Since some users will choose to hold pxETH, each apxETH benefits from staking rewards from more than one staked ETH, amplifying the yield for apxETH users.

Where to use pxETH

As we mentioned, pxETH is purpose built to enable users to find their own yield earning opportunities. The landscape of pxETH integrations is likely to be ever evolving, but we’ll do our best to track them here – on the integrations page.*

* Please use other protocols at your own risk. We are not responsible for other teams and their work.

Withdrawing from pxETH

While we think you’ll be a happy user of pxETH, there may come a time when you need to exit the system. Fortunately, we’ve tried to make this process as seamless as possible.

There are two types of “withdrawals.” The first option is to sell one’s pxETH for ETH – they’re pegged after all. Selling pxETH is an instant way to exit pxETH.

The other is to initiate a withdrawal from the protocol. Requesting a withdrawal can take up to a few days.

This ETH either comes from the pxETH buffer (if there is ETH available) or from the spinning down of validators and the unstaking of ETH. In cases where the withdrawal requires spinning down validators, a user will receive upxETH, issued as an ERC-1155 token, in exchange for their pxETH, which can be redeemed for ETH once the relevant validator(s) has been spun down. More on that here.

Fees and APR

As with most quality products, Pirex ETH does charge fees, which are distributed to the Redacted DAO treasury and rlBTRFLY holders. The fees for using Pirex ETH are as follows:

  • Deposit Fee = 0%

  • Yield Tax = 10%

  • Redeem (normal withdrawal) = 0%

  • Instant Redeem (through ETH Buffer) = 0.5%

  • apxETH Vault Exit = 0%

Get Started

To get your hands on pxETH, head over to the mint page here. If you’d like to explore further, you can read Pirex ETH’s documentation here.

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