Lodestar Finance's Staking module
Staking on Lodestar Finance allows users to lock their $LODE tokens into a staking contract. By staking their tokens, users gain staking power, which allows them to earn a portion of the protocol's revenues and influence the protocol’s emissions through a weekly gauge.

Optional locking

As part of Lodestar's staking module, users have the option to lock their tokens to earn additional staking power.
By choosing to lock their tokens for 3 months, users can increase their staking power by a factor of 1.4x.
For a 6-month lock, the staking power is doubled (2x multiplier).
It's important to note that this action is optional, and users can still participate in staking without locking their tokens.

Relocking Multiplier

Beyond the initial lock-in period, users can choose to relock their tokens at the end of an epoch to earn a further multiplier on their staking power.
The multiplier gained from relocking depends on the duration of the relock period:
  • Relocking 3 months grants a 0.05x multiplier
  • Relocking 6 months grants a 0.1x multiplier
These multipliers compound over time, meaning users who consistently relock their tokens, especially over 6 months, can accumulate significant staking power overtime

Staking esLODE

Users who were affected by the December 2022 exploit will be able to claim esLODE. esLODE can be staked to earn protocol revenue and converted to LODE linearly over a period of 1 year. Once you stake esLODE it CANNOT BE UNSTAKED. If you are interested in trying to make OTC deals on esLODE tokens, you must do this before you stake, once you have staked, it will be too late.
Once esLODE is converted into LODE it will be added to your staking balance. If your LODE is locked for 3 or 6 months, your converted LODE will also benefit from the locking bonuses, but it will also be locked for the remainder of your lock period. Some users may choose to lock for 6 months on 1 account and stake esLODE on a different account, so that their converted LODE tokens will be liquid immediately.

Revenue sharing

Each Sunday, a contract collects half of the reserves that have been accumulated over the past week ( In addition to revenue generated on the markets, the looper service fee (25bps) will also be added to reserves and raked on a weekly cadence.
These reserves are then converted to Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) and distributed proportionally to all $LODE stakers staking power over the following week linearly.