Institutional staking won’t take off unless asset lock-up solved: Coinbase CFO

Institutional staking won’t take off unless asset lock-up solved: Coinbase CFO

Coinbase’s new institutional-focused staking product won’t be a “near-term phenomenon” while liquid staking is still being worked out. Institutional staking of crypto assets, including the post-Merge Ethereum, could become a “phenomenon” in the future, but not while their assets still need to be “locked up.”Speaking during a Q2 earnings call on Tuesday, chief financial officer Alesia Haas noted that she didn’t expect their new exclusive institutional staking service, rolled out in Q2, to be a “near-term phenomenon” until a “truly liquid staking option” is available:“This is the first time....


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