Botanix

Stake bitcoin with Botanix and Kiln, enterprise-grade staking

Botanix is an EVM Layer 2 built on top of Bitcoin, leveraging the strengths of Bitcoin and the Ethereum virtual machine. 

At its core, Botanix Labs is creating a Layer 2 ecosystem named Spiderchain, which integrates a decentralized EVM with Bitcoin, introducing an innovative staking mechanism. This system allows users to stake Bitcoin and earn staking rewards through decentralized applications on Spiderchain.

How does Botanix actually enable bitcoin staking?

Botanix staking involves a 3-layer system with:

  • The Bitcoin blockchain - every Botanix node runner also runs a Bitcoin node
  • Botanix - an EVM blockchain to deploy decentralized applications
  • Spiderchain - An intermediary layer between Bitcoin and Botanix to bridge and secure BTC

Stakers need to bridge their BTC from the Bitcoin blockchain to Botanix. Once bridged, the BTC are equally represented on the Botanix chain, and actual bridged BTC tokens are secured with a multi-sig wallet managed by Orcherstrators, who are Botanix node-runners.As Botanix uses bridged BTC as a gas token, these fees are to be redistributed to stakers. Hence, the more activity there is on the Botanix blockchain, the more rewards there will be.

Why should you stake your BTC?

The Bitcoin network doesn’t support staking as a Proof-of-Work network. Hence it is not possible to generate rewards from bitcoins without bridging assets to another blockchain like Ethereum. Idle bitcoins create opportunity costs by leaving staking rewards out of the table.

Botanix makes it possible to generate rewards from bitcoin assets maximizing capital efficiency of idle bitcoins.

You can stake your BTC to::
  • Put your treasury to work
  • Diversify and earn, while contributing to blockchains decentralization
  • Bring new opportunities by enabling your users to earn staking rewards

Protocol Card

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BTC
GRR
Testnet
Number of live validators
Testnet
Consensus
DPoS

Why should you stake your BTC with Kiln?

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake BTC, and to whitelabel BTC staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, data, and commission management.

Our clients can stake their tokens from our dashboard, a hardware wallet, a browser wallet, a B2B custodian, a crypto exchange, or just their favorite investment app. Kiln makes staking BTC easy, secure, and accessible to everyone.

Kiln has been closely working with Botanix to make sure we provide the best bitcoin staking experience as possible.

We are serving thousands of businesses worldwide so that everyone can securely and seamlessly:

  • Excellent track record in staking on 30+ protocols, managing more than $6b in stakes.
  • Trusted by industry leaders such as Ledger, Lido, Coinbase Cloud, Bitpanda, Crypto.com and many more!
  • Non-custodial, work with your existing custodians solutions e.g.Ledger, Fireblocks

SOC 2 Type II certified and Industry leading SLAs (0 penalties recorded and 99.95% effective uptime)

Botanix FAQ

What does Proof-of Stake mean?

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Proof-of-Stake (PoS) is a type of consensus mechanism used to validate cryptocurrency transactions. Through PoS, validators can contribute to the block production of a chain while keeping environmental concerns to a minimum, which is becoming an increasingly large issue in Proof-of-Work.

By staking capital rather than energy, validators risk losing a portion of their value and future potential for staking by misbehaving while creating blocks. This incentives collaboration and fair practices while validating information in a similar way that PoW has with incentives and punishments to curtail malicious

Is there a minimum and maximum amount to stake for BTC?

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There is no minimum stake amount.

Do I maintain custody of my BTC tokens? Is BTC staking non-custodial?

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On Botanix you have to bridge your BTC that will be secured through the Orchestrators multi-sig. You can claim your BTC back at any time by bridging them back to the Bitcoin blockchain.

What are the risks associated with staking BTC?

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Staked bitcoins can be slashed if a validator behaves dishonestly with the network. Slashes can be partial according to slashing parameters on each protocol.

How do rewards work on Botanix?

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Botanix staking rewards come from the fees paid to pass transactions on the Botanix network, as the chain uses BTC for gas.

What is the average block time on Bitcoin?

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The average block time is 10 minutes on Bitcoin.

What is a Gross Reward Rate (GRR) and how is it different from a Net Reward Rate (NRR)?

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In the context of Proof-of-Stake blockchains, the gross reward rate (GRR) refers to the total or gross amount of rewards earned from staking before deducting any fees or expenses. This is a reward rate that fluctuates with the operations of the protocol and the performance of validators, it is not set by Kiln. The net reward rate (NRR), on the other hand, takes into account the deductions or expenses, providing a measure of the actual rewards received after subtracting fees or costs.

Where can I learn more about Botanix?

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You can learn more about Botanix on their official documentation and on the Botanix website.

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Gross Reward Rate (GRR) may change over time and vary depending on the open source blockchain protocol code. In addition, fees might be deducted from the gross effective rewards earned.