Introduction to Restaking

Restaking is a new cryptoeconomic primitive the enables the reuse of staked consensus assets on a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain, for example, staked ETH on Ethereum. First introduced by EigenLayer, restaking is beginning to be used to extend existing security to applications and networks external to the base layer PoS blockchain without relying on a new and more risky asset, essentially increasing both return and risk to the stakeholders who restake their consensus assets.

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