Users of crypto exchange Binance can now stake dai and kava as the exchange’s decentralized finance (DeFi) staking platform goes live.
program was first announced Wednesday with the stablecoin generated by loans on MakerDAO. The Binance initiative aims to tap into this year’s by offering the ability for users earn staking rewards (akin to interest) on select digital assets.
On Thursday, Binance added kava as the second asset to its staking product. is a DeFi platform backed by Binance, Huobi and OKEx with a native token by the same name.
In a statement to CoinDesk, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said:
The move means Kava users no longer need to interface with the Kava app but instead can go directly through Binance’s DeFi staking portal.
Kava’s CEO and co-founder, Brian Kerr, said today’s DeFi market would not resemble tomorrow’s, claiming the sector is just at the “tip of the iceberg” in terms of adoption.
One of India’s largest exchanges and a subsidiary of Binance, WarzirX, recently announced it was developing a DeFi product known as an in collaboration with Matic.