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Permissionless Configurable Staking Pools

We learned how The Staking Library provides a firm foundation for Staking operations, and allows anyone to have a Staking Derivative:
Then, we learned how the Operator Marketplace makes staking operations much easier, and increases the user experience for both Pool Owners and Node Operators:
Now, lets take a look at the Staking pools, and the superpowers of their Modular Architecture.

One Transaction To Rule Them All!

During the same transaction for creation of a staking pool, the following functionalities can be configured:

Private Pools - optional

  • If a pool is Public, everyone can use it.
  • Private pools are only available to their owners and other whitelisted addresses.
  • Pool owners can make pools public or private as they wish.
  • Any contract with a isWhitelisted() function can be used by the Private Pools.

Interfaces - optional

  • If you don't need an ERC20 for example, a pool can operate without an interface.
  • While gETH allows multiple interfaces, Portal only allows 1 interface per derivative for security reasons.
  • Interfaces should be created on the initiation process. Currently, an interface can not be added after the pool initiation for security reasons.
  • New interfaces require the approval of the Senate.
  • Any interface can be chosen from the list below:

Maintainers - optional

  • If you don't have a very active pool, you can choose your operators without a maintainer.
  • Pool tasks such as management of the Operators can be automated through maintainers.
  • Adding a maintainer is not a security risk, any contract or address can be chosen as a maintainer. However, it is always best to DYOR.
  • Maintainers can not steal Pool fees or Pool funds.

Bound Liquidity Pools - optional

  • If you don't need liquidity, your pool doesn't need a bound liquidity pool.
  • You can always change your mind later.