(NCDT) Liquidity Staking

Nuco Cloud
5 min readMar 7, 2021


Learn more about NCDT Liquidity Staking!

On Sunday (21th March 2021), we will release Liquidity Staking in partnership with Ferrum Network. But before we do, we wanted to provide critical information on the structure, rewards, and requirements of Liquidity Staking. Enjoy!

General Overview Liquidity Staking takes the time-based locking mechanism to the next level by allowing participants to stake one token while earning rewards in a different token. This distinction may seem simple, but the implications are substantial.

When Uniswap liquidity providers deposit liquidity (ETH + NCDT) into the Uniswap Liquidity Pool, a special type of token, known as liquidity tokens (Uni-V2), are minted to the contributor’s address. When traders finalize their trade on the Uniswap exchange, a 0.3% fee is distributed pro-rata to all liquidity providers (LPs) at the moment of the trade.

For an LP provider, you are now double incentivized to maintain your LP position. Not only are you earning fees on each trade made on Uniswap, you are also earning additional NCDT rewards!

Staking Structure

We offer constant time-based returns based on staking time. In other words, the longer you stake, the higher the rewards. That may seem simple, but Liquidity Staking is unique in many ways.

First, it is pool based; it is a group activity with multiple contributors for each staking contract.

Second, it is flexible; you have the option to withdraw early, stake until full maturity, or withdraw somewhere in between. However: leaving early comes at a cost.

Thirdly, it offers double rewards, not only are you earning fees on each trade made on Uniswap, but you are also earning additional NCDT rewards!

Finally, it is strategic; if you stake until full maturity, and others in your pool withdraw early, you will receive a portion of their rewards that are unclaimed.

We will publish a full “how-to stake” guide next week, but overall it is quite straightforward. First, you add liquidity (NCDT + ETH) at Uniswap for the NCDT/ETH trading pair. Then you connect your ERC-20 wallet to the staking contract. Then you deposit your tokens into the pool. Afterward, you can stake until you wish to withdraw. When you choose to withdraw, your principal and rewards will be distributed back to your wallet. Easy peasy!

The Liquidity Staking Pool

The terms of the Liquidity Staking pool (rewards, lengths, minimum contribution, etc.) are detailed below:

  • Rewards: Uniswap Trading Fees (in Uni-V2 Token) + 105 % APY (in NCDT)
  • Full maturity: 90 days
  • Early withdrawal starts: 4th May 2021
  • Early withdrawal ends: 3rd July 2021
  • Early withdrawal rewards start at 5% APY + Trading Fees
  • The time period to contribute: 14 days (the pool will be closed after that so you have to be fast to join)

Requirements for Staking

Please note the following requirements:

Metamask: NCDT Liquidity Staking requires the ERC-20 wallet extension Metamask, which will automatically link to our staking contracts. This wallet will be used to contribute your token to the liquidity pool. It will also be used to distribute staking rewards upon withdrawal.

Keywords and Unique Features

NCDT Liquidity Staking has some unique features such as double rewards, early withdrawal, forfeited/redistributed rewards, and additional rewards for full maturity.

Double Rewards

Participants are double incentivized to maintain their LP position. You can earn fees on each trade made on Uniswap (in Uni-V2 Token), and earn an additional 105 % APY in NCDT!

Limited Time to Contribute

Once the staking pool is opened, you have a limited amount of time to contribute your (min.) 500 tokens. After the time expires OR the liquidity pool is full, contributions will closed.

Full Maturity

Participants need to stake until full maturity to receive maximum staking rewards. The date and time to enjoy maximum staking rewards are highlighted so that you will know the sweet spot for token withdrawal. In addition, if you stake until full maturity, you will likely receive additional rewards from those who withdrew early.

Early Withdrawal Liquidity Staking offers an early withdrawal option for flexibility. Early withdrawal will have a date and time assigned to know precisely when you can withdraw early.

Although rewards are lower for early withdrawal, they increase linearly every day — up until full maturity. In other words, if you withdraw after the early withdrawal date and closer to full maturity, rewards will be higher, but still less than full maturity.

Forfeited and Redistributed Rewards Liquidity Staking pools are like a pie. A predetermined amount of tokens are put into the liquidity pool before launch, and this number will not change. If participants leave early, the pie does not shrink; they’ll receive fewer rewards while remaining participants will receive more. Therefore, participants who continue to stake will earn more than the maximum APY. They will also earn the share of rewards left by those participants who stopped staking early.

In this sense, Staking offers an element of strategy, suspense, and gamification.

What’s Next

Next, we will update the NCDT Staking Website with a countdown until the Liquidity Staking Pool opens. We will also provide a step-by-step guide explaining how to start staking.

Then we will open up the Liquidity Staking pool!

We look forward to officially launching liquidity staking soon!

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