Argo Finance
The easiest way for you to stake CRO on Cronos and maximize the efficiency of your staked assets through liquid staking

Executive Summary

Argo Website: Argo is the premier liquid staking protocol built on top of the Cronos blockchain that aims to unlock the value of all staked CRO and maximize the capital efficiency of CRO across the ecosystem.
CRO staking has been a very attractive and low-risk way of earning yields on top of your CRO holdings, offering users 10-12% APY on staked CRO. However, staked CRO are essentially locked up and inaccessible to stakers. Stakers who wish to unstake their CRO will have to wait for a 28-days unbonding period before their CRO becomes accessible again.
CRO liquid staking, on the other hand, improves capital efficiency without compromising network security. This is made possible through the issuance of bonded CRO ("bCRO") which is a liquid staking derivative that represents your staked CRO and can be utilized across the DeFi ecosystem in Cronos to generate additional DeFi yields.
Argo's Vision & North Stars
  1. 1.
    Unlock the value of staked CRO to be utilized across the Cronos ecosystem and drive CRO capital efficiency
  2. 2.
    Increase the ease of managing CRO capital efficiency and making it seamless and frictionless for users to maximize their CRO yields
  3. 3.
    Serve as the underlying liquidity layer for CRO and bonded CRO ("bCRO") across the Cronos ecosystem

What is Argo?

At our core, Argo offers two main products:
1. CRO Liquid Staking
Argo is the premiere liquid staking protocol built on top of the Cronos blockchain. You can easily stake your CRO on Argo in a single click and receive bonded CRO tokens (β€œbCRO”) in return.
bCRO can be subsequently used across decentralized finance (DeFi) applications across Cronos and accrue additional DeFi yields on top of CRO staking yields, essentially double-dipping and improving your capital efficiency.
You can withdraw your CRO anytime by unstaking and waiting for the unlock period. Alternatively, you can directly swap bCRO back to CRO on the secondary market.
2. Argo DeFi Vaults
Argo DeFi Vaults is Cronos' first one-click yield optimizer for single-sided staking CRO and allows users to earn up to 25% more APR than simply staking their CRO due to our auto-compounding and auto-yield harvesting algorithm.
Argo's liquid staking module made it possible for users to enjoy earning CRO staking yields on Cronos and opens up the possibility of earning DeFi yields on top of that. Argo's DeFi Vaults run strategies that aim to maximize the CRO staking yields earned by users who staked their CRO on Argo.
Argo's DeFi Vaults solve two of the biggest issues Cronos users face:
  1. 1.
    Issue #1: "What is the best place to maximize my CRO yields easily and seamlessly?" DeFi offers multiple yield farming strategies to new users, our vaults streamline that process to offer the most efficient strategies to our users
  2. 2.
    Issue #2: "DeFi is complicated with many risks, how can I earn yields while minimizing my risk exposure?" DeFi empowers individuals to earn attractive interest on their assets but exposes users to risks such as Impermanent Loss, exploits, and hacks. The vaults are opened to only reputable partners and funds will be entrusted with only the best protocols


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