Staking, Zapping, & Locking

Staking & Zapping

Users may choose from the following assets when minting afETH

  • ETH

  • stETH

  • OETH

  • rETH

  • frxETH

  • USDC

  • USDT

Users minting afETH using assets other than ETH will incur additional gas fees due to the additional step needed to zap the token into ETH before minting afETH.

Users using assets other than ETH will interact with the Zapper contract and will require an additional approval transaction.

For users looking to acquire OETH or stETH to mint afETH with for extra gems, the recommended DEX's to swap are below.


As afETH is composed of 70% sfrxETH and 30% vlCVX, 30% of user deposits are locked for up to 16 weeks.

When a deposit is made the incoming ETH is swapped for CVX and locked. When a withdrawal is requested the contract first checks whether sufficient CVX is unlocked to cover other pending withdrawals plus the new request, if so the CVX is immediately swapped for ETH and given to the user. Otherwise a pending withdrawal is created.

Before locking new CVX the contract checks that it's not locking any CVX that is needed to cover pending withdrawals.

To efficiently track the priority of different withdrawals and provide unique IDs for different withdrawals the strategy tracks cumulative unlocked and unlock obligation amounts. The current total obligations is the difference between the two values. Unlike the total obligations the cumulative total obligations never goes down, meaning it can act as a useful pending withdrawal ID and indicate the ordering of when a withdrawal can be processed, independently of whether higher priority withdrawals have been processed.

This system efficiently allows for users to withdraw prior to the maximum 16 week locking period.

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