Bifrost Receives Polkadot Treasury Loan to Boost vDOT Adoption

Bifrost has received a major boost in its efforts to drive the adoption of its liquid-staked version of DOT, vDOT, with a 500,000 DOT loan from Polkadot’s treasury. The purpose of the loan is to enhance the adoption, utilities, and use-cases of vDOT in the DeFi space within the Polkadot ecosystem. 

With its interoperability and scalability, Polkadot has emerged as a popular platform for building decentralized applications (dApps). Bifrost’s vDOT aims to provide a liquid-staked version of DOT, allowing users to access the liquidity of their staked assets without having to wait for an unstaking period.

Repaying the Loan and Community Support

Bifrost has committed to repaying the loan in full, along with the yield from staking rewards. This follows a precedent set by previous liquidity loans received from the Kusama Treasury. The minting of vDOT for the Polkadot Treasury is seen as a strategic move to put DOT capital to productive use over a one-year period, ensuring the return of the principal amount with staking rewards.

The proposal for the loan received overwhelming support from the Polkadot community, with 98.9% of voters in favor. This led to the approval of the loan disbursement to Bifrost within the next 12 days. This strong show of support signifies Bifrost’s popularity and influence in the Polkadot ecosystem, with over 6.5 million DOT tokens staked, and its expansion across multiple parachains.

A Milestone for Bifrost

The loan from the Polkadot Treasury marks a significant milestone for Bifrost, highlighting its success in the Polkadot ecosystem. With its growing staked assets and expansion to multiple parachains, Bifrost has established itself as a leading provider of liquid staking solutions in the DeFi space.

The approval of the loan also illustrates Polkadot’s support for DeFi primitives that cater to various financial use cases through community-driven fund allocation. The sophisticated decentralized governance platform of Polkadot, OpenGov, has enabled the community to support projects like Bifrost that bring value and innovation to the ecosystem.


The 500,000 DOT loan from Polkadot’s treasury is set to propel the growth and adoption of vDOT, providing users with a liquid staking option for their DOT assets. With its commitment to repay the loan in full, Bifrost has demonstrated its dedication to driving the development of DeFi on Polkadot. 

This milestone also showcases the strength and support of Polkadot’s decentralized governance system, empowering the community to make decisions that shape the future of the ecosystem. As vDOT continues to gain traction and utility, it is expected to play a significant role in fueling the growth of DeFi on Polkadot and beyond. 


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