Karak is an EVM-compatible focusing on financial security while emphasizing efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. It combines risk management, restaking, and AI to allow developers to create secure and efficient applications from the outset. Additionally, Karak aims to extend its safety and security paradigm to other through an upcoming interoperability mechanism. The co-founders of Karak are and . [1][4]


Karak is a universal restaking layer that facilitates -economic security for various assets. It offers developers a secure platform to create innovative infrastructure designs effortlessly. It provides protocols with access to secure trust networks from the outset, reducing the hurdle of securing new protocols. By eliminating the need for protocols to incentivize their sets with highly dilutive reward mechanisms, Karak makes initiating security more scalable, accessible, and cost-effective. [1]

Users can repurpose their staked assets on Karak to extend the security of and other trust networks to additional applications. Through a Distributed Secure Service (DSS) on Karak, can opt-in to grant additional enforcement rights on their assets, imposing slashing conditions to ensure participant integrity and application security.  [1]

As a marketplace, Karak enables developers to incentivize to allocate restaked assets to secure their services. This approach replaces the issuance of highly inflationary tokens by applications, reducing the financial and temporal investment required to establish a new trust network. Moreover, Karak's universal restaking facilitates enhanced bootstrapping and composability across networks by standardizing capital requirements despite varying parameters. [1]wiki


Multiasset Restaking

Karak introduces multi-asset restaking, a novel feature in -economic security enabling users to restake assets like , tokens, , and others to earn rewards. This innovation enhances security for diverse applications, protocols, and Distributed Secure Services (DSS) across the ecosystem and beyond. [1]

Universal Restaking

Karak utilizes the concept of universal restaking, simplifying the process of initiating security and network interoperability while ensuring that secure restaking infrastructure is accessible globally. This approach enables developers to prioritize innovation and product development, reducing the emphasis on bootstrapping security measures. [1]

Turnkey Development

Karak allows distinctive systems to access secure trust networks immediately, reducing the difficulty of securing new protocols. It removes the requirement for protocols to incentivize their sets with overly dilutive reward systems, thus enhancing the scalability, accessibility, and affordability of initiating security measures. [1]


Users can use several methods for restaking, such as: [1]

  • Liquid Staking/Restaking allows users to restake by depositing their Tokens (LSTs) or Liquid Restaking Tokens (LRTs) into Karak smart contracts. can then take these tokens, which have already been staked in protocols like , , , and Etherfi, and restake them on Karak.
  • Stablecoins: Users can restake their by depositing them into Karak smart contracts, offering a novel method for participation. can also restake already staked in protocols like sDAI on Karak.


Karak's architecture consists of several key components: [1]

  • Restakers contribute to universal security across and other by assets in exchange for rewards. These restakers are crucial in bolstering security measures and making secure restaking infrastructure accessible to everyone.
  • Distributed Secure Services (DSS) utilize restaked assets to enhance security while reducing operational expenses. These services are vital for ensuring the integrity and reliability of various applications and protocols. Several DSS initiatives will be introduced in the coming weeks, including core services developed by Karak contributors.
  • Chains or leverage the services provided by distributed secure services to enhance their security and functionality. For example, K2, a risk management platform built on Karak, utilizes DSS services to strengthen security measures. K2 is a cost-effective sandbox for DSS development, testing, and protocol upgrades before deploying services on the L1. Additionally, K2 fosters greater decentralization within the ecosystem by enabling more validators to validate DSSs through custom precompiles.
  • Operators, whether individuals or organizations play a crucial role in validating and securing distributed secure services (DSS). They ensure the smooth operation of DSS initiatives and contribute to the overall security and reliability of the network.

Within the Karak Ecosystem, there are various integrated tools and services for users to use, including: [3]

  • Karak Bridge: Enables smooth asset transfers across , , , and Karak.
  • Subsea: A marketplace for risk management that detects digital asset risks automatically and impartially.
  • SlashProof: Offers protection for and restaked assets through .
  • Watchtower: A security platform that conducts realistic market simulations to stress test applications.
  • Kekswap: A that provides users with optimal trading experiences and prices.



See something wrong? Report to us.


Commit Info

Edited By


Edited On

April 18, 2024


Average Rating

Based on over 2 ratings

How was your experience?

Give this wiki a quick rating to let us know!

Twitter Timeline





Join the IQ Brainlist

Sign up for the IQ Brainlist to get early access to editing on the site!

Join Now

Subscribe to our newsletter

The IQ Ecosystem Report will keep you updated on everything IQ.

Subscribe's vision is to bring blockchain knowledge to the world and knowledge onto the blockchain. A part of Brainfund group


What's IQ?StakingBonds


About usCareersBrandingIQ GPTIQ Dashboard

© 2024 Powered By BrainDAO & IQ