The Kusama ecosystem, since its inception, has a market cap of more than $40 billion at the time of writing . Currently, KSM holders stake into the relay chain to earn an estimated 14% annual return on their staked KSM. However, the staked KSM remains illiquid and it takes around 7 days to unstake them. This requires KSM holders to face a high opportunity cost when utilizing KSM in other decentralized applications, as they have to forego their staking income. Additionally, users need to earn more than 14% in these protocols, otherwise it may be more beneficial to take the risk-free rate from staking. Unfortunately, there are no live applications in the Kusama ecosystem that allow users who have staked KSM to get liquidity.