The Ribbit #3
This is the third edition of “The Ribbit”: my bi-weekly newsletter about the Frog Nation and #OccupyDeFi movement. Every two weeks I’ll use this space to update you on the latest happenings with Abracadabra, Popsicle Finance, and Wonderland.
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Magical Internet Money continues to dominate as the cross-chain stablecoin of choice. Over the last two weeks, the team has seen the highest revenue ever, new use cases and cross-chain deployments, cauldron updates, farming changes, and a website update.
New use cases: base pair, default routing, and $MIM on Solana
GMX recently added $MIM as a base-pairing for long and short positions on the platform. You’ll now be able to trade using $MIM against assets like $ETH, $BTC, and more. $Spell was also listed on Bitfinex.
Trader Joe’s support of $MIM continues to grow: it’s now a part of the default routing for all swaps. This will increase the usage volume of $MIM on Avalanche dramatically. Sushi is following suit and adding $MIM to default routing as well.
Did you know that $MIM is coming to Solana? Watch out for more news but check out this tweet from Daniele.
Oh, and the proposal to change the MIM pool to A2000 passed! This means even better usage for $MIM on Curve.
Want to borrow against your staked $Time at a higher rate? The team has added a new cauldron for $wMEMO that allows you to borrow more $MIM (75% LTV) than before. The old one will remain available for withdrawing funds but will not receive $MIM replenishment.
A new $UST degenbox cauldron is live. This one comes with a new price oracle. See the details here.
The $xJOE degenbox strategy is now live as well. Users can borrow against their deposited $xJOE and still earn yield from it. The degenbox strategy allows the $xJOE to be farmed for even more $Joe and distribute that back to depositors. Learn more here.
$Spell/$sSpell Farms are live
Don’t forget the new $AVAX/$SPELL farm on Pangolin which is now also on Impermax for leveraging!
New forum and fee-sharing proposal
The team launched a new forum for hosting discussions around governance proposals, and received its first submission. Popsicle Finance’s team would like users to consider sharing the fees from a new LP leveraging system. See the forum and proposal here.
Abra is now live on BSC, one of the largest chains by TVL. Right now users can deposit and get $MIM loans against $wBNB and $CAKE! Ready to bridge? Check out Anyswap to do so: anyswap.exchange/#/router
Learn more on the deployment possibilities here.
Spell farm updates
The weekly update on $Spell emissions is out. The protocol is currently emitting 550,707,097 tokens per week! A breakdown of the changes:
- ⬇️ 3PoolV2 on #Arbitrum and #FTM: -30%
- ⬇️ MIM-3Pool on #ETH: -10%
- ⬇️ SPELL — ETH Abritrum: -30%
- ⬇️ MIM — ETH Abritrum: -30%
- ⬇️ ETH — SPELL on ETH: -20%
- ⬆️ 3PoolV2 on #Avalanche: +30%
- ️️⬆️ Bribes CRV: +10% coming from MIM-3Pool
See more on emissions here.
The team has updated a couple of spots on the site to make things easier than ever to understand. Especially, they updated the leverage mechanism to be clearer, and added Wallet Connect support. This type of update is huge for usability and keeping $MIM as a top stablecoin!
The Popsicle team has been making some major moves: TVL is up, fees are coming in, a new proposal is out, and new pools have been deployed.
TVL high and $1.7 million in fees
The project reached nearly $100 million in TVL last week according to Defi Llama. That TVL lead to some major profit for $Ice stakers and over $1.7 million in fees earned since launch. Watch out for that Valhalla candle!
Read a full update from the team specifically on Fragola here.
Liquidity optimization proposal for KeeperDAO
The team posted a new proposal to provide liquidity optimization for KeeperDAO. If the proposal passes $2 million in liquidity for $Rook could be added. Read more here.
So. Many. New. Pools.
The team continues to add new pools for optimizing. They recently added some stablecoin pools, and new ones for the following:
- $SAND / $WETH 1%
- $ENS / $WETH 0.3%
- $WBTC / $USDT 0.3%
The new stablecoin pools will have a lower fee (10%) than other pools. This choice was resolved using the brand-new governance site for Popsicle.
Want to join an old pool but waiting for the cap to raise? Check out the replenishment bot.
The Wonderland project is following Alice down into the rabbit hole with a new all-time high for market cap, backing per $Time, a calculator, and rumors galore about treasury deployment.
AMA with Daniele
The Wonderland Twitter hosted an AMA with Daniele about Wonderland and it had a TON OF ALPHA. You can read my synopsis thread on that here. You can also hear more from Lisbon and Daniele’s chat with Avalanche over at this link.
ATH: market cap and $Time backing
A new market cap high was reached this last week with over $3.19 billion! As well, the backing per $Time is now an incredible $2096 at the time of writing. Oh, and there are over 100k staking $Time right now.
Treasury fund usage
With over $870 million in the Wonderland treasury, there are a number of discussions happening on how to use those funds. A recent AMA with Danielle detailed how these may be used to start something like a decentralized investment firm focused on launching new games, NFTs, tokens, and more. The profit from these endeavors could be returned to $Time stakers.
Prediction: Wonderland will be the Black Rock or Alameda of decentralized finance.
Another possibility? Moving some of those funds into Avalaunch for profit on token launches.
It’s all about the community in the end though.
The team added a new calculator for estimating returns on investment into $Time. You can see that and your potential ROI here. How many lambos do you think you’ll make?
New multisig participants
A multisig wallet with doxxed participants is a huge move for a secure protocol. It ensures that no choice is made in isolation and responsible choices are made by all parties involved. The team added Stani Kulechov, the founder of Aave, @0xwangerin of Defiance Capital, and the former Monero team lead Riccardo Spagni this week to the wallet.
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