To the DeFi community,
This week, DeFi-focused L1 Elrond announced a massive $1.29 billion liquidity mining program for the Maiar DEX denominated in the MEX token. The program will also include a follow-up incentive program for users of currently leading DEX including Uniswa, Pancakeswap and Sushiswap.
1/ TODAY IS THE DAY.
The Maiar DEX is going live 🌕
A state of the art DEX built on a sharded architecture, w/ 100% community ownership.
Unveiling Elrond Superwave, a $1.29 Billion USD liquidity mining incentive program for 1y, w/ $282M for first month.https://t.co/IYxYS0Y8ry
— Beniamin Mincu 🔥 (@beniaminmincu) November 19, 2021
Analytics provider Nansen announced deeper engagement with the Arbitrum Ethereum L2 solution, releasing a comprehensive research report and adding new dashboards for data exploration. It seems like Nansen is throwing their weight behind Arbitrum as the most likely choice for the most successful L2 solution as the wait for Eth sharding continues.
Get your charting on with @nansen_ai for the Arbitrum One ecosystem!
See anything from how many active addresses there are, to the amount of txs processed in any timeframe. 📊
— Arbitrum (@arbitrum) November 24, 2021
0xMaki, the Sushiswap savior who stepped back from that protocol in recent months announced he will join decentralized liquidity provision and market maker Tokemak as Chief Strategy Advisor. 0xMaki was instrumental in building up Sushiswap in the early days, and may have a similar effect on the upcoming launch of Tokemak.
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Welcome, Commander @0xMaki!
Historic moment for @TokenReactor and a huge add to an already stacked team 🚀
Maki also stopped by the Leaky Reactor for a drink with fellow pilots to leak some alpha 👀
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— ┻┳ 0xParadigm (@0xParadigm) November 24, 2021
And Botto announced integration with Olympus Pro, the next evolution of DeFi incentives for long-term protocol growth. Botto allows community members to help guide the development of AI generated art and has provided incentives via DEX like Uniswap to ensure liquidity for the BOTTO token. Now, Botto will buy liquidity tokens from users with Olympus-style bonds, collecting value for the protocol over time while also gaining control over DEX liquidity.
— Botto (@bottoproject) November 24, 2021
The adoption of Olympus Pro by Botto is an exciting moment this week, as one of the first real world examples of a non-DeFi protocol understanding and implementing the powerful innovation in short-term bonds and buying liquidity rather than simply incentivising it. As the Olympus forks continue to proliferate, it’s fun to see innovation taking off in real time, and to see projects in the crypto industry validating the premise of protocol owned liquidity.
It’s also an interesting trend to watch as more and more L1 competitors and even some protocols continue to launch their own liquidity incentive programs. With nearly all done in the ‘old-school’ style of simply renting liquidity for mercenary providers, it should be interesting to see if these massive incentive programs are altered over time to reflect the rapid evolution in understanding and economics of bootstrapping not just functionality, but a community and staying power of protocols and applications.
It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a mid-program shift from buying to renting liquidity – and while such a change would likely be the ringt long term decision, it should be fascinating to watch the response from both small community members and the large liquidity providers with substantial weight to throw around to make their voices heard. Stay tuned!
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