Saturday, June 15, 2024

SNXweave Weekly Recap 138

Could 22, 2024

The next put up incorporates a recap of reports, initiatives, and necessary updates from the Spartan Council, Core Contributors, and Ambassador Council from final week.


  • Spartan Council sUSD peg dialogue: Gene identified that it has dropped as little as $0.97, Kaleb proposed an answer to push the value again in the direction of $1 that might change the SNX buyback and burn to sUSD buyback and burn as an alternative. Extra to return.
  • V3 Migration rollout: see under for abstract of particulars
  • SIP-383: Multi-Collateral Margin Assist — Perps V3 presentation recap
  • SNX incentive program for perps buying and selling on Base: see under for abstract of particulars — this system begins as we speak!
  • Ambassador Council replace: group has been onboarding new member (dsacks), discussing future Spartan Areas, and getting ready for the following Optimism retroactive funding spherical.

Spartan Council and SIP updates

Current on the Could 15, 2024 Spartan Council Weekly Challenge Sync:
Spartan Council: Afif, Cavalier, Jackson, Millie, ml_sudo, Snax Frens, snxmaximalists
Core Contributors: Ana, Kaleb, Mike, noah, Steve, troy

The Spartan Council had a dialogue final week relating to the present sUSD peg on Optimism, with Gene elevating issues round the truth that it has dropped as little as $0.97 not too long ago.

Kaleb proposed a possible resolution that might change the SNX buyback and burn to sUSD buyback and burn as an alternative. This is able to successfully scale back the availability of sUSD, which might push the value again in the direction of $1. Nonetheless, $6-$10 million could be required in sUSD buyback/burn to perform this. One other potential resolution could be to introduce a local rate of interest on sUSD as soon as the migration to V3 occurs. Extra to return right here.

And talking of the V3 migration, a weblog put up was not too long ago launched that goes over a few of the particulars for this pivotal section of the V3 rollout. Listed below are the highlights:

Accelerating Actual Yield

  • V3 is shifting away from incentivization by inflationary minting participation, and is specializing in 1) producing yield from buying and selling charges and distributing to LPs, and a pair of) introducing a buyback and burn mechanism to take away SNX from circulating by the acquisition of buying and selling charges.

Increasing sUSD Collateralization

  • With V3, sUSD might be backed by a variety of collateral belongings, somewhat than the V2X system the place sUSD was solely collateralized in opposition to the native SNX token.
  • These extra belongings embrace SNX, ETH, USDC, yield-generating collateral (stataUSDC), and different governance-approved tokens.
  • This growth of collateral choices will contribute to the scalability of the sUSD stablecoin in V3.

Facilitating the V3 Migration

Some supporting measures for the migration will start this week:

1. Elevated OP incentives for sUSD liquidity on Velodrome (Optimism): Incentives might be elevated to 10,000 OP tokens per week.

2. SNX Incentives for sUSD liquidity on Curve (Ethereum Mainnet): Synthetix will introduce 20,000 SNX tokens per week in incentives for LPs within the sUSD/USDC/DAI/USDT pool on Ethereum Mainnet.

Migration Plan and Mechanics

Will start in June, and can proceed in 2 phases:

1. Ethereum Mainnet Migration: SNX stakers will have the ability to migrate their positions to V3 in June.

2. Optimism Migration: After the Ethereum Mainnet migration, Synthetix V3 might be deployed to Optimism, and the migration course of will lengthen to Optimism SNX stakers.

The V3 migration will additional push Synthetix within the path of constructing a sturdy decentralized ecosystem of spinoff protocols on Synthetix liquidity and infrastructure, whereas enabling builders, merchants, and liquidity suppliers to scale on-chain derivatives.

There was additionally a SIP presentation final week: SIP-383 so as to add multi-collateral margin assist to Perps V3, which was introduced by Kaleb. He defined that somewhat than solely having sUSDC accessible as buying and selling margin, customers would have the ability to deposit wrapped ETH or BTC and obtain snxETH and snxBTC to make use of as margin for buying and selling. Along with a characteristic improve that improves person expertise, this addition will enable for the opening of delta impartial positions for merchants excited about farming the funding fee.

Nonetheless, the introduction of recent margin collateral sorts does add a step for LPs throughout liquidations. Presently, for the reason that LP collateral and buying and selling margin are each sUSDC, LPs obtain a portion of the sUSDC margin as their reward when liquidations happen, which will be added to their LP place. Since snxETH and snxBTC gained’t be supported LP collateral, LPs might be answerable for unwrapping these liquidation rewards. This strategy was determined in favor of swapping the collateral at liquidation prior to distributing the rewards due to the chance concerned (systematic token swaps would introduce the potential of sandwich assaults).

For the reason that worth of those extra margin collaterals isn’t fixed (as is the case with stablecoins), a reduction fee might be utilized that can restrict the quantity of the deposit which may be used as buying and selling collateral. This low cost fee might be set primarily based on the anticipated worth impression to LPs, who would then need to unwrap and promote their non-sUSDC staking rewards. There are a variety of governance-configurable variables that might allow the Spartan Council to restrict LP danger. The introduction of non-stablecoin margin additionally introduces the potential of liquidation with none open positions if the worth of that margin drops considerably.

Subsequent, Synthetix introduced the launch of an SNX incentive program for perps buying and selling on Base, which is beginning as we speak Could twenty second!

For particulars try the weblog put up right here, however in brief: the Synthetix Treasury might be allocating as much as 500,000 SNX for charge rebates on perps markets and 90% of charges paid as much as the 50k SNX weekly cap. The primary rewards epoch will run till Could twenty eighth, with the preliminary distribution of SNX rewards calculated primarily based on this epoch and distributed inside 24–48 hours after Could twenty eighth. The present incentive finances permits for at least 10 full weeks of 90% rebated charges. The aim of this program is to onboard new merchants, generate charges, and entice new liquidity suppliers to assist buying and selling Synthetix Perps V3 on Base.

Ambassador Council

Current on the Could 15, 2024 Ambassador Council assembly:
Ambassadors: dsacks, GUNBOATs, Mastermojo, Matt, Westie

Lastly, in Ambassador updates, the group has been onboarding their latest Council member — dsacks! They’ve been going over new duties with him, whereas additionally discussing future Spartan Areas and the following Optimism retroactive funding spherical. The Council has been reaching out to all the SNX ecosystem protocols, in addition to speaking with Season 5 OP Grant candidates to assemble suggestions.

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SIP/SCCP standing tracker:

SIP-306: V3 Migration, Standing: accredited

SIP-383: Multi-Collateral Margin Assist — Perps V3, Standing: vote pending

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