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17 Oct, 14 tweets, 4 min read
1/ Bancor and Andre Cronje have been completely in lock-step developing various AMM designs/models. No one knows except Bancor, Andre, and myself. I was blessed with autism, the others…well.
2/ Anyway they are so much in sync at this point I don’t think Andre is South African, but actually Jewish. Holy shit CT relax it was just a joke. Bancor created one of the first AMM models that uses single-sided liquidity with Bancor v2. They segregated the pools by assets, made
3/ two separate pool tokens (instead of one), and essentially treated them as distinct entities. Unfortunately v2 did not work out well and it has to do with the oracles being too slow updating prices in the pool, arbitragers are still able to extract value and rekt LPs before
4/ the oracle can update the prices. DODO is experiencing this same exact thing. Don’t fall for the VCs shilling their bags as the best thing around. As always, I call it how it is. Andre borrowed and built off this concept in his ySwap protoype.
5/ The difference is he introduced a new token aUSD that was minted during deposit. This token was used as a conduit transferring value between other pools in the system. For example, everytime aLINK is deposited by a LP an equal amount of aUSD (determined by the dollar amount)
6/ was also minted. Similar actions would occur in a aLEND pool. When someone wanted to trade aLINK for aLEND, the value transfer between pools would occur via the aUSD token. There was some design flaws with ySwap and I might be the only person who used it besides Andre.
7/ I got totally rekt, or should I say “rugged”. But like @pythianism I too invest in production. Sometimes you farm and sometimes you get farmed. This was taken a step further with the StableCredit prototype: when a user deposits collateral, StableCredit USD is minted for the
8/ $ amount of the collateral. That user can then buy other assets in the pool based on utilization ratios similar to how Compound works.
9/ This post has nothing to do with the thread. It is merely an Asian girl holding chainlink cubes. Imagine the smell.
10/ Bancor took all these updates in from Andre and revamped their model in their v2.1 launch. Now when someone deposits a token to be a LP, they too mint the other side. But it is in the form of BNT, and like ySwap and StableCredit, BNT is the conduit token used to transfer
11/ value between the pools. Bancor has taken it a step further with v2.1, now they are claiming the solved IL by adding insurance to the mix. Older LPs will be compensated for any IL (100 days in the pool). This comes from trading fees from the pool set aside for older LPs,
12/ and also BNT minted that will cover any residual IL. I won’t comment on the specifics of v2.1 right now, but that is the crux of how insurance is involved. Now since Andre is indeed Israeli, he posted this yesterday on Githhub.…
13/ It appears he too is now working towards an insurance component to eliminate or mitigate IL. It is fascinating to see how this is playing out in real-time. This all leads to why open-source development is a net positive for the crypto space.
14/ We are seeing different development teams building off each other to make an overall better end product. Constant reiteration and building on top of each other will lead to innovation. So what did we learn from all this? Well Andre is Mossad, and IL is a meme.

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1/ By the way the show goes on. The developers will continue building, I've been in translucent contact with the elusive Andre he is doing what I occasionally do: disappear to fuck god-tier Telemundas. Fuck the haters. He will return.
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1/ Never a dull day in DeFi. just so everyone is clear was never a released Yearn product, it was a set of preliminary contracts deployed and under testing. The Yearn: Deployer tag on etherscan was never authorized by Andre. Etherscan put it there themselves. I don’t believe
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1/ If you have a $50k portfolio and your goal is to “make it” to $2-5m. You can’t go 2-5k into 25-10 projects. You need to make concentrated bets and unfortunately will have to flip 2-3 of those winners into something that wins again.
2/ Sounds hard? That’s because it is, if it was easy everyone would be a millionaire. The smaller the portfolio the more concentrated. Just make sure you’re right.
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1/ $NXM currently has a MCR mechanism that increases daily and ultimately impacts current price. This is merely a short-term bootstrapping tactic to increase the capital pool. Long-term they will be shifting towards a more sustainable formula using a Gearing Factor, where cover
2/ demand will dictate the capital pool size. But more interestingly, they will roll out shield mining very soon (< 4 weeks in my estimate). $SAFE showed the insane demand for staking $NXM yield, which unfortunately tied up a ton of NXM. Stakers will be able to provide cover,
3/ while earning the underlying tokens as compensation (i.e., provide coverage for an AAVE contract and earn $LEND). Combine this with 5-10 partnerships giving $NXM stakers additional yield, and it should reduce overall insurance cost to end users.
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