This is a proposal to enable Balancer gauges for 2 new pools on Balancer Eth:
SD - USDC pool
80% SD - 20% WETH pool
SD (Stader Token) is Stader Labs’ protocol token. Users can use SD tokens to participate in governance decisions. With SD staking planned to go live soon, SD token holders will be able to get a share of the protocol revenue. Currently SD tokens are used to incentivize liquidity provisioning, as bribes to veBAL voters and as direct rewards to partner DeFi protocols across 6 different blockchains where Stader offers its Liquid Staked Derivative tokens (Polygon, BNB, Hedera, Fantom, Near, Terra 2.0) and will go live soon on Ethereum as well with the ETHx token
SD currently has ~ $43M in trading volume over the last 30 days across centralized exchanges & DEXes. Most of the current SD liquidity resides in the form of a SD-USDC Uni v2 pool worth $450K. Despite the small size the pool has generated L7D volumes of ~$3M.
Stader labs would like to deepen the liquidity for the SD token on ETH to support low slippage transactions. The upcoming launch of the ETHx (liquid staked Ethereum derivative token) in Feb’23 would also lead to an inflow of SD tokens on the ETH network leading to an increase in trading volumes from current levels for the token.
Hence Stader would like to create 2 SD pools on ETH balancer and incentivize liquidity through bribes:
- SD-USDC pool (low slippage for trades)
- 80SD-20WETH pool (low impermanent loss for SD liquidity providers)
Stader on Balancer
Stader has a great partnership with the Balancer DAO, with 2 pools already present:
- MaticX-WMATIC ($9.4M TVL, 12.3% APY)
- 80SD-20MaticX ($92K TVL, 95% APY)
Stader has spent over $600K in terms of direct SD incentivization and bribes on Hidden Hand over the last 6 months and have promoted the pools through our marketing channels and embedded it into secondary yield products (like vaults, automated strategies) through partners
Stader protocol is governed by the SD token. Holders can actively participate in governance decisions and share feedback on proposals put forward by the protocol. The following decisions will follow the governance mechanism process:
- Any implication on smart contract parameters for liquid staking
- Changes to validator selection criteria
- Changes to fees
- SD token related
- Treasury management and SD staking
More details here
The SD token does not use any oracles
All chain specific stader smart contracts are audited at least 2X by reputed audit firms. On-chain smart contract health monitoring through Forta integration & Bug Bounty programs are live.
Centralization vectors: n/a
SD has been live since 15th March 2022 on Polygon and currently has $42M in trading volume over the last 30 days across centralized exchanges & DEXes
We expect that if Balancer were to enable these gauges, they could become the primary source of liquidity for SD on Ethereum and drive value to Balancer through trading volume and rewards to veBAL holders via bribes.
SD on ETH 0x30d20208d987713f46dfd34ef128bb16c404d10f
Author: Shanmug (Business Development & DeFi Partnerships, Stader Labs)
There will be two votes.
Vote 1: SD/USDC 50/50 w/2% emissions cap
Vote 2: SD/WETH 80/20 w/2% emissions cap