[BIP-476] Enable sDAI/DUSD Gauge [Ethereum]

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Davos Protocol aims to establish to further its presence in both the Balancer and Ethereum ecosystems by introducing a gauge for the new sDAI/DUSD LP. This strategic move is intended to position the pool as the primary liquidity source for DUSD on Ethereum, while simultaneously boosting DUSD liquidity on Balancer. By channeling resources towards this specific pool, Davos Protocol aims to enhance liquidity and promote a vibrant ecosystem for both DUSD and within the Balancer ecosystem.

References/Useful links:

Link to:
• Website: https://davos.xyz/
• Documentation: Welcome to Davos Protocol – Davos
• Github Page: GitHub - davos-money/davos-contracts
• Communities: https://twitter.com/Davos_Protocol
• Other useful links: https://davos.xyz/assets/davos_whitepaper.pdf

Protocol Description:
Davos Protocol is a decentralized on-chain stablecoin protocol operating on various networks due to the omnichain capability of DUSD and is governed by the Davos Governance Token (DGT). It enables users to optimize the value of their crypto assets by accessing loans in DUSD stablecoin and earning competitive interest rates. The protocol prioritizes Liquid Staking Tokens (LSTs) as collateral and other reward-bearing tokens. Through collateralized reward-bearing assets, particularly LSTs, users can compound their yields and benefit from DeFi composability. The protocol redistributes DUSD yield and incentives to stakers, lenders, and liquidity providers, amplifying the benefits and utility of reward-bearing tokens within the ecosystem. Community-driven governance by DGT token holders plays a vital role in decision-making and voting.

Davos Protocol redistributes the revenues generated from the interest rate imposed by the protocol when depositing collateral and minting the stablecoin DUSD, commonly referred to as “bribes,” to the DEX pool. To streamline this process and improve efficiency, the protocol proposes for a gauge to be in place that enables direct distribution of these incentives. As the Total Value Locked (TVL) in the pool increases, the pool receives a larger portion of incentives from Davos Protocol. This incentivizes the pool to become the primary liquidity source for the DUSD omnichain stablecoin.


  1. Governance:
    Governance of the Davos Protocol is facilitated through DGT, granting holders the power to vote on protocol changes. DGT holders can propose and vote on modifications, ensuring democratic decision-making. Changes approved by the voters won’t take effect immediately, safeguarding the system against potentially harmful proposals. The Global Davos Council (GDC) is a council consisting of co-founders and advisors. The GDC serves as a governing body, providing guidance and expertise.
  2. Oracles:
    As of now, the protocol does not rely on or utilize any oracles.
  3. Audits:
  4. Centralization vectors:
    DUSD operates as a decentralized stablecoin and the protocol is currently managed by the core team, but the Governance Token (DGT) and veDGT model will be released to enable community governance. Liquidation can be performed by any individual.
  5. Market History:
    Davos.xyz USD price today, DUSD to USD live price, marketcap and chart | CoinMarketCap
  6. Value:
    The pool is intended to be the primary source of liquidity for the token.

Link to Pool: Balancer
Link to Gauge: Vyper_contract | Address 0x08e179Cf6F2Ca5dff67E93CdfBE2a29B2d8A27F7 | Etherscan


The Balancer Maxi LM Multisig eth:0xc38c5f97B34E175FFd35407fc91a937300E33860 will interact with the GaugeAdderv4 at 0x5DbAd78818D4c8958EfF2d5b95b28385A22113Cd and call the addGauge function with the following arguments:
gaugeType(string): Ethereum

Additionally, this pool is requesting core pool status as per BIP-457

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