[BIP-646] Enable Gauge for instETH/wstETH [Arbitrum]

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This is a proposal on behalf of InceptionLRT to enable a gauge for instETH/wstETH on Arbitrum. instETH is the Restaking Token dedicated to stETH, obtained through InceptionLRT’s restaking mechanism and platform.
InceptionLRT is an omnichain liquid restaking protocol offering both Native and Isolated restaking to users.
References/Useful links:

Link to:
• Website: https://www.inceptionlrt.com/
• Documentation: https://docs.inceptionlrt.com/
• Github Page: GitHub - inceptionlrt/smart-contracts: Smart contracts, vaults, tokens, and associated tests for the InceptionLRT project
• Communities: x.com, Discord: InceptionLRT

Protocol Description:

InceptionLRT is an omnichain liquid restaking protocol offering both Native and Isolated restaking to users.
Powered by the Flash Unstake mechanism and supported by node operators with DVT Technology, InceptionLRT aims to become the most complete liquid restaking protocol in DeFi. The isolated architecture combined with the flash unstake feature solves the only drawback of isolated LRTs - liquidity fragmentation!


InceptionLRT aims to enable a gauge for instETH/wstETH to substantially increase the liquidity of instETH, while supporting its utility and viability for integration into a range of DeFi protocols.


  1. Governance: ING holders participate in decision-making, influencing the protocol’s direction and policies, including the Node Operators, AVSs and restaking strategies.
    Incentive Allocation: Through gauge weight voting, veING holders direct incentives and rewards towards preferred liquidity, impacting the protocol’s dynamics.
    Rewards and Participation: Providing ING to liquidity pools like the 80-20 Balancer Liquidity Pools and locking the LP token earns veING, granting access to various protocol.

  2. Oracles: Rate Provider for instETH.

  3. Audits: InceptionLRT undergoes security audits and checks to ensure the safety of user funds. Latest: Audit Reports | InceptionLRT Docs.

  4. Centralization vectors: The InceptionLRT Litepaper introduced the vision for Inception as a decentralized system where independent node operators work to power the growth and development of Web3. Further detailed information may be found here: EigenLayer - Inception iLRTs Docs.

  5. Market History: 1. No major volatility - CoinGecko.

  6. Value: The pool is intended to be the primary source of liquidity for instETH on Arbitrum and allow for a healthy stimulation of volume.
    Child Chain Gauge: Vyper_contract | Address 0xb072496eEf1F88a2Bd1BA93F880c7ed685264EB1 | Arbiscan
    Root Gauge: ArbitrumRootGauge | Address 0x82bc385C57447188de50Ba8237210cAaA43a0BB3 | Etherscan

Technical Specifications:

Transaction: The Balancer Maxi LM Multisig eth:0xc38c5f97B34E175FFd35407fc91a937300E33860 will interact with the GaugeAdderv4 at 0x5DbAd78818D4c8958EfF2d5b95b28385A22113Cd and call the addGauge function with the following arguments:

gauge(address): 0x82bc385C57447188de50Ba8237210cAaA43a0BB3

gaugeType(string): Arbitrum


Note that the Child Chain Gauge for this Pool is misstated as the inETH gauge. The proper Child Chain Gauge is: Vyper_contract | Address 0xb072496eEf1F88a2Bd1BA93F880c7ed685264EB1 | Arbiscan

The onchain configuration and payload are still fully correct. This is just an error in this BIP text, so no reason it shouldn’t proceed.

I suggest updating the text.