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Skolem Announcements

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State of the Market

DeFi Yield Opportunities

These are some of the most interesting new yield opportunities surfaced by the Skolem team.

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[cbETH, ETH] 10% APY with cbETH and ETH by depositing these tokens into LP vault on Beefy Finance

  • Yield is earned from liquidity provisioning with cbETH and ETH - currently boosted by Alienbase
  • To participate, supply USDC and USDR into the cbETH-ETH LP vault
  • Risk: Smart contract risk exists for dapps like Beefy Finance and Alienvault; impermanent loss may also occur from LPing

[CRV] 24% APY with CRV by depositing CRV on Yearn Finance

  • Yield is auto-compounded and earned in staked yCRV
  • To participate, deposit yCRV into st-yCRV, a Yearn v2 vault
  • Risk: Smart contract risk and underlying third-party platform risk exist; CRV is a volatile token, which is subject to price risk

[USDC, USDR] 21% APY with USDC and USDR by depositing stables on Pearl

  • Yield is earned in PEARL
  • To participate, supply USDC and USDR into the Pearl USDC-USDR pool
  • Risk: Smart contract risk exists for dapps like Pearl; PEARL is a volatile token, which is subject to price risk

[LINK, WETH] 29% APY with LINK and WETH by depositing these tokens as LP pair on Uniswap v3

  • Yield is earned from liquidity provisioning with LINK and WETH
  • To participate, supply LINK and ETH into the LINK-WETH 0.3% pool
  • Risk: Smart contract risk exists for dapps like Uniswap; LINK and WETH are volatile tokens, which are subject to price risk

DeFi Developments

Institutional Adoption

  • Walmart and Pudgy Penguins announce partnership to debut toy collection across 2,000 stores and online
  • Busan, Korea’s second largest city, plans to launch digital assets exchange for trading commodities
  • Deutsche Bank and Taurus partner to offer digital asset custody and tokenization services
  • PayPal USD (PYUSD), an on-chain, regulated, dollar-denominated stablecoin 100% backed by U.S. dollar deposits, short-term U.S Treasuries, and similar cash equivalents, is now available on Venmo
  • Google Cloud joins Polygon’s network as one of its decentralized validators
  • The Bank of Korea (BoK) plans to begin a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) test in partnership with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and other institutions
  • Swift shares that three central banks are beta testing its CBDC interoperability project

Asset Tokenization

  • MakerDAO explores proposal to allocate $100mm to develop tokenized T-Bill products


  • U.S. prosecutors from the DOJ state current laws are sufficient to charge SBF for alleged fraud
  • Celsius successor to be seeded with $450mm in crypto if restart plan approved
  • Valkyrie wins nod to add Ethereum futures to ETF as SEC delays Bitcoin call
  • CFTC continues enforcement focus in DeFi by filing and settling charges against Opyn, ZeroEx, and Deridex for offering illegal digital assets derivatives trading
  • Federal Reserve releases paper outlining tokenization and its potential benefits and financial stability implications
  • CFTC charges Mosaic Exchange Limited with fraudulent solicitation and commodities trading scheme
  • Ripple obtains digital asset license from Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Binance.US Head of Legal and Chief Risk Officer depart while the exchange is under intense pressure from regulators

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