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The Ranch, Issue 41
Updates on our work with Aave
Welcome to The Ranch, Llama’s Substack newsletter.
In this publication, we’ll share quick and easy to digest insights on:
Updates from Llama 🦙
Herd on the Street - interesting insights on DAOs
Opportunities - ways you can get involved with Llama
1. Updates from Llama 🦙
We recently shared our June 2023 financial report. Aave treasury holdings at month end totaled $122.9m (with 68% of the treasury in AAVE).
Aave had $1.2m in revenue in June. Deposits totaled $8.5b.
Last Monday, we progressed our StrategicAssetManager from [TEMP CHECK] to ARFC on Aave’s forum. The StrategicAssetManager is a contract for Aave DAO's strategic assets which allows Aave to manage its strategic assets while minimizing the need for full-DAO votes. At launch, the StrategicAssetManager will manage the DAO’s veBAL holdings.
We also shared the Analysis of B-80BAL-20WETH Acquisition, which involved executing AIP-267 to convert Aave's aBAL, aEthBal, BAL holdings, along with wETH, to B-80BAL-20WETH. The analysis highlights the benefits of using CoW Swap to protect the DAO from MEV exploits and minimize slippage, resulting in Aave receiving an additional 1,918.72 units of B-80BAL-20WETH compared to a direct deposit.
In other news, we recently hosted a Twitter Spaces where we discussed updates from our 9th month of work. In case you missed it, check out the replay.
2. Herd on the Street
Building a Fault Proof System worthy of the Superchain, Karl Floersch
Karl shares updates on the Optimism Stack's Fault Proof System, empowering technical decentralization with modularity, dispute games, and zero-knowledge proofs.
What do I think about biometric proof of personhood?, Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik explores the promise of proof of personhood and the challenges it poses. He delves into potential risks like centralized identity and monetary control. This article thoughtfully examines biometric proof's role in a more decentralized, secure future.
If you're an early-stage protocol looking to decentralize, feel free to contact us!