Agoric x ShadeSwap - The StableSwap for the Cosmos
With this partnership, users will have the opportunity to liquidity farm both SHD + BLD incentives. Incentives go live April 19th, 2023. Incentivized pairs are as follows:
Due to the power of ShadeSwap routing, over 22+ assets will have access to swapping for IST - "Inter Stable Token" and BLD. It is important to note that SILK/IST is a StableSwap pair with efficient trading due to concentrated liquidity.
Liquidity providers can enjoy the benefits of less impermanence loss risk as well as more trading fees.
Agoric has two key tokens:
- BLD (governance token of Agoric)
- IST - "Inter Stable Token" (flagship stable token of the Agoric economy)
Agoric is developing a secure distributed object-capabilities (OCap) platform for smart contracts and market-oriented programming. The platform supports the development of smart contracts and market institutions across many different scales, from large public blockchains to small two-party contracts. [credit]
The OCaps platform consists of the following:
- A robust architecture for building secure smart contracts.
- A cryptographic routing fabric for inter-chain interoperability.
- A library of market abstractions and a framework for securely composing them.
- A framework for secure user interaction.
IST - The Inter Stable Token
The Inter Stable token “IST” is a fully collateralized, cryptocurrency-backed decentralized stable token for the interchain ecosystem on the Agoric chain. IST is designed to maintain parity with the USD for broad accessibility and provide Agoric and the interchain ecosystem users an asset with minimum price volatility. In addition, IST is the native fee token for the Agoric platform and provides some of the core functionality and stability for the Agoric cryptoeconomy. [credit]
IST achieves its stability with three different market based arbitrage mechanisms that work together to maintain parity with the USD. These three concurrent mechanisms use different assets, work at different speeds, and track from a wide to a narrow band of parity to maximize the opportunities for arbitrage to bring IST back to parity in the case of a divergence from USD.
Leveraging the power of IBC, IST has a clear path to playing a key role in the interchain economy of Cosmos.
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