Thank you for your thorough proposal. It’s clear that you’ve given this significant thought and have made a compelling case for the integration of nAstar into the Starlay ecosystem.
However, to thoroughly evaluate the proposal, there are a few additional details we need. I’ve added some points to your draft. Please check, modify, and publish it again.
Listing of new collateral tokens
→ Proposal to list nAstar on Starlay
I would like Starlay to list new collateral tokens.
Also, I would like to discuss the candidate tokens in this forum.
→ This proposal is to add nAstar to Starlay on Astar. nAstar represents liquid staking assets in the Algem ecosystem, making it easier for users to stake and manage their Astar tokens.
This proposal will contribute to attracting new users and increasing TVL.
→ This proposal will contribute to attracting new users and increasing TVL.
Algem is revolutionizing the way users interact with the Astar blockchain through its liquid staking solution. By creating nAstar tokens, users can stake their Astar tokens without locking them up, providing increased flexibility and liquidity.
Adding support for nAstar in Starlay pools will attract more users to the platform, increase TVL, and create additional revenue opportunities for Starlay.
Furthermore, by integrating nAstar into the Starlay ecosystem, the platform will become more closely aligned with Algem and the Astar network.
Brief high-level overview of the project and the token
Algem is a platform that offers liquid staking solutions for the Astar network, enabling users to stake their Astar tokens without the need for locking them up.
nAstar tokens represent staked Astar tokens and can be traded, providing increased liquidity and flexibility for users.
Positioning of the token in the Starlay ecosystem. Why would it be a good borrow or collateral asset?
Integrating nAstar into the Starlay ecosystem allows users to participate in Algem’s liquid staking while still being able to access liquidity and participate in DeFi activities.
nAstar tokens are expected to have a strong demand, making them an attractive collateral asset in the Starlay platform.
Brief history of the project and the different components
Algem is a decentralized platform providing liquid staking solutions to the Astar network, thus addressing one of the main limitations of staking in blockchain networks - the lack of liquidity. By doing so, it empowers users to engage in DeFi activities without the need to lock up their assets.
How is nAstar currently used?
nAstar serves as the representation of staked Astar tokens in the Algem ecosystem. Users can freely trade nAstar tokens, which offers enhanced liquidity and flexibility for staking operations on the Astar network. nAstar can be used in all DeFi activities, such as lending, borrowing, yield farming, etc., as users would normally do with unstaked tokens.
Market Data (Market cap, TVL, Exchanges, Total liquidity amount)
Total liquidity amount:
Exchanges(DEX) / Liquidity: $1.479M
※ As of 2023/7/24
This time the cost for this implementation covered by Starlay core team.
Around 2 weeks after the proposal approved by our community
nAstar is collateralized by Astar, which is staked on the Algem platform. This mechanism offers a level of security as it is tied to the value of the Astar network, a widely adopted and respected blockchain platform. The risk profile of nAstar is thus highly correlated to the Astar network’s performance and overall market conditions.
To mitigate risk, we suggest implementing the following risk parameters for nAstar:
- Loan to Value (LTV): 30%
- Liquidation Threshold: 55%
- Liquidation Penalty: 15%
- Reserve Factor: 20%
Algem had its protocol and smart contracts audited by Quantstamp, leader in Web3.0 security. Be aware that a security audit does not guarantee the total infallibility of a protocol. Risks can always be present. Do not stake assets that you cannot afford to lose on Algem.
Pegged with Astar price
On Algem protocol, there is always a ratio 1:1 for minting nASTR and returning it. No matter the ratio of the nASTR/ASTR pair on the market. Users can always redeem the same amount of ASTR from nASTR tokens. However if nASTR holders use their tokens in DEXs to provide liquidity, they face the possibility of impermanent loss and depeg like any farming in DEXs.
To mitigate this risk, users can perform arbitrage strategies between DEXs and Algem protocol using swap, stake and unstake functions. In this way, users have financial incentives to keep the ASTR/nASTR peg and stabilize the ecosystem.
See the nASTR:ASTR ratio section.
Adding support for nAstar on Starlay has the potential to attract more Astar staking, increase the utilization rates on Starlay, and provide additional opportunities for users to leverage their nAstar positions. It can drive the growth of the Starlay platform by enhancing the product offering and aligning with the growing trend of liquid staking.
Upon discussion and community approval on this matter, this proposal has been created by Starlay core team. Once the proposal get approved, the Starlay team will coordinate with Algem to facilitate the integration of nAstar into the Starlay ecosystem. This will include technical integration, risk assessment, and communication to both the Starlay and Algem communities.