Weekly Roundup – 11.11
By Exponential Team
Published Nov 11, 2022

Welcome to Weekly Roundup, where our team of experts selects buzzworthy pools, news, and announcements for you to have on your radar.

Wow, what a week. Before we dig in, we wanted to take a moment to extend our sympathy to everyone impacted by the recent developments at FTX. The DeFi industry is building a new paradigm, and that comes with its own unique challenges and difficult lessons. It’s important that we don’t fall prey to the same transparency and accountability issues that plague CeFi. As we forge a new path in DeFi, it is on all of us to hold crypto to a higher standard.
Moments like these only strengthen our resolve to empower investors with the information they need to assess risk properly. We will continue to focus on bringing rationality and stability to DeFi, so it can truly be for everyone.
-The Exponential Team
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The best of the best. These pools have no major red flags, offer a competitive yield, and are at the top of the class – earning an A or B risk rating. Here are our picks for this week:
  1. Uniswap GMX-USD Market Making 123% APR
  1. Uniswap ETH-USD Market Making 68% APR
  1. Liquity USD Fee Sharing 4.83% APR
  1. Aave USD Lending 7.89% APY
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New pools on the block. We review thousands of DeFi investments to find the most attractive pools for you. This week, we’re excited to have the novel Chicken Bonds from Liquity in the mix.
  1. Mycelium MYC Fee Sharing 19.4% APR
  1. Curve FIDU-USD Market Making 3.7% APY
  1. Chicken Bonds USD Staking 48% APY
  1. Curve USD Market Making 32% APY
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Don’t degen too close to the sun. These pools have major red flags at either the chain, protocol, or asset level with a high likelihood of being exploited or failing.
  1. Curve FIDU-USD Market Making Exponential Risk Rating: F
  1. JustLend USD Lending Exponential Risk Rating: D
  1. Vires USD Lending Exponential Risk Rating: F
  1. Friktion FTT Calls Exponential Risk Rating: D
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New protocol reports
Protocols can be a pain to keep up with – let us help. Our team finds the most interesting protocols and breaks down what you need to know and why they need to be on your radar. This week, we’ve reviewed:
  1. Wombat
  1. B.Protocol
  1. Sherlock
New asset reports
We help you stay up-to-date with new and popular assets (as well as some hidden gems) so you can invest more wisely. Here’s what we’re covering this week:
  1. Boosted LUSD (bLUSD)
  1. FIDU
  1. Mycelium (MYC)
  1. Mycelium LP (MLP)
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  • Binance scraps deal to rescue rival exchange FTX. Binance has decided to walk away from the FTX deal, citing issues that “are beyond our control or ability to help.” This follows a prior offer to bail out the international arm of FTX which is dealing with a liquidity crunch. FTX US withdrawals remain open.
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Join us on November 15th for our second Degen Responsibly episode with @MorphoLabs on Twitter Spaces.
Oscar is hosting and will cover:
  • How Morpho works
  • What makes them unique
  • Related risks
Listen to our prior episodes on Spotify
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Coming soon – trading on Exponential
Accredited investors will soon be able to invest in DeFi liquidity pools across major chains directly on our custodial platform.