Weekly Roundup – 4.14
By Exponential Team
Published Apr 13, 2023

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

Rise and shine, degens. We got assets to stake, pools to rate, and yields to gain.
Let’s get after it. 🤺
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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.
  • APR ~71%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~38%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: A
APR ~9%
Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~16%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B

Check out the MVPs.

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New kid on the blockchain. We review thousands of DeFi investments to find the most attractive pools for you.
  • APR ~10%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: C
  • APR ~40%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: C
  • APR ~37%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: C
  • APR ~123%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: C

Get to know our new pools.

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These pools are coming in hot 🔥. Our new DEX Dash looks at the top 500 cross-chain DEX pools by volume (weekly/monthly/yearly) to analyze if it is trending positively, negatively, or neutral so you can stay ahead of the curve.
Top Trending Pairs (by L7D volume)
  1. USDT-WBNB (PancakeSwap) 👑
  1. WBTC-WETH 0.05% (Uniswap)
  1. BUSD-USDT (PancakeSwap)
  1. BUSD-WBNB (PancakeSwap)
Top DEXs by Weekly Volume (WoW)
  1. Nomiswap 👑
  1. Rubicon
  1. Bancor
  1. ZipSwap
Top Chains by Weekly Volume (WoW)
  1. BNB Chain 👑
  1. Gnosis
  1. Avalanche
  1. Optimism
Source: Dune
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Did you miss our date with Sommelier? 😢
In the most recent episode of Degen Responsibly, we spoke with Sommelier about how they’re bringing actively managed strategies to DeFi and how it benefits users. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think at @ExponentialDeFi.
Catch up on past episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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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 that should be on your radar and breaks down what you need to know.
Silo -  a decentralized lending protocol that offers permissionless and risk-isolated lending markets for all crypto assets
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It’s here – the Shapella upgrade is finally live. The Shapella upgrade represents the culmination of ETH’s transition to a Proof-of-Stake network by allowing ETH stakers to withdraw their assets for the first time.
zkSync smokes the competition. zkSync Era, a zero-knowledge rollup, has already attracted >$200M in user deposits since launching on March 24th. Meanwhile, Polygon’s zkEVM is spinning its wheels at just above $3M, likely due to users hunting airdrops.
Full speed ahead on Ethereum scaling. Now that Shapella is live, Ethereum developers will focus on delivering significant scalability improvements to Ethereum. The next major upgrade should be live by early 2024.
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Coming soon – investing on Exponential
A few users were invited to give Invest a test drive. Soon, accredited investors in certain US states will be able to invest in DeFi pools across major chains directly on our platform.

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