Weekly Roundup – 4.28
By Exponential Team
Published Apr 29, 2023

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

Are you there Satoshi God? It’s me, Weekly Roundup. I’m writing again to give degens everywhere the best DeFi research, risk ratings, and reports they need to #DegenResponsibly.
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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 ~131%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~89%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
APR ~78%
Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~4%
  • 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 ~24%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~4%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~6%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: A
  • APR ~64%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: C

Get to know the 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-WETH 0.05% (Uniswap V3) 👑
  1. BUSD-USDT (PancakeSwap)
  1. USDT-WBNB (PancakeSwap)
  1. PEPE-WETH (Uniswap V2)
Top DEXs by Weekly Volume (Weekly Change)
  1. mStable 👑 (+22345%)
  1. Swapr (+3352%)
  1. OnePunchSwap (+264%)
  1. iZiSwap (+35%)
Top Chains by Weekly Volume (Weekly Change)
  1. Polygon 👑 (-8%)
  1. BNB Chain (-10%)
  1. Ethereum (-28%)
  1. Optimism (-34%)
Source: Dune
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Did you miss our latest chat with Index Coop?
In the most recent episode of Degen Responsibly, we spoke with Index Coop about how they’re bringing on-chain index funds to DeFi and their suite of products. Listen here, 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
Keeping up with Protocols is tough – let us help. Our team finds the most interesting protocols that should be on your radar and breaks down what you need to know.
StakeWise -  an Ethereum liquid staking service that allows anyone to benefit from staking yield
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Circle launches new protocol to enhance cross-chain transfers. The creator of USDC has launched the Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP) to let users permissionlessly transfer USDC between Ethereum and Avalanche via a burn-and-mint model. CCTP is a great step forward in mitigating the risks of bridged assets as well as solving the problem of liquidity fragmentation. Lookin’ good, Circle! 👏
Rocket Pool adoption grows following Atlas upgrade. The leading decentralized liquid staking protocol is seeing an influx of users following its latest upgrade. Notably, the Atlas upgrade cut the amount of ETH that node operators must bond down in half – to just 8 ETH. It also enabled support for staked ETH withdrawals ahead of Lido, its largest competitor.
Following the Arbitrum airdrop last month, cumulative transactions on LayerZero’s cross-chain interoperability protocol have tripled! It's clear users are actively bridging using LayerZero technology (e.g., Stargate) in anticipation of a future airdrop. Do with this information what you will. NFA! 😝
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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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