Weekly Roundup – 5.5
By Exponential Team
Published May 04, 2023

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

Catch airdrops, not feelings. Read Weekly Roundup to see which protocols are worthy of your love. 💘
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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 ~98%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~55%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~62%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~30%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B

Check out the MVPs.

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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. PEPE-WETH 0.3% (Uniswap V3) 👑
  1. PEPE-WETH (Uniswap V2)
  1. BUSD-USDT (PancakeSwap V2)
  1. BUSD-USDT 0.01% (PancakeSwap V3)
Top DEXs by Weekly Volume (Weekly Change)
  1. Ellipsis (+81%) 👑
  1. Rubicon (+45%)
  1. BabySwap (+15%)
  1. DefiSwap (+14%)
Top Chains by Weekly Volume (Weekly Change)
  1. BNB Chain (-9%) 👑
  1. Ethereum (-18%)
  1. Polygon (-30%)
Gnosis (-31%)
Source: Dune
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Degen Responsibly is back next week!
We’re chatting with Dolomite on 5/9 @ 3 pm ET. We’ll discuss how Dolomite can help you earn more from your assets, trade with more flexibility and access a wide range of collateral options.
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.
unshETH -  a protocol that aims to further validator decentralization by creating a marketplace for staked ETH liquidity in which liquid staking protocols can compete for dominance through incentive mechanisms.
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Curve deploys long-awaited stablecoin on mainnet. The leading decentralized exchange for stablecoins has introduced its native stablecoin, crvUSD, on the Ethereum network. crvUSD is backed by crypto assets that use a novel algorithm to rebalance collateral and provide liquidity in an AMM pool. Check out their whitepaper!
A new competitor has entered the scene. Say hello to BTC.b, a wrapped version of Bitcoin that is bridged from Bitcoin to Avalanche using the core bridge and then bridged to other blockchains using LayerZero technology. This tech that underpins BTC.b is called Omnichain Fungible Tokens (OFT) and allows users to not worry about locked bridge assets. Trader Joe, the top DEX on Avalanche, noted it had processed ~$1B worth of BTC.b trades across several deployments.
Liquid staking continues to grow following Shapella. The largest liquid staking protocol, Lido, has now surpassed 6M ETH deposits on its platform with steady inflows since the Shapella upgrade to enable withdrawals. Lido has not yet activated withdrawals, as it’s pending the release of its V2 protocol upgrade, expected later in May.
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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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