Weekly Roundup – 8.17 – N
By Exponential Team
Published Aug 17, 2023

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

No end-of-summer blues for Weekly Roundup readers.
Drop an umbrella in your drink and take a dip into one of our new pools. 🏖️
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Our featured pool this week is Maker USD Fee Sharing. This is one of the few pools that earned an A rating from us because their smart contracts are some of the most battle-tested and audited in DeFi. Yield is generated from stability fees charged to DAI borrowers and interest income earned on real-world assets like US treasuries. This pool is great for investors who want to earn yield on USD as a hedge against inflation.

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New kid on the blockchain. We review thousands of DeFi investments to find the most attractive pools for you.
  • APR ~7%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: A
  • APR ~24%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: B
  • APR ~6%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: C
  • APR ~16%
  • Exponential Risk Rating: D
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New risk framework upgrade is LIVE
We’ve overhauled our risk grading system and framework to make it even easier for investors to evaluate DeFi risk at a glance. We’ve applied this new risk framework to all past pool, protocol, and asset reports, and many have a new risk grade.
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Weekly DeFi alpha 🧠
  • Shiba Inu’s new Ethereum L2 (“Shibarium”) launches on mainnet
  • ConsenSys’ zkRollup, Linea, completes public launch with $26M bridged
  • Binance expects to launch its own L2 network, opBNB, later this month
Major exploits 🚨
  • Zunami was exploited for >$2M due to price manipulation
  • Rugs and hacks continue to mount on Coinbase’s new L2, Base; SwirlLend and RocketSwap were both exploited
Other news 🌎

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