Tulip is the first yield aggregation protocol built on Solana with auto-compounding yield farming strategies. It also allows users to utilize up to 3x leverage on their liquidity positions.
Tulip is the largest yield aggregator on Solana that pools user deposits into vaults to maximize yield for vault depositors. Tulip supports vaults from supported protocols including Saber, Raydium, and Orca. Users deposit their SPL tokens into the vaults to earn auto-compounding rewards, which are harvested and converted back into SPL tokens every 10 minutes. Depositors are required to keep funds in the pool for at least 2 hours to prevent users manipulating the strategy (earlier withdrawals incur a penalty). Users who deposit into a vault receive tuAssets in return that represent their share of the vault. tuAssets accrue interest over time based on pool utilization, and will be worth more upon redemption. The token deposited into lending vaults are lent out to leveraged yield farming participants. Tulip currently supports up to 3x leverage for this product. Lenders deposit their asset to earn interest and borrowers deposit collateral to leverage/borrow their yield farming.
The protocol currently collects 1.5% on vault profits and 10% on interest earned. Tulip plans to hand over protocol fees to the DAO treasury.
You can earn yield by depositing assets to specific vaults to maximize your earnings through auto-compounding of rewards and yield maximization strategies. You can also deposit assets to be lent out to borrowers and earn borrowing interest. TULIP currently has no usage outside of being used to incentivize liquidity. On-chain governance is not available yet but is being developed. Once ready, the protocol will allow token holders to vote on platform fees, treasury usage, protocol improvements, pool reward weighting, and value accrual mechanisms (buyback and burn, profit share).