UwU is a decentralized money market protocol that lets anyone lend and borrow crypto assets. Its code is forked from Aave V2 and Radiant Capital.
UwU consists of a decentralized system of lending pools. Users deposit assets they want to lend into a liquidity pool and borrowers draw from the pool when they want to take out a loan. UwU borrowers must first supply assets before they can borrow. Given the high volatility of crypto assets, borrowers must post more collateral than the value of the loan, or commonly referred to as overcollateralization. Interest rates on UwU are driven by market supply and demand. To facilitate this activity, Geist issues uTokens to lenders that reflect accruing interest on the underlying token. UWU is a revenue-sharing token with no governance powers. The platform distributes 100% of all platform fees directly to UWU-ETH LP stakers. All rewards are vested for 28 days after which they can claim 100% of the rewards. Users also have the option to exit earlier (at any time) for a 50% penalty which is then distributed back to full-time stakers.
UwU's treasury holds up to 20% of the supply of the UwU-ETH LP token. This means the protocol can earn up to 20% of protocol revenue. UwU tokens that are sent to the LP due to early claim penalties are included as revenue. The treasury will use these tokens to accumulates its LP position until its reaches the supply cap at 20%. Any UWU tokens earned in excess will be burned, which effectively reduces the revenue share the treasury receives as well as the token supply. UwU plans to use its LP revenue and liquidation fees to protect the protocol against bad debt and cover operational expenses.
You can generate yield by staking UWU-ETH LP tokens on the platform to earn 100% of all lending fees. You can earn lending fees on UwU by depositing your idle crypto assets to be used by borrowers looking for leverage. UwU offers additional protocol incentives in its own token to bootstrap demand.