Aave V3

Lending

Aave is one of the largest decentralized money markets, allowing anyone to lend and borrow crypto assets across blockchains. Aave V3 introduces several new features including efficiency mode (eMode), portals, and isolation mode.

Risk Rating
Good
Protocol Code Quality
Protocol Maturity
Protocol Design
Summary
What we like
Aave V3 offers greater capital efficiencies, increased security, cross-chain functionality, and facilitates increased decentralization across the protocol. V3 also brings new features as well such as isolation mode.
What we like less
Aave V3 is still exposed to risks related to small, thinly traded assets that can be used as collateral. There are also concerns around the protocol's liquidation mechanism and lack of a borrow factor for borrowed assets.
What it means for you
Aave V3 is a top money market with several enhancements over its predecessor for risk mitigation.

Ready to earn 15% yield or more with Exponential ?

Information
Info
  • Website
  • Token: AAVE
  • Tags: Lending
Key Metrics
  • TVL: $10.6B (Rank #3)
  • TVL Ranking by Lending: #1
  • Blockchain: Ethereum, Arbitrum, Polygon, Avalanche, Optimism, Scroll, Base, xDai, Binance, Metis, Fantom, Harmony
  • Chain TVL
    • Ethereum: $8.8B
    • Arbitrum: $742.93M
    • Polygon: $322.51M
    • Avalanche: $247.09M
    • Optimism: $153.57M
    • Others: $308.72M
Risk Assessment
Good
Protocol Code Quality
Protocol Maturity
  • Core protocol launched in 2022; maturity over one year minimizes technical risk as smart contracts are well battle-tested
  • Top 5% by total value locked reduces risk
  • Multisig wallet controls protocol upgrades
  • Multisig consists of at least 4 signers, which means the protocol is less susceptible to centralization risks
  • Timelock is less than 48hrs, which provides users with less time to exit if any malicious upgrades are approved
  • Low voting power concentration reduces risk
Protocol Design
  • No death spiral concerns
  • Robust controls to mitigate oracle price manipulation
  • Secured lending market that uses a combination of isolated and cross-collateral pools depending on the individual asset serves to reduce risk
  • Solid controls in place to prevent risky borrowing
  • Robust mechanisms in place to ensure healthy liquidations
  • Robust methods to accrue protocol reserves
  • Aave is one of the largest and oldest DeFi protocols that is well-trusted by DeFi investors
Things to know about Aave V3

What are key new features of Aave V3?

Aave V3 maintains the core concepts of V2 markets (i.e. aTokens) while providing several new features and enhancements. Portal is one new feature that allows users to seamlessly move their assets across various V3 deployments on different blockchain networks. This means a user’s supplied liquidity can be transferred from one network to another simply by burning the aToken on the source network (e.g. Ethereum) while minting them on the destination network (e.g. Polygon). High efficiency mode (eMode) allows borrowers to ensure they are achieving the highest borrowing power with their collateral. eMode allows Aave to categorize each different asset based on its Loan-to-Value (LTV), liquidation threshold, and liquidation bonus. This provides borrowers greater access to capital as it limits which assets the user can borrow by category. A category refers to a set of assets pegged to the same underlying asset such as stablecoins or ETH pegged assets. If a user chooses to operate in eMode, when that user supplies assets of the same category as collateral, the borrowing power (LTV), and maintenance margin (liquidation threshold) are overridden by the eMode category configuration to allow for higher capital efficiency. Isolation mode is a new risk management parameter that allows the protocol to limit the risk of new assets used as collateral. New assets listed on V3 under isolation mode can only borrow stablecoins that Aave has permissioned to be borrowed. In V3, governance can also configure both borrow and supply caps. Borrow caps allow governance to set limits on how much of each asset can be borrowed, while supply caps enable governance to vote to limit how much of a certain asset can be supplied to Aave. Borrow caps minimize liquidity pool insolvency while supply caps reduce protocol exposure to a certain asset and help mitigate exploits like infinite minting or oracle manipulation.

How can you move funds between V2 and V3?

You cannot freely move your assets between V2 and V3. Aave V3 introduces a new set of smart contracts that are not compatible with V2 smart contracts. To move funds between the two, you will need to withdraw your funds from V2 and then supply the funds to V3.

How can you enter and exit isolation mode?

Isolation mode is enabled only on certain assets voted on by governance. You cannot enter isolation mode using non-isolated assets as collateral. After successfully entering isolation mode on an asset, you can only borrow stablecoins up to a certain debt ceiling. To exit isolation mode, you will need to disable the collateralized isolated asset that you have supplied.

Ready to
earn 15%+
yield?

Start earningarrow_forward
Aave V3 Pools
Aave ETH Lending
0%
Yield
$4B
TVL
Risk
B
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Ethereum
Aave ETH Lending
0.2%
Yield
$2B
TVL
Risk
B
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Ethereum
Aave BTC Lending
0.1%
Yield
$2B
TVL
Risk
B
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Ethereum
Aave USD Lending
6.6%
Yield
$335M
TVL
Risk
A
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Ethereum
Aave USD Lending
6.5%
Yield
$40M
TVL
Risk
A
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Arbitrum
Aave BTC Lending
0%
Yield
$37M
TVL
Risk
B
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Optimism
Aave USD Lending
6.1%
Yield
$19M
TVL
Risk
A
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Ethereum
Aave USD Lending
5.9%
Yield
$15M
TVL
Risk
B
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Arbitrum
Aave USD Lending
6.8%
Yield
$11M
TVL
Risk
C
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Avalanche
Aave USD Lending
5.6%
Yield
$10M
TVL
Risk
C
Protocol
Aave V3
Chain
Polygon

Get more from your crypto -
earn 15% yield or more

Start earningarrow_forward