Aave is a decentralized cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. Aave currently offers borrowing and lending for 22 different ERC-20 tokens including USDT, USDC, ETH, and LINK. Lenders can deposit any one of these ERC-20 tokens on Aave and earn interest on those funds. The interest lenders earn comes from the interest being paid by borrowers who are borrowing that ERC-20 token.
The Aavenomics sought to completely redesign Aave’s ecosystem and economic incentives to prioritize the protocol’s security, sustainability, and growth. The first Aavenomics change the migration and redenomination of their token from LEND to AAVE at a rate of 100 to 1. The second Aavenomics change was the introduction of AAVE staking which launched on the same day that the LEND migration began. Staking rewards on AAVE are about 4.5% per year. The third Aavenomics change was the introduction of a governance mechanism. AAVE token holders can now change various protocol and governance parameters.
Aave is in the process of receiving the necessary licenses they need to make it possible for users to buy assets in Aave directly using fiat. Aave received the first of these licenses in July from the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Aave also received over 25 million dollars in funding from various venture capital firms in October 2020. According to Aave founder Stani Kulechov, the purpose of those funds is to bring in more institutions and expand Aave’s operations into Asia.
Aave V2 introduced 4 new features to Aave. The first feature is collateral swaps for borrowed ERC-20 tokens. The second is debt repayment with collateral (previously you needed to repay with the ERC-20 token you borrowed). The third feature is debt tokenization, which gives borrowers debt accruing aTokens that can be freely traded. These are useful for Aave V2’s fourth feature: native credit delegation. This is where users can create custom loan contracts using interest bearing aTokens and debt accruing aTokens with third parties.
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Aave has incredibly robust tokenomics compared to other DeFi tokens. Most of AAVE’s circulating supply is in the hands of the community. AAVE has a supply of just 16 million tokens, and an inflation rate of about 1.2% per year. AAVE also has utility as a governance token for one of the largest and most innovative DeFi protocols.
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