Propose depositing an initial amount of 500k worth of DAI to the Morpho-Aave-V2 Protocol with a not to exceed of 10mm. Additional capital up to the not to exceed amount can be deployed no earlier than two months after the initial deployment.
Morpho is a lending protocol, the third biggest on Mainet after Aave and Compound. Morpho-Aave-V2 has been deployed on Mainnet since August 2022 and has ever since managed to continuously attract more liquidity, with +$750m currently deposited to date.
Morpho improves the capital efficiency of positions on lending pools such as Aave and Compound by matching lenders and borrowers peer-to-peer, strictly improving APY on both sides. While offering better rates, Morpho preserves the same user experience, the same liquidity, and the same parameters as the underlying lending protocol.
Morpho has raised $20M, with the latest funding round of $18M led by a16z crypto and Variant.
Morpho takes security very seriously. The protocol adds extra lines of code compared to a lending pool alone. However, the top audit firms worldwide performed more than 20 audits to limit this additional risk. Morpho Labs team also formally proved part of the protocol in a Yellow-Paper and with the help of Certora.
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Why lend into Morpho?
Morpho utilizes AAVE’s liquidity and has built a custom engine that is set to reduce the inefficient spread between borrowers and lenders, creating a better outcome for both parties. The current P2P APY for DAI is 3.08%. On average, Morpho-Aave V2 is:
35.4% better than Aave for supplying WETH.
14.07% better than Aave for supplying DAI.
Morpho matches users Peer to Peer using a matching engine by having a peer-to-peer priority queue, with larger positions getting priority to save on gas costs and ensure maximum matching capacity
In addition, Morpho currently offers liquidity incentives in the form of the $MORPHO token, which is distributed based on liquidity provided to the protocol across multiple “ages” of 3 months subdivided into claimable epochs via Merkle Tree reward distribution. The MORPHO token is not transferrable as of now
Finally, using Morpho incur no fees
This would vastly outperform Olympus' current yield inside the DSR.
Depositing an initial amount of 500k worth of DAI to the Morpho-Aave-V2 Protocol with a not to exceed of 10mm. Additional capital up to the not to exceed amount can be deployed no earlier than two months after the initial deployment.
As we saw in the past, sometimes all the audits in the world don't matter if the contracts get continuously upgraded after the audits. The Mopho team would like to insist on the fact that the current live AAVE-v2 market will not receive any further major changes, meaning all audits are and will stay up-to-date.
Still, we think alongside the Treasury Team that $500k is an appropriate size to be deployed until the protocol reaches further maturity. This does increase our confidence but we still think 500k is an appropriate size to start with.
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