DeFi for the People Update: July 8, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Nikhil here from the Strategy, Research, and Innovation team at the Celo Foundation. Sending along this week’s update on the DeFi for the People program

For context, DeFi for the People supports project launches through the following ways:

  1. Grant/liquidity incentives
  2. Security audit by the Celo Foundation
  3. Usability review and testing
  4. Co-marketing (Medium announcement, Twitter spaces, etc.)

Updates From this Week

This week we had a few major announcements:

  1. Curve cEUR gauge proposal posted in partnership with Angle protocol to create a gauge for cEUR/agEUR/EUROC here
  2. Nikhil participated in a Twitter Spaces on the Future of DeFi in Providing Services to the Off-Chain Economy on July 7. Listen to the recording here.

Upcoming Launches

See below for the latest anticipated launch dates below. Please note, however, that these are subject to change based on developer timeline updates, security audit feedback, and other general market conditions. We’ll keep you all updated as any items in this list change, as well as new launches.

  • Uniswap v3: Mainnet launch next week (delayed for a few days from this week to complete review with Uniswap Labs and address a few minor bugs)
  • Revo: July
    • Discussing incentives
  • Masa: July
    • Discussing marketing collaboration for upcoming launches in-person this upcoming week
  • Symmetric v2: July
    • V2 and DeFi index launched
    • Discussing ReFi index
  • Cargo: July
    • Beta launch when Uniswap v3 is launched next week
  • Gamma Strategies: July
  • Curve: July
    • cEUR gauge proposal live this week
  • Flow Carbon: July (in partnership with Climate Collective)
  • Toucan: July (in partnership with Climate Collective)
  • EthicHub: July
    • Discussing incentives and ReFi index launch
  • Chee Finance: July
  • Double: July on testnet
  • Crypto Research and Design Lab (CRADL): July
    • Planning to join Alliance for Prosperity
  • Warbler Labs (building Goldfinch): July
    • Signing MOU to join Alliance for Prosperity and discussing Ethereum collaborations
  • Popcorn Network
    • Discussing Ethereum pools
  • Umoja/Emerging Impact: July
    • Discussing partnership opportunities and Celo Foundation support
    • Discussed collaboration for Q4 lending pilot

Here’s also an update on other major items:

  1. Meeting with Aave community member next week to discuss risk methodology
  2. Nikhil will be participating in a Twitter Spaces organized by Popcorn the week of July 11.
  3. Drafting a manifesto on how DeFi fits within a vision for regenerative economies. Have shared the draft with several Celo DeFi builders
  4. Twitter Spaces with ZeroSwap scheduled for July 22 to discuss their recent launch on Celo

Please reach out or comment if you have any follow up questions or concerns. I’m also available on Twitter (@pumpernikhil) and the Celo Discord, and happy to connect anytime. Thank you to everyone in the Celo community.

Nikhil Raghuveera

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Excited for the manifesto!