Governance Proposal to increase the reserve fraction to improve on-chain liquidity

Hello everyone,

cLabs has submitted a governance proposal to increase the exchange parameter reserveFraction to 0.5% (from 0.1%). This change increases the on-chain cUSD/CELO liquidity by increasing the bucket-sizes in the Uniswap-style exchange mechanism.

Since the stability protocol was enabled, we have gained confidence that the on-chain exchange between cUSD and CELO is working as intended. The proposed change will allow Celo users to execute larger trades, and enjoy decreased slippage and price movements. As the liquidity of cUSD and CELO increases, cLabs may further increase reserveFraction in the future.

You may learn more about the details and background of this governance proposal here. Alternatively, you can view the details on-chain via the following command:

celocli governance:view --proposalID 8 --node

Anticipated timeline:

  • July 13: cLabs submits the proposal; CELO holders will have 24h to upvote.
  • July 14: If dequeued, approvers review the proposals.
  • July 15: If approved, CELO holders have 48h to vote YES, NO, or ABSTAIN.
  • July 17: If the proposal passes, the reserveFraction will be increased to 0.5%.

If you have any comments or questions we suggest replying here (vs. reaching out on Discord, Telegram, or email) so as to keep the conversation asynchronous and inclusive.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts,

The cLabs team