⍺ DeFi Alpha: Earn NFTs By Completing Quests On Optimism
A Series Of 18 Quests Launched This Week
Yields: Up to 25% APR on Stablecoins, 7-10% on ETH and BTC
Tutorial: Earn NFTs By Completing Quests On Optimism
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Two years ago, DeFi investors could easily name every yield farming opportunity without much effort. It was a simpler time, when only a handful of teams had launched with any liquidity to trade, lend, borrow, provide liquidity, or even demonstrate new primitives such as no-loss savings by PoolTogether.
But times have changed! Before the current bear market took hold, DeFi liquidity had grown to hundreds of billions of dollars across Ethereum with new burgeoning DeFi economies taking shape on EVM-compatible chains such as Polygon and Avalanche and non-EVM chains such as Cosmos and Solana. Any given day, a new DeFi or NFT project is launched.
So, after writing and creating countless DeFi guides and tutorials since 2019, we at The Defiant agreed it’s time we publish a more detailed weekly guide on all you need to know to keep up with new opportunities.
This is DeFi Alpha by The Defiant.
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📈 Yield Alpha
Each week we will provide options to earn yield on ETH, WBTC, stablecoins, and other major tokens.
Stablecoins - 24.59% APY with the Concentrator Original Vault for the Curve pusd LP
This yield is backed by Curve trading fees + CVX and CRV rewards periodically harvested and compounded into staked cvxCRV. The yield will ultimately be claimed via Concentrator’s aCRV (equal cvxCRV).
To participate, one must first deposit into the Curve pusd LP and then stake the LP here on Concentrator -> Original Vaults -> search pusd -> Deposit. Alternatively, I can skip the Curve deposit and use most any stablecoin with the Concentrator single-asset deposit under Concentrator pusd Original Vault -> Deposit.
ETH - 9.8% APR with the wETH/sETH LP staked in Velodrome on Optimism
This yield is accrued in VELO.
To participate, one must deposit and stake in this wETH + sETH LP.
WBTC - 7.11% projected vAPR with the Curve pBTC LP staked in Convex
This yield is accrued in CRV, CVX, and trading fees.
To participate, one must first deposit pBTC, renBTC, sBTC and/or WBTC into this Curve pBTC pool and then stake the LP here in Convex.
AVAX - 5.9% APR lending AVAX to the sAVAX/AVAX pool on Platypus via Vector
This yield is issued in VTX, PTP, QI, and AVAX.
To participate, one must deposit into the AVAX Stake option here on Vector.
SOL - 7.25% APY lending stSOL on Tulip Protocol + 5.5% APY from the underlying SOL liquid staking rewards issued to stSOL holders
This yield is backed by interest paid by borrowers on Tulip + staking rewards.
To participate, one must deposit stSOL in the Tulip lending tab.
To obtain stSOL, one can trade on a Solana DEX or mint it here on Lido.
MATIC - 19.54% APY with the 50/50 MaticX-WMATIC LP on MeshSwap
The yield is backed by validator rewards using the MaticX liquid staking derivative + MeshSwap trading fees + MESH rewards + SD rewards.
To participate on Polygon, I use the Stader MaticX dApp to mint MaticX.
Then, I deposit into the MaticX-WMATIC pool on MeshSwap and stake the LP.
ATOM - 13.5% APR staking pATOMs on pSTAKE on Ethereum
The yield earned is issued and claimable in pATOM.
To participate, one must first mint a 1:1 representation of ATOM as pATOM on Ethereum by using the pSTAKE dApp under Stake
Then, deposit/stake pATOMs to get stkATOMs and earn 13.5% APR
FTM - 13% APY staking with sFTMx liquid staking derivative by Stader
The yield is issued in FTM rewards, as sFTMX is earning FTM via validator rewards to support Fantom’s PoS network.
To participate, one must deposit FTM to receive sFTMX here on Stader.
HBAR - 22.4% APY staking with HBARX liquid staking derivative by Stader
The yield is issued in HBAR rewards, as HBARX is earning validator rewards.
To participate, one must deposit HBAR to receive HBARX here on Stader.
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