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Aave: Flash Loans and Promising Investments

It's a lending protocol called Aave that's open-source and has more than $15 million worth of money locked up as of February 2020. Atokens are interest-bearing tokens that are made when someone locks ETH collateral in a CDP. People buy tokens that are worth one dollar for each dollar of the collateral, which is stored in a smart contract.

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It’s a lending protocol called Aave that’s open-source and has more than $15 million worth of money locked up as of February 2020. Atokens are interest-bearing tokens that are made when someone locks ETH collateral in a CDP. People buy tokens that are worth one dollar for each dollar of the collateral, which is stored in a smart contract.

As more people become interested, the number of atokens grows. They don’t have value. In the long run, if you have atokens in your wallet, your balance will grow along with the rate of interest.

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The Decentralized Lending Pool

Aave has a lending pool that isn’t run by anyone (or DLP). DLP model: When they changed their name to Aave, they switched from ethlend model to DLP model. With a DLP model, the borrower gets money from a large pool of money that is kept in a reserve. Instead of matching users, the money comes from the reserve.

The interest rate for borrowing and lending is set by computer. It will change depending on how much there is in the market.

It’s called a collateralized debt position, and users put their ETH collateral into it. They can then get some of the money out as a loan. This is called LTV, or the loan-to-value ratio for a cryptocurrency. The amount of money that users can take out depends on this ratio. ETH, BAT, DAI, and so on each have a different Loan-To-Value ratio or (LTV), which is the amount of ETH collateral needed to withdraw a certain number of DAI. This is called the LTV.

Unconventional But Controversial

This type of loan is called a flash loan. It doesn’t have any collateral. Their applications are still unknown, and it isn’t clear how they will affect the defi community. BZX’s dex was hit by two major oracle attacks in two days. One of the attacks was a flash loan oracle attack. Flash loans can also be used for things like arbitrage between dexs, liquidation of loans, and refinancing, to name a few. Here is a great article by the arbitragedao about how to get a loan for a short time.

Fixed Or Variable Interest Rate

Uses a loan that acts like a fixed-rate loan in the short term, but it can be changed if there are big changes in the interest rate. Aave does this with a stable rate loan. The loan doesn’t have a time limit or repayment plan.

When people take out a loan with a stable rate, they can choose between fixed and variable interest rates. They won’t be forced to pay a high rate.

Used of Lend Token

To use the Aave network, you need a token called the LEND token. It is used for governance and to cut down on fees. Aave gives people who want to borrow the lend token for free, as well as a 50% fee cut if they use LEND as collateral. Aave adds money to the network. It also gives airdrops to people who own it.

Developers are thinking about ways to make people want to keep the token. Here is a reddit thread that thinks of more ways to use the LEND token.

Aave Uses Oracle

If you want to know what Aave’s prices will be, you can get them from Chainlink. A decentralized oracle solution called Chainlink is thought by some people to be less likely to be hacked because it doesn’t have to be run by anyone. People who used the flash loan oracle may want to switch to chainlink, which may be more resistant to oracle manipulation than BZX.

Governance in the Community

People who use Aave will be able to make decisions through governance contracts. This is how the company was made. It will be kept up by its development team at first. The daostack Framework is in charge of governance now. It will soon be up to its users to decide how much power they have. After this, people who own LEND will vote on smart contract upgrades and changes to the way it works.

Auditing for Security

Here, Trail of Bits and Open Zepplin have looked at Aave and made sure it is safe. They are going to start giving money to people who find bugs.

Conclusion

Aave has grown quickly and now has more than $15 million in the bank. It has done this by offering great products like interest-earning tokens, stable rate loans, community governance, and flash loans.

I think that LEND’s token model needs to be changed. I think it could be more useful and there could be more value propositions for people who own LEND tokens. Reddit has a thread that talks about how to make the LEND token more useful and how to run it better.

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Jane De Leon is a news writer covering all things related to DeFi and NFTs. In the past, she has worked for a well-known Business Newspaper. She originally began investing in Bitcoin after hearing about it from her brother and hasn’t looked back since.