OlympusDAO announced in mid-Oct that Olympus V2 is being worked on, bringing new features and improvements to the ecosystem. Olympus has been live for almost eight months, but it doesn’t mean there still isn’t room for improvement. Olympus V2 prioritizes decentralization and immutability. If you're new to OlympusDAO's system, we recommend checking Beginner's Investment Guide to OlympusDAO before proceeding to read this article.
Stakers now have complete control of the protocol's contracts by implementing Compund's Governer Bravo, which will occur in a phased roll-out. It will begin with a guardian multisign followed by an on-chain governed Treasury, also followed by on-chain bonds.
On-chain governance will now occur through the gOHM token, and users can directly stake in and out of gOHM, resulting in less time and gas waste.Bonds have notably been remodelled.
They are now earned by default rather than requiring bonders to factor in missed rewards when considering a discount. It means that any >0% discount will outperform staking, and as a result, discounts should not deviate far above 0%. It minimizes market pressure and maximizes protocol efficiency.
Bonders must wait until their term is finished to redeem. By staking bond payouts, illiquidity is formed, and it creates locked staking that will save shareholders money by removing the incentive to incur gas transactions via frequent redemption.
Each bond has a maximum number of OHMs that can be paid and a maximum amount of principal that can be bought. Once it exceeds the bond, the bond would be retired. The parameters of the bonds are set after initialization, further improving both budgeting and immutability.
It provides liquid secondary bond markets.
Fixed-term bonds are currently available on the network; if the term for a bond is one week, your maturation date will be in one week. However, with the fixed-expiration feature, the maturation date becomes the same for all bond buyers. For example, if a bond has fixed-expiration on day eight and you buy on day one, your term would be seven days. Fixed-expiration bonds can be wrapped into an FT and traded like other ERC-20 tokens.
It incentivizes third parties to run front-ends for Olympus, which results in reducing single-point-of-failure risk.
Olympus V2 will audit all new contracts. The team is working to enter an audit with Runtime Verification for the smart contracts. Hopefully, this will conclude within four weeks.
The launch of Olympus V2 will require the platform to use a new set of smart contracts. This "migration" process will replace all existing contracts in the network, including the OHM token itself. The team has stated that users will have around two months to migrate without missing rewards when it begins. Migration is still possible after this period; however, some rewards will be forfeited. Migrating is a single transaction and would not cost much more than staking, and liquidity will remain partially for OHMv1. During this, migration is in the process of facilitating the movement of borrowers.
V2 is a massive step for Olympus. Through these upgrades, we will operate in a fully trustless, governance-minimized environment in the coming months. Overall, this is a pretty big update and a massive step towards OlympusDAO's primary goal to become a crypto-native stable currency.
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