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Proposal overview

Liquidation Bonus Updates

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Executed on 

Sep 04, 2021

Simple Summary

A proposal to reduce the liquidation bonus for ten (10) Aave V2 assets.

Abstract

In Gauntlet's Market Risk Assessment, Liquidation Retrospective: May 2021, and recent ARC for Dynamic Risk Parameters we highlighted the importance of optimizing liquidation bonuses.

For background,

If the bonus is too low, then during extremely volatile or illiquid conditions, liquidators might not be profitable even with the bonus. During these times, there can also be cascading, systemic effects from a lack of liquidations. For each loan that is liquidated, liquidators purchasing the collateral and selling it causes the price to further decrease causing further liquidations. On the other hand, if the bonus is too high, suppliers are losing out on profits to liquidators. Continual monitoring and adjustment of this parameter is crucial for optimizing the security vs. capital efficiency trade-off in Aave.

Motivation

Large liquidation bonuses increase the regime in which the incentives are counterproductive. See section 6.3. Lower liquidation bonuses for a single week in May would have mitigated $4M in depositor losses while maintaining a low risk of insolvency.

User experience is another factor worth considering. Depositor losses occurred for 590 distinct users during the week of May 17-23. Mitigating losses without increasing the net insolvent value percentage or the slashing run percentage is possible.

Specification

AssetCurrent Liquidation BonusRecommended Liquidation Bonus Update
ZRX10%8%
WBTC10%9%
SNX10%9%
YFI15%12.5%
CRV15%12.5%
AAVE10%8%
REN10%9%
MANA10%8%
BAT10%9%
XSUSHI15%12.5%
account.

Implementation

The proposal sets the liquidation bonuses by calling configureReserveAsCollateral on the LendingPoolConfigurator contract at 0x311Bb771e4F8952E6Da169b425E7e92d6Ac45756, using the address and parameters specific to each token.

{
"AAVE": {"address": "0x7fc66500c84a76ad7e9c93437bfc5ac33e2ddae9", "liquidationBonus": "10800"},
"BAT": {"address": "0x0d8775f648430679a709e98d2b0cb6250d2887ef", "liquidationBonus": "10900"},
"CRV": {"address": "0xd533a949740bb3306d119cc777fa900ba034cd52", "liquidationBonus": "11250"},
"MANA": {"address": "0x0f5d2fb29fb7d3cfee444a200298f468908cc942", "liquidationBonus": "10800"},
"REN": {"address": "0x408e41876cccdc0f92210600ef50372656052a38", "liquidationBonus": "10900"},
"SNX": {"address": "0xc011a73ee8576fb46f5e1c5751ca3b9fe0af2a6f", "liquidationBonus": "10900"},
"WBTC": {"address": "0x2260fac5e5542a773aa44fbcfedf7c193bc2c599", "liquidationBonus": "10900"},
"XSUSHI": {"address": "0x8798249c2e607446efb7ad49ec89dd1865ff4272", "liquidationBonus": "11250"},
"YFI": {"address": "0x0bc529c00c6401aef6d220be8c6ea1667f6ad93e", "liquidationBonus": "11250"},
"ZRX": {"address": "0xe41d2489571d322189246dafa5ebde1f4699f498", "liquidationBonus": "10800"}
}

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Proposal details

Created

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31 Aug 2021, 00:24 UTC +00:00

13130077

Started

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31 Aug 2021, 00:24 UTC +00:00

13130077

Ended

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3 Sep 2021, 00:24 UTC +00:00

13149277

Executed

4 Sep 2021, 09:35 UTC +00:00

Author

Nick Cannon (@inkymaze)