Transfer the remaining RAD/USDC balances of the Radicle LBP to the Radicle Treasury and add liquidity to Uniswap
This is a proposal to complete the LBP event by closing the pool and transferring the remaining RAD/USDC balances to the Radicle Treasury. To maintain a liquid market, it is also being proposed that 4M USDC and 400K RAD are added to a Uniswap trading pair.
To officially end the Radicle LBP event, return the remaining balances to the community-owned Treasury, and support the growth of the network by adding liquidity to the popular decentralized exchange, Uniswap.
The Radicle LBP was a 48h event that allowed anyone to acquire RAD for USDC by swapping on a Balancer Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool.
The event successfully concluded on February 27th, with over 24M USDC raised for the community treasury. After pausing the trading on the LBP, there was still a lot of interest in trading RAD. This interest was discussed on radicle.community (see here and here). In response to this sentiment, the core team created a Snapshot poll to unpause swapping on the Balancer LBP.
Since the Balancer pool weights converged to 50/50, the pool effectively functioned as a regular DEX, providing an immediate, short term solution, as the liquidity in the pool cannot be transfered anywhere else without a formal governance proposal. The Snapshot poll passed with a strong majority.
Reasoning & Analysis
Transferring the remaining balances of the Radicle LBP to the Radicle Treasury is the cleanest way to end the LBP event. Radicle’s Liquidity Bootstrapping pool was always meant to be closed. The original event was only meant to last 48hrs (See LBP FAQ). The pool was unpaused to support liquidity for RAD.
Additionally, transferring the balances is a necessary step that needs to be taken before evaluating the community proposals for what to do with the remaining balances of the LBP event. There are open discussions for redistributing the unsold tokens to participants in the LBP and/or using the remaining balances to provide liquidity in numerous decentralized exchanges.
This proposal will successfully close the Balancer pool and move it’s volume to the RAD/USDC pair on Uniswap.
Closing the Balancer pool and moving it’s liquidity to Uniswap will ensure an accessible and liquid market for RAD token holders. This will support the health of the network by reducing price volatility and cultivating deep liquidity for RAD.
We’d like to reduce the time required for formal review from 5 days → 2 days to move this proposal forward. The reasoning behind this decision is that this proposal has always been planned but was delayed due to the community’s desire for immediate liquidity. Since this proposal is also blocking the formal evaluation of other community proposals regarding the use of these balances (i.e. this discussion), we believe moving this proposal through a quicker formal review is appropriate.
A proposal has already been created by @cloudhead. Please refer to the details below.
If executed, this proposal will:
- Remove liquidity from the LBP, by swapping the RADP pool tokens for the underlying assets (RAD and USDC)
- Return the 3.5M USDC loan to the Radicle Foundation
- Approve Uniswap router for 4M USDC
- Approve Uniswap router for 400K RAD
- Add liquidity to Uniswap RAD/USDC pair via the Uniswap router
After execution, the Timelock holds all Uniswap LP tokens for the RAD/USDC pair.
- For this proposal to go through, the LBP must have at least 2M RAD and 22M USDC.
0x750dD34Fb165bE682fAe445793AB9ab9729CDAa3is the CRP Pool.
0xA0b86991c6218b36c1d19D4a2e9Eb0cE3606eB48is the USDC contract.
0x31c8EAcBFFdD875c74b94b077895Bd78CF1E64A3is the RAD contract.
0x055E29502153aEDcFDaE8Fc15a710FF6fb5e10C9is the Radicle Foundation address.
0x7a250d5630B4cF539739dF2C5dAcb4c659F2488Dis the UniswapV2Router02 contract.
0x8dA8f82d2BbDd896822de723F55D6EdF416130bais the Timelock contract.
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