Add EURS on Aave v3

The STASIS team would like to submit a proposal to onboard EURS. The purpose of this AIP is to list STASIS EURO (EURS), the largest and most transparent euro-backed stablecoin, on Aave V3.

STASIS is a European financial technology firm that develops customer-friendly instruments to enable institutional and retail customers to manage digital currencies and public blockchains for payments and settlements, e-commerce, DeFi, and financial applications and to stay compliant in traditional banking systems.

About STASIS EURO (EURS)

EURS is the biggest non-USD fiat-backed stablecoin, audited by a top5 global audit firm. Since its launch in 2018, the project has accumulated substantial community trust and accountability. EURS utilizes the most competitive API for crypto to fiat settlement in the EU zone and beyond. The stablecoin infrastructure is live on Ethereum, Algorand while Ripple and several other blockchains are in progress.

EURS mirrors the euro’s value on the blockchain and is supported by assurance mechanisms provided via an ecosystem of liquidity providers, custodians, exchanges, payment platforms, and others. Each token is backed 1:1 by euros held in the company’s reserve accounts with licensed financial institutions. EURS can be converted in fiat Euro via the Sellback service granting it liquidity and peg on our primary market.

Motivation

EURS stablecoin combines experience, trust, technology, and financial infrastructure to enable business growth, narrowing the gap between traditional finance and the global digital asset markets. This asset uses multi-blockchain interoperability to shortcut financial inefficiencies, often present in old-school financial systems. The project has popular social media accounts and multiple local communities in different countries as well as a diverse investor base that includes institutions.

Since USD-backed stable coins are heavily dominating the market, Europeans/Asians are often forced into undesired dollar exposure with little on-chain hedging options. EURS stablecoin seeks to challenge the U.S. Dollar’s dominance in global financial markets. By 2021 it has become a popular tool for daily transactions, free of risks and volatility inherent in conventional cryptocurrencies. The potential of stablecoins use cases has been often recognized in times of crisis, and the demand for EURS is growing steadily in the DeFi field.

Total issuance/ fiat reserves: €124M

Total on-chain transfer volume: €4Bln

Multichain: Ethereum, Algorand (currently); Ripple, Polygon and XDC (in progress).

Benefits for Aave V3 users:

  • Advanced fiat on/off-ramp

EURS has the cheapest and smooth fiat on and off-ramp enabled through the firm’s Sellback service. We have accumulated multiple institutions and companies who are excired to transfer their Euro savings on the blockchain rails.

Having EURS on Aave, combined with our fiat on-ramp, would allow to enable another stream into the DeFi for the global crypto audience. A new convenient gateway for European, Asian and Latin American users into the emerging digital asset world will be opened.

  • Global coverage

EURS will be the largest and most trusted non-dollar fiat stablecoin on the AAVE protocol. Increased adoption of AAVE by the EURS user base will follow. EURS successfully competes in the DeFi world with the biggest euro-denominated staking pools.

  • Ultimate Transparency

EURS tokens are backed 1-1 with EURO fiat reserves, meaning there is no risk for users who operate with it since they can always exchange their assets to EURO thanks to the improved STASIS Sellback service (Explaining the New Milestone for STASIS | by Krypto Walker | STASIS Blog | Medium).

The STASIS’ 5 years of experience in compliance practices and the established business setup allows customers to allocate to, and exit DeFi in minutes.

  • Enhance Performance in DeFi

EURS smart contract has been upgraded to 2.0 version by ABDK — the company behind the audit of the V3 Uniswap which is the largest DeFi protocol nowadays. This gives the protocol and users a guarantee of confidence in the product’s future.

  • Low-risk collateral

EURS is safe as collateral since it maintains its peg succesfully and there is no slippage when buying/selling it on our primary market. EURS has no Chainlink price feed currently, but the team is working to integrate it as well as the Proof-of-Reserves in the forthcoming future.

Risk Parameters

We propose the following risk parameters based on the EURS track record in DeFi:

  • V3 Efficiency mode EUR stablecoins (if it exists): 98% LTV, 99% liquidation threshold, 5% liquidation bonus, 10% reserve factor;

  • V3 High Efficiency mode: 82.5% LTV, 85% liquidation threshold, 5% liquidation bonus, 10% reserve factor;

  • V3 Isolation mode: 50% LTV, 70% liquidation threshold, 15% reserve factor, $15M euro debt ceiling.

Security specification and risks

Risks inherent to EURO currency reserves

Besides possible smart-contract risks, EURS stablecoins are backed by fiat EUROS and therefore, are the subject to fiat currency risks.

Token & protocol permissions and upgradability

EURS protocol is almost fully upgradeable — this includes anything from oracles, the contract that collects stability fees, the contract that liquidates positions, the one that auctions collateral etc. The latest upgrade aimed to reduce fees and improve EURS performance in DeFi space took place in March.

Audits

EURS has been audited twice by Certik.

Data

Market data (Market Cap, 24h Volume, Volatility, Exchanges, Maturity)

  • Market Cap: $135.2M
  • 24h Volume: $7,4 M
  • Volatility: Very Low
  • Maturity: High

Social channels data (Size of communities, activity on Github)

The total size of the media community is over 70.000 users across all socials: 17.5K followers on Twitter, 6.5K followers on Facebook, 6K in the Global Telegram community plus thousands in local communities and other networks.

Contracts date of deployments, number of transactions, number of holders for tokens

  • Date of Deployment: June 22nd, 2018
  • Number of Transactions: 230,000+
  • Number of Holders: 4,500+

Voting options

  • YES, add EURS on Aave v3
  • NO, do not add EURS on Aave v3
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guys why have you waited so long?

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have been staking on curve for a while - wanna see the market on aave 3!

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I support too, we need on/off ramping stables

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Good to know. I think it will be great to earn interest directly on eurs!

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Non-USD economies users need this on AAVE

Nowadays, USD stable coins are heavily dominating the market and Europeans/Asians are often forced into undesired USD exposure with little on-chain trusted hedging options.

A EURO-backed stablecoin present across DeFi ecosystem is a a need for European users since currently, decentralized finance platforms are dominated by USD-pegged stablecoins. Even more necessary now as we are living in crazy and turbulent times.

The team behind STASIS is reliable and experienced. They are achieving great goals, working hard to establish more partnerships such as Ripple, XinFin and Algorand, and boosting EURS liquidity.

I am sure this will be a great incorporation to AAVE, thus many of us will contribute!

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EURS would be a great addition to Aave3!!! Using some CeFi as for now… but I would definitely move all my EURS to Aave! Great stablecoin, transparent with an easy on/off ramp.

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The Snapshot announcement in Aave governance docs outlines a Snapshot voting period of ‘at least three days’. Is there any specific reason we have gotten away from this? (Ref. Announcement: Aave Snapshot Space)

Is this the beginning of the future where anyone can permissionlessly short and long country currencies to influence the direction of those nations??? WEN

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great job. voted for!

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Interesting proposal,
I would support this implementation

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Would love to see this

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Interesting proposal, great to see so many EUR tokens emerge

Some questions to @STASISTeam

  • Could you please provide answers to the questions listed on the Template ARC Asset Onboarding - Governance
  • Which V3 market are you targeting? V3 is not on Ethereum yet but only on the sidechains with the V3 Polygon market already holding a few EUR stables - the more the better for emode
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Hey there!

Thanks for your feedback, dear Alex!

  1. We can certainly provide these answers if there is a clear need to do so in the post-listing period.

  2. EURS is now a euro-backed stablecoin with multi-chain support, so we really plan to target various markets. In the DeFi corner, EURS successfully competes with the biggest euro-denominated staking pools. The multi-chain infrastructure is live on Ethereum, Algorand, and Polygon with several other blockchains (Ripple, XDC) in development.

Awesome, this is actually a pre-listing request, it is the template of Aave Request for Comments in the onboarding of new assets that precedes the Snapshot vote and on chain proposal. Risks need to be understood before an asset is listed otherwise it is too late.
Here is the asset listing guide where you will find the different steps towards an asset listing New Asset Listing - Governance