[ARFC] Chaos Labs Risk Stewards - Increase Supply and Borrow Cap for weETH on V3 Ethereum and Arbitrum - 05.07.2024


A proposal to:

  • increase weETH’s supply cap on Aave V3’s Ethereum deployment
  • increase weETH’s supply and borrow caps on Aave V3’s Arbitrum deployment

weETH (Ethereum)

Following the community decision signaling a positive sentiment towards more aggressive exposure to weETH, we are prepared to facilitate additional cap increases via the caps steward.


weETH has reached its supply cap on Ethereum, while its borrow cap stands at 17% utilization.

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Supply Distribution

All but one of the top 10 suppliers is looping weETH, either with WETH or with itself. These positions are at limited risk of liquidation given the calculated oracle for weETH.

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There is, however, a user supplying 2.05K weETH and 382 WBTC, for an overall position of $35.57M supplied and $15.38M USDT and $2.29M USDC borrowed, giving a health score of 1.57. This position is at risk of liquidation should WBTC and/or weETH’s price decline, though on-chain liquidity would support efficient liquidations.

Overall, WETH and weETH represent 98% of the value borrowed against weETH.

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Borrow Distribution

The largest borrower is borrowing against weETH against itself; the next two largest are also looping, putting all of these positions at low risk of liquidation.

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Given on-chain liquidity, as well as user distribution and behavior, we recommend increasing the supply cap by 1.5x to observe new user behavior before additional increases. We do not recommend an increase in the borrowing cap at this time.

weETH (Arbitrum)


The Arbitrum weETH market reached full supply and borrow utilization rapidly after the last cap increase.

Supply Distribution

Similar to above, the eight largest suppliers are all looping weETH with itself or WETH, putting the positions at low risk of liquidation. However, there are two users (1, 2) who are borrowing other assets against weETH. While both are at relatively low risk of liquidation, on-chain liquidity would support efficient processing in the event their health scores drop.

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Overall, weETH and WETH represent 94% of the value borrowed against weETH.

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Borrow Distribution

The largest borrower accounts for 68.75% of the total weETH borrowed; this weETH is borrowed against itself, putting the position at low risk of liquidation. Other top borrowers are also borrowing against WETH or weETH.

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Given on-chain liquidity and user distribution, we recommend increase the supply and borrow caps.


Chain Asset Current Supply Cap Recommended Supply Cap Current Borrow Cap Recommended Borrow Cap
Ethereum weETH 84,000 130,000 29,500 No Change
Arbitrum weETH 8,000 16,000 800 1,600

Next Steps

We will move forward and implement these updates via the Risk Steward process.


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