[ARFC] Chaos Labs Risk Stewards - Increase Supply and Borrow Caps on V3 Metis - 03.12.24


A proposal to increase caps for the following assets on Metis:

  • m.USDC - Supply and Borrow Cap
  • m.USDT - Supply and Borrow Cap
  • DAI - Supply and Borrow Cap
  • WETH - Supply and Borrow Cap
  • METIS - Supply Cap


Several assets on Metis have reached high supply and borrow levels. The recommendations below were made utilizing Chaos’ supply and borrow cap methodologies and after analyzing user positions for each asset.


The following supply and borrow caps utilization have been reached:

  • m.USDC - 99% supply cap, 79% borrow cap
  • m.USDT - 100% supply cap, 96% borrow cap
  • m.DAI - 89% supply cap, 76% borrow cap

Utilizing our stress testing framework, we do not observe VaR while increasing the caps for these assets, as the main use case observed is looping the same asset to earn incentives. Given this, we recommend capping the supply caps of stablecoins to 75% of their respective on-chain circulating supply.


The supply cap for WETH on Metis V3 is currently at 100% utilization, with the borrow cap sitting at 84% utilized.

Considering the liquidity and the overall usage on Metis we recommend doubling the supply and borrow cap and setting them at 1,200 and 720, respectively.

Borrow Distribution:


The supply cap for METIS on Metis V3 is currently at 85% utilization.

As Metis is listed as a non-collateral asset, we recommend setting the supply cap to 600k METIS. As there is a low demand for borrowing METIS, we do not recommend increasing the cap at this time.


Chain Asset Current Supply Cap Recommended Supply Cap Current Borrow Cap Recommended Borrow Cap
Metis m.USDC 10,000,000 14,500,000 9,000,000 13,000,000
Metis m.USDT 8,000,000 12,000,000 7,200,000 11,000,000
Metis m.DAI 1,100,000 1,240,000 950,000 1,110,000
Metis WETH 600 1,200 360 720
Metis METIS 400,000 600,000 32,000 No Change

Next Steps

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


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