Gauntlet Monthly Updates

December 2023


Sharing a recap of Gauntlet’s market risk management work with Aave in December 2023. See below for this past month’s work summary and a preview of what’s coming up in January 2024.


Category Work Completed Commmentary
Quantitative Research Flashloan Analysis and Recommendations

Continuous community discussion on the GHO Stability and Peg Community Plan

Implementation in progress for Lever B of the Synchronicity Price Adapter “Killswitch” Functionality for LST Emode in collaboration with BGD

With extensive research and analysis on stablecoin peg, Gauntlet hopes to help formalize the community discussion around strengthening the GHO peg and organize it into its core components with actionable items with the GHO stability plan.

After months of research and development, the approval of Killswitch Functionality for LST Emode shows the community’s collaborative efforts to continuously innovate Aave in risk management.
Recommendations GSM Launch Parameter Recommendations

Recommendation for MAI/MIMATIC deprecation phase 2

USDT, wstETH supply and borrow cap recommendations on V3 Ethereum, Polygon, Arbitrum

m.USDC, m.USDT, METIS supply and borrow cap recommendations on V3 Metis

OP borrow cap recommendation on V3 Optimism

V2 Ethereum LT Reductions
Daily risk simulations and stress tests
Risk Modeling USDT risk parameter recommendations

sDAI and GNO v3 Gnosis supply cap recommendations

Interest rate curve recommendations for stablecoins across all Aave deployments

Increase supply cap of USDC.e on V3 Polygon

rETH, LINK, CRV caps supply cap recommendations on V3 Ethereum, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Ethereum
Firefighting during unique market stress events. Risk modeling to provide insight into the risk/reward tradeoffs of Aave initiatives
Risk Monitoring and Alerting Following the Aave V2 Markets Deprecation Plan and executed V2 Ethereum and Polygon LT reductions 12-04-2023 and posted V2 Ethereum LT reductions 01-02-2024

Continuous Aave market updates in Telegram Channel, open to the public, for alerts from Gauntlet’s monitoring platform

Gauntlet’s risk monitoring platform alerts the community of risk updates
Feature Upgrades Launched Slippage Curve Charts on Gauntlet’s risk dashboard. Covering a wide range of tokens and chains, the charts can be filtered to focus on the collateral safety of each asset on a specific L1 or L2. Gauntlet continuously upgrades its product offering

Upcoming Selected Work

  • Continuous analysis and recommendations for the Aave V2 Markets Deprecation Plan
  • Implement Lever B of Synchronicity Price Adapter “Killswitch” Functionality for LST Emode
  • Provide risk analysis on Aave’s launches across chains
  • Continuously monitor and increase supply caps if recommended via the Risk Steward process
  • Continue support of community initiatives and market alerts

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