[TEMP CHECK] Onboard fdUSD to Aave v3 on BSC

[TEMP CHECK] Onboard fdUSD to Aave v3 on BSC

Author: Aave Chan Initiative

Date: 2024-01-10

Simple Summary:

The proposal aims to onboard fdUSD, a fiat-backed stablecoin, to the Aave v3 protocol on the BNB Chain (BSC).


fdUSD is a dollar-pegged stablecoin that provides stability and value preservation for users on the BNB Chain. It is issued by FD121 Ltd. (First Digital Labs), a subsidiary of First Digital Group that is incorporated in Hong Kong.

As part of the approved deployment on BSC, fdUSD will be a key asset for supply liquidity and borrow demand. As this is a net-new asset for Aave, we propose this TEMP CHECK to confirm community approval to add fdUSD as an asset for the launch of the BSC deployment of Aave. The proposal seeks to leverage the strong demand for stablecoins and the growing popularity of the BSC ecosystem to provide users with enhanced liquidity options.

Benefits of listing fdUSD:

  • Enhanced liquidity options for Aave users on the BSC deployment
  • Increased utility for fdUSD as it becomes available for lending and borrowing
  • Strengthened collaboration between Aave and the BSC ecosystem, fostering growth and innovation
  • Aave’s BSC deployment will be integrated with Binance’s web3 wallet, making easy access for Binance users to deposit fdUSD in Aave through the Earn program.

Market Impact:
Listing fdUSD contributes to the overall growth of Aave by expanding the range of assets available for lending and borrowing on the BSC pool.

As a main asset for use in Binance launch pools, we expect there to be good borrow demand for this asset.

Chain to be deployed/listed:

The intention is to list fdUSD on the Aave’s upcoming BNB Chain deployment.

Proof of Liquidity (POL) and Deposit Commitments:

  • Collaborations with external parties are in place to bootstrap liquidity and contribute to a robust and diverse liquidity environment for fdUSD. BNB chain partners have committed to providing an initial supply side liquidity of up to 5m fdUSD.
  • Plans for implementing liquidity mining programs tailored to Aave’s BSC deployment are under consideration.

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ACI worked with relevant partners in the BNB Chain ecosystem to craft this proposal. ACI holds no conflict of interest or relationship with the fdUSD protocol, and no compensation has been received for publishing this proposal.

Next Steps:

  1. If consensus is reached on this [TEMP CHECK], escalate this proposal to the Snapshot stage.
  2. If the Snapshot outcome is positive, this proposal will be escalated to the Aave Request for Comment (ARFC) stage.
  3. Publication of a standard ARFC, collect community and service providers feedback before escalating the proposal to the ARFC Snapshot stage.
  4. If the ARFC Snapshot outcome is positive, publish an AIP vote for final confirmation and enforcement of the proposal.


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Following governance process, this proposal has been escalated to the snapshot stage

Vote starts tomorrow.

TEMP CHECK Snapshot has ended and this proposal got both quorum and passed with YAE option as winning option, with 454K votes.

Next step will be the publication of an ARFC. Therefore this topic will be closed.