Add support for LQ on Liqwid v1

This is a proposal for creating a new liquidity market to support LQ lending and collateral use on the Liqwid v1 protocol.

As the Liqwid protocol’s native governance and utility token adding support for LQ lending is a milestone proposal which will expand the token’s utility within the protocol from its initial governance and staking functionality. If this proposal is successfully passed LQ would be the first Cardano native asset supported on the protocol as a collateral asset. This would allow LQ holders to open LQ-backed loans in all other markets on the protocol.

Similar to supplying the AAVE governance token in the Aave protocol, we propose to make LQ a supply-only asset that cannot be borrowed from the protocol to mitigate any governance risks/attacks. This means the supply APY will be 0% and there is not the normal interest rate curve that exists for each other market on the protocol (see the screenshot for the AAVE market details on Aave’s Etheruem market below).

*As a result of no borrow ability on the protocol the LQ market will not be incentivized at launch (no LQ user distribution rewards).

NOTE: The core team is currently analyzing the technical complexity involved in enabling supplied LQ to be staked and used as collateral while simultaneously earning staking rewards via Agora staking. This New Markets proposal will be updated with the final analysis shortly.

The proposed LQ risk parameters are as follows:
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This New Markets proposal is now open for community discussion and feedback.

Do you support this proposal to add support for LQ lending and collateral use on Liqwid v1?

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I support this proposal and im also eager to hear the final analysis for staked LQ to be used as collateral


I support this, it’s great to see another use case and feature for LQ holders. Very useful!


Nice and conservative to start, sounds like a good plan to me.


Yep looking forward to LQ collateral becoming a reality, hopefully with staking rewards. Great LQ utility boost and nice conservative proposed LTV. Vote YES …


Imo it’s too soon. Especially for staked collateral, I would wait until supply caps are possible

Beside supply caps, current liquidity om DEXes is too low. It would be quite easy to trigger liquidations. The protocol is probably safe from shortfall at 50% liquidation threshold, but I’m not sure…

I will vote no, for now.


LQ should never be used as collateral on its own protocol. This is how Terra and FTX (as one of the reasons) collapsed. LQ is different from both but the cause of meltdown will be the same - using its own token as collateral.


I am against this suggestion. We need to go back to CZI on Minswap. It would be great if this POL controlled Liqwid like Indigo stake LP tokens.

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I would rather we don’t open this pandora’s box of risk, would only be a matter of time until a bunch of loan positions get wrecked. DeFi’s learned this lesson on other chains already.

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I suggest we set the max LTV to 25% instead of 40%.

Out of an abundance of caution I’m a No for now. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for me in the past 3 years in crypto.

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