Howdy everybody, Shot & Cameron here from Banyan Collective!
We are excited to ramp up NEAR Developer Governance, shoutout to the amazing work @nearmax and @ori-near are doing to stand this up. While we already have community groups for the Protocol, Wallets, NFTs, DAOs, ZK, Python Tooling, we think its necessary to also stand one up for DeFI (Decentralized Finance).
| Notes can be found here NEAR Hacks|| Calendar can be found here (Thursdays at 11AM EST) https://nearhacks.com/defi-calendar|
| TG-Group: TBA||Governance forum post: 📈 Defi Builder Group|
- With the contagion of centralized exchanges, the world is looking at DeFI as the non custodial alternative
- Many DeFi builders/founders are currently not involved in the development of NEPs and open source tooling through other groups
- DeFi is a fundamental building block to Web3 and must be made open source with standards and security measures in place
- NEP Standards like the fungible token have profound effects across DeFi on NEAR
- There is already a DeFI founders chat we can easily transition to a builder group
- NEAR Foundation has distanced itself from DeFi due to regulatory concerns, so organizations like Banyan and Proximity have a bigger responsibility to support the ecosystem in this fashion
- There has been silos within the space like Skyward.finance that have resulted in exploits that must be addressed to preserve the overall reputation of NEAR Ecosystem
- Other blockchains like Solana & Aptos are positioning themselves as DeFI blockchains which have overall funding ramifications for projects across the ecosystem.
Topics to Address
- Liquidity, Order Books, Composability, Stablecoins, Insurance
- Building open source tooling and standards for DeFi
- Support DeFI project scale and hold them accountable for security & compliance practices
Stakeholders We Would LIke to Get Involved
- Funds: Proximity, Metaweb, OWC
- Orderbooks: Spin, Tonic, Orderly
- DEX: Ref.finance, Jumbo
- Staking: Metapool
- Lending: Burrow, Omomo
- Yield: Pembroock, Jump DeFI, Cheddar, Acumen
- Aggregators: Surge, Abritoor
- Oracles: Flux, Switchboard
- Data: Ref Analytics, Coinhall, Datrics, Odyssey, Pulsar
- Privacy: Hurricane
- Tools: Keypom, Near.social
Comment below with your ideas, topics we should address, stakeholders we left out.