This proposal would introduce a new pool composed of three tokens: aDAI/aUSDC/aUSDT. aTokens are yield-bearing tokens from AAVE. The pool would allow traders to efficiently swap between those yield bearing tokens to quickly switch into a better yield. Liquidity providers of those tokens will also be able to earn trading fees on those tokens.
They would also offer a new alternative to current yield bearing options on Curve.
Interesting proposal. To give some background, when users deposit to the Aave Protocol, they get a “receipt”, an interest-bearing yield token, so called aTokens. For example, when you deposit 100 USDC into Aave Protocol, you will receive 100 aUSDC that grows algorithmically in your address balance. Essentially, stablecoin aTokens are permissionless savings accounts which are even quite even in use of payments due to the balance increase nature.
In the past, there has not been a venue to swap stablecoin-based aTokens with deep liquidity, and with the help of Curve community and CRV incentivisation, we might see utility where swapping aTokens would become seamless way to swap your yield from one stablecoin to another. It’s also brings liquidity into Curve and utility for Aave users, bringing the Aave and Curve communities closer together.
cTokens are different in nature and technical implementation, would not see similar value as having a deep aToken stablecoin pool. In terms of technical implementation, I recommend to launch this implementation upon Aave v2, which will include gas efficient aTokens.
Thanks for the Curve community of thinking the Aave fam <3