Whales Are Accumulating 10 Altcoins on Ethereum Competitor Avalanche, According to On-Chain Data

New data from a whale-surveilling website reveals which crypto assets are being devoured by the top 1,000 Avalanche (AVAX) whales.

According to WhaleStats, which recently began keeping track of the smart contract platform and Ethereum (ETH) competitor, deep-pocketed AVAX investors are, on average, snapping up thousands of dollars worth of stablecoins and other altcoins.

The top purchased token in the past day by AVAX whales is Magic Internet Money (MIM), the stablecoin of lending platform Abradacadabra.money, with an average purchase amount of $14,089.

Avalanche itself takes the number two spot with an average purchase amount of $13,899.

USDC.e and USDT.e, which represent stablecoins USD Coin (USDC) and Tether (USDT) respectively on the AVAX blockchain, sit at numbers three and four.

At number five is decentralized exchange (DEX) platform Pangolin (PNG) while decentralized reserve currency protocol Wonderland (TIME) grabs the sixth spot.

Avalanche-based decentralized exchange TraderJoe (JOE) lands at number seven followed by Wrapped Ethereum (WETH.e) and Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC.e), which are Bitcoin and Ethereum tokens bridged over to the AVAX protocol.

Wrapped Avalanche (WAVAX) rounds out the list.

Source: WhaleStats

WhaleStats also shows that the top-held crypto assets by Avalanche whales are AVAX, WETH.e, USDC.e, JOE, USDT.e, MIM, WBTC.e, WAVAX, Wrapped Chainlink (LINK.e), and blockchain-based play-to-earn gaming token Cradaba (CRA).

Statistics show that Avalanche whales hold 2,440 AVAX tokens on average, worth $267.613, while the biggest token position by dollar value held by them overall is Wrapped Ethereum.

Avalanche is currently exchanging hands for $107 at time of writing, an 11% decrease from its seven-day high of $120.

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Top Trader Says Ethereum Competitor Avalanche (AVAX) and Two Altcoins Appear Ready To Explode

A closely followed crypto trader says a major trend shift is occurring for one altcoin, and two more crypto assets are building bullish setups.

Pseudonymous trader Cantering Clark tells his 95,000 followers on Twitter that he has his eye on ICE, the governance token that powers multichain yield optimization platform Popsicle Finance.

With ICE well off its all-time highs and showing signs of sudden strength, Cantering Clark says a trend shift could be underway. He looks at ICE in its Wrapped Ethereum pair (ICE/WETH) to gauge its strength.

“Ok. This chart is pretty loud right now.

Narrative + Big names + Trend shift”

Source: Cantering Clark/Twitter

The trader also has his eye on SPELL, the governance token for abracadabra.money, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that allows users to deposit interest-bearing collateral to take loans of its stablecoin Magic Internet Money (MIM), ostensibly enabling self-repaying loans.

According to Cantering Clark, SPELL is displaying a change in direction unparalleled in the rest of the crypto markets.

“I am not sure there is a cleaner change in direction than SPELL.

High timeframe W bottom at just the right time as most alt sellers cool off after 70-80% drops from highs. Significant players have built positions. Send it.”

Source: Cantering Clark/Twitter

One Ethereum competitor that’s on the trader’s radar is the smart contract platform Avalanche (AVAX). According to him, all-time highs could be around the corner after a clean break of the $120 level.

“AVAX is such a beast.

Possible S/R (support and resistance) flip here at the daily pivot around $120.

ATH (all-time highs) next.”

Source: Cantering Clark/Twitter

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DeFi Project Spotlight: Abracadabra.Money, DeFi’s Magic Money Spell Book

Key Takeaways

  • Abracadabra.Money is a lending protocol that lets users deposit interest-bearing assets to mint a multi-chain stablecoin called Magic Internet Money.
  • Its lending engine allows for leveraged yield farming by unlocking stranded capital to turn what would’ve otherwise been illiquid assets liquid.
  • The fully-collateralized and decentralized stablecoin MIM can be found on all decentralized exchanges across all blockchains.

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Abracadabra.Money is a lending protocol that allows users to deposit interest-bearing assets as collateral to borrow a stablecoin called Magic Internet Money that can be used across multiple blockchains.

Abracadabra.Money Explained

Abracadabra.Money is a multi-chain lending protocol utilizing interest-bearing assets to mint Magic Internet Money.

It sounds esoteric, but in reality, the idea is quite simple. Abracadabra’s main goal is to unlock what would have otherwise been stranded capital in DeFi to empower users to yield farm with leverage. The protocol achieves this by allowing users to deposit interest-bearing assets such as Ethereum, USDT, or USDC deposited in Yearn.Finance’s pools as collateral to borrow or mint a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin called MIM. 

Abracadabra’s co-founder, who goes by the alias Squirrel, says the idea for the project was born out of the dire need for a decentralized stablecoin that is better than the current alternatives—one that is truly decentralized, provides utility, and is primed for the multi-chain world. “We saw an opportunity to create a stablecoin that is solely backed by interest-bearing assets,” he says. Squirrel believes that Abracadabra’s direct competitor, MakerDAO, has strayed too far away from DeFi’s core values. He explains:

“DAI has become a very unattractive stablecoin. We were fans when it was Ethereum-collateralized, but at this stage, DAI is 60% collateralized by USDC. A supposedly decentralized stablecoin that is primarily collateralized by a centralized stablecoin—it’s ridiculous.”

To understand Abracadabra’s economic moat, it’s worth looking at how regular yield farming and conventional decentralized stablecoins function today. With standard yield farming, users typically deposit or stake liquid assets like USDT or SUSHI into yield farms like Yearn or Sushi. In exchange, users receive illiquid interest-bearing tokens such as yUSDT and xSUSHI that essentially represent “receipts” to retrieve the original deposits along with any accrued yield. In other words, liquid tokens go in, and illiquid interest-bearing tokens come out.

Conversely, minting a conventional decentralized stablecoin like DAI requires depositing liquid assets like Ethereum or USDC as collateral to get liquid stablecoin tokens like DAI out. That means liquid tokens go in, and liquid tokens come out.

Abracadabra, on the other hand, combines the two approaches. It lets users deposit illiquid interest-bearing tokens like yUSDT and xSUSHI as collateral to mint a liquid asset: MIM. This opens up leveraged yield farming opportunities by unlocking stranded capital or making what would’ve otherwise been illiquid assets liquid. Explaining the possibilities Abracadabra unfolds, Squirrel says:

“With Abracadabra, users can leverage up their liquidity provider positions to earn more fees. Of course, there’s a risk that comes with that, namely the risk of liquidation, but it’s still a completely new way of market-making in the decentralized world.”

To better understand Squirrel’s point, consider the following yield farming strategy. Suppose a user wants to earn interest on $10,000 in stablecoins. One thing they could do is deposit 10,000 USDT into the Yearn USDT Vault, currently yielding around 2.1% net APY. The depositor will receive yvUSDT tokens, which are effectively “receipts” for staking or interest-bearing tokens representing the staked deposit.

The user can now take these interest-bearing yvUSDT tokens and use them as collateral to take out a loan on Abracadabra. Since these tokens effectively represent $10,000 worth of staked stablecoins, the interest or the cost for taking out this loan is roughly 0.8% a year and the user can borrow up to 90% of their value. 

Source: Abracadabra.Money

This means the user earns 2.1% APY on their deposit, takes out a loan costing 0.8% of the year, and receives 90% of his original value in MIM. This means he has $9,000 worth of liquid capital in MIM and still makes 1.3% APY on his original deposit. 

The user could even continue leveraging his position up to 10 times with Abracadabra’s lending engine. In the background, the protocol will exchange the MIM tokens back to USDT, deposit them into Yearn for the 2.1% APY, use the yvUSDT LP tokens to borrow more MIM, and repeat the process until the desired leverage is achieved. This is done automatically and allows for a $10,000 deposit to earn yield on the equivalent of $100,000 minus loan interest fees. 

Synergy with Popsicle Finance

In the background, Abracadabra uses Sushi’s Kashi Lending Technology to provide isolated lending markets that enable users to adjust their risk tolerance according to the collateral they decide to use. The lending engine plays off synergies with other DeFi protocols to allow for some powerful yield farming strategies. Squirrel explains:

“In the near future, we will be able to leverage liquidity providing on Popsicle Finance using Abracadabra. For example, a user picks a trading pair on the Popsicle automated market maker, say ETH/USDT, deposits the funds into the pool, and picks a leverage level. Then we use the Abracadabra Degen Box engine where the initial ETH/USDT LP tokens get deposited, automatically borrow MIM against the LP tokens as collateral, and then use the borrowed MIM to purchase and deposit more ETH/USDT back into the said pool based on the desired leverage.”

Popsicle Finance is a multi-chain yield optimization platform for liquidity providers built by the same experienced team behind Abracadabra. Its vision is to be the market maker of DeFi—a protocol that optimizes liquidity providing across all chains and decentralized exchanges. To do that, Squirrel says, Popsicle needed a separate but synergistic protocol like Abracadabra. He explains:

“If you think about it, to be a proper market maker, you need a reliable place where you can borrow, and a stablecoin that’s available everywhere. Abracadabra provides both. The lending platform allows users to create any isolated risk lending market they want, and with MIM being that multi-chain stablecoin, we can easily shift liquidity across ecosystems.”

MIM aims to be the decentralized stablecoin for the multi-chain world. By leveraging the AnySwap cross-chain protocol, users can currently transfer MIM from Arbitrum to Fantom within 10 minutes. The stablecoin already runs on all decentralized exchanges across all blockchains, sidechains, and Layer 2 protocols. “MIM is the only stablecoin that currently does that,” says Squirrel.

Tokenomics and Governance

Abracadabra has two tokens: MIM, the USD-pegged multichain stablecoin, and SPELL, the protocol’s utility and governance token used for fee-sharing and incentivization.

The SPELL token has a total supply of 210 billion coins, 63% of which are used to incentivize particular liquidity provider pairs or other liquidity mining programs to ensure deep liquidity for the project’s markets. The token emissions follow a ten-year halving model where SPELL rewards are cut in half every year. Most recently, the team made a proposal to reduce the farming incentives by 20% and instead burn those SPELL tokens.

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Furthermore, SPELL can be staked in the Wizard Dashboard to obtain sSPELL tokens, used for fee-sharing in the SPELL staking pool and governance of the Abracadabra DAO. All of the fees the protocol makes from interest, borrow, and liquidation fees are distributed in the SPELL single-sided staking pool in the form of SPELL tokens, currently yielding around 25% APR.

Abracadabra’s governance happens through a snapshot page where sSPELL and SPELL/ETH Sushiswap liquidity provider token holders can make or vote on protocol improvement proposals. To that end, building a community-driven project through decentralized governance is paramount for Abracadabra. 

Abracadabra and its affiliated projects Popsicle Finance and Wonderland Money form part of a group of fast-growing DeFi projects called Frog Nation. Supporters of the projects, including Squirrel and Daniele Sestagalli, another of Abracadabra’s co-founders, recently launched a social media campaign under the hashtag #OccupyDeFi to spread the word about its mission.

“For us, #OccupyDeFi is all about focusing on actually creating decentralized finance, and not this semi or quasi-decentralized finance,” says Squirrel, arguing that other DeFi protocols have succumbed to VCs and institutions at the cost of decentralization and the broader community.

The Future for Abracadabra 

Abracadabra’s roadmap plans include automating liquidations, creating more utility for MIM, and expanding across the entire DeFi universe. 

Liquidations on Abracadabra currently aren’t automatic, and users can’t bid or compete to liquidate other borrowers’ collateral. Instead, liquidations are currently handled manually by the team, which is far from being the most optimal or equitable process. However, Squirrel says that Abracadabra is currently working with another project on a solution to automate liquidations. He explains: 

 “We want to introduce a pool where users can deposit funds, have that pool automatically liquidate certain positions based on signals, and then share the profits from the liquidation fees with the depositors.”

Besides that, Abracadabra wants to give MIM more utility and make it the biggest decentralized stablecoin in the space. This means integrating more collateral assets, expanding to more chains, and building a strong and loyal community. “We’re never going to stop. If there are users on a different chain or a decentralized exchange, there’s no reason for us not to be there,” explains Squirrel.

In conclusion, Abracadabra is an ambitious project building a superior product that is trying to fill what seems to be a real gap in the market-making and stablecoin corner of decentralized finance. The incredible pace at which the project is growing indicates that Abracadabra has found the perfect product-market fit. “The frog nation will win,” Squirrel concludes. For him, the fight to keep DeFi, open, decentralized, and censorship-resistant has only just begun.

Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this feature held ETH and xSUSHI.

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Magic Internet Money races past $1B, sets sights on MakerDao

Abracadabra Money’s stablecoin Magic Internet Money (MIM) has surged past a $1 billion total supply this month as the project works to provide competition to MakerDAO.

Abracadabra is a cross-chain stablecoin lending protocol that operates on Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Fantom, Avalanche, and Arbitrum. Along with MIM, the project also has a SPELL governance token which can be staked on the protocol.

The project describes itself as a “spell book” that enables users to provide collateral via interest-bearing bearing tokens such as yvUSDC, xSUSHI and to borrow the MIM stablecoin against their tokens.

“To reverse the spell, the caster simply returns the conjured MIMs to the spell book. Then the magically locked interest-bearing tokens are released,” the website reads.

Interest-bearing tokens such as xSUSHI provide the hodler with a cut of the fees from the decentralized exchange (DEX) SushiSwap.

Abracadabra launched in May, and according to Coingecko, MIM has surged to seventh on the stablecoin rankings with a market cap of $1.14 billion at the time of writing.

While MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin currently sits at fourth with a market cap of $6.4 billion, MIM’s meteoric rise suggests that it could provide strong competition to the popular platform soon.

By contrast, DAI was launched back in December 2017 and surpassed a market cap of $1 billion in late 2020. A caveat to that however, is that there was significantly less activity in the crypto market when DAI was initially launched.

Abracadabra takes fees from the interest paid on the loans. It surpassed MakerDAO last week in terms of fees, generating $1.27 million versus $969,000 respectively. MakerDAO still looms over Abracadabra in terms of total value locked (TVL), with $13.7 billion to $1.7 billion.

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The pseudonymous co-founder of Abracadabra, who goes by the name “Squirrel” told The Defiant on Oct. 7 that the project’s success has been driven by its efforts to enable support for multiple blockchains:

“By being multi-chain with Abracadabra, we are the first and only decentralized stablecoin that can be minted on various chains.”

Squirrel also highlighted that its fee structure has contributed to its rapid adoption, as SPELL stakers receive 75% of the interest payments on the protocols’ loans via SPELL tokens that are rewarded to the stakers.