Week 15: Make it rain GRAIN
👋 Welcome Farmers to another edition of our weekly update!
🧑🌾🏘️ Over 15 weeks ago, humble farmers set out on a journey to create the Harvest Cooperative and to easily and automatically farm the highest yields in DeFi.
🌾 In what feels far longer than 15 weeks, the Harvest has come a long way and today marks a new chapter for Harvest with the recent launch of GRAIN. With over 25 pools or strategies available to farmers, Harvest will continue to be Farmer First. Thank you for being a part of the journey!
🌾 Grain Launch and Update
Harvest launched the GRAIN claims portal yesterday. To read more about the launch check out our post here.
🙏 24 hours after launch, and the community has spoken! Harvest would like to give a sincere thank you to all the farmers who have entrusted Harvest with the GRAIN launch. With community feedback and farm love from our rockstar Mod team, we remain extremely bullish about the future of GRAIN.
🛄 In addition, nearly 85% of all GRAIN has been claimed. Harvest could not have done this with the support and contributions of the Harvest Cooperative. Thank you to everyone who participated in channels like #governance, #technical-discussion, or who voted with Snapshot, your ideas and voices made this a very successful launch where nearly 85% of all GRAIN were already claimed on Day 1.
🤝 Harvest + APY.Vision Partnership
👁️ As Harvest continues to grow its farmlands, we are also always considering what our neighbors are building, as cooperation amongst neighbors can create synergies leading to more bountiful yields. Recently we partnered with APY.Vision who is giving away Special Limited Edition “HarvestXAPY.Vision Chad Pro” collectibles that gives the NFT holder PRO access on https://apy.vision for 3 months (valued at 1 ETH). Only 80 of these Limited Edition NFTs exist!
💻 What is APY.Vision?
APY.vision is a platform that helps liquidity providers (LPs) track their liquidity pool holdings so they can maximize their gains (and minimize their losses) when providing liquidity. They provide research tools so that farmers can easily match their risk tolerance to the right pools in an easy to use, clean user interface.
💰 How can I earn this awesome NFT?
If you already stake in the UNISWAP_LP farm on Harvest.finance, you’re already eligible to participate in the giveaway! If you haven’t staked yet, you’ll need to stake the eligible Uniswap FARM/USDC liquidity pool (UNI-V2) tokens in the Harvest.finance Farm. Each week, for the next 8 weeks, APY.Vision will be announcing 10 winners (from a random block during the week) who stake in the UNISWAP_LP (FARM/USDC) farm. The lucky winners will each receive an APYCHADPRO NFT that allows access to the PRO edition of APY.vision.
For more information about APY.Vision and the “HarvestXAPY.Vision Chad Pro” NFT, click here.
🚨New Strategies Alert
The Harvest Cooperative has sprouted four new crops for hungry farmers this week! To continue attracting new farmers from across all the lands, we’ve added new pools for Index, two new pools for Curve, and a new FARM/ETH UNI pool!
🦄🔷🦉 UNI:ETH-DPI Strategy
As we further industrialize the Harvest Cooperative, we have added a new strategy that accepts ETH-DPI UNI LP tokens. In turn, Harvest farms these LP tokens and earns farmers:
- INDEX rewards
- FARM rewards
- Uniswap fees
In the spirit of more 69 and 420, Harvest harvests and consolidates these three income streams automatically.
🌈 New Curve Strategies
We continue to welcome all the new farmers across the international farmlands with the inclusion of two new assets, HBTC and HUSD. This will allow farmers in stables and BTC ample opportunities to earn more yield.
- Deposit hBTC and wBTC assets into Curve’s HBTC strategy here
- Deposit the CRV:HBTC token on to the Harvest Farm page
- Deposit the fAsset of CRV:HBTC on the stake page here
- Deposit DAI, USDC, USDT, and HUSD assets into Curve’s HUSD strategy here
- Deposit the CRV:HUSD token on to the Harvest Farm page
- Deposit the fAsset of CRV:HUSD on the stake page here
🚜🔷🦄 FARM/ETH UNI LP Strategy
Farmers have been asking and now they shall receive! For LPs excited about a FARM/ETH LP pool on Uniswap, your day has come!
Farmers supplying liquidity will not only earn Uniswap fees, but will also be sprayed with additional FARM rewards for supporting the farming cause.
🛠️ Help Wanted — Farmhands Inquire Below
🎉 We are offering a total of $1000 in prizes to people who help with the following task for the benefit of the harvest cooperative:
📚 Organize the backlog of items that could benefit the cooperative. For each of the tasks, we would like the person to prioritize the task, with low/medium/high priority, as well as label each task with the “roles” or “skills” needed to plow through that backlog.
📝 The places to gather the backlog are from:
Discord Channels: #💡ideas-and-brainstorming, #🌾farming-strategies, #📠technical-discussion, #🏛governance
✔️ The scope of the tasks that are to be prioritized include:
- Community dashboards
- Community dev projects
- Community wiki
- Research for new farming strategies
- R&D for new ideas suggested by community members
- UI/UX and other site improvements to Harvest Finance
📤 To start and submit the job:
- Create your own https://www.notion.so/ board, and make an organizational scheme of your choice to organize all the ideas and tasks in the most easily accessible way.
- Share the link to your notion page in the Discord channel #📠technical-discussion
🔬 Job submissions will be evaluated on readability, completeness, quality, and the ease with which it is possible for other contributors to add more items. The deadline for submissions is on Saturday December 12, at 7pm UTC.
🏆 The best submission will receive $700, the second place submission will receive $300.
💸 Operations Fund Loan for Weekly Liquidity Incentives and FARM Cannon
⛲ DelayMint is delayed today. To continue the streamlined spray of weekly emissions, Harvest will temporarily move 10486.1623 FARM from the Ops Fund to 0xf00d. When delaymint is allowed, 10486.1623 FARM will be minted and deposited back to the Ops Fund.
The transaction of the transfer can be found here: https://etherscan.io/tx/0x6eadbd4d1351010fa14a03f3f5882642946b6e5ed665e234499baf6e1a7aab4c
🙋 Ask Us Anything!
🧑🌾 As we approach the end of 2020, so much has happened in the 15 weeks since Harvest launched that we want to take the time to have a Q&A session with all humble farmers and the greater crypto community to answer any of your questions about the project.
❓ To that end we are kicking off an AMA Reddit thread to collect any questions you might have for the team. After the questions are collected and reviewed, a live stream with Community Manager ‘Redmption’ will be hosted by Gabriel Haines, an excellent content creator for the crypto ecosystem and a frequent contributor in the Harvest Discord chat server.
📃 For more details about the AMA, and to submit your questions, visit our reddit page.
📚 Encyclopedia Breadtannica
🔒 One of our core values here at Harvest Finance is to make investing in decentralized finance safe and easy while implementing cutting edge strategies that maximize returns.
😕 Unfortunately for new users, just getting started in the world of cryptocurrencies can be intimidating. To help all prospective farmers start with the right farming tools, the community managers have been making updates to our Wiki and begun creating beginner guides so your Aunt Matilda can deposit to Harvest with confidence.
📖 One of the first in this series is ‘Six steps to joining Harvest Finance and the Yield Farming Revolution’, a beginners guide showing you how to install MetaMask, purchase from Coinbase, and from your own wallet deposit to Harvest Finance. Be sure to send us feedback from Aunt Matilda, and be on the lookout for the next article in the series.
🖌️ Creativity Contest — Round 4
🎄 Last week we kicked off the fourth round of the Creativity Contest with the theme of “Christmas, New Years and The Holiday Season” and so far the entries have captured the essence of the season perfectly. Be sure to review the contest announcement and rules here, and get your entries submitted.
🎁 There are over $5000 in FARM prizes up for grabs! Check out some of the entries we have already been highly impressed with:
🏧 Emission Overview
💹 Week 14 Farming Incentives:
1️⃣ In Week 1, 57569.1 $FARM were issued (mint 1, 2, 3).
2️⃣ In Week 2, 51676.2 $FARM were issued.
3️⃣ In Week 3, 26400.2 $FARM were issued (mint, burns 1, 2, 3).
4️⃣ In Week 4, 24997.5 $FARM were issued.
5️⃣ In Week 5, 23555.0 $FARM were issued.
6️⃣ In Week 6, 22507.83 $FARM were issued.
7️⃣ In Week 7, 21507.22 $FARM were issued.
8️⃣ In Week 8, 20,551.42 $FARM were issued.
9️⃣ In Week 9, 19637.46 $FARM were issued.
🔟 In Week 10, 18764.46 $FARM were issued.
In Week 11, 17,930.26 $FARM were issued.
In Week 12, 17,133.15 $FARM were issued.
In Week 13, 16,371.47 $FARM were issued.
In Week 14, 15,643.66 $FARM were issued.
In Week 15, 14,948.20 $FARM will be issued.
📉 $FARM emission in week 15 is further reduced by 4.44% from last week’s emission of 15,643.66. This is part of the emissions cut community vote where 99.12% of the votes approved this decreasing emissions plan. After ensuring sufficient emission to bootstrap critical liquidity and incentivize capital providers, additional emission provides diminishing returns to Harvest.
10,486.16 $FARM (70% of week 15) will be distributed to capital and liquidity providers as follows:
🎉 312.34 $FARM (2.09% of week 15) to stablecoin deposits into Harvest yield farming:
- 145.07 $FARM for USDC pool (.97% of week 15 total)
- 99.18 $FARM for USDT pool (.66%)
- 44.41 $FARM for DAI pool (.3%)
- 23.68 $FARM for TUSD pool (.16%)
🚀 1926.11 $FARM (12.89% of week 15) to Curve deposits into Harvest yield farming:
- 520.57 $FARM for YCRV pool (3.48%)
- 468.51 $FARM for 3CRV pool (3.13%)
- 301.93 $FARM for CRV-USDN pool (2.02%)
- 301.93 $FARM for CRV-BUSD pool (2.02%)
- 301.93 $FARM for CRV-COMPOUND pool (2.02%)
- 31.23 $FARM for CRV-HUSD pool (.21%)
₿ 989.09 $FARM (6.62% of week 15) to BTC deposits into Harvest yield farming:
- 26.03 $FARM for renBTC pool (.17%)
- 46.85 $FARM for wBTC pool (.31%)
- 645.51 $FARM for Vault_CRV_renwBTC pool (4.32%)
- 208.23 $FARM for CRV:TBTC pool (1.39%)
- 62.47 $FARM for CRV:HBTC pool (.42%)
🤑 104.11 $FARM (.7% of week 15) to WETH deposits into Harvest yield farming
🍣 1379.51 $FARM (9.23% of week 15) to SUSHI deposits into Harvest yield farming
- 312.34 $FARM for ETH-DAI pool (2.09%)
- 468.51 $FARM for ETH-WBTC pool (3.15%)
- 234.26 $FARM for ETH-USDT pool (1.57%)
- 364.40 $FARM for ETH-USDC pool (2.44%)
📈 52.06 $FARM (.35% of week 15) to ETH-DPI UNI stakers into Harvest yield farming
👨🌾 1561.71 $FARM (10.45% of week 15) to $FARM stakers in the profit share.
🚜 3123.43 (20.9% of week 15) $FARM to $FARM liquidity providers in the Uniswap USDC/FARM pool
🚜 520.57 (3.48% of week 15) $FARM to $FARM liquidity providers in the Uniswap WETH/FARM pool
🏦 74.74 (.5%% of week 15) $FARM is set aside for GRAIN buybacks. As part of the community vote, 0.5% of total emissions will be used to support GRAIN and GRAIN initiatives. The GRAIN silo address is: 0x6D0d02Ab03b4409628D147Af1a3de70F49da570e
🏦 442.49 (2.96% of week 15) $FARM is set aside as a strategic reserve for future usage. It can be used for further incentivization opportunities e.g. market-making GRAIN, for incentivizing LPs, for combining into FARM/X LP positions later, or burning.
The strategic reserve address: 0x19762b3b0Fe9b4d4Bd16eFA242CD1f3bCD5fa57C
🌦️🌾 Grain Showers Bring Spring Crops
🙏🧑🌾👩🌾 Thank you again to all the farmers who have supported us up to this point! We share in your excitement as we look to the next phase of the Harvest Cooperative. With the launch of GRAIN and over 25 pools or vaults and counting, we look forward to more strategies and participation from the community.
❄️ ☃️🎄🎅 From creativity contests to developer submissions and everything in between, the season of giving is in full swing! The best thing farmers can give to one another is more alpha, so please consider sharing what Harvest has been doing with your friends and fellow degens. With much of the Harvest Cooperative operating on the community infrastructure of our farmer, the past few weeks have really personified all the giving that we have all done for each other. See you all next week!