Money Market ALPHA

JUL 05, 2021 • 5 Min Read

Genevieve Yeoh

Disclosure: Delphi Ventures has invested in Alpha. Members of our team hold Alpha, Cream and Aave. Delphi has done consulting work for Aave in the past. This statement is intended to disclose any conflict of interest and should not be misconstrued as a recommendation to purchase any token. This content is for informational purposes only, and you should not make decisions based solely on it. This is not investment advice.

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Alpha’s native token $ALPHA has suffered the worst drawdown among comparable money markets since May, despite the launch of its Alpha Homora v2 product as well as healthy revenue numbers. One reason for $ALPHA’s depressed valuation could be its ~$37.5m outstanding debt to Cream’s Iron Bank that resulted from an exploit back in February.  As part of the repayment plan, Alpha would lock 50M $ALPHA tokens in a “time locked escrow contract owned by C.R.E.A.M.’s multisig to ensure C.R.E.A.M. V2 remains fully collateralized”,  while 20% of protocol fees (i.e. earnings) collected from Alpha products will periodically be repaid to the Iron Bank. As funds are repaid, the escrowed tokens would be proportionally released.

Given Alpha’s cumulative realized fees  ($4.9m at the time of writing) roughly ~$1m should have been repaid to Cream. However, the 50M escrowed tokens have not moved. Based on an outstanding debt of ~$37.5m and the current annualiz

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