The proposal outlines the deployment of Aave v2 on the Fantom blockchain with the aim of expanding “lending to the Fantom community” and utilising available incentives to “bootstrap the launch of Aave on a new ecosystem”.
We created a governance proposal to launch @AaveAave on Fantom.
— Fantom Foundation (@FantomFDN) October 11, 2021
In a bid to attract development, the Fantom Foundation recently launched a 370M FTM incentive program, which has led to a sharp increase in the total value locked (TVL) and number of protocols choosing to build on Fantom.
Since the announcement of the incentives program on August 31, the TVL on Fantom has gone from $743m to an October 11 total of $5.5bn.
According to additional data from DefiLlama, the spike in TVL has also seen Fantom overtake competing Layer-1 ecosystem Avalanche in the TVL rankings.
An ironic twist of fate for Fantom
Geist has an identical front-end to Aave, and being a fork, it utilises much of the same code and products as Aave to deliver lending and borrowing.
The success of Geist shows that there is rampant demand for lending and borrowing products on Fantom. Now, with a trusted protocol like Aave leading the way, it could lead to a drastic increase in the already burgeoning TVL on Fantom if the proposal is successful.
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