Lots of discussions on the minutiae of allocating rewards have been shared over the last few days.
Most of it opinion-driven, some of it backed by beautiful Excel calculations.
Let me allow to add one more ugly Excel calculation.
PICKLEPOWER uber alles?
Problem: What percentage of PICKLE rewards should go to LPs, which to Farmers?
Instead of discussing the outcome, let’s discuss procedure.
At the moment, we have 7 farms that compete for the leftovers of the PICKLEPOWER LP Pool.
What’s the correct amount of allocation, we wonder.
But should it matter? Being numbers-driven, we should align on a process that dictates the allocation.
So here, I do not derive the percentages allocated to each pool by pure imagination and willpower, but from the share in Pickle they would receive.
This also serves as a steering mechanism for TVL.
TVL or APY?
All TVL is not equal because our Treasury longs for that sweet sweet 27.5% cut of Jar APY.
The discussion on how to reward and why is as old as time… er, PICKLE itself.
Here’s a two-pronged approach here that serves both interests.
Splitting the rewards that are available to Farms in two parts, rewarding both TVL and APY separately dictated by their share of total TVL and APY.
If need be, we can change the factor by which these two are weighted.
Upsides. Upsides Everywhere.
This will make sure all TVL is treated “fairly” to some additional APY.
This will make sure all TVL is rewarded exceptionally according to the value they bring to PICKLE.
This will make sure that TVL moves into a new Farm with good APY in a short time, smoothing out the TVL over all Jars.
This means we never have to discuss PicklePower rewards again, as they are a function of the amount of Farms we provide to the DeFi public.
In these scenarios I demonstrate the flexibility we will gain by implementing this change. None oft these are supposed to be exact proposals and should not be read as such. They’re just extrapolations.
Play with the Excel sheet if you must!
Peg of Rewards: 7% per Farm
TVL/APY weight: 60/40
As we can see, all Farms receive a 6.79% base boost.
In addition, all farms are rewarded in proportion to the value the bring to the treasury.
Peg of Rewards: 10% per Farm
TVL/APY weight: 60/40
As we can see, all Farms receive a 8.08% base boost.
In addition, all farms are rewarded extra better in proportion to the value the bring to the treasury.
We have introduced a super awesome new pool, but it’s small. I’m sure it will grow!
The TVL based reward is super cheap for us since it adds 7.68% for only 362 PICKLE/week.
The APY based reward (measured in PICKLE) isn’t exceptional per se, but with such little TVL, this makes for an extremely attractive reward of almost 17.5%!
The “NEWPOOL” has attracted a major influx of TVL.
Since the Farm’s utility for Treasury is now on par with some of the other Jars, the rewards scale tips back into favor of these Jars, preserving APY of all Farms equally.
I hope with these examples I could provide valid reasoning to start a thought process.
I know the analysis is not on par with what others here have produced in the last few days, but in my mind an algorithmic, sliding and only marginally attackable way for rewards has been outlined in its basic premise.
Feel free to discuss!
again: EXCEL HERE