Taking A Look At Commodo - The New Lending And Borrowing Platform Being Built On Comdex
The Comdex ecosystem keeps growing and growing despite the cryptocurrency markets being in the gutter. They are really transforming the original idea of democratizing global finance markets for all, to being prime DEFI infrastructure layer for the Cosmos ecosystem.
Today, we are wanting to take a look at the latest project announcement that is coming to the Comdex blockchain, Commodo! The Commodo team put out an introduction post on Medium that we used to reference the information in this post. If you want to take a look at the original post, you can do so here. They get a bit more technical in this post, and we are here to break it down for you!
Commodo is a new lending and borrowing platform coming to the Comdex blockchain that is IBC native and will be able to work with other IBC connected assets in the Cosmos SDK ecosystem. It utilizes the already existing lending features that Comdex is building into their cAssets platform, so all they have to add is the borrow functionality!
The primary use of the platform will be to create a stable and liquid form of passive income for IBC asset holders. There are plans in the future to add bridges, synthetic assets, and more to the platform, utilizing all aspects of the Comdex ecosystem.
The process is pretty straight forward and follows the same model as other lending platforms like Compound Finance and Aave that are on Ethereum, and Venus protocol on BSC. Users will be able to lend assets to the protocol, allowing them to earn interest from people that borrow from the protocol. They can also then in turn borrow against their own assets! This basically allows people to create their own crypto based credit lines freeing them from the banks and credit companies! Talking about being your own bank!
Current Assets That Can Be Used
As of now, the protocol uses two bridged assets, $ATOM and the new $CMST stablecoin, also on the Comdex blockchain. You can see our post on the Composite stablecoin ecosystem here. $ATOM was choses to help add utility to the token and to help expand the use in the ecosystem.
Why These Assets Were Really Chosen - Security
I really can't say it any better than the team can so according to the Comdex introduction post:
By limiting the pairings to the bridged assets, the platform allows for a single lending pair for each individual token. This allows it to concentrate the liquidity that users provide instead of fragmenting it into dozens of different pools. Simultaneously, this feature provides deeper liquidity for every lending pair, as it shields users from liquidity dilution.
Regarding security, since the pools are isolated and in fewer numbers, risks are equally reduced. All transactions are routed through the same bridge asset (in this case, $CMST or $ATOM), implying that only the bridge assets require trust.
So basically, in the case one of the paired tokens is compromised, only the pool of this particular token will be affected, effectively isolating the risks to a single lending pool. This isolated money market feature allows the platform to benefit from high security by design.
Any governance proposals for the Commodo platform will be done using the $CMDX token, which is the native token of the Comdex blockchain and ecosystem. To be able to vote on governance proposals, users will need to have their $CMDX staked with a delegator like us, carbonZERO and then you can choose to vote on the proposals or let us represent you in the vote as we vote on all Comdex governance proposals.
Wrapping It Up
In a nutshell, the Comdex team is on fire and Commodo is just another stepping stone in the ever expansion of the ecosystem. They are not just wanting to be another app specific blockchain with a single DEX or app built on top, they are building an entire financial system on their own layer 1, IBC connected blockchain! This is just a quick introduction to hit the finer points of the Commodo protocol that is coming soon! For more details, you can visit the blog post from the team.
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