[Proposal] Adjusting Anchor Target rate down to 18.5%

December saw a borrow growth of 124% as deposits Anchor protocol increased as a result of a massive inflow of UST (likely contributed by new leveraged strategies such as abracadabra aUST degenbox), whilst borrows only grew at 34.66%. This disparity between deposits to borrows is growing wider, and without enough borrower demand in the short-term, it is possible that the Anchor protocol could continue to deplete its yield reserve.

Utilization ratios on the platform also fell as a result of this disparity, however this was offset by an increase in the interest generated by bLUNA deposited as collateral.

Anchor should adjust the target rate by -1% down to 18.5% to ensure that the protocol can continue to maintain its health and deliver returns to Anchor Lenders.

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Not a fan of this at all.

It sends out a clear message that yields are taking the big ugly stick before any other options have been considered.

Even though it’s only 1% (nobody will notice right). It is a path towards 17.5% the month later or perhaps 16.5% if we can get away with it. This approach is last resort type of stuff when the yield reserve is burned out.

This doesn’t even need a proposal. We will be forced down this path if no alternative action is taken to resolve the imbalance.

Let’s wait and see what the Anchor team come back with in their proposals.

I’ve already pulled all my collateral off anchor and am on solana until I see improvements.
Earn rates are unsustainable and either borrowers, or depositors are going to get screwed when all of this unravels and I’m not leaving my luna and eth here where people are constantly crying “all we have to do is raise borrowing”…

I’ve already proposed multiple solutions to incentivise borrowing, It’s been 2 months and the only thing i’ve seen from the community was their inability to compensate other borrowers (I was not affected) on their price oracle failiure. 2 people command 47% of the entire governance voting power.

Make bANC a collateral, raise liquidation LTV to 0.75, increase the ANC rewards for borrowing like was done in the past. Maybe then I can CONSIDER coming back to Anchor but its a brutally competative market for lenders right now and Anchor is sitting on it’s ass with MIMtoy.

I’ve even proposed helping Nexus with charging up our borrow utilization however no feedback was even given on that. Yet everyone is so quick to defend danny boy’s MIMtoy as the holy grail Anchor needed. Nexus would solve the borrow side equation with a little simple borrowing incentives especially now that they are moving to protocol owned liquidity.

bANC nLUNA nETH bPSIdp are all great collateral options if you want to balance the borrow side of the equation. This combined with tools we alerady have, like ANC rewards rate for borrowers, liquidation LTV, and ability to compensate injured borrowers to show good will to future borrowers is what Anchor needs to run 20% APY sustainably. Not a bunch of voters who are whining we need more borrowing. Otherwise your APY on cash will drop fast as the rest of us borrowers leave for better pastures. It really isnt that hard to liquidate your loan and move elsewhere when you can only use 30% of it’s value safely.

Otherwise, just suck it up buttercup your Earn APY is going DOWN.

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An example of one of many ‘Anchor’s’ I think its time to stop thinking that the protocol is unique and just has a couple minor problems when this, AAVE, Abracadabra, Alchemix, etc all offer the exact same thing and do it better. No point in saying “well you can just leave if you don’t like it here” because there won’t be anything left here without continuous improvement to the protocol to remain competent and competitive.


Getting consensus isn’t fast or easy, just because folks haven’t engaged your ideas doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in solutions. Bashing the community is going to get you nowhere fast. If you can’t be patient and persevere with a commitment to your ideas in the public domain, I’m afraid you’re just going to be angry and disappointed.