Integral Insight Newsletter | 2022Q3

It’s been an exciting quarter for Integral, as we’ve worked to expanded our product to L2s and continued to drive growth with Integral SIZE. Read below for a recap of our Q3.

Marketing Updates

We continued to host regular office hour events in our Discord. If you have questions about Integral SIZE or just want to hang out, be sure to stop by.

We also ran additional user campaigns, including the ongoing one with DappBack.

In September our team attended Messari Mainnet in New York City. It was great catching up with other builders and teams in the space.

Look forward to other regular content like Twitter spaces coming up next quarter. We have a lot planned to wrap up the year!

Product Updates

We’ve made significant progress towards the launch of our testnet version of Integral SIZE on Arbitrum.

Arbitrum is an L2 scaling solution that allows for faster and cheaper transactions compared to the main Ethereum network. By deploying Integral SIZE to an L2 network like Arbitrum, we can offer our users a number of benefits such as lower fees, increased speed, and further access for users to SIZE’s 30-minute TWAP.

After months of hard work and preparation, we were thrilled to announce the launch on Arbitrum testnet in July. This was a major milestone on the road to a fully L2 deployment, which will go live in Q4.

In preparation for the Arbitrum launch, we took a close look at how slippage compares between mainnet and L2s. We found that L2s have the potential to significantly reduce slippage, which is an important consideration for traders and liquidity providers. Right now L2 slippage for large trades is still very high, but most small trades are done with low slippage.

As we continue to develop and improve Integral SIZE, we remain committed to ensuring the security and safety of user funds. In September, we identified and fixed a potential vulnerability in our SIZE contracts, with no loss of user funds. We know that trust and transparency are crucial in this space, and we’re proud of our swift action to address the issue and keep our community informed. You can read more about the vulnerability and our response in our post-mortem report.

We’re excited about the progress we’ve made in Q3 and are looking forward to continue our development and launch on mainnet. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @IntegralHQ for the latest news and developments.

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Updates

May 9th, 2024

Integral Insights April ‘24

The combined average daily volume across Ethereum and Arbitrum is now at 8.8 million USD, a remarkable 22% increase compared to last month.

Product

April 25th, 2024

Introducing New Pool Analytics: Elevate Your Liquidity Provision Experience

A standout feature in our latest update is the "LP vs Hold" tab, which provides a comparative analysis of various holding strategies against Integral's LP positions.

Business

April 1st, 2024

Integral Insights March ‘24

We achieved several important milestones, including a new all-time-high daily volume for Arbitrum and the addition of four new pools on the Ethereum mainnet.

Updates

March 4th, 2024

Integral Insights February ‘24

Another milestone was reached on February 21st when Integral processed over $2 billion in cumulative volume.

Updates

February 1st, 2024

Integral Insights: January ‘24

Our initial launch with the ETH-RPL pool was a success, quickly elevating us to the second most utilized liquidity pool for this pair’s trading.

Research

January 17th, 2024

Is Liquidity Fragmentation Really That Bad?

When the token evolves into a store of value, it attracts outside traders, focusing on trading costs and slippage. This is when concentrated liquidity truly shines.

Updates

January 2nd, 2024

2023 Review

At Integral, our focus remains on developing a sustainable product for on-chain trading, serving both traders and liquidity providers.

Updates

December 12th, 2023

Integral Now Rewards Liquidity Providers with Trading Fees on Ethereum Mainnet

This enhancement enables liquidity providers (LPs) to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools.

Updates

December 6th, 2023

Integral Insights: November ‘23

During November, Integral processed an average of approximately 6 million in volume with around 1.5 million in TVL. The system’s overall capital utilization sits at around 350%. It is the 10th most used DEX on Ethereum.

Updates

November 28th, 2023

Integral Now Rewards Liquidity Providers with Trading Fees

This enhancement enables liquidity providers (LPs) to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools.

Research

November 15th, 2023

How Do University Blockchain Societies Gain So Many Votes?

Explore how university blockchain societies like FranklinDAO and Michigan Blockchain have grown into influential players in DAO governance, utilizing delegated votes and strategic partnerships to shape the future of DeFi protocols like Uniswap, Compound, and Aave.

Updates

November 6th, 2023

Integral Insight: October ‘23

We give an update for our work in October and highlight a profitable LP position from a long-term user.

Research

October 26th, 2023

Understanding the Stakes in Lido’s Growing Share of Staked ETH

The community is arguing whether a protocol may have too much control over the Ethereum network. Lido controls a large percentage of staked ETH, which could have consequences for the network’s future security and neutrality.

News

October 14th, 2023

Changes to Staking and Farming

Looking back at our progress so far and to the future with new updates to staking and farming.

Updates

October 11th, 2023

Integral Insight: September ‘23

We give an update for our work in September with utilization going up on higher volume for our new pools.

Research

October 11th, 2023

The Hottest Narratives of the Summer

What were the hottest narratives of the summer? Our DeFi research team delves into the growth of trading bots, RFV traders and more in this overview.

Research

October 2nd, 2023

Uniswap Governance: A Deep Dive

Governance is considered a critical component for the decentralization and community-driven development of DeFi protocols. We take a look at one of the largest goverance ecostystems in DeFi, Uniswap. In this blog post, we'll discuss the landscape of Uniswap's governance, pulling data from empirical research to dissect the system's delegates and proposals, revealing some interesting findings.

Research

September 19th, 2023

What is the DAI Savings Rate (DSR)?

Our research team takes a look at the DAI Savings Rate and its influence on various yield dynamics in DeFi.

Updates

September 15th, 2023

Integral Insight: August ‘23

We give an update for our work in August with cheaper gas fees and the launch of the Integral Relayer on Arbitrum!

Product

September 7th, 2023

Integral Relayer Launches on Arbitrum

We are excited to announce the launch of the Atomic Relayer on Arbitrum. This will bring the efficient and tested system for atomic trades to the Arbitrum Layer 2 network!