Apr 5 | 3 min read
Because of the extremely high correlation between the price of icETH and ETH, providing liquidity for that pair is at limited risk of impermanent loss. In this situation, holders who wish to earn additional income on the icETH position can LP the token against WETH to earn trading fees on their position. This position avoids any risk of impermanent loss, and is solely exposed to the price volatility of ETH.
It is now extremely easy to mint your own icETH tokens through the Index Coop UI. Start by connecting your web3 wallet and selecting Ethereum Network on the Index Coop UI.
You can trade ETH, DAI or USDC to buy a token. The app can make direct purchases on a DEX like Uniswap or else mint new tokens depending on what is most cost effective for the customer. The app will figure out the best method for your purchase at the time. A smaller purchase of a couple of ETH will be best executed on a DEX.
For a larger purchase, a DEX transaction might not be the most cost effective way to purchase icETH. In these situations, the app will mint the customer a new icETH token by creating a leveraged stETH position on Aave.
Arrakis is an ERC20 wrapper around Uniswap v3 LP positions, that makes them fungible and auto-compounds the earned fees into the pool. You can think of Arrakis as making non-fungible and non-compounding Uniswap v3 LP positions similar to Uniswap v2 positions which were fungible and featured auto compounding. In practice, using a Arrakis pool is a simplified experience for providing LP capital to a DEX.
As icETH is pegged to ETH, providing liquidity for an icETH-ETH pair enables icETH holders to earn an additional yield on their icETH position while minimizing the risk of impermanent loss, or the loss of value a LP token holder experiences when the price of one asset rises faster than the other. Because the two assets are so tightly correlated in price, the Arrakis pool uses an extremely tight range of 0.99 to 1.02 icETH/ETH. This range will provide extremely high returns for any LPS. To add liquidity, first go to the Arrakis interface and approve both tokens.
You will next be prompted to add liquidity and create your position. Current APY on the pool is ~ 4.15%
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