MIR-12┃Add BAL as collateral on Mimo on Ethereum


This proposal aims to add BAL as new collateral on Mimo on Ethereum.

Rationale :

Balancer is a decentralized exchange that uses a constant function market maker formula to allow liquidity pools with multiple tokens, custom allocations and fees. Smart pools in Balancer can be used for programmable liquidity. Balancer adopts powerful features to slash gas costs, super-charge capital efficiency, unlock arbitrage with zero-token starting capital, and open the door to custom AMMs. BAL has recently changed its tokenomic in a veMODEL like Curve.

You can learn more about their Liquidity pools mechanism in their documentation / whitepaper and this article about the launch of the veMODEL.

Once the vote is accepted on Snapshot, we will determine the associated liquidation ratio, minimal collateral ratio, debt ceiling and liquidation bonus in a second MIR discussion.

Project Presentation:

Protocol name : Balancer
Token requested : BAL
Token contract address : $5.36 | Balancer (BAL) Token Tracker | Etherscan
Audit(s) BALs : Audits - Balancer
Chain requested : Ethereum
Relation with the project : None.
Website: https://balancer.fi/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/BalancerLabs & https://twitter.com/balancer
Discord : http://discord.balancer.fi/

Token metrics & Risk assessment:

  • Smart Contract risk: A-

The code has 3 audits from Certora, OpenZeppelin and Trail of Bits. Balancer has generated billions of transactions with more than $47B of cumulative volume through a $3,4B total value locked and $72,3M total fees earned. BAL has generated more than 1M transactions on Ethereum.

  • Counterparty risk: B+

Balancer is permissionless and the ecosystem is funded by fees of the Balancer Exchange generated by the $70M+ of daily volume across all chains where Balancer is deployed. There is no mint function in the Token smart contract, so, the team can’t mint token and the maximum supply can’t be changed. There are currently 42k holders on Ethereum.

  • Market Risk: C

The token is available on top exchanges with nearly $371M market cap with a daily volume of 2M$ on Ethereum although a large share of BAL’s supply is locked. The liquidity available on Ethereum is nearly $153M.

  • Chain Risk : A

Ethereum had 0 outages over the last 6 months. (https://etherscan.com/chart/blocks)

  • Liquidity Risk of PAR on Ethereum: A-

The PAR-USDC UniV3 pool has 1,68M$ in concentrated liquidity, composed of 50% PAR and 50% USDC. The PAR-USDC Curve pool has 425k$ in liquidity, composed of 52,1% PAR and 47,9% USDC at the time of writing. The MIMO-PAR Balancer pool has 310k$ in liquidity, composed of 80% MIMO and 20% PAR.

This provides the following price impact on the following trade sizes:

1000 USDC → PAR: 0.00%
10000 USDC → PAR: 0.03%
25000 USDC → PAR: 0.07%
50000 USDC → PAR: 0.14%

  • Overall Risk : B+

The Overall Risk is the average of the points mentioned above.

  • Community size :

Twitter: 129,5k followers on Balancers Labs & 4499 followers on Balancer DAO

Discord: 57k members


  • Human resources: Multisig DAO signers will need to sign and execute transactions to add BAL as collateral on Mimo.
  • Treasury resources: There is no cost for the treasury to add BAL on Mimo Polygon.

Technical implementation:

  1. Add BAL in the ConfigProvider Contract with all parameters decided by the Mimo governance.
  2. Set the chainlink oracle related to the BAL: BAL/USD into PriceFeed Contract

Voting options:

  • Add BAL as new collateral on Mimo on Ethereum
  • Against adding BAL as new collateral on Mimo on Ethereum
  • Abstain

Authors: @starny & @JeanBrasse from Mimo Labs

Community poll:

  • Add BAL as new collateral on Mimo on Ethereum
  • Against adding BAL as new collateral on Mimo on Ethereum
  • Abstain

0 voters


MIR-12┃Add BAL as collateral on Mimo on Ethereum is live on Snapshot.

The vote started the 13th November morning at 10am CET and finish the 16th November CET.

:ballot_box: Vote here:

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:white_check_mark: With over 3.8M votes from $vMIMO holders, MIR-11 was approved at 100%.

The Mimo DAO will add $BAL as collateral on Mimo on Ethereum.

A proposal has been published on the governance forum to define the parameters of the collateral.