• Aave (AAVE) has deployed V3 of its decentralized finance platform on Ethereum mainnet.
• The upgrade introduces new risk mitigation features, improved capital efficiency and decentralized liquidity.
• The Aave governance token AAVE remained flat after V3 was deployed.
Aave, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending and borrowing platform, has deployed version 3 of its protocol on Ethereum mainnet. The upgrade introduces new risk mitigation features, improved capital efficiency and decentralized liquidity, while reducing gas costs across all functions by 20-25%.
The Aave DAO voted unanimously in favor of the proposal to deploy Aave V3 on Ethereum, with no significant change in the price of its governance token, AAVE, after the launch. Aave calls V3 the „most significant upgrade to the Aave protocol“ since its inception in January 2017. The latest upgrade was first deployed on Ethereum Layer-2 networks like Optimism, Polygon, Arbitrum, and Layer-1 blockchain Avalanche.
The new features offered in Aave V3 include High-Efficiency Mode, which allows users to increase their capital efficiency when staking or borrowing. Isolation Mode allows for more assets to be listed on Aave as collateral while keeping the security of the protocol.
High-Efficiency Mode specifically focuses on reducing the cost of staking and borrowing by reducing the amount of capital required to do either. This allows users to increase their capital efficiency when using the platform. Isolation Mode also helps to increase user security by allowing more assets to be listed on the platform as collateral. This mode helps to protect users by ensuring that any assets listed on the platform are kept in isolated smart contracts.
Overall, Aave V3 is a significant upgrade to the protocol that offers users improved capital efficiency, decentralized liquidity, and increased security. The upgrade is expected to reduce gas costs and offer users greater control over their funds.