Community Call Governance Workshop - December 21, 2022

In this special Governance Workshop, the Rook community is joined by Charles and Oliver from Phuture, which offers a set of on-chain indexes with automatic maturity management.

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Governance Workshop is a biweekly, open meeting where we discuss specific proposals that are in progress and workshop new ideas about Rook's governance process.

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  • Phuture is known for their Ethereum and Avalanche DeFi indexes: PDI and CAI.
  • The Phuture team was upset with the state of fixed rate yield opportunities available to crypto investors – with limited maturity terms available for existing products – so they created a product built on top of Notional Finance with automatic maturity management and no fees.
  • Phuture has submitted a KIP that would utilize their USV product to generate yield for the Rook treasury’s USDC holdings.
  • Phuture is proposing that the Rook treasury deposit 20% of idle USDC (~$1.9M) in the USV vault. [11:30]
  • $322,000 is currently in the vault; however, the Phuture vault capacity is only limited by the utilization in Notional Finance.
  • Phuture utilizes Keeper Finance jobs to programmatically harvest yield and deposit funds into vaults.
  • Jason asked about the credit risks associated with Notional’s instruments. The Phuture team elaborated on their track record and bond mechanics. [20:00]
  • The Phuture product does not currently have insurance coverage available through protocols such as Nexus Mutual, but the team is open to exploring the possibility. [23:45]
  • To reduce slippage when deploying into the vaults, Rook funds that are provided to Phuture would be deployed over a two-week period.
  • The automatic rolling over and management of maturities is the primary advantage of utilizing Phuture over directly deploying into Notional. [25:20]
  • With no management fee currently enabled, Phuture is looking to achieve deeper market penetration by first honing in on their product-market fit, and perhaps enabling a fee switch at a later date.
  • Phuture is planning to launch a cross-chain investment product that would enable a broad index outside of just DeFi protocols by utilizing LayerZero. [41:00]
  • The Phuture team is looking forward to hearing feedback from the community!