Pickle Press — w/c May 24th 2021

Pickle Press

This is the first in our new weekly Pickle Protocol updates, previously outlined in brief on Discord.

Fresh blood

This week we onboarded a new team member — @diamondhands who has extensive solidity experience, including over at Harvest Finance. He’s joining initially as a short term gap-fill as @0xKoffee who is taking some personal leave for the next couple of months.

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Our MIR/mSTONK farming promotion ended this week with an airdrop of LUNA for those who participated, plus the dutch auction of the exclusive MIR NFT — congrats to @2weiX for picking it up. Proceeds from the NFT will be donated to charity shortly.

Exclusive 1/1 NFT now owned by 2weiX

OpenDEFI Hackathon

Our bounty was completed by two candidates, both of which produced excellent dashboard displays for our beloved DILL. We chose a winner @jan and asked them to make a few improvements before launching — hope you are all enjoying the additional stats.

https://app.pickle.finance/dill

Alchemix Anonymous

The ALCX-ETH Jar continues to be a strong performer and it should get even better following the move to Sushi’s MasterchefV2 - meaning the pair will receive SUSHI and ALCX. Pickle will be migrating the Jar automatically for users, no need to withdraw or worry about manual migration.

We launched a beta test of our symbiotic alUSD3CRV Jar with a select group of users. This testing continues until we are 100% comfortable about a wider scale release. The same strategy also has the potential to be used for the upcoming alETH strategy.

https://twitter.com/picklefinance/status/1397126777911324675?s=20

Pickle Makeover

We have commissioned a talented designer to give pickle.finance and app.pickle.finance a makeover, utilising the new branding which has been developed.

At the same time we are working on improving the UX, including the much requested fusing of Jars and Farms onto the same page, grouping the Jars/Farms, making them sortable by APY, etc.

The original pickle.finance UI, complete with dancing Rick background

wen MATIC??

Taking the step to another chain is a big step that we want to do right.

We have 3–4 Jars ready to go, plus another 3–4 under development. The aim is to create a big launch and immediately be a strong contender, rather than just unveil a couple of Jars. There’s also a lot of UI work required which is well underway, going through beta testing right now.

The goal is to launch on Polygon within the coming week(s).

Other stuff

There are a number of other initiatives the team is working on that are in early stage:

  • Exploring the feasibility of more Liquity Jars
  • Development of a Pickle Safety Module
  • Identifying the optimal approach for Pickle LP/SLP
  • Chatting to a top 100 crypto project about a potential partnership
  • Integration of a passive lottery system into Pickle

That’s all for this week, see you in the #dilldao