On Tuesday, Marc Zeller, integration lead at decentralized finance (DeFi) borrowing and lending protocol Aave, proposed to freeze the platform’s V3 Fantom market. Created in 2018, Fantom is a directed acrylic graph smart contract platform providing DeFi services, of which Aave is currently bridged.
Zeller explained the rationale for removing the Fantom bridge:
“After the Harmony bridge event and the recent Nomad bridge exploit, the Aave community should consider the risk/benefits of keeping an active Aave V3 market on Fantom as this network is dependent on any swap (multichain) bridge.”
Zeller further explained that the Aave V3 Fantom market did not gain noticeable traction, with a current market size of $9 million and $2.4 million of open borrowing. In comparison, the Aave protocol has a total value locked