What Is Kava Lend (HARD)?
Kava Lend is the world’s first cross-chain money market that enables you to earn more with your digital assets. With Lend you will now be able to lend, borrow, and earn with assets like BTC, XRP, BNB, BUSD, KAVA, and USDX. It is the first of what will be many applications that utilize the Kava Platform’s security, price feed module, and cross-chain functionality to provide open and decentralized financial services to the world.
Lastly, the KAVA token needs to be preserved as a reserve asset responsible for recapitalizing the lending platform. Conflating its value with multiple use cases creates a cascade of problems and can potentially undermine its value as a reserve asset.
Kava Lend Storage Key Points
|Coin Name||Kava Lend|
|Circulating Supply||110,208,334.00 HARD|
|Source Code||Click Here To View Source Code|
|Explorers||Click Here To View Explorers|
|Twitter Page||Click Here To Visit Twitter Group|
|Whitepaper||Click Here To View|
|Official Project Website||Click Here To Visit Project Website|
How Kava Lend is Built
Kava Lend is an application built on the Kava Platform. As such, it leverages Kava’s existing validators for security, bridges for cross-chain asset transfer, and partner services such as Chain link oracles for price-reference data. Version 1 of the Kava Lend ships with support for supply-side deposits and HARD incentives for BTC, XRP, BNB, BUSD, USDX. Version 2 ships with borrow functionality and borrow-side incentives for those assets plus expanded functionality of on-chain governance.
As a part of the Kava Ecosystem, Kava Lend has access to any asset on the Kava Platform. In the Kava-4 “Gateway” mainnet upgrade, the BEP3 Bridge was expanded to support BTC, XRP, BUSD, and others, making these assets available for use in money markets along with native Kava assets like KAVA, HARD, SWP, and USDX.
Built as an open and permission less application, Kava Lend is accessible by anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. Exchanges, Fintech apps, and financial institutions can integrate Lend’s money market products and provide earning and borrowing opportunities directly to their users.
As seen in all decentralized money market applications today, a governance token is necessary for proper decentralization and to ensure the ongoing evolution of the application. To compete in the current environment it’s also critical to have incentives to bootstrap liquidity and incentivize user participation.
The HARD token — decentralized governance and incentives
The HARD token primary role is to give holders a voice in the platform. Collectively, HARD holders are responsible for managing key parameters of the protocol such as what assets are to be offered, how rewards are distributed among-st assets, as well as set any platform fees, etc. HARD tokens will also be used to incentivize early participants giving them a voice in the ongoing evolution and management of the application.
HARD Compensation for KAVA Stakers
Kava Lend and any other applications that utilize the Kava Platform’s security should in theory compensate KAVA stakers directly for that security and cross-chain infrastructure. As such, they felt it was appropriate that HARD tokens should be distributed continuously, pro-data, amongst KAVA stakers. Lend is a logical addition to the DeFi ecosystem taking shape around Kava.
They think the choice it brings to investors to lend and borrow assets, not well supported by existing platforms, is really exciting — as is the ability for Kava stakers to earn HARD tokens and participate in the new platform’s governance. The Kava community is one of the most active in crypto so look forward to joining with them to support HARD’S launch and future growth.” — Richard Galvin, Digital Asset Capital Management
KAVA Tokens and Compensation
The evolution of Lend needs to be driven by the participants that use it. They believe that a fair distribution to users is necessary for long-term success. The users of Kava Lend money markets may or may not be the same as those that hold KAVA today, giving reason to not conflate the governance of the Kava Platform with that of the application.
Having supplier and borrower incentives is a must in today’s yield-oriented DeFi market. If they used the KAVA token for incentives on Kava Lend, this would need to inflate KAVA upwards of 50% supply. Given that not all KAVA holders would be participants on Kava, inflating KAVA would meaningfully dilute existing KAVA holders to a degree that is not acceptable.