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FTX founder proposes a plan for DeFi project SushiSwap

After being handed over the admin keys for the Uniswap fork project SushiSwap this weekend, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of crypto exchange FTX, proposed a future plan for the project over Twitter.

FTX founder proposes a plan for DeFi project SushiSwap

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After being handed over the admin keys for the Uniswap fork project SushiSwap this weekend, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of crypto exchange FTX, proposed a future plan for the project over Twitter.

Tokenomics and a multisig vote

Bankman-Fried said that first and foremost was ensuring the projectโ€™s migration was successful. This means moving over $180 million worth of Sushi tokens locked up on a liquidity pool from decentralized exchange Uniswap to SushiSwap.

Next was making sure multisig transition happens, said the FTX founder. This implied nominating nine members of the SushiSwap community to hold the private keys to SushiSwapโ€™s treasury and to vote on any further changes proposed by the community. Voting for this is currently active and ends on September 9.

Next was โ€œgetting as much TVL through the transition as possible,โ€ said Bankman-Fried.

He then suggested changes to Sushiโ€™s token economics. As per tracking site CoinGecko, the tokenโ€™s current circulating supply is 75 million SUSHI tokens, with a total supply of 77.4 million. At current prices, the protocol is valued at over $195 million.

But Bankman-Fried said โ€œsupply should be reduced.ย  Part of this will happen naturally as the inflation dies down,โ€ referring to the communityโ€™s demand for diminishing Sushiโ€™s total supply.

He then stated that Sushi rewards must be locked for holders. Currently, the strategy for Sushi โ€œfarmersโ€ is to dump their newly harvested Sushi tokens on the open market for capitalizing on gains or to repurchased at a lower price.

This has, understandably, created constant downward pressure on the token. However, Bankman-Fried proposed a solution in regard:

โ€œMaybe take the current schedule, but make 1/6 of the SUSHI unlocked, 1/3 locked for 1 year, and reduce the rate by 50%. That means that SUSHI stakers have a long term interest in the health of the platform, and also that circulating supply is lowered.โ€

Sushi on Serum?

Apart from the above proposals, Bankman-Fried suggested building a Sushi branch on Serum, a decentralized exchange developed and headed by the entrepreneur.

As CryptoSlate reported earlier, Serum is a Solana-based platform that boasts one-second latency times for users and transaction fees less than 1/100th of a cent. It recently announced that high-frequency trading firm Jump Trading will become a liquidity provider on the exchange, ensuring fast fills and low slippage for users.

And Bankman-Fried could merge those capabilities with Sushi. โ€œThat’s 1-second orders, $0.00002 gas, 100% on-chain order book/matching engine.ย  Imagine if Sushiswap was that fast and cheap and powerful,โ€ he said in a tweet, concluding the brief thread.

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