Gauntlet Market Risk Primer

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Gauntlet's Wfu collaborated with the Aave team to optimize parameters for Aave V2 using agent-based simulations, stress-testing the protocol under extreme market conditions. The results led to suggestions for adjusting risk limits on YFI and WBTC, and an upcoming report will formalize these findings and continue to adapt to changes in user behavior.

The discussion primarily revolves around the work of Wfu from Gauntlet, a company that uses agent-based simulations to evaluate the economic security of blockchain protocols, and their collaboration with the Aave team. The focus is on optimizing parameters for Aave V2, including loan-to-value ratio (LTV), liquidation threshold, and liquidation incentive values for various assets1.

Gauntlet's simulations are designed to stress-test the Aave protocol under extreme market conditions, such as high volatility, low liquidity, and high gas congestion. The simulations provide insights into how well liquidations are handled under stressful scenarios, such as Black Thursday, and help in assessing the overall market and systemic risk within the Aave protocol1.

The discussion also delves into the role of liquidations in maintaining the health of the protocol and the importance of monitoring the gross and net insolvent value of all assets. The results of the simulations led to two major suggestions: decreasing risk limits on YFI and increasing risk limits on WBTC, to balance protocol safety and capital efficiency1.

The discussion concludes with Wfu announcing an upcoming report that will formalize their findings on protocol market risks and safety. They also mentioned that as more data becomes available for V2, they will continue to adjust their simulations to changes in user behavior in the new protocol1. The report, as confirmed by Inkyamze, has now been published4.

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