June Review — It’s in the Fundamentals
June was a pretty great month. From the launch of the FRAX partnership, to FOHMO 2, to the continued development of the DAO, a lot is happening on Olympus. We’d like to take this opportunity to go over some protocol metrics for the month that we consider important.
- Treasury Risk-Free Value +$5.5m (↑117%)
- Treasury Market Value +$18.2m (↑120%)
- 5th highest revenue in DeFi in first 3 months
- Lowest Market Cap/Revenue ratio in DeFi (3x lower than next lowest)
- Lowest Market Cap/Protocol Revenue ratio in DeFi (12x lower than next lowest)
The Charts n’ Numbers
First up we’ve got the Risk-Free Value of the treasury. This number measures the USD value of our treasury without price risk — in other words, it is the minimum value of the treasury, barring an exploit or loss of peg on DAI or FRAX.
RFV more than doubled in June, rising from $4.3m to $9.8m.
Market value rose similarly, going from $15.1m to $33.3m. The market value of the treasury is a more volatile metric because it includes the market value of treasury-owned LP shares, which change in value along with OHM price.
Both of these have led to a considerable increase in backing per token.
Despite balances increasing by 67%.
We can combine the previous metrics to determine monthly revenue. This is the amount of capital taken in by the protocol, measured as market value at the time of acquisition. In the case of networks like Uniswap, Sushiswap, and Bancor, revenue comes from trading fees. For Aave and Compound, it comes from interest. For Olympus, it primarily comes from bonds.
Annualized, this ranking looks like this:
While pure revenue is a great metric, it doesn’t tell the whole story. This metric includes both fees accruing to the protocol, and fees accruing to users (liquidity providers, lenders, etc). If we want to look at this data to analyze the value accrual of the network itself, its more accurate to use Protocol Revenue (revenue excluding what gets paid to users).
You can see that, for the month of June, Olympus had the highest protocol revenue in the industry. Annualized, it looks like this:
Pretty wild, huh?
Finally, let’s put it in the context of network values. Here we have the market caps of each protocol.
Here is the market cap to annualized revenue ratio: (if a protocol has a market cap of $1b and will take in $100m this year, this number would be 10).
Market cap to annualized protocol revenue, which measures how much value is accruing to the token, relative to the market cap of the token.
Note that the first 3 show zero, but they are actually infinity because their revenues do not accrue to their tokens.
Our trading pools alone brought in over $300,000.
We earned an additional $50,000 from accrual of $SUSHI rewards, despite the token depreciating by over 30%.
It is pretty amazing to see Olympus bringing in the highest protocol revenue in the industry only 3 months into its existence.
However, it makes sense:
Olympus is a primary currency issuer. It is in the same business as protocols like Maker, which issue currency (DAI) as loans, but lower on the stack. Currency issuance is historically one of, if not the, most lucrative business in the world.
This makes us different from any other protocol in the industry. The sole purpose of Olympus is to accrue value to the network and OHM token, unlike other protocols that must balance value accrual between the holders of the token and the users of the protocol. The value fragmentation and incentive misalignment that is inherent to any class-based network is absent from ours.
Our focus as we go forward will continue to be increasing the utility of OHM and the revenue of the network. Luckily, these go hand in hand, so our incentives are always aligned toward what is best for the network.
In June, we added our second asset, FRAX, and have seen incredible growth in our holdings and the size of their network. We also saw the introduction of OHM’s first lending protocol, with the creation of the Olympus Fuse Pool. We intend to continue forward on this path, with prospective integrations on several new lending platforms. We also plan to pursue new routes for treasury allocation, starting with a $1m deposit on Aave. A recent proposal from a THORChain contributor opens doors toward cross-chain integrations as well. Overall, we’ve got our hands full expanding OHM’s use and influence in the industry.
We’d like to take this moment to thank the Ohmies for their tireless efforts in building this protocol. This is truly a community effort, and we would not be where we are today without all of you. We look forward to blazing the path ahead together.
As always, (3, 3) and see you in OT.