Venus Prime


Venus Protocol is excited to announce Venus Prime, a revolutionary incentive program aimed to bolster user engagement and growth within the protocol. An integral part of Venus Tokenomics v3.1, Venus Prime aims to enhance rewards and promote $XVS staking, focusing on markets including USDT, USDC, BTC and ETH.

Venus Prime Essentials

Venus Prime's uniqueness lies in its self-sustaining rewards system, instead of external sources, rewards are derived from the protocol's revenue, fostering a sustainable and ever-growing program.

Eligible $XVS holders will receive a unique, non-transferable Soulbound Token, which boosts rewards across selected markets.

Prime Tokens:

Venus Prime encourages user commitment through two unique Prime Tokens:

  1. Revocable Prime Token:

    • Users need to stake at least 1,000 XVS for 90 days in a row.

    • After these 90 days, users can mint their Prime Token.

    • If a user decides to withdraw XVS and their balance falls below 1000, their Prime Token will be automatically revoked.

    • The limit to the number of revocable Prime tokens is 500 on BNB chain. Source. It can be changed with a VIP.

  2. Irrevocable "OG" Prime Token (Phase 2):

    • To be defined

Expected Impact and Launch

Venus Prime aims to incentivize larger stake sizes and diverse user participation. This is expected to significantly increase the staking of XVS, the Total Value Locked (TVL), and market growth.

Venus Prime intends to promote user loyalty and the overall growth of the protocol. By endorsing long-term staking, discouraging premature withdrawals, and incentivizing larger stakes, Venus Prime sets a new course in user engagement and liquidity, contributing to Venus Protocol's success.

Stake your $XVS tokens today to be eligible for Venus Prime, an exciting new venture in the DeFi landscape.

Technical Reward Details

Reward Formula: Cobb-Douglas function

Rewardsi,m=Γm×μ×τiα×σi,m1αj,mτjα×σj,m1αRewards_{i,m} = \Gamma_m \times \mu \times \frac{\tau_{i}^\alpha \times \sigma_{i,m}^{1-\alpha}}{\sum_{j,m} \tau_{j}^\alpha \times \sigma_{j,m}^{1-\alpha}}


  • Rewardsi,mRewards_{i,m} = Rewards for user ii in market mm

  • Γm\Gamma_m = Protocol Reserve Revenue for market mm

  • μμ = Proportion to be distributed as rewards

  • αα = Protocol stake and supply & borrow amplification weight

  • τiτ_{i}​ = XVS staked amount for user ii

  • σi\sigma_i = Sum of qualified supply and borrow balance for user ii

  • j,m∑_{j,m}​ = Sum for all users jj in markets mm

Qualifiable XVS Staked:

τi={min(100000,τi)if τi10000otherwise\tau_i = \begin{cases} \min(100000, \tau_i) & \text{if } \tau_i \geq 1000 \\ 0 & \text{otherwise} \end{cases}

Qualifiable supply and borrow:

σi,m=min(τi×borrowMultiplierm,borrowedAmounti,m)+min(τi×supplyMultiplierm,suppliedAmounti,m)\begin{align*} \sigma_{i,m} &= \min(\tau_i \times borrowMultiplier_m, borrowedAmount_{i,m}) \\ &+ \min(\tau_i \times supplyMultiplier_m, suppliedAmount_{i,m}) \end{align*}

Note: There will be a limit for the qualifiable supply and borrow amounts, set by the staked XVS limit and the market multiplier.

User Reward Example:

Model Parameters

  • αα = 0.5

  • j,BTCτjα×σj,BTC1α{\sum_{j,BTC} \tau_{j}^\alpha \times \sigma_{j,BTC}^{1-\alpha}} = 744,164

  • ΓBTC\Gamma_{BTC} = 8 BTC

  • μ\mu = 0.2

  • BTC Supply Multiplier = 2

  • XVS Price = $4.0

User Parameters

User ParametersToken ValueUSD Value

Staked XVS



BTC Supply



Qualifiable Staked XVS

τi=min(100000, 1200)\tau_i=min(100000,\text{ } 1200)

Qualifiable Supply and Borrow

σi,BTC=min($9600,$2500)\sigma_{i,\text{BTC}} = \textit{min}(\text{\$9600}, \text{\$2500})

User Rewards

Rewardsi,BTC=8×0.2×1,2000.5×2,5000.5744,164Rewards_{i, BTC} = 8\times 0.2\times \dfrac{1,200^{0.5}\times 2,500^{0.5}}{744,164}

Rewardsi,BTC= 0.00372Rewards_{i, BTC} = \ 0.00372

User APY Increase=0.003720.097=3.88%\text{User APY Increase} = \dfrac{0.00372}{0.097} = 3.88\%

Expected Rewards Function

Rewards in the Venus Prime program will automatically increase as a user increases its XVS Stake, so long as the amount staked and market participation fall within the limits outlined in the "Technical Reward Details" section below.

The graph above demonstrates the relationship between an increased XVS staked amount and its effect on market rewards, assuming a constant participation of $2.5K USD in the BTC supply market. This helps visualize how an increase in the staked amount influences the APY.

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