Adding an Asset
as of 06/02/2022
Hatom enables users to supply and borrow crypto assets in a collateralized fashion through decentralized lending pools. Suppliers receive an equivalent amount of their deposit in hTokens "which is a protocol issued token" that gathers the interest generated. Borrowers have to deposit collateral in order to be able to take a loan. The collateral secures the loan and plays the role of a risk mitigation tool against default. Crypto assets are at the core of Hatom's decentralized lending operations. More details on how the protocol works can be found in Hatom's Whitepaper.
The selection of the crypto assets has been realized with the following constraints:
  1. 1.
    The protocol risk of insolvency increases with each crypto asset added as collateral to the Hatom protocol. The assets of Hatom Protocol are the collaterals, while the liabilities are the borrowed amounts. The crypto assets supplied and borrowed often differ, with loans mostly taken in stablecoins and collateralized by volatile tokens. This means that the protocol is strongly exposed to the failure of the supported token systems and market fluctuations.
  2. 2.
    Exposing the protocol to the centralization risk of the centralized currency accepted as collateral. The single point of failure risks of underlying crypto-assets flow into Hatom Protocol.
  3. 3.
    Reducing risks via diversification benefits by having volume from different crypto assets in our lending pools.
Significant controls are mandatory to make sure the currency that will be implemented will add more value than risk. Crypto assets need to have a fantastic product and a large community to be considered. The currency risk assessment investigates and decides whether the crypto assets represent a reasonable amount of risk for the protocol, calibrating the currencies parameters to reduce those risks.
See the Governance docs for the new asset listing process.
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