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Convex Finance expands sidechain trips; launches on Polygon

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Convex Finance expands sidechain trips; launches on Polygon

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  • The L2 protocol becomes the second sidechain to be integrated with Convex Finance
  • The development would allow blockchain interplay as CVX investors shun HODLing

In the last quarter of 2022, Convex Finance [CVX] committed to integrating several sidechains on its network. So, on 9 March, the liquidity provider announced that it had launched on Polygon [MATIC] to further foster the mission. 

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Sidechains are secondary blockchains with their own consensus protocol, allowing the parent blockchain to improve its security and privacy.

Pool in the pool— that’s the way

According to the Medium-channeled statement, the integration would improve liquidity provision on Curve Finance [CRV], and also boost token staking on the protocol.

The disclosure means that Polygon becomes the second sidechain and layer-two (L2) Ethereum [ETH] scaling solution to be involved.

In November 2022, Convex added Arbitrum to the fray. This led the former to create a cross-chain interface so users can interact with its Liquidity Pools (LPs).

Convex confirmed that the case Polygon would be similar to the interaction with Arbitrum. However, information from DeFi Llama revealed that the Convex Finance Total Value Locked (TVL) remained still in the fifth position. 

Convex Finance TVL

Source: DeFi Llama

The TVL represents the number of assets deposited by liquidity providers in smart contracts into a protocol. At the time of writing, the TVL had decreased by 5.60% in the last 24 hours. An interpretation of this points to hesitation in positively impacting the DeFi sector capital and applications. 

Convex added that the development would enable the single-sided staking in line with its recently-passed cvxFXS proposal. Furthermore, the blockchain yield optimizer pointed out that the current Arbitrum pools would align with the Polygon integration to aid user access. The communique mentioned, 

“Convex will be migrating the current Arbitrum pools to new pools, with the aim of aligning the code base with Polygon to prevent confusion for integrators.”

Hitting the tops and bottoms

Meanwhile, the Convex development activity picked up a significant increase as a result of the update. The metric explains developers’ contribution to upgrades within an ecosystem.

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As revealed by Santiment, the Convex development activity rose to 0.309 even though it dropped to 0.238 at press time. This brief jump implied an impressive dedication from the Convex Finance development team.

Convex Finance development activity and network growth

Source: Santiment

The network growth also posed a similar trend to the development activity. The metric illustrates the adoption of a project. So, the downturn implied that Convex only gained traction for a short while with minimal notable growth.

Regardless of the development, CVX investors have remained resolute in neglecting to hold the token for the short term. This was because the exchange outflow was 2444— a decrease from the 1 March high. At press time, the CVX traded at $4.92, following the wider market price collapse.

CVX exchange outflow and CVX price

Source: Santiment


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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