To incentivize the the early users on Swoop, the Pangaea community will be distributing up to 10,000 BUSD as rewards for liquidity providers and traders.
The Pangaea community has created three pools to bootstrap activity, ONE-BUSD, LINK-WETH, WBTC-WETH. These three pools will capture the additional rewards mentioned above. In addition to these pools, users can create a new pool for any assets on Harmony. Please review the FAQs for more information about pools and rewards.
This incentives campaign will run for a period of two weeks from launch; with starting block #: 5672429; ending block #: 5914349. Since this is a technology demo, at this time there are no governance tokens attached with Swoop, but the community may retrospectively reward the early adopters with governance incentives in the future iterations.
If you want to try out Swoop, go through the quick FAQs below and jump right in swoop.exchange. Here’s a quick recap by very own Dir. Schmidt.
Swoop is a project that was originally conceived during one of Harmony’s hackathons. What was initially considered a simple experiment to port a DEX from Ethereum to Harmony soon turned into a sizable project in its own right — Swoop currently consists of 10 separate implementation repositories.
Throughout Swoop’s lifecycle, the developers tried to stay as close as possible to the original Uniswap V2 code base — both in terms of smart contracts and the UI. The smart contracts are nearly identical to the original Uniswap V2 contracts, with just some minor differences for customizing the LP token names and symbols as well as updating the init code hash for the UniswapV2Pair contract. That’s it.
During the development of Swoop, the Harmony team received feedback about updating the EVM compatibility of the chain — Harmony is now consequently running a much more modern EVM layer.
The end goal is to create a seamless dApp-porting experience from Ethereum over to Harmony.
Swoop has given team a stark reminder— dApps can be extremely fast on Harmony. And cheap. The Team intention with Swoop is to demonstrate what Uniswap can look like when it runs with 5 (and soon 3!) second finality and extremely low fees.
The team invite everyone to fork, clone, and create your own version of Swoop. The team have prepared a detailed guide for how you can deploy your own version of Swoop here.
The Pangaea community will host a video AMA next week, to take developers through a tutorial on deploying Ethereum DeFi protocols on Harmony.
We are really excited for developers to play around with the swoop front-end or checkout the smart contracts. Very soon, developers and DeFi protocols will be able to leverage the Horizon Bridge APIs for adding cross-chain assets to their applications and protocols on Harmony.
With the launch of Horizon, Swoop and related developer tools, Harmony is bootstrapping its cross-chain ecosystem for existing and upcoming DeFi developers and partners. The team extending an open invitation to come and BUIDL with team.
Swoop is a crosschain DEX on Harmony. Swoop-v1 is a clone of Uniswap v2. Later versions of Swoop will have crosschain swap and pool functionality.
Swoop-v1 is a protocol for exchanging HRC-20 tokens on Harmony. It eliminates trusted intermediaries and unnecessary forms of rent extraction, allowing for fast, efficient trading. Swoop prioritizes decentralization, censorship resistance and security. Swoop is open-source under the GPL license.
Swoop-v2 will be a crosschain protocol for exchanging tokens directly between different blockchains, at first Ethereum and Harmony. Swoop-v2 will utilize Horizon-v1 (trusted Ethereum-Harmony bridge) to make crosschain swaps.
Swoop is a constant-product automated market maker protocol. Just like Uniswap, Swoop leverages asset pools on Harmony to enable instant asset exchange.
Swoop is a technology demo and not officially audited yet. Please use at your own risk. The external audit will be completed in the coming weeks. In case you find any issues or bugs, please report on the Swoop Telegram channel or Github
You can add any pools by selecting any two assets on Harmony. During the launch, there will be additional rewards in BUSD for these three pools over a 14-day period:
To see all bridged assets and contract addresses on Harmony, go to https://bridge.harmony.one/tokens.
To convert your ETH into wETH or wBTC you can swap on Uniswap and then take the wETH or wBTC to Horizon bridge. To convert your BTC into wBTC you can exchange at one of the partners on https://wbtc.network/dashboard/partners. Alternatively you may be able to swap BTC for wBTC in exchanges, or you may exchange to ETH and follow the above steps for converting ETH into wBTC.
Launch campaign will last 14-days from the launch. During this period, $10,000 in BUSD will be distributed to early liquidity providers and traders.
Starting block #: 5672429; Ending block #: 5914349
Users will be rewarded for providing liquidity for the first 14 days Swoop is live. In addition to rewards for providing liquidity, there will be a bonus reward based on the number of days that users provide liquidity. Rewards will be calculated on a per block basis, based on the percentage share of the liquidity pool. Note that these rewards are additional to liquidity provider fees. The Swoop team will soon launch a front-end that displays rewards earned by the LPs.
Day 1 will have higher rewards in lieu of early participation. $1,500 worth of rewards will be allocated for the three pools on day 1.
Day 2–14 will have $4,500 in rewards distributed among the three pools.
Additionally, there’s a reward for liquidity providers based on how many days one provides liquidity. There is $1,500 allocated for this purpose. The reward will be calculated at the end of the two weeks when team can calculate how many addresses held LP tokens for how many days. This will allow team to come with the total units. (ie. 100 addresses holding for 14 days is 140 units, 100 addresses holding for 13 days is 130 units, which would make a total of 270 units) $1500 will be divided by the total units and distributed to users based on how many days each held.
You can track liquidity provider rewards for each incentivized pool here:
During the campaign period, the Pangaea community will randomly select 10 lucky swap transactions on select days. Owners of the select transactions will be rewarded with $250 in BUSD. Any swap transaction is eligible for this draw, once per address.
Prices on Swoop are determined by constant product market maker function. When prices are different, there is an opportunity for arbitrage trades, which in turn will push the prices similar to other exchange venues.
No withdrawal fee to remove liquidity. Free to come in and leave the pools just as in Uniswap.
Currently, Swoop has no active liquidity mining program besides the launch incentives program. The governance layer has not yet been built and more information will be shared soon. There may or may not be retroactive rewards for the early users to Swoop, similar to Uniswap allocating tokens to early adopters.
You can add issues here: https://github.com/harmony-one/swoop-interface/issues
This project is a tech demo in beta. You understand and expressly accept that the beta version of SWOOP is provided to you at your own risk on an “AS IS” and “UNDER DEVELOPMENT” basis. THE DEVELOPERS OF SWOOP MAKE NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE BETA DEMO, INCLUDING ANY (A) WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY; (B) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (C) WARRANTY OF TITLE; OR (D) WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER ARISING BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR OTHERWISE.
Nationals and residents of the following countries are restricted from participation: Afghanistan, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Zimbabwe, and the Crimea region of Ukraine.
The Swoop project is operated by Pangaea Community around the globe and Hemenglian Technology outside the United States.