LEAP-12: Distribute LYRA on Optimism


Simple Summary

Conduct the full distribution of LYRA on Optimism and commence a one-month liquidity program for the LYRA/ETH pair.


This LEAP proposes the specifics of the LYRA token launch, which includes two components. First is the actual distribution itself, which requires a discussion of the tradeoffs between launching on Optimism and L1. Second is the liquidity program, which is designed to bootstrap enough liquidity to enable effective price discovery.


The current plan outlined in LEAP-8 separates the LYRA distribution between L1 and Optimism, in an attempt to minimise gas costs for smaller recipients. However, with gas consistently above 100 gwei, L1 is unsuitable for almost all users and distributing the token on two networks increases technical complexity and fragments liquidity.



A unified distribution will increase the chance of a successful launch and allow liquidity incentives to be more effective. While Optimism is clearly superior from a cost perspective, there are far fewer protocols deployed, limiting the choices available for liquidity programs.

First, we provide a breakdown of the ~66m LYRA to be distributed on December 14. The final number will depend on the trading rewards for the second round of ignition.

Group Reward
Ignition Market LPs 27,000,000 LYRA
Ignition Traders 1,052,054 LYRA
Ignition Security Module Stakers 3,181,818 LYRA
Discord Community 8,000,000 LYRA
Retro Traders 3,000,000 LYRA
Retro LP Boost 2,250,000 LYRA
SNX stakers 20,000,000 LYRA
Pre Ignition Market LPs 1,125,000 LYRA
Uniswap sUSD / DAI LPs 1,068,750 LYRA

Technical Specification

1. Distribution

All (see edit below) 66m LYRA will be distributed on Optimism via this distribution contract. Each address will contain a single entry that holds the cumulative LYRA they have earned across all programs. Tokens will become claimable on December 14 at 00:00 UTC which corresponds to 1639440000 in Unix time.

Edit: After discussion, the security module LYRA will be distributed on L1 so that the contracts can be used as originally intended.

2. Fast Bridge

We cannot make the assumption that all users wish to keep their LYRA on Optimism. With the current one week withdrawal period, a user who wishes to migrate back to L1 will have a very poor experience. To mitigate this, the LYRA token will be supported by Celer on their cBridge, providing a fast transfer experience between Optimism and Ethereum mainnnet. The Lyra DAO will seed LYRA into the cBridge pools on Ethereum and Optimism.

3. LYRA Liquidity Program

A successful token launch requires enough liquidity to enable price discovery. By choosing to launch on Optimism, we are limited in the methods at our disposal. On L1, there are innovative bonding models that enable protocols to purchase liquidity, whereas Optimism currently only supports traditional liquidity mining via Uniswap V3.

Uniswap v3 affords liquidity providers more flexibility than v2. However, it also makes on-chain staking incentives difficult. The staking contract allows large one tick liquidity positions to accumulate the majority of rewards. Ribbon's LM program has been a victim of this behaviour.

For the launch of LYRA, we want to enjoy the benefits of Optimism without incurring any additional risks. That is why we are proposing a program that rewards full range positions only. By approximating V2, we lose capital efficiency but greatly reduce the chance of being exploited. The program will run for one month, after which it may be extended or alternative methods may be used if they have come online by then.

Rewards will be computed off-chain using the same infrastructure as the ignition program and will be distributed at the conclusion of the program via the distribution contract.

Fee Tier: 1%
Amount: 1,000,000
Start: 1639440000
End: 1642118400
minPrice: 0
maxPrice: Infinity

Configurable Values

The values pertaining to the liquidity mining program are configurable and may be updated after discussion has taken place.

Fee Tier: 1%
Amount: 1,000,000
Start: 1639440000
End: 1642118400
minPrice: 0
maxPrice: Infinity

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