Where Do Apollo DAO Deposits Come From?

Apollo DAO has been making some serious waves in the days since its launch. 

Already, its farms have shown themselves to be tremendously popular. TVL reached nearly $142 million in one week and exceeded more than $200 million at its peak.

But where is all that money coming from — and how is it being deposited into Apollo DAO?

Thanks to our community of analytical minds, we now have the answer. That includes submissions from @jp12_, @maybeYonas, and @sem1d5.

Let’s dive in.

Easier deposits = more users

At launch, Apollo DAO saw roughly $55 million in UST deposited, along with 10 million various LP tokens, with peaks of more than 50 million tokens deposited a day. Those deposits came from roughly 6,800 different users, according to this submission from @jp12_.

One of the biggest reasons, if not the main driver, of growth for Apollo DAO so far has been just how easy it is for users to make a deposit, according to @jp12_. “Apollo really made it frictionless for users to deposit,” @jp12_ noted, “and it has proven to be the right decision.”

ANC-UST leads deposits

So seamless deposits are attracting new users. But what tokens are users depositing into Apollo DAO?

ANC-UST pairs and existing LP tokens, says @maybeYonas in this submission. So far, the ANC-UST pair is the most deposited pair in Apollo DAO, likely because it also provides the highest APR. 

Follow the money

So, where is all this money coming from?

According to this submission from @sem1d5, the answer seems to be unstaking activity on MINE and ANC. “In both cases, deposit transactions from people who have unstaked constitute 40 – 45% of all total LP deposit transactions,” @sem1d5 noted. As we can see in the data below, MINE and ANC unstaking rival even LP deposits coming from existing LP positions.

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