Introduction

What is Arkis, and why does it matter?

What is Arkis?

Arkis is an undercollateralized leverage protocol that acts as a decentralized prime broker providing capital for on-chain asset managers and traders.
DeFi markets are fragmented on several levels:
  1. 1.
    Blockchain. Traders' positions are split between chains Ethereum, Avalanche, Polygon, etc.
  2. 2.
    Protocol (Uniswap, Curve, Lido, AAVE, etc). Traders may have positions in Uniswap and Curve pools, stake their LP tokens on Convex, and borrow assets on AAVE. Even though individual positions may have negative P&L, overall portfolio profit can be positive.
Arkis helps its clients to solve these issues by providing the following:
  • Undercollaterilized trading leverage provided through smart contracts.
  • Portfolio margin, which brings higher capital efficiency. When a trader's maintenance margin is calculated, Arkis has a unified view of the trader's portfolio instead of a traditional segregated approach. From now on, your positive P&L on one protocol will offset the negative P&L on the other.
  • Cross-chain margining. Asset managers can get leverage on different chains simultaneously, while Arkis treats it as one single portfolio.
At the same time, Lenders can earn a passive yield on their assets without facing impermanent loss, boosted by a percentage of borrowers' profits.
Arkis protocol helps Asset managers and traders get leverage in a capital-efficient, cross-chain, and flexible manner. Lenders can earn a passive yield on their assets by providing their assets for leverage operations while Arkis facilates the process making it secure for LPs.
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