Hello fellow Ergonauts and Cryptohomies, I’m all in on crypto and I want your expertise to help me make the most of using crypto, specifically using ergodex.io in a way that makes long term economic sense. I have used a DEX before on ethereum to do basic swaps, but I haven’t provided liquidity, which is what I want to do on ergodex.
I’m a cyberpunk, so beyond my investment in ergo, I also hold my savings in stable coins. I’m asking for help because if I were to lose these stable coin savings, it would be life-altering catastrophic for me. I’ve read up on SigmaUSD (sUSD) and I trust in the over-collateralized model; ergo, I want to move all of my stable coin savings into sUSD and provide liquidity for an ergo/sUSD pair on ergodex.
However, I’m still confused on:
1.) What are all of the risks associated with providing liquidity pair (LP) on ergodex?
2.) What are all of the rewards associated with providing LP on ergodex?
3.) What is impermanent loss, when should I be concerned about it?
4.) What service am I providing when I provide a LP? My understanding is that a LP Provider creates liquidity between 2 coins, and gains a fee when users trade between the 2 coins. Is there any other functionality of a LP?
The following is my current plan:
I plan to hold my current ERG long-term (several years). I have a stable coin reserve that I dip into for IRL expenses, but if the price of ergo drops below my personal valuation, I will buy more ERG using my stable coin reserve. Based on my understanding, it makes economic sense to take all of my ERG and all of my stable coin reserve to provide a LP on ergodex. When I want to dip into my stable coin reserve for IRL expenses, I will take it from the sUSD in my ERG/sUSD LP. If the price of ERG drastically declines, I will take from the sUSD in my LP and transfer that to ERG.
Does this plan make long-term economic sense?
Please let me know if I should be thinking about things differently, if I would even benefit from providing liquidity, if there are other ways I can use my ergo holdings to contribute to the community, etc.