Editorial Notes (vol. 1)
We're bringing you a curated selection of dApps and protocols that have caught the attention of our Explore Screen team! From yield aggregators to NFT marketplaces and DAO tooling, we've got you covered with handpicked a selection of projects worth dipping your toes into.
Now let's dive right into a roundup of what new protocols we have featured this week and what it is about them that we're lovin' over at Omni (previously Steakwallet)! ⬇
First, we wanted to highlight some of the most popular and trusted dApps, which you can use on a daily basis (we know we do). Many of these protocols are tried and true favorites and essentially must-knows!
Utilize hundreds of liquidity pools and trade with high liquidity, low slippage, and low transaction fees on Curve.
Curve is one of the most useful protocols for stable assets. We love the low slippage factor and the possibility to add any type of asset to the pool. This is for anyone who wants to try something different than the usual 50/50 liquidity on other platforms. If you lock your tokens for a period of 4 weeks to 4 years, you get a boost in your yields and gain voting power! We give this dApp a 5-start rating. 🌟 Definitely try this one out if you haven’t yet – you don’t want to miss out on the low fees.
Sushi allows you to optimize your trades across hundreds of DEXs on multiple networks.
Sushi has a great DEX infrastructure and a big plus is its multi-chain AMM – this popular platform is the AMM DEX and LP. Start on this classic protocol by staking sushi for xSushi and receive some scrumptious payouts. 🍣
Borrow stablecoins at 0% without selling your crypto (and borrow MAI and multiply your exposure to crypto) on QiDao.
This protocol is one of our favorites! QiDAO allows you to leverage your holdings by letting you borrow MAI stablecoins against your tokens. You pay zero fees on your borrowing position and are only charged a low 0.05% fixed fee of your collateral for repayment. Depending on the collateral you use, you also get a bonus APY on your borrowing position. One notable downside is that depending on the collateral you use, vaults will reach the maximum minting capability (usually stables vaults). Still, borrowing your first MAI stablecoins can get you some magical results. Get started by creating vaults made of interest-bearing tokens on different chains and mint stables using your underlying assets to have some DeFi fun.
AAVE lets you earn on your deposits and borrow assets.
AAVE is a great stepping stone into DeFi. It facilitates borrowing and lending at its core. Using AAVE, you can borrow at a fixed or variable interest without having to worry about the safety of your assets.
With Convex, you can deposit liquidity to earn boosted CRV and rewards.
Convex allows Curve.fi liquidity providers to earn trading fees and claim boosted CRV without locking up their CRV. It is designed to help you maximize the yield on your CRV – the great thing about Convex is that you only need to put in minimal effort to receive boosted CRV and liquidity mining rewards.
Solend is an algorithmic, decentralized protocol for lending and borrowing on Solana.
We find Solend to be the most useful DEX in all of Solana’s ecosystem. The user interface is flawless, which provides a smooth experience for when you lend, borrow, and even long and short assets. You can start by transferring assets from other networks using Wormhole bridge, lend them USD, borrow USTD, and earn a surplus on the borrowed interest. Use Saber or Jupiter to swap USDT to USD, borrow more and repeat the cycle 🔁. This way, you can leverage borrowing at negative interest by swapping between stables.
Cleanest NFT Marketplaces
The NFT platforms we find worthwhile – trade NFTs, get rewards.
LooksRare allows you to stake native LOOKS and farm wETH.
The dark horse of the NFT market is again rising to the occasion with exciting new releases. LooksRare is rolling out its Rewards program to benefit users and incentivize artists to list their work. You stand to win attractive points on the platform for your listings. Convert your points to LOOKS so you can engage in a staking position to earn 214% on LOOKS and wETH! Trade and list your NFTs, farm your ETH, and make happy returns in the process.
Trade NFTs focused on GameFi and collectibles on tofuNFT.
tofuNFT integrates sweet multi-chains possibilities. You can find a full range of chains on the platform like BNBChain, Polygon, AVAX, FTM, and more! Enjoy the flexibility that this marketplace provides through listing or trading NFTs on different chains. No limitations to only chains like Polygon or Ethereum.
Rarible is a peer-to-peer marketplace for NFTs, rare digital items, and crypto collectibles.
Be a part of a tighter-knit crypto art community and connect with independent creators. Rarible is a lifeboat for amazing, deserving artists who might not get as much exposure on more mainstream platforms like Opensea. Find independent artists and hidden gems on the platform to support. 💪
OpenSea – the largest NFT marketplace right now.
As the king of the NFT marketplace, Opensea has the largest volume of trades and listings among all of its competitors. Find your mainstream, viral NFT projects here, with the biggest artists and influencers residing on the platform. Among many others, the recent Moonbird collection was listed on Opensea, which rocketed in less than 5 days! 🚀
SudoSwap is a digital marketplace with zero fees.
This platform provides niche functionality. Want to avoid marketplaces entirely and settle swaps peer-to-peer? Get it done on Sudoswap without paying any swap fees.
X allows you to collect, create, and sell NFTs across multiple blockchains.
X is the first decentralized NFT marketplace and takes a different perspective towards NFT marketplaces. Enjoy the platform if you are looking for an added spice in your NFT trading experience – X’s combination of decentralized, multi-chain market tokenomics with an added DAO ecosystem to the mix is a must-try for experimentation.
Unlock quick and easy access to digital collectibles and explore, buy, and sell NFTs from different blockchains and artists through NFTKEY.
NFTKEY is a polished, decentralized platform. The marketplace prioritizes transparency and relentlessly highlights its dedication to decentralization as a non-custodial marketplace and its open and accessible smart contracts. Try their sleek interface and stay for their devotion to decentralization!
Essential DAO Tools
Explore the essential toolkit required for DAO creation and utilization.
Do you have an idea for a DAO? Want to create a decentralized community with a common cause? If so, look no further. Juicebox provides you with key infrastructure for funding your project, programming its spending and is a perfect tool for DAO creation no matter the size.
Snapshot is a decentralized voting system. It provides flexibility on how voting power is calculated for a vote and supports various voting types. With it’s user-friendly interface it allows you to find all DAOs that utilize Snapshot, check previous or active proposals and also create and vote on different proposals without incurring gas costs.
Tally empowers user owned governance through real time research and analysis, governance tooling, and evergreen educational content. Perform on-chain voting, manage proposals and their execution, delegate votes, and find in-depth information about DAOs, proposals, and voters. All this is possible with the tools provided by Tally.
Find all the building blocks for DAO creation and management in one place. By utilizing Aragon, you get access to apps or tools that can perform actions like raising funds, paying people, creating votes, and much more. Create global, bureaucracy-free organizations, companies, and communities in minutes with everything you need provided by Aragon.
Gnosis Safe is a smart contract wallet running on Ethereum that requires a minimum number of people to approve a transaction before it can occur (M-of-N). It allows you or your team to fully customize how you manage your personal or company crypto assets and helps prevent the unauthorized access to funds and increases the security. It's one of the most widely used treasury management tools by DAOs as well as individuals.
Want an insight into DAOs from a financial perspective, besides the participation one? DeepDAO has all the data and analytics capabilities for you to dive deep into the treasuries, assets under management of organizations as well as individuals, most active voters, etc. It is an indispensable tool for having a broad overview of everything that is happening in the DAO space.
Want to start contributing to different projects or DAOs? Find and manage existing tasks and get rewarded while building up your Web3 resume. For DAOs, manage all bounties in one place, get contributors and boost their reputation, and pay with your own DAO's tokens.
Ecosystem Specific Roundup
In addition to our curated features on The Grill, our Explore Screen dives deep into each individual ecosystem natively supported in-app. For each of the 14 major chains integrated in Omni, we've rounded up the hottest projects and tools to know. ⬇
On Ethereum, check out top DEXs like Uniswap to swap, earn, and build on the leading decentralized trading protocol, grow, track, and control your assets right from your wallet on StakeDAO, and supply and borrow assets from popular yield aggregators such as Rari Capital.
Steer to the Avalanche highlights to find the hottest NFT collections using valuable platforms like NFTKEY and Kalao and leverage your position in yield farming and liquidity providing pools with Alpha Hamora V2. Top the fun off with earning from Play-to-Earn games like Crabada and Avaxtars!
Head over to the Solana features and conduct trades using AMMs like Raydium or the well-recieved DEX, Saber. Maximize yields using aggregators like Francium and lend and borrow from Port Finance. Utilize the best yield strategies with Katana or Ribbon’s options vaults. You can also sell Solana-based NFTs using Solanart and move liquidity using AllBridge.
Explore exciting NEAR dApps like the fantastic decentralized trading experience provided by Ref Finance. Discover the most prospective opportunities on Jumbo and leverage stNEAR from your staking position using Metal Pool or earn interests on Burrow. You can also take advantage of the Rainbow Bridge to shift assets from NEAR to Ethereum.
Considering the huge bull cases for Terra, you will love maximizing your Terra yields using the Nexus Protocol. Dock, swap, and provide liquidity using Astroport, while facilitating cost-efficient and secure auto-compounding returns using Apollo DAO. Don’t miss out on the highest staking rewards using Anchor (good news, Omni now supports aUST staking via Anchor natively in-app). Looking to borrow with extreme flexibility? Edge Protocol is the way to go.
Head to the Cosmos features and start with Osmosis to create liquidity and trade IBC enabled coins or get minting on Stargaze’s IBC NFT marketplace. Looking for a liquid staking solution that will unlock the true potential of PoS tokens? Try pStake. Also featured is Gravity Bridge as a solution to bridging Ethereum to Cosmos. You can also stand to benefit from Kava, the cross-chain DeFi platform that supports multiple applications and services.
Start on the Polygon network with AMM systems of QuickSwap and Sushi. Make use of an automated portfolio manager and trading platform that turns the concept of an index fund on its head like Balancer. Heard of Beefy Finance? Take advantage of this multi-chain yield optimizer to earn compound interest on your crypto holdings and use the full suite of tools on ApeSwap to explore and engage with DeFi opportunities. Try the prediction market realm by creating a market around the outcome of any real-world event using Augur.
Find the Celo essentials such as the Optics Bridge to transfer assets over from Ethereum, a decentralized prize savings account such as PoolTogether, or AMMs like UbeSwap and Mobius, but also more ways to earn than native CELO staking, such as Beefy Finance and GoodGhosting.
For Arbitrum, collect fees from traders who rebalance your portfolio using Balancer and earn great compounding yields with Pickle or liquidity mining rewards with iZumi Finance. Borrow against your crypto assets without selling them with Vesta Finance or deposit collateral and borrow MiM with Abracadabra. Create your own financial protocol template with Tracer and engage in trust-less contracts using Opium. Don’t leave behind the NFT fun with Treasure DAO or Arbitrum’s largest NFT marketplace, Stratos.
With the phenomenal growth of Binance, investors are flocking to BSC DEXs like PancakeSwap and Mochiswap. Earn safe and stable yields using Alpaca Finance or automate the process of yield farming with Harvest Finance. Obtain liquidity using Unit Protocol and mint your NFT on NFTKey while marinating in the gaming world with Tiny World and Bomb Crypto.
Utilize the Fantom network with the help of DEXs like SpookySwap and SpiritSwap. Deposit liquidity tokens using Reaper Farm to auto-compound your yields and benefit from Beethoven X’s novel decentralized investment strategies. Try out lending platforms like Iron bank and Tarot to earn passive yield and find unique NFT collections on PaintSwap or tofuNFT.
Trade on Harmony using DEXs like ViperSwap, LootSwap and Fuzz.Fi. Use FarmersOnly to farm and auto-compound yields while leveraging top strategies from StakeDAO. Top the rewards off by earning interests from WePiggy or Tranquil Finance.
For Optimism, use Synapse or Matcha to swap assets and leverage AAVE to participate as a depositor or borrower. Trade decentralized perpetuals with Pika Protocol and leverage advanced strategies on Instadapp to tap into the full potential of DeFi. Try Hop to send tokens across rollups.
Trade on Tezos with QuipuSwap and SpicySwap. Access sustainable yield farming with Plenty DeFi and Alien’s Farm. Create, purchase or sell NFTs on Rarible or Objkt and play to earn from Dogami and Tezotopia.
🗒️ Remember, while we love to share which projects we've been into, please remember to always DYOR on new protocols!
That's it, folks! Given that this was our inaugural release, we had a ton of cool protocols to share with you. In the future, you can look forward to more succinct editorial overviews – our Explore Screen is a constantly evolving ecosystem, and we'll be scouring the DeFi-verse to rotate in new projects every week. 🥩