AAVE - Snapshot (27/08/23 to 26/09/23) | Revelo Intel


Published: September 29, 2023


Aave is a Lending Market that operates on 9 networks. This report covers the period from August 27th, 2023 to September 26th, 2023.

Key Performance Highlights

Source: DeFiLlama & Coingecko

A market-wide decrease in volume was seen after Uniswap’s competitor Curve Finance was exploited on July 29th. 

The Protocol

Total Value Locked (TVL)

The TVL for a lending market can be viewed in two ways:

TVL = Total Value Supplied OR

TVL = Total Value in Net Deposits

The difference between the two is that Net Deposits look at the Total Supplied less the Total Borrowed.

Our view is that Net Deposits are a fairer reflection of TVL unless specifically stated otherwise, TVL references refer to the net number.

Aave opened at $4.5bn and closed at $4.6bn, a $0.1bn (2.1%) increase over the period. However, the 60-day rolling average shows a decreasing trend. The $4bn on Ethereum represents 86.4% of total protocol TVL.

Source: DeFiLlama

At a network level, Ethereum had a decrease of 4.8% in TVL.

There were no significant events affecting TVL. TVL of Aave on the specific chains was in line with the overall TVL movement of the chains itself.

Source: DeFiLlama

Competitor Analysis

Aave ranks 1st of all the Lending Markets. Sector dominance opened with 36.06% and decreased over the period, closing at 33.44%.

Source: DeFiLlama

Source: DeFiLlama

Safety Module

The Safety Module acts as an insurance fund against potential shortfall events. If an event like this occurs, 30% of the tokens staked could be slashed and used to repay everyone affected.

The Saftey Module consists of two tokens:

You can read more on the Safety Module in our Aave Breakdown.

There was an increase in the total Safety Module balance. It opened with $247.6m, and closed at $267.5m, a change of 8%.

Source: DeFiLlama


Following a successful temp check, the snapshot vote for Aave V3 deployment on GnosisChain passes. You can read the full details here

A proposal to further transition the DAO’s expenses towards being nominated in $GHO passes, beginning with a conversion of $1.6M in stablecoins in the treasury to $GHO. You can read the full details here.

A proposal for Aave V3 deployment on zkEVM L2 passes. You can read the full details here

A proposal to for the treasury to improve $GHO’s peg and diversify liquidity across multiple exchanges passes. You can read the full details here.

A proposal to acquire $AURA from Olympus DAO passes, as the most efficient way for Aave DAO to bootstrap $GHO is via vlAURA relative to veBAL. You can read the full details here.


The Metis DAO incentive program goes live on Aave V3. 100K $METIS tokens are made available. You can read the full details here

New Aave features introduced, Debt Switch and Withdraw & Switch. You can read the full details here.


As of September 26, 2023, the treasury amounted to $104.26m, consisting of the following:

While the treasury has increased by ~$4.5m, the stablecoin percentage has decreased by around 4.5%

Source: DeFiLlama

Gross Balances

Total Supplied balances opened the period at $6.8bn and closed at $7.1bn, a $0.3bn increase. Total Borrowed balances opened the period at $-2.3bn and closed at $-2.5bn, a $0.2bn increase

Source: DefiLlama
Source: DeFiLlama

Token Level Balances

Supply-side deposits of $7.1bn is largley driven by $wstETH. $wstETH contributes $2.3bn (32.3%) to total deposits, while $ETH contributes $1.4bn (19.9%).

Borrowing activity of $2.5bn is largley driven by $ETH and $USDC. $ETH contributes $0.83bn (33.6%) to the total borrowed, while $USDC contributes $0.77bn (31%).

Source: DefiLlama

Notable events: On 28 August $sDAI deposits were opened and attracted $127.6m in TVL.

The chart below represents 90.68% of total supplied and 94.56% of total borrowed.

Source: DeFiLlama


The total fees generated during the period were $8m. The highest daily total was $350k on 18 Sep and the low of $150 on 27 Aug. There was a $5.1m (38.9%) decrease from the $13.1m of the previous period. Aave ranks 1st of all the Lending Markets.

Source: DeFiLlama & Token Terminal

$AAVE Token

$AAVE opened the period at $56.872 and closed at $62.229, a 9.4% increase. The high for the month was $65.4 recorded on 21 Sep, while the low of $52 was on 12 Sep. Compared to its host network, performance was better than $ETH, which had a 3.9% decrease over the period. 

Source: Coingecko
Source: Coingecko

There was an esitmated 35.2k ($2.03m) $AAVE given out as rewards. All $AAVE rewards are distributed to depositors into the Safety Module.

Competitor Analysis

$AAVE outperformed its competitors. It was the only token to experience positive growth and a reversal of the previous cycle trend, while its competitors had a continuation of their downtrends. There we no significant events that contributed to the increase in price.

Source: Coingecko

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