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Top 12 Arbitrum Yield Farms Airdropping Free $ARB Tokens
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February 5, 2024

Top 12 Arbitrum Yield Farms Airdropping Free $ARB Tokens

Top 12 Arbitrum Yield Farms Airdropping Free $ARB Tokens

Are you missing The Arbitrum Short Term Incentive Program (STIP) that's happening right now?

Arbitrum is leading the way between the Ethereum L2s, as evidenced by the significant innovation and growth within its ecosystem in 2023.

Many DeFi protocols launched and acquired good levels of TVL, and the launch of $ARB resulted in further success.

In fact, it has given birth to a better organization of the ArbitrumDAO, leading to the development of grants programs and incentives for thriving protocols on the L2.

L2Beat — active projects by L2

One such initiative is the Short Term Incentive Program (STIP), which enhanced the activity on the network, in addition to helping projects be discovered and utilized more. It’s a monumental rewards program that you probably didn’t even realize you were missing out on.

So in this article, we’ll have a look at what this L2 ecosystem is offering and present 12 boosted yield opportunities on Arbitrum that you might not have heard about.

Active Boosted Yield Farms on Arbitrum

1. Rysk Finance

Rysk Finance, a DeFi Options trading protocol, is participating in STIP and has extended its distribution of ARB rewards (~13M ARB) to March 29, 2024.

For LPs (total weekly grants pool: 6,493.40 ARB):

ARB can be earned by anyone who has a deposit in the DHV, when the weekly epoch is executed (each Friday).

Airdrops are performed every Friday after the weekly epoch ends.

Airdrops are calculated as (user shares / total shares) x total weekly grants pool.

Step-by-step strategy (LPs):

  1. Go to Rysk app.
  2. Select the “Vault” section.
  3. Deposit liquidity to start earning.
DHV ETH/USDC — Rysk App

For Traders (Total weekly grants pool: 6,493.40 ARB):

Contracts traded are eligible to earn a share of the weekly grants pool at option expiry (every Friday 8AM UTC).

Step-by-step strategy (Traders):

  • Launch the Rysk app.
  • Go to the “Trade Options” section.
  • Trade options among strategies made available by Rysk.
Trading Strategies — Rysk App

More detailed info about eligibility for traders can be found here.

2. Dolomite

Dolomite is a lending platform which maximizes capital efficiency. It has been granted ARB (STIP), and created an oARB program.

To earn oARB rewards you have to deposit $USDC, $ETH, $WBTC, $ARB, or $LINK, which will then become available to claim weekly on the rewards page.

Note: oARB is earned no matter where your assets are on Dolomite, even if they are being used as collateral in a borrow position or a margin position.

Asset Depositing in Dolomite App

Additional ARB-maximizing strategy:

Vest your $oARB to purchase $ARB at a discount from the market price. Just go to the “Rewards” section to vest it.

Vesting oARB — Dolomite App

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Open the Dolomite app.
  2. Deposit liquidity ($USDC, $ETH, $WBTC, $ARB, or $LINK).

More details on oARB program here.

3. Wormhole Foundation

Wormhole, a cross-chain messaging protocol, has recently received 1.8M ARB in order to incentivize the bridging of 100M USDC to the Arbitrum Network.

To receive ARB rewards you will need to utilize Circle’s CCTP via Wormhole Connect and do one of these tasks:

Mint native USDC on Arbitrum, or bridge USDC.e to Ethereum and re-enter Arbitrum with native USDC.

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Head to Portal Bridge.
  2. Connect your Wallet.
  3. Select the chains you want to send Native USDC to and from.
  4. Complete the bridging process.
Wormhole App (Portal Bridge)

All the rewards can be seen through the Rewards Dashboard.

More details here.

4. Radiant Capital

Radiant Capital is an omni-chain money market we have recently covered in our blog (research section).

In the article, we explored the V2 launch and Radiant’s new incentives design system.

As seen in the article, Radiant won a grant from ArbitrumDAO (STIP), and therefore received 2M ARB, which will be distributed until January 31st 2024.

  • To earn ARB rewards you need to lock dLP between 6/12 months.

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Just go to https://app.radiant.capital/#/markets.
  2. Click “Zap into dLP”.
  3. Deposit liquidity.
“Click on Zap into dLP” — Radiant Capital app
Zap into dLP tab — Radiant Capital app

5. Camelot

Camelot, one of the most innovative DEXes on Arbitrum, received 3M ARB and it will distribute them by February 2024.

To get ARB rewards you can provide liquidity to blue chip and ARB pools, or provide liquidity to partner pools.

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Go to https://app.camelot.exchange/pools/.
  2. Select “Earn” section.
  3. Select “Pools”.
  4. Provide liquidity.
Camelot incentivized pools

You can find the details on the specific pools here.

6. Ramses Exchange

Ramses, an Arbitrum liquidity layer which takes advantage of incentives multipliers and concentrated liquidity, is offering its liquidity providers boosted rewards in ARB.

In order to earn ARB you just need to provide liquidity to incentivized pools (just look at the Arbitrum logo on “epoch rewards” to see which of them are incentivized).

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Go to https://app.ramses.exchange/liquidity.
  2. Select “Liquidity” section.
  3. Provide liquidity to incentivized pools.
Ramses Pools — Ramses app

More info here.

7. Silo Finance

Silo, a lending protocol in which you can borrow any asset with another, has received 1M ARB and it is distributing them until February 2024.

To earn ARB just deposit liquidity into the platform.

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Go to https://app.silo.finance/.
  2. Deposit liquidity.
Silo Markets incentivized with ARB — Silo app

More info here.

8. Stella xyz

Stella, a leveraged strategies protocol with no cost to borrow, is in its sixth epoch of Arbitrum STIP, which amounts to 186k ARB incentives and ended on January 25 2024, 8AM UTC.

Specifically, 120k ARB was directed to bring lending APR to 12%, and the other 66k ARB to bring 20% additional rewards for profitable positions.

However, when one epoch ends another begins.

To earn ARB rewards you can open a strategy position in the Stella app, or lend assets.

Step-by-step strategy (Strategy position):

  1. Go to https://app.stellaxyz.io/.
  2. Select “Strategy” section.
  3. Open a Strategy Position (every strategy is incentivized).
Strategies — Stella app

Step-by-step strategy (Lending):

  1. Go to https://app.stellaxyz.io/.
  2. Select “Lend” section.
  3. Check which assets are eligible for ARB rewards (https://twitter.com/stellaxyz_/status/1745370881030033654?s=19).
  4. Deposit liquidity.

Finally, for more info about the Stella-STIP program, consult this.

9. Mux Protocol

Mux Protocol, a perps aggregator built on Arbitrum, has received 6M ARB (STIP) and designed a rebate program which covers up to 100% trading fees for all GMX V1/V2, Gains, and MUX native positions opened through MUX. The program will be live until February 2024.

In order to earn ARB, you just need to trade.

Step-by-strategy:

  1. Go to https://app.mux.network/.
  2. Select the “Trade” section.
  3. Trade and earn ARB as per the rebate program.
Trading Fee Rebate tab — Mux app

More details on the Rebate program here.

10. Premia

Premia, one of the biggest DeFi options protocols on Arbitrum, has received 900K ARB (STIP), and it allocated 600K as liquidity mining incentives for Premia Vaults.

This incentivization period ended in January 2024.

However, they still have more incentive programs active.

In order to get ARB rewards you need to provide liquidity to Premia Vaults, or win trading competitions.

Step-by-step strategy (Premia Vaults):

  1. Go to https://app.premia.blue/vaults.
  2. Select “Vaults”.
  3. Open a Vault Position with ARB incentives.
Example of Premia Vault with ARB incentives — Premia app

If you are interested in Trading Competition, here is the latest and last trading competition incentivized by STIP.

More info about Incentivized Premia Vaults here.

11. TimeSwap

TimeSwap, a money market built on Arbitrum, has allocated 200K (STIP), and both lenders and borrowers are incentivized.

The rewards will be live until February 2024.

To maximize ARB rewards, you can apply this strategy.

Step-by-step strategy (ARB-maximizing):

  1. Borrow USDC from the USDC/ARB pool. Use ARB as collateral to borrow USDC at 0.03% APR.
  2. Lend USDC in the USDC/GM pool.
USDC.e/ARB pool — Timeswap app
USDC.e/GM pool — Timeswap app
  • In case you want to apply a simpler strategy.

Step-by-strategy (Simple one):

  1. Just go to https://app.timeswap.io/#/markets.
  2. Selected Arbitrum network.
  3. Select “Markets”.
  4. Then “Boosted”.
  5. Deposit liquidity in the incentivized lending pools.

12. Wombat Exchange

Wombat, a multi-chain and cross-chain stableswap, is currently supporting an sFRAX pool by Frax Finance, which is incentivized by STIP.

To earn ARB provide liquidity to the sFRAX-FRAX-USDC LP pool.

Step-by-step strategy:

  1. Go to https://app.wombat.exchange/pool?chain=arbitrum.
  2. Select “Pools”.
  3. Select one among the FRAX-sFRAX-USDC pool.
  4. Provide liquidity.
Incentivized Pools — Wombat app

For more info look here.

Also, Wombat is about to introduce another ARB-incentivized pool, so if you want to farm ARB on Wombat keep an eye on their twitter profile.

Conclusion

These are 12 active yield farming opportunities on Arbitrum with boosted incentives for Q1 of 2024. However, new Arbitrum STIPs are are always in the works, so keep on eye on our blog because there will always be more opportunities to learn and farm.

Disclaimer: This article, including insights on Arbitrum Yield Farming and other DeFi strategies, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as financial advice, investment recommendations, or an endorsement of any particular investment or strategy. The cryptocurrency and DeFi markets are highly volatile and unpredictable. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The author makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information provided. Readers should conduct their own research and consult with independent financial advisors before making any investment decisions. By using this information, you agree that the author is not liable for any losses or damages arising from your investment choices.
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