[MRC-77] Cap Increases


The objective of this proposal is to increase the caps of USDC, USDT, axlWBTC, axlWETH, INJ and DYDX on the Osmosis outpost as follows:

  • USDC from 3,000,000 to 6,000,000 USDC.
  • USDT from 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 USDT.
  • axlWBTC from 20 to 50 axlWBTC.
  • axlWETH from 300 to 700 axlWETH.
  • INJ from 10,000 to 20,000 INJ.
  • DYDX from 25,000 to 50,000 DYDX.


The caps for these assets are currently highly utilized. This suggests there’s potentially additional (currently unmet) demand to use these assets within the Mars Osmosis Outpost. This proposal aims to allow Mars to meet that additional demand.


The deposit caps serve two main purposes:

  1. They limit the exposure to any single token. This is important to mitigate idiosyncratic risks specific to any particular token and to mitigate liquidity risk, which may impede proper functioning of the liquidations system and could ultimately lead to bad debt.
  2. They mitigate looping attacks in which attackers are able to generate artificially large positions of certain tokens with the purpose of subsequently manipulating their price and effectively stealing assets from the protocol.

As the caps increase, so do the risks explored above. At the end of the day, a right level of the caps should strike the right balance between risk aversion and protocol usefulness. In this sense, we believe that while the proposed caps do increase risk for the protocol, it is still conservative given the liquidity levels of the assets.


This is a signaling proposal, not an executable proposal.

The Mars smart contracts on the Osmosis chain are currently controlled by the Builder Multisig address. If this proposal passes, the builders will utilize their multisig to make the necessary parameter changes.


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This proposal is being made by Delphi Labs Ltd., a British Virgin Islands limited company. Delphi Labs engages in incubation, investment, research and development relevant to multiple ecosystems and protocols, including the Mars Protocol. Delphi Labs and certain of its service providers and equity holders own MARS tokens and have financial interests related to this proposal. Additionally, Delphi Labs is one of several entities associated with one another under the “Delphi Digital” brand. Delphi Digital’s associated entities and/or equityholders or service providers of such entities may hold MARS and may have financial interests related to this proposal. All such entities, service providers, equity holders and other related persons may also have financial interests in complementary or competing projects or ecosystems, entities or tokens, including USDC, USDT, DYDX, Osmosis/OSMO, Injective/INJ, axlWETH and axlWBTC. These statements are intended to disclose relevant facts and to help identify potential conflicts of interest, and should not be misconstrued as a complete description of all relevant interests or conflicts of interests; nor should they be construed as a recommendation to purchase or acquire any token or security.

This proposal is also subject to and qualified by the Mars Disclaimers/Disclosures. Delphi Labs may lack access to all relevant facts or may have failed to give appropriate weighting to available facts. Delphi Labs is not making any representation, warranty or guarantee regarding the accuracy or completeness of the statements herein, and Delphi Labs shall have no liability in the event of losses or damages ensuing from approval or rejection or other handling of the proposal. Each user and voter should undertake their own research and make their own independent interpretation and analysis of all relevant facts and issues to arrive at their own personal determinations of how to vote on the proposal.

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Sounds good, lets get it to voting asap

Can we also add AKT in this proposal? The deposit Cap is used for 99.37% already.

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Happy to vote yes on this as well, but please pay attention to how you’re linking forum posts onchain. A milkTIA post is what was linked to this prop, as well as the stdYdX prop.

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