SSV Treasury Management USDC Yield Strategy

Summary of Proposal

At this point in time the SSV treasury has $5,102,367 USDC. This capital should be put to work, in a safe, low risk environment. Starting with a select percentage then growing the exposure from there.

Phuture is a decentralised protocol that gives users passive exposure to crypto assets. We create on-chain index funds and structured products so you can get exposure without the complexity.

We’ve created a low-risk USDC savings vault built upon Notional Finance’s fixed rate market. This product has been built as a treasury management solution for the likes of the SSV treasury.

USV offers an optimised interest rate by investing into a blend of three and six-month bonds. USV then dynamically allocates capital to whichever maturity has the highest interest rate at the time.

Key benefits:

  • Removes the cost, complexity and time needed to manage different maturities.

  • Access your capital at any time.

  • Higher yields than other providers like Yearn, AAVE or Compound

Proposal Details

We propose to move 20% ($1,020,473) of the SSV Treasury USDC holdings to USV - the yield bearing USDC - over a period of time. The SSV treasury can expect to earn 2.5-5% APY.

2.5% of the 20% allocated would return per year = $25,511

2.5% on the total USDC holding would return per year = $127,559


Directly mint USV, allowing the strategy to manage the underlying bonds and produce the yields on SSV treasury’s behest.

We would suggest introducing the 20% ($1,020,473) through multiple tranches over a time period which we can share with a more detailed breakdown upon the success of this proposal.

SSV network would hold the USV assets in their custody. USV is redeemable for USDC at any given time.

We also note that a smaller test transaction would be merited to make sure the SSV treasury can become comfortable with the process. The Phuture team will be available to run through the process for the SSV treasury team.

**For the proposal **

  • USV is able to produce higher yields than Aave, Compound and other like providers because it benefits from the premium that fixed rates can obtain.

  • USDC is deposited for USV, this USV will be held by the DAO. USV has no lock-ups and will be redeemable at any given time.

  • Due to the fixed nature of USV’s lending, the interest earned at maturity on its underlying bonds are insulated from immediate changes in the market rate.

  • The SSV treasury will be able to fully verify the on-chain process and where the yield is generated. They custody the yielding bearing assets and can take comfort in knowing the safety of the yield generated.


  • Short term losses can occur due to Intra maturity price fluctuations of the underlying bonds. However, these will always be recovered as the bond reaches maturity.

Why Generate Yield?

The SSV community could use the additional funds to grow the treasury, fund token buybacks, deploy more capital into new projects, increase marketing spend, fund philanthropic activities. The possibilities are endless. The SSV treasury is in a strong position and one where taking advantage of USV will bring great upside with little to no risk downside risk.

Why Phuture?

Phuture is a decentralised protocol that gives users passive exposure to crypto assets. We create on-chain index funds and structured products so you can get exposure without the complexity.

Our savings vault product range, starting with USDC has been purpose built as a treasury management tool. We benefit from the premium fixed rate yields which means the high yields are not variable, but dependable for users.

USV requires zero management from the SSV treasury, due to the passive nature of the product. Meaning the SSV treasury just has to withdraw if they decide to in the far future.

  • For treasury yield
  • Against treasury yield

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I agree to a certain degree in that we could be doing a better job at managing SSV’s treasury.

I understand you work for Phuture and thus might be biased, but from the looks of it, USV’s market cap is $322.64K. 20% of the treasury being ~$1M means it is a high-risk value proposition for the DAO at this time. I’m sure the DAO would be happy to revisit as Phuture continues to grow and mature.

All the best.

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I’d add that a perceived “low risk” can be high risk so it’s not as easy to spot

Hi Taiga,

Thanks for the reply. USV is redeemable for USDC at any given time. Each USDC is passed through to Notional Finance, $1m trade size is no issue. The current TVL of USV wouldn’t effect SSV Networks trade size. You can check this on the Phuture App.

USV is fully open source, we encourage you to check out the contracts and have a dig around. We’d be more than happy to present to the SSV Network community and run through any questions you or they may have.

We look forward to hearing from you,


Let’s break down the risk.

With stablecoin yield, the first question is ‘where does this yield come from?’ With USV, it comes from Notional which is a fixed rate lending and borrowing platform. People pay a premium to borrow an asset like USDC for a set time period. Each Notional debt is overcollateralised. This means that the yield is sustainable and not jacked up by short term selling of another token or the paid in an illiquid governance token.

Smart contract risk. USV uses EIP-4626 which is a battle tested vault contract and used by the likes of Yearn, Alchemix etc. Ontop of this we’ve had USV audited and the smart contracts are open to review. Happy to provide more details on Notional and audit reports for them.

We don’t charge any fees on USV and have created the product to help generate premium yield in a safe way.

We look forward to your feedback,