Detailed YFI’s first financial report: still the most profitable machine gun pool


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On the evening of December 10th, (YFI) and Grin developer Daniel Lehnberg released the third quarter of’s informal financial report (portal) on Github. This is the first time that the quarterly report on the project has appeared in the community. financial report.

As successively merges Hegic, Pickle, Cream, Powerpool, Cover Protocol, Akropolis, Sushiswap and other projects, the project and its founder Andre Cronje (AC) have become the latest vane in the DeFi field. However, many people may not understand the benefits of the project itself. Today, Lehnberg’s report will unveil the mystery of YFI.

The following is the report details,

The first thing that needs to be stated is that this report is completed by the community developers themselves. Both the official Yearnfinance and Lehnberg himself have emphasized that this report has not been fully audited by a third-party professional accounting firm. The content is for reference only and does not constitute financial management or Investment Advice.

Part One: Asset Profit and Loss Status

In the third quarter (actually less than three months, as of October 20),’s net income (net income) was around $3.8 million, most of which came from yVault products (the so-called machine gun pool) . Of the net profit, the funds allocated to the Governance Stakers are approximately $2.467 million.

More than 95% of total revenue comes from the yVault product, which is also a core component of the entire ecosystem.

Other miscellaneous revenue comes from airdrops of BAL (approximately US$210,000) and UNI (US$69,000). This revenue is calculated based on the fair market value (FMV) on the day the tokens are received.

The cost of revenue includes the gas cost for deploying the contract and calling the yVaults function. Compared with October, due to the higher number of smart contract deployments and the higher gas cost of the Ethereum blockchain, the cost of revenue in August and September is correspondingly higher, which also roughly coincides with the popularity cycle of DeFi.

Most of the operating expenses consist of administrative salaries and security expenses (such as contract audit expenses), accounting for 56% and 27%, respectively.

When operating some yVaults products (such as yYFI, yWETH), occasionally receives some other assets (YFI, WETH), and these assets will be recorded as income based on the fair market value on the day the tokens are received. At the end of the month , These assets will be adjusted to the corresponding fair market value according to the new price, so unrealized gains or losses related to these assets will also be recorded on the income statement.

Part 2: yVault revenue details

Approximately 68% of yVault’s revenue comes from the yUSD vault fund pool, which is also the main source of total revenue for the project.

From August 20th to September 20th, yVault’s overall income was significantly higher, which was also the craziest period of DeFi farming. By October 20th, as the hype subsided, yVault’s revenue also dropped sharply.

The yWETH vault fund pool data was officially introduced on September 20, and it generated considerable revenue that month. In order to reduce the risk of deposit users, the fund pool was quickly frozen. The new version of yWETH vault will be deployed in the future version 2.0.

Several yVault fund pools (crvRENWSBTC, bCRV, 3Crv) that use also contributed considerable income.

Most of yVault’s revenue comes from the withdrawal fees of deposit users. However, yVault will update its fee structure in the upcoming 2.0 version. The Odaily Planet Daily has also reported that the community governance proposal YIP-51 has been passed, and the v2 version of yVault will cancel the yVault withdrawal fee and adjust the fee structure to 2% management fee and 20% profit performance fee.

Part 3: Details of operating expenses

More than 80% of operating expenses are spent on security work and personnel salaries required to develop and maintain the agreement.

Mixbytes is responsible for the smart contract audit of yInsure and yVault’s strategies.

To prepare for the launch of yVault v2.0 and provide some other planned products, it is expected that there will be some additional audit fees in the future.

As of October 20, the project had paid multiple bug bonuses, most of which went to Samczsun ($58,000).

As of October 20, the project management team has expanded, and Artem’s salary has increased to $14,500 on October 20.

After September 20, Kirby and Gismar have stopped receiving salary compensation.

Personnel salary is paid in yUSD, which has been converted into USD on the far right of the form.

Part 4: Details of Grants

Grants are generally allocated directly to various contributors within a certain month, and the process rarely spans months.

All kinds of contributors get Grants at one time to help carry out brand promotion, design, UI/UX optimization and community expansion.

Grants need to be nominated by members of the management team and approved by multiple signatures. The effectiveness of Grants will be evaluated monthly and contributors will be rewarded for their work.

Most Grants will be spent on design and community development costs, which are related to’s promotion activities on social media platforms such as Discord, Telegram, and Reddit.

Part V: Assets and Liabilities

As of October 20, has a total value of about 5.81 million US dollars of marketable assets (marketable assets, as can be seen from the above table are ETH, YFI, UNI), and there are no liabilities.

As mentioned above, the YFI and ETH held by the project come from the corresponding yVault fund pool income, and these assets will be adjusted to their fair market value at the end of the month based on the prevailing price.

The UNI held by the project is donated by a donor to cover operating expenses, so these UNI will not be distributed to YFI pledge participants.

Since personnel salaries and Grants are paid on a monthly basis, has no accrued liabilities or accounts payable.

Part VI: Data Source

Again, the official and Lehnberg himself have stated that this report has not been fully audited by a third-party professional accounting firm. The content is for reference only and does not constitute financial management or investment advice.

Lehnberg pointed out at the end of the report that the income data was obtained from the status of token transfers between several addresses controlled by The specific address is as follows:

Treasury vault: 0x93a62da5a14c80f265dabc077fcee437b1a0efde

Multi-sig: 0xfeb4acf3df3cdea7399794d0869ef76a6efaff52

Governance staking: 0xba37b002abafdd8e89a1995da52740bbc013d992

The cost data comes from the audit report of yChad. These reports are available for download on’s GitHub (portal) and will be updated monthly.