Since we briefly discussed this in another thread, I wanted to gather some more sentiment and feedback around a CONNECT pie that contains all the important middleware/support protocols of the DeFi ecosystem.
Namely, I was thinking of the big players in the room, but also wanted to see if you knew any other projects around this pie that could fit.
Here are the ones I could find so far that I would personally love to see in a pie like this:
Chainlink ($LINK) - The big daddy of decentralized oracle provisioning
Band Protocol ($BAND) - The smaller brother of Chainlink
The Graph ($GRT) - Decentralized indexing protocol, perhaps the next “Google” of blockchain data.
Furucombo ($COMBO) - Drag&Drop “build-yourself-a-transaction” dApp (bit of a stretch ;))
API3 ($API3) - Decentralized APIs for Web 3.0
KeeperDAO ($ROOK) - Liquidity backstop / MEV coordination / Hiding Game
ArcherDAO ($ARCH) - MEV coordination games
1inch ($1INCH) - DEX Aggregator protocol
0x protocol ($ZRX) - DEX liquidity/aggregator protocol
This pie would also make a solid sub-slice in our DeFi++ allocation, as a lot of protocols will require such services in the next couple of years, and fit the overall sentiment of a DeFi meta-pie like this.
There are also other projects like Pocket Network, but there is currently no way to get their tokens as a wrapped version for Ethereum. Maybe this will change sometime soon, though.
Very much looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this, and have a great start into the week!