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New Horizons

Aquarius adds liquidity management layer to Stellar and powers new generation of DeFi projects.

From the makers of:
What is Aquarius?
Aquarius is designed to supercharge trading on Stellar, bring more liquidity and give control over how it is distributed across various market pairs. It will add incentives (market maker rewards) for SDEX traders and liquidity providers (LP) for upcoming AMM. Aquarius will allow community to set rewards for selected markets through on-chain voting. Ultra Stellar will develop the core protocol of Aquarius and provide tools needed to interact with it.
What is AQUA token?
AQUA is the currency for rewards and on-chain voting in Aquarius. AQUA holders can vote for market pairs that need more liquidity and select trusted assets. Traders and LPs earn AQUA on selected market pairs. AQUA will play an important role in projects being developed by Ultra Stellar. Majority of AQUA tokens will be distributed to network participants and market makers. Contact email for institutional investors - tokens[at]aqua.network.
Incentives for market makers
The core use case of the AQUA token is to increase liquidity of Stellar DEX. This will be achieved by incentivizing the market makers who provide liquidity for chosen markets.
Governance for token holders
Token holders will vote for market pairs requiring liquidity to allocate rewards. The voting will happen on-chain and active participants will be rewarded.
Ecosystem benefits
AQUA tokens will be integrated in projects developed by Ultra Stellar and provide holders with additional benefits, such as increased APY yield for y-anchors, no fees for crypto purchases, etc.
Excited to try?
Aquarius is a work in progress that is expected to go live later in 2021.
We'll be doing AQUA airdrop for the Stellar community, special rewards for early Aquarius adopters and LPs.

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Roadmap
Q4 - 2020
Idea and discussion
Aquarius began its evolution in the end of 2020 while exploring ideas to increase volume on SDEX. A series of internal discussions within Ultra Stellar, as well as exchanging feedback with many experts in the space, helped us shape the core ideas around the project.
Q2 - 2021
Start of development
We have started formalizing the protocol and building the infrastructure for Aquarius. This consists of multiple elements of software such as on-chain asset voting protocol, user interfaces for voting, liquidity reward distribution engine, AQUA snapshot and airdrop module.
Q3 - 2021
Aquarius v0.1: MVP
Launch of liquidity rewards for market makers on SDEX - core functionality of Aquarius. This will inspire more trading activity on Stellar DEX. Once AMM is added, AQUA will also reward LPs. At this stage, we will start the wide distribution of AQUA tokens to Stellar network participants.
Q1 - 2022
Aquarius v0.2: Voting
New set of updates will allow AQUA holders to control how Aquarius works. They will drive liquidity to specific market pairs and vote for assets to be grouped in default lists, that are used in Ultra Stellar apps. We will work on introducing AQUA tokens in various products.
Q3 - 2022
Aquarius v1.0: DAO
The end goal is to build a thriving, reliable and decentralized ecosystem around Aquarius and AQUA tokens. Key protocol parameters will be controlled by the AQUA token holders. This will be further explored as the smart contract frameworks on Stellar mature and evolve.
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