Yearn Finance Newsletter #6

Week Ending October 11th, 2020

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Yearn Finance Newsletter. Our aim with this newsletter is to keep the Yearn and wider crypto community informed of latest news, including product launches, governance changes, and ecosystem updates. If you’re interested in learning more about Yearn Finance, follow our official Twitter and Medium accounts.


  • An Update from Yearn Developer Andre Cronje

  • Curve Strategy Vulnerability Patched

  • yInsure Competition Submissions Due This Week

  • Community Created Front-End for Governance Rewards

  • A New Home for YFI Pulse

  • Yearn State of The Vaults

  • Governance Updates

  • Ecosystem News

An Update from Yearn Developer Andre Cronje

There has been much speculation about the status of Yearn Developer Andre Cronje, and he took to Twitter this week to give an update. Andre hasn’t left and is still developing, but he is no longer using Twitter or social media. Builders will continue to build. 

Curve Strategy Vulnerability Patched

This weekend, Artem (aka Banteg) announced that a vulnerability in all Curve yVault strategies had been discovered and patched. Migration to the new StrategyProxy has already occurred, and no user funds are at risk. Read the full disclosure here

yInsure Competition Submissions Due This Week

As mentioned last week, submissions for new artwork that will be the face of yInsure opens on October 15th 12:00am UTC time and will run until October 17th 12:00am UTC time (48 hours).

Participants should submit two images: One image for all insurance under 100 ETH, and another image for insurance over 100 ETH. Tweet your submission with the hashtag #yRari to @iearnfinance and @rariblecom. The winner of the competition will receive 2,000 yUSD. More information can be found here

Community Created Front-End for Governance Rewards

You can now claim governance rewards here, using a community-built front-end. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to claim directly from the smart contract, simply navigate to the contract on Etherscan, connect your web3 wallet, and call the getReward function. 

A New Home for YFI Pulse

YFI Pulse created by Yearn communications member, Jigsaw, now has a new home. This newsletter is published Monday through Friday with a weekend edition on Sunday. Subscribe for daily updates on everything related to Yearn. 

Yearn State of the Vaults

You can read the State of the Vaults here. Highlights include: Boosts for all three Curve yVaults, upcoming updates to the yDAI and yETH strategies, and a new ycrv3pool Vault. 

Governance Updates

Please refer to the latest Governance Round-up by Nomad here. Highlights include: Proposals for v2 Yearn Vaults, establishing a code of conduct for the Yearn ecosystem, and a thread where users wrote messages of appreciation for Andre Cronje.  

Ecosystem News and Links

YFI Maker Collateral Onboarding Risk Evaluation

Check on Yearn developer progress here

Yearn risk identification spreadsheet

Integrate with the official Yearn API

Aerospace engineers are on the Yearn developer team

Want to get involved with Yearn?

YFI Stats: View Yearn wallet transactions, sorted and labeled

Estimate future earnings with Yearn yVault ROI Calculator 


We invite developers to conceive and propose any new yVault strategies or potential product offerings to the governance forum ( Introduce strategies and get paid for your work! We are also always looking for security auditors to help us identify vulnerabilities and exploits. Please reach out to us if you are interested in assisting our security efforts or would like to discuss any business collaborations at or