Game Theory

Strategies that can help you get the most out of the YSL.IO protocol!

YSL-Nomics + The Three Pillars of YSL.IO

Our aim is to create a dynamic ecosystem that is a perpetual motion machine - gaining momentum over time, eventually reaching a point where it is self-sustaining.
That's why we've designed the YSL.IO protocol from the ground up to be highly engaging with a variety of unique benefits to incentivise participation, whilst ensuring several mechanisms are in place to actively redeploy value back into the ecosystem. We believe this innovative approach will be crucial in creating a scalable, sustainable vibrant ecosystem that has a self-reinforcing loop of momentum.
Put simply, by offering a variety of components for engagement, our innovative protocol will be capable of attracting a broad range of users, that will be rewarded for participating and contributing, which in turn will lead to more participation and contribution - eventually creating a virtuous circle that will keep the ecosystem sustainable while providing value for all participants. This self-reinforcing positive feedback loop, more commonly known as the flywheel effect has been purposefully integrated into all aspects of the YSL.IO ecosystem.


  • Game theory is the science of strategic decision-making, and it has become an increasingly important tool for those looking to make informed decisions in today's DeFi environment. Irrational exuberance is often the downfall of even the savviest player, but by taking into account the incentives of all actors within a strategic setting, game theory can help assess the viability of long-term opportunities, not just the short-term gains.
  • In the case of YSL.IO, understanding the game theory of our dynamic ecosystem is crucial for maximizing your returns. Our ecosystem is made up of multiple components, each with its own unique strengths and incentives. This means there are several different yield-enhancing strategies that you can implement to supercharge your returns.
  • By stepping back to observe the bigger picture and participate in the game theory of YSL.IO, you can be in a better position to make informed decisions. So, whether you choose one strategy or carefully balance a position across a few strategies to create synergy, the key is to implement a strategy that works best for you. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • YSL.IO offers many ways to get involved and earn, whether you refer your friends, deposit into one of our vaults, or hold a Phoenix NFT. With so many options available, there's no reason not to start maximizing your returns! Explore all the ways you can get involved and start unlocking the potential hidden within our ecosystem today:
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      ​HODL YSL -> Decision-making process for the protocol and help shape its future direction.
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      ​HODL xYSL -> Benefit from its deflationary supply model and pump-amentals.
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      ​HODL bYSL -> Holders of bYSL can benefit from its algorithmic link to the Treasury-held BUSD, as the balance of BUSD held by the treasury increases, so too does the value of your bYSL, and because it is 100% backed by BUSD, its price can never drop, providing a stable and consistent value for holders.
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      ​Perpetual Ratio -> Take advantage of the growth of vault TVL by depositing early.
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      ​AceVault Deposit -> Earn up to 0.3% of your staked balance every 8 hours.
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      ​AlphaVault Deposit -> Earn up to 0.3% of your staked balance every 8 hours.
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      ​HydraVault Deposit -> Earn up to 0.3% of your staked balance every 8 hours.
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      ​StableVault Deposit -> Earn up to 0.3% of your staked balance every 8 hours.
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      ​HODL Phoenix Ape NFT -> Earn BUSD every 8 hours from the royalties.
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      ​Refer your friends -> Earn BUSD on every transaction of your friend(s) and their downline.
  • In simple terms, the flywheel effect is the idea that once you start something, it is hard to stop - similar to a snowball rolling down a hill; each element reinforces the next, resulting in an avalanche.
  • This compelling concept of momentum has inevitability built-in, making it a powerful force to be reckoned with. It is primarily driven by an underlying connection or logical sequence that builds dynamic momentum. In other words, If you do A, you almost can't help but do B. And if you do B, you almost can't help but do C. And around and around it goes!
    • For example, let's say you're trying to get in better shape. You start by eating healthier and working out more frequently. This makes you feel better and more confident, so you're more likely to stick with your healthy lifestyle changes. As you continue to see results, you become even more motivated to maintain your new habits. Before you know it, healthy eating and exercise have become a part of your daily routine - all thanks to the flywheel effect!
  • When harnessed effectively, the flywheel effect can be an extremely powerful tool for creating lasting change. In the case of YSL.IO, this logical sequence will involve the three pillars at the core of our ecosystem - Yield, Staking and Liquidity.
  • We've designed each component of our ecosystem with these inherent connections in mind so that they can work together seamlessly as a whole; all while supporting and incentivising consistent input to ensure momentum remains high across every aspect. We're confident this novel approach will enable our protocol to build momentum organically to create a dynamic ecosystem that is not only sustainable but also thriving!