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Why use Opera?

The Problem

Picture this: You're a small web3 developer (or just a crypto native) with time on your hands, and some ideas brewing for potential projects. You've been keeping an eye on recent trends, and decide it is your time to shine - you want to launch your very own memecoin. You do a bit of research online, find a potential name, an unused ticker, and check how the Ethereum blockchain is doing. You take a look at the transactions on the chain, and realize gas is 70-130 GWEI. Drats, you only have 1-1.5 ETH available. You know you'd likely end up spending about an ETH to deploy, leaving you with less than an ETH when it's all said and done. So what do you do...?

Proposed Solution

Developers can come to our application and borrow 1-3 ETH to deploy their token. The deployed token will have a high score on scanners and will be safe to trade, so traders won't have to worry about rugpulls or devs selling reserve tokens. This is perfect for that short notice Elon tweet, or if you just need a couple Ethereum to launch your project's token without needing to have a seed round or raise capital to get your LP up and running. Opera has a suite of premade token smart contracts that developers can choose from that can suit the needs of almost every project. The OPERA Protocol itself primarily serves 3 groups of people. Borrowers that want to launch tokens without the hassle of providing and locking personal funds for liquidity, and the lenders which want to lend their tokens to those borrowers to be used as liquidity. There are also people that just want to participate in the ecosystem, (via holding and staking, voting, etc.) and be a part of something that is helping hundreds of developers get liquid every single day.
Anyone can participate on any side, supply or demand. Or even all three sides at once! The opportunities are vast and will grow as the network & ecosystem expands. The protocol ties everything together in a decentralized way, ensuring that there is distributed ownership of the project and its funds.

$OPERA Token

$OPERA is our governance + reward token that is distributed via token emissions to lenders and stakers. It will exist on multiple chains. Though it is not an investment vehicle, nor does it represent/act as a “share”, the token represents a free market and is subject to volatility and risk. There is also several utilities the token will have at launch as well as in the future.
With our safe, secure, and seamless blockchain application, users can borrow and launch their tokens in seconds.

Brief Market Analysis

Given the surge in popularity of memecoins and the associated demand for liquidity, there is an opportunity for a blockchain protocol to facilitate lending and borrowing of liquidity specifically for the purpose of launching memecoins in a permissionless and safe manner. From what we've been able to gather, there are needs that need to be met in the space, along with specific challenges:
  1. 1.
    There is Increased Demand for Launching Memecoins: The rising interest in memecoins suggests a growing demand for platforms that allow individuals to easily create and launch their own memecoins. A blockchain protocol offering such functionality can attract users seeking to ride the memecoin wave and capitalize on this trend.
  2. 2.
    There are Liquidity Requirements: Launching memecoins often requires a sufficient liquidity pool to support trading activities. A blockchain protocol that enables lending and borrowing of liquidity specifically for memecoins can address this need. By providing a secure and efficient lending/borrowing mechanism, the protocol can foster the creation and sustainability of memecoins. Most people also won't trade new pairs with insufficient liquidity. 1 ETH into the initial pool tends to be the bare minimum.
  3. 3.
    There's Tons of Market Volatility: Memecoins are often characterized by high volatility, driven by market sentiment and trends. A lending/borrowing protocol must account for these fluctuations in value and implement risk management mechanisms to protect lenders and borrowers from potential losses.
Such a protocol could provide a platform for individuals and projects to borrow liquidity for their new token LPs, enabling them to bootstrap their projects or execute marketing campaigns effectively. Additionally, lenders within the protocol could earn a yield by providing liquidity, thereby incentivizing participation and increasing the available liquidity pool for launches no matter what the main markets are doing.
However, it is crucial for said protocol to address the risks associated with these "risky new tokens". Of course, proper risk assessment and due diligence mechanisms should be implemented to protect lenders and borrowers from potential scams or unsustainable token based projects. Smart contract audits, community governance, and reputation systems could be employed to evaluate the legitimacy and viability of memecoin projects seeking liquidity.
Furthermore, the protocol should establish robust mechanisms for price discovery and collateral valuation, considering the volatile nature of memecoins. Utilizing oracles and external data sources can help ensure accurate pricing information and minimize the risk of over-collateralization or under-collateralization.
In conclusion, the rise in popularity of memecoins presents both opportunities and challenges. A blockchain protocol that facilitates lending and borrowing of liquidity for launching memecoins could tap into the growing demand and provide a safer environment for participants. Opera Protocol is a project that can take advantage of this gap in the market, and truely deliver something that solves an important, niche problem, while pushing the space forward in a fun and decentralized way.