[Integral] LTIPP Application - FINAL


Applicant Name: 0xMitch

Project Name: Integral

Project Description: Integral develops a capital-efficient decentralized exchange to maximize the effectiveness of each dollar of liquidity on Arbitrum and Ethereum, and provide effortless management of concentrated liquidity to token projects.

Team Members and Roles:

  • 0xDorsal, Contributor/BD
  • 0xKeiko, Contributor/Marketing
  • 0xMitch, Contributor/Community

Project Links:

Contact Information

Point of Contact: 0xMitch

Point of Contact’s TG handle: 0xMitchTG

Twitter: IntegralHQ

Email: mitch@integral.link

Do you acknowledge that your team will be subject to a KYC requirement?: Yes

SECTION 2a: Team and Product Information

Team experience:

The Integral team began with a small group of friends spread across the world, brought together by crypto. We share a common, deep interest and career backgrounds in finance, trading, quant research and technology.

It’s currently the 7th most used DEX on Ethereum, whose liquidity has been trusted by some of the biggest names in DeFi, including 1inch and Cowswap.

Over three years of operation, the team has been designing and running Integral, a concentrated liquidity protocol that has processed $2 billion worth of volume with zero fund loss.

To us, DeFi was the emergent plumbing on the frontier of finance. So, we naturally set out to be its early plumbers and join its pioneers, with Arbitrum this time.

What novelty or innovation does your product bring to Arbitrum?

Integral’s approach to offering concentrated liquidity differentiates itself from other Uniswap v3-style AMM. By utilizing oracle-based pricing and the concept of trade delay, Integral achieves the effects of concentrated liquidity without requiring liquidity providers (LPs) to select price ranges for their capital. Here’s an explanation on the concepts mentioned:

  • Oracle-based Pricing and TWAP
    • Integral does not rely on a traditional Automated Market Maker (AMM) curve for determining prices. Instead, it employs oracle-based pricing, where the price for a trade is determined solely by the oracle’s Time Weighted Average Price (TWAP). This method is fundamentally different from other AMMs, like Uniswap, where a trade directly influences the asset ratio within the pool, thereby affecting the market price. In Integral’s model, even substantial trades do not directly impact the pool’s price, as it remains pegged to the oracle-reported TWAP.
  • The Effect of Trade Delay
    • Integral introduces a trade delay mechanism where an order, once placed, is not immediately executed. Instead, it waits in a smart contract for a predetermined time (e.g., 30 minutes). During this period, the protocol harnesses price information from oracles (like Uniswap) to calculate the TWAP for the order’s execution. After this delay, the protocol executes the trade at the oracle-determined TWAP price.
  • Passive Concentrated Liquidity
    • In traditional concentrated liquidity platforms like Uniswap V3, LPs are required to select specific price ranges within which to allocate their capital, effectively concentrating the liquidity. This approach narrows the capital’s exposure to a specific price range, optimizing for trading activity within that range but requiring active management from LPs to adjust their positions as market price moves.
    • Integral, by contrast, achieves the effect of concentrated liquidity universally across its liquidity pool without requiring LPs to specify price ranges. By using oracle-based pricing and implementing a trade delay to execute orders at the TWAP, Integral ensures that every portion of liquidity in the pool is effectively concentrated at the oracle’s TWAP price point, regardless of the actual size of the order or its potential market impact.
    • This innovative approach significantly simplifies the liquidity provision process for LPs, as they’re not required to actively manage their positions or predict liquidity usage. It focuses all liquidity to be available precisely at the TWAP, thus minimizing slippage and price impact, which are common issues in less capital-efficient models. Integral’s system is designed to protect LPs from toxic order flow, eliminate price impact on trades, and ensure competitive executions, benefiting both LPs and traders by enabling more efficient capital usage across the platform.

Integral’s overarching goal is twofold:

  1. to enhance the overall trading experience on Arbitrum by providing a intuitive and user friendly platform to trade and manage liquidity;
  2. to support blue-chip Arbitrum projects in evolving their tokens into recognized stores of value (SoV), whose traders have higher requirements in terms of liquidity and execution.

It delivers these goals from two perspectives:

  • On the liquidity front, Integral presents a passive concentrated liquidity (CL) farming solution for both token projects and farmers.
    • Unlike the current “set (the price range) and follow” user flow adopted by ALM platforms, Integral combines passive LP with concentrated liquidity farming. Token projects need only create a pool on Integral, add token rewards, and the farmers will be able to reap the benefits of concentrated liquidity. Neither liquidity managers nor farmers don’t need to specify price range, as liquidity will automatically appear in its optimal placement in active trading ranges.
  • On the trading front, thanks to the well-incentivized concentrated liquidity, Integral offers competitive quotes to aggregators, solvers, and wallets, and eventually reduce the on-chain slippage.
    • Our system design protects LP’s from toxic order flow while eliminating price impact on trades.

Is your project composable with other projects on Arbitrum? If so, please explain:

Yes, Integral liquidity can be integrated with various smart contracts, providing them with competitive pricing & execution, including:

  • Aggregator Partnerships:
    • 1inch: Integral has become a pivotal liquidity source for 1inch by offering competitive quotes, particularly for the ETH-USDC pair. Our ability to consistently capture volume from 1inch underscores our platform’s ability to offer attractive terms that benefit both traders using 1inch and our own liquidity providers by redirecting substantial trade flow to Integral. The captured trade volume can be verified through Dune Analytics (source).
    • OpenOcean, Odos, Unidex: Similar to our collaboration with 1inch, our integrations with OpenOcean, Odos, and Unidex leverage our competitive pricing to attract trade flow from these aggregators.
  • Multi-sig Wallet Integration:
    • Gnosis Safe: By incorporating Integral’s versatile trading suite, including features like atomic swaps and time-weighted average price (TWAP) orders, Gnosis Safe users gain access to sophisticated trading tools. This integration not only expands the utility of Gnosis Safe but also directs trade flow to Integral, benefiting our LPs by adding to the diversity and volume of trades executed on our platform.
  • Solver Collaborations:
    • Barter, Copium, OTEX: Our collaboration with CowSwap order solvers like Barter, Copium, and OTEX centers on providing competitive quotes that enhance their ability to win auctions across protocols like CowSwap. This not only increases the efficiency and competitiveness of these solvers but also injects a diverse stream of trade flow into Integral, enriching the trading volume and thereby supporting our liquidity providers.
  • Wallet Partnerships:
    • OKX, Bitkeep: The integration with wallets such as OKX and Bitkeep, where Integral provides liquidity for their in-app swapping features, exemplifies another layer of our strategy. By being the underlying liquidity source, we ensure that wallet users have access to efficient, slippage-minimized exchanges, which in turn reinforces the volume transacted through Integral, supporting our LPs with steady and diversified trade flow.

Here you can track the volume brought to our pools from each source: Data

Do you have any comparable protocols within the Arbitrum ecosystem or other blockchains?

  • On the trading side, we generally operates as a classical AMM similar to Uniswap and Camelot, with some differences:
    • Ability to provide highly competitive quotes with a modest amount of liquidity.
    • Offering versatile suite of trading options, including spot, time-weighted average price (TWAP), and limit orders (testnet).
  • On the LP side, we are one of a kind, as we introduced a UX to passive concentrated liquidity farming for the first time.

How do you measure and think about retention internally? (metrics, target KPIs)

Relevant usage metrics: - Please refer to the OBL relevant metrics chart 8. For your category (DEX, lending, gaming, etc) please provide a list of all respective metrics as well as all metrics in the general section

  • For each asset/trading pair:
    • TVL: a daily time series expressed in USD.
    • APR: swap fees earned by liquidity providers
    • Trading Volume: a daily time series, also measured in USD.
    • Price Impact: ratio of the difference between the execution price and the spot price to the spot price for each trading pair, expressed as a percentage. This measures how much the price of an asset changes due to a specific trade.
    • Integral’s rank as a liquidity venue: does it have the first/second/third most utilized liquidity pool for a certain pair?
  • Protocol-level
    • Number of smart contracts using Integral’s liquidity
    • Rank on DefiLlama DEX volume charts
    • Daily protocol fees
    • List of Traders: A comprehensive record of addresses or entities engaged in trading activities. This list should include trader addresses and the volume of trades executed.
    • List of Liquidity Providers: A compiled list of current and past participants per pool who have provided liquidity during the incentivized period of the protocol. The list should include LP addresses, their current liquidity in USD, time-weighted liquidity in USD, and the duration of liquidity provision.

Do you agree to remove team-controlled wallets from all milestone metrics AND exclude team-controlled wallets from any incentives included in your plan:



Is the protocol native to Arbitrum?:

No, initially deployed on Ethereum and expanded to Arbitrum due to its growing ecosystem.

On what other networks is the protocol deployed?:

Ethereum, Arbitrum.

What date did you deploy on Arbitrum mainnet?:

July 12, 2022

Do you have a native token?:

Yes, the native token of Integral is ITGR.

Past Incentivization:

Please note that the Arbitrum incentives program was paused as there wasn’t any meaningful integration back then. Right after 1inch integrated the Arbitrum pools, Integral switched to fee distribution mechanisms, which help attract some liquidity.

Note the amount of frontend usage is limited as we position ourselves as a liquidity venue for aggregators and smart contracts.

Multiplier System (redacted)

Rewards were distributed based on trading volume. Both LPs and traders could increase their rewards through a multiplier system, which is based on the amount of ITGR staked and, for traders, also on the average trade size.

Trader Rewards (paused)

Traders were eligible for rewards by trading at least one order in eligible pairs per day on at least three days each week.

Current Incentivization:

Starting in November, 2023, liquidity providers (LPs) are able to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools. LPs receive these fees in the tokens constituting the pool, such as WETH or USDC.e in the WETH-USDC.e LP.

This feature was introduced on Arbitrum, and was made available on Ethereum the following month of December 2023. Below you can see current TVL , APR, and 7D volume for each Arbitrum pair. Current yields can be tracked here.

Pair TVL APR Past 7d volume
WETH-USDC.E $53,979 30.48% 2,815,384
WETH-USDC $45,276 40.41% 2,585,923
WETH-ARB $26,130 38.11% 1,440,536
WETH-USDT $21,671 51.03% 1,804,844
ETH-WSTETH $34,844 3.07% 588,276

Please note that due to our high-capital-efficiency design, the swap-fee APR is currently higher than the post-incentivized APR detailed below. The APR will come down once there are more liquidity in the pool with the incentives, and enable Integral to execute bigger trades without too many rebalancings.

Below is the full list of Integral’s liquidity pools and fees on Arbitrum:

    - ETH-USDC.e: 1.5bp
    - ETH-USDC: 1.5bp
    - ETH-USDT: 1.5bp
    - ETH-WSTETH: 1bp
    - ETH-ARB: 1.5bp

Regarding the decision to continue incentivizing the USDC.e pool despite efforts to migrate to USDC, it’s crucial to recognize that the trading experience for ETH-USDC.e remains a significant factor in shaping traders’ perceptions of the Arbitrum ecosystem. Over the past year, Uniswap alone facilitated ~ 32 billion in volume for USDC.e. See here. Therefore, we made the decision to keep incentivizing ETH-USDC.e, and will keep evaluating it based on the market conditions.

  • Why are incentives offered only for LPs and not for trades?
    • We want to focus on the LP side of the DEX, which we believe is the best way to spend resources and build a brand.
    • Our system design inherently benefits traders (0 price impact, competitive executions, no exposure to MEV or toxic order flow)

Protocol Performance:

Integral’s protocol performance is comprehensively detailed on its analytics site at https://info-size.integral.link/. On February 25, 2024, Integral was the 7th most used DEX on Ethereum, as reported by DefiLlama.

It has gained recognition and trust within the DeFi community for its integration with major aggregators and solvers including 1inch, Odos, OKX Dex aggregator, various Cowswap solvers, Unidex, BitKeep, and OpenOcean. Integral stands out for its exceptional capital efficiency, boasting the highest volume/TVL (Total Value Locked) ratio among classical AMMs.

The platform supports a wide array of major token pairs; beyond the foundational ETH-stable and Stable-stable pairs, Integral has introduced trading for a selection of blue-chip token pairs such as RPL <> ETH, wstETH <> ETH, and LDO <> ETH on the Ethereum mainnet alongside ARB <> ETH on Arbitrum. Integral prides itself on its commitment to security, maintaining a record with zero fund losses over three years of operation.

In terms of accomplishments on Arbitrum, we have achieved the following:

  • $84 Million in volume

  • #1 capital efficient DEX on Arbitrum, currently #17 by volume: See here.

  • Arbitrum Metrics

    Pair TVL APR Past 7d volume
    WETH-USDC.E $53,979 30.48% 2,815,384
    WETH-USDC $45,276 40.41% 2,585,923
    WETH-ARB $26,130 38.11% 1,440,536
    WETH-USDT $21,671 51.03% 1,804,844
    WETH-WSTETH $34,228 3.07% 588,276

Protocol Roadmap:

Integral’s next chapter is about enhancing sustainability. With a new LP system and a capital-efficient model, we aim to create a mutually beneficial cycle where LPs, token projects, and aggregators all thrive, contributing to the value of the Arbitrum ecosystem.

  • 2023Q3 (completed)
    • Gas optimizations (to make a spot trade cost equal amount of gas to Uniswap)
    • Launch ETH-USDC (native) on Arbitrum
  • 2023Q4 (completed)
    • Launch LP fee distribution, which enables LP to earn a portion of trading fee on both mainnet and Arbitrum
    • Arbitrum pools got integrated by 1inch, OpenOcean and Odos.
  • 2024Q1 (ongoing)
    • Pilot program of ETH-RPL concentrated liquidity incentive program.
      • Currently Integral is the second most used liquidity venue for this pair.
    • List ETH-LDO, ETH-wstETH on mainnet and ETH-ARB on Arbitrum.
    • Looking for more chain deployment
    • Working on partnerships with various projects to help boost liquidity.

Audit History & Security Vendors:

Audits conducted by Optilistic and Akira, ensuring platform’s security and integrity; reports available at docs.integral.link/size/library/audit-report.

In 2023, we added blockchain security expert to the team. When adding new features to the protocol, we carefully look for safe, existing frameworks, that of which we deploy a fork of. For example, we upgraded our LP fee distribution model, we deployed a fork of the Sushi Master Chef contract.

Core Contracts on Arbitrum:
Pair (wETH-USDC)
Pair (wETH-USDC.e)
Pair (wETH-wstETH)
Pair (wETH-ARB)
Pair (wETH-GMX)


Requested Grant Size:

225,000 ARB

Justifications: Breakdown of rewards for liquidity providers and aggregates integration to build a robust Arbitrum ecosystem.

  • Liquidity incentives to improve overall Arbitrum trading experience (125,000 ARB)

    • We will allocate 125,000 $ARB to conduct a 3-month liquidity mining program on SoV (store of value) token pairs, including WETH-USDC, WETH-USDT, WETH-wstETH, and WETH-ARB.
    • Target TVL and APR for the following pools are:
    Pair Target TVL (the corresponding pools on mainnet has $1mil) Target Daily Volume (assuming 300% capital utilization rate) Target APR Total ARB allocated
    WETH-USDC $0.5mil $1.5mil 21% 25,000 ARB
    WETH-USDT $0.5mil $1.5mil 21% 25,000 ARB
    WETH-wstETH $0.5mil $1.5mil 21% 25,000 ARB
    WETH-ARB $0.75mil $2.25mil 24% 50,000 ARB
  • Development incentives for other Arbitrum projects to distribute Integral’s concentrated liquidity (100,000 ARB)

    • We will allocate approximately 100,000 $ARB as incentives for aggregators, solvers, vaults who integrate our liquidity in the next 3 months. 2-30k $ARB will be used to incentivize each aggregator. Any unused $ARB will be returned to Arbitrum Foundation.
    • By distributing Integral’s liquidity, this incentive program aims to improve the general liquidity condition of Arbitrum, reduce trading costs, and improve trading across not only Arbitrum. Based on our previous experience, aggregators, particularly emerging ones, often face bandwidth limitations and may struggle to provide optimal liquidity to end users in a timely manner.

Arbitrum pool metrics (source: Integral Info)

Below you can see the Capital Efficiency Rates (Volume/TVL) for Ethereum and Arbitrum as a whole. You can further see the robustness of the platform by breaking down the efficiency rates by pool. As you can see, for the WETH-USDC pair, there were two particular days where the utilization rate was around 2,000%. This means that for each dollar of liquidity locked in the pool, we were able to facilitate 200 dollars worth of trade volume.

Grant Matching: N/A

Funding Address:


Funding Address Characteristics: Deployed Arbitrum Safe

Gnosis safe wallet, 2/3 multisig.

Treasury Address: N/A

Contract Address: TBD


Integral’s grant proposal is designed to align with our overarching objectives of enhancing the liquidity condition on Arbitrum. By focusing on improving the trading experience, boosting liquidity for projects, and encouraging broader utilization of Integral as a liquidity incentive platform, we aim to contribute significantly to the ecosystem’s growth.


  • Improve the On-Chain Trading Experience in Arbitrum: by improving liquidity of store-of-value pairs on Arbitrum, including ETH-stable, and ETH-ARB.
    • Promote Usage of Integral as a Liquidity Incentive Platform: encouraging more token projects to leverage Integral’s innovative features for their liquidity strategies will foster a more vibrant and interconnected DeFi environment.
  • Encourage more projects to integrate and distribute Integral’s Arbitrum liquidity
    • Integration is a public good that should be compensated. We’ll set up bounty to reward projects and SCs that integrate our liquidity pools.

Execution Strategy

  • To achieve our objectives, Integral will deploy a reward distribution contract similar to Sushi MasterChef. This enable us to manage ARB token emissions effectively and oversee reward distribution efficiently, with a battle tested framework. The deployment aims not only at incentivizing participation but also at ensuring sustainable growth across all facets of our platform.
  • To incentivize liquidity for SoV (Store of Value) pairs on Arbitrum, such as ETH<>USDC & ETH<>wstETH, an initial of 4,166 Arbitrum tokens will be deposited into the farming rewards contract for each pair in order to reach a target TVL. Additional deposits will be made every epoch, which lasts 2 weeks.
  • In order to assess the effectiveness of the program, a spreadsheet will be maintained and updated bi-weekly. This spreadsheet will track all pairs that are incentivized with ARB tokens and will also monitor the change in metrics such as TVL, volume, APR, and the amount of ARB tokens allocated for the given epoch.
  • To incentivize blue-chip token communities to set up pools on Integral, we plan to proactively reach out and collaborate with both existing and emerging token projects to enhance their on-chain liquidity.
    • To assess the effectiveness of the program, we will utilize the spreadsheet mentioned above.
  • To encourage more projects to integrate and distribute Integral’s Arbitrum liquidity, we will establish a bounty and publicize it within both our community and the Arbitrum community. The specific rewards will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and progress will be reported to the Arbitrum governance forum bi-weekly, as required.
  • Note: Target APR includes the ARB token incentives, plus the swap fee.
  • Duration: 3 months.
  • We will take snapshots of the following metrics at the beginning, middle, and end of the distribution period. Additionally, we will post bi-weekly updates with these metrics on the forum.

Weekly Milestone

Incentivizing SoV pairs on Arbitrum

Pool Week 1 TVL Week 1 Volume Week 2 TVL Week 2 Volume Week 3 TVL Week 3 Volume Week 4 TVL Week 4 Volume Week 5 TVL Week 5 Volume Week 6 TVL Week 6 Volume
WETH-USDC 50000 150000 90000 270000 130000 390000 170000 510000 210000 630000 250000 750000
WETH-USDT 50000 150000 90000 270000 130000 390000 170000 510000 210000 630000 250000 750000
WETH-wstETH 50000 150000 90000 270000 130000 390000 170000 510000 210000 630000 250000 750000
WETH-ARB 25000 75000 85000 255000 145000 435000 205000 615000 265000 795000 325000 975000
Pool Week 7 TVL Week 7 Volume Week 8 TVL Week 8 Volume Week 9 TVL Week 9 Volume Week 10 TVL Week 10 Volume Week 11 TVL Week 11 Volume Week 12 TVL Week 12 Volume
WETH-USDC 290000 870000 330000 990000 370000 1110000 410000 1230000 450000 1350000 500000 1500000
WETH-USDT 290000 870000 330000 990000 370000 1110000 410000 1230000 450000 1350000 500000 1500000
WETH-wstETH 290000 870000 330000 990000 370000 1110000 410000 1230000 450000 1350000 500000 1500000
WETH-ARB 385000 1155000 445000 1335000 505000 1515000 565000 1695000 625000 1875000 750000 2250000

Grants for other teams to integrate Integral’s liquidity

Due to the fact that this initiatives will involve collaborations from external parties, a milestone is hard to provide. We plan to get integrated by 5 solvers/aggregators/SC team on Arbitrum over the course of 12 weeks.

What mechanisms within the incentive design will you implement to incentivize “stickiness”?

  • Stickiness is built-in in our system design. The combination of passive LP, concentrated liquidity farming and mean-0 IL requires far less attention from LPs, making it “deposit it, forget it, earn it”.
  • We specifically allocate a considerable amount of budget to projects, for example token projects that’ll use Integral as farming incentive platform, and aggregators/solvers that’ll tap Integral’s liquidity. We believe these integrations will be much more sustainable than rented traffic.
  • With the flywheel between token projects, LPs, traders, aggregators and Integral up and running, we want to establish Integral as the one-stop concentrated liquidity farming/incentive platform. The budget will help us spread out the brand awareness, making us one of the top choice for DeFi users with free-to-spend tokens.
    • We recently launched RPL<>ETH pair on Ethereum mainnet and ARB<>ETH on Arbitrum which continue to get capture steady flow from aggregators. Integral is #2 on-chain venue to trade RPL <> ETH, second to Uniswap, and the pool currently offers the highest yield for RPL on-chain. See here.
    • In terms of the ARB<>ETH pair on Arbitrum, we serve as the #5 on-chain venue for the pair, also offering a competitive APR of 39%. See here.

Specify the KPIs:

Our success metrics are aligned with our vision for Integral and its role within the Arbitrum ecosystem:

  1. Increase in TVL: Aiming for a milestone TVL increase where blue chip pairs on our platform reach or exceed $0.5 million in value.
  2. Increase in Trading Volume: We anticipate growth in trading volume as a direct result of increased Total Value Locked (TVL) and enhanced integrations with key players within the DeFi space.
  3. Decrease in Trading slippage: For any bluechip tokens with a Integral pool, we hope to become its #1-3 liquidity venue when people trade it on aggregators.
  4. Expansion through Integrations: Targeting an uptick in collaborations with aggregators/solvers that integrate with Integral’s liquidity offerings—thereby broadening access for users across the Arbitrum network.
  5. Arbitrum Ecosystem Expansion: Success is envisioned not just through metrics related directly to Integral but also via contributions towards transforming ARB into a store-of-value token through enriching Arbitrum’s ecosystem.

Grant Timeline and Milestones:

  • Initial announcement and building awareness
  • Dashboard for tracking participation
  • First community driven Arbitrum token pool
  • Liquidity integrations on Arbitrum are community driven

SECTION 5: Data and Reporting

Is your team prepared to comply with OBL’s data requirements?

  • Yes, with the creation of Dune Dashboards and commitment to full transparency.

Does your team agree to provide bi-weekly program updates on the Arbitrum Forum thread?

  • Yes, with the inclusion of updates across various community channels.

Does your team acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the above requests can result in the halting of the program’s funding stream?


We also acknowledge the following penalties:

First Offense: In the event that a project does not provide a bi-weekly update, they will be reminded by an involved party (council, advisor, or program manager). Upon this reminder, the project is given 72 hours to complete the requirement or their funding will be halted.

Second Offense: Discussion with an involved party (advisor, pm, council member) that will lead to understanding if funds should keep flowing or not.

Third Offense: Funding is halted permanently


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@cliffton.eth hi we have finished editing this application. Would you please change the title from draft to finalized? Thanks!

Hey there I’ve amended the title post to reflect that this proposal is FINAL. All the best!

We endorse the Integral LTIPP Council Recommended Proposal for its comprehensive strategy to boost liquidity on Arbitrum and promote platform adoption. Despite concerns about milestone robustness and the grant size, Integral’s recent growth and capital-efficient products justify support for this proposal. Their detailed justification behind the grant size and execution plan, along with transparent metrics tracking and proactive engagement, demonstrate a commitment to long-term ecosystem development. Therefore, we will be voting in favor.