Serious People: STIP case study - Beyond Incentives: Ensuring Long-term TVL Retention

This case study by Serious People examines the effectiveness of grant programs in the Decentralized Finance space, focusing on Arbitrum’s Short Term Incentive Program (STIP). It investigates the challenges and resource demands of these programs, including infrastructure setup, candidate acquisition, due diligence, and financial management. The study explores why many grant programs fail to retain total value locked (TVL) post-incentives and provides insights into strategies for achieving long-term TVL retention, drawing on successful examples from Arbitrum’s approach.

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