According to a governance proposal passed on Jan. 23, decentralized exchange (DEX) SushiSwap will soon redirect 100% of trading fees on the platform to its treasury for operations and maintenance for one year’s duration. The move came after CEO Jared Grey warned that the exchange “only has 1.5 years of treasury runway left,” even after slashing annual operating expenses from $9 million to $5 million amids the ongoing crypto winter.
“Revenue to the treasury will be in the form of 50% ETH and 50% USDC, with projection of ~$6m being earned over the next year if this proposal were to pass.”
In a separate proposal that passed the same day, 99.85% of voters elected to “clawback” 10,936,284 unclaimed SUSHI ($14.8 million) tokens awarded to early liquidity providers during the DEX’s launch in 2020. The rewards were available to SushiSwap users who provided trading liquidity for the exchange from August 2020 to February