Solend cToken and Isolated Pools Deep Dive

Solend cToken and Isolated Pools Deep Dive

Deadline: Mar 2nd 11:00pm IST

About the Bounty

Solend is an algorithmic, decentralized protocol for lending and borrowing on Solana. They aim to be the easiest to use and most secure solution available. Using their protocol, users can earn interest on crypto assets, borrow, get leverage, and even short other assets.

Recently, Solend has launched two exciting new products. First is their “cToken”, which allows users to earn interest on a token while still being able to use it in other DeFi applications. Second is their Isolated Pools offering. These are separate lending markets where assets can be “quarantined” for a single purpose, in contrast to cross-collateral pools where any assets can be borrowed against any others.

Solend is now sponsoring a deep dive bounty for their cTokens and isolated pools offerings to help users get up to speed with the recent developments. The winning submission will provide a complete breakdown and adhere to our deep dive essay guidelines.

Your Goal: Become an expert on Solend’s cTokens and Isolated Pool offerings. Write a deep dive essay that explains the concepts and their real-world use cases in an easy-to-understand manner. You're welcome to write this review individually or in teams of 2. Bounties will be split among team members.


🥇 First Prize:

  • $750 SLND
  • Membership in Superteam
  • Syndication in our newsletter and social media

🥈 Second Prize

  • $250 SLND

Evaluation Criteria

  • Depth
    • Did you discuss the cTokens in-depth?
    • Did you include new ideas on how cTokens could be used in the future by developers?
    • Did you provide a step-by-step guide for minting/redeeming cTokens?
    • Did you discuss isolated pool offerings and why they are useful?
    • Did you include screenshots and instructions demonstrating how to use the isolated pools?
    • Did you discuss the risks of isolated pool offerings?
    • Is your essay the one-stop-resource for people to get up to speed with this project?
  • Writing Style
    • Did you explain concepts in a way a person new to crypto could understand?
    • Did you write a compelling introduction and a satisfying conclusion?
    • Is your writing easy and fun to read?
    • Did you avoid overly complex jargon?

  • Submission Requirements
    • Did you submit before the deadline? Note: there will be no deadline extensions.
    • Did you write your essay in English?
    • Is your submission at least 1,000 words? Note that typical bounty winners are ~2,000 words.
    • Did you include links to your sources and references?

Check out previous bounty winners to get a sense of the quality we expect.


Participation in this bounty is entirely voluntary. Bounties are a way to learn and dabble in opportunities to build in web3. These are neither full time jobs nor project based engagement. Please be advised that the sponsors will not have time for individualized feedback due to the number of entries we receive.