Sushi (SUSHI) Shuts Down Kashi and MISO Platforms

Sushi team decides to abandon its Kashi lending and MISO launchpad platforms due to a lack of resources.

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  • Sushi team decides to abandon its Kashi lending and MISO launchpad platforms due to a lack of resources.
  • The decision comes as part of a larger project restructuring, which includes a new tokenomics model and fee distribution mechanism.
  • The team’s priority for 2023 is to ship a new AMM with concentrated liquidity to compete with Uniswap and Curve.

SushiSwap announced its plans to shut down two of its product offerings, Kashi lending and MISO launchpad, as part of a larger revamp of the protocol. This comes as part of a larger restructuring which includes plans to redesign the protocol’s tokenomics and redirect fees to the treasury instead of token holders.

In the above thread, Matthew Lilley, the CTO of SushiSwap, highlights a lack of resources and poor design as the cause for abandoning these projects. Kashi was introduced as a decentralized lending platform, whereas MISO was introduced as a bootstrapping platform for young DeFi projects. Both products failed to generate any significant demand and remained largely unprofitable endeavors.

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While Kashi and MISO will continue to work due to their decentralized nature, the Sushi team will stop dedicating resources towards their maintenance and further development. They want to focus on developing their most profitable product, the DEX.

Sushi’s Roadmap for 2023

As widely reported, Sushi’s runway will last for 18 months. The team’s emphasis is now on prioritization as it looks to improve its most profitable products. The focus for 2023 is to launch the successor of its DEX, SushiSwap, in Q1 with improved efficiency for its liquidity providers via a concentrated liquidity mechanism. There are also plans to launch a multi-asset Balancer-style pool to offer better execution prices for various pools.

On the Flipside

  • SushiSwap’s market share in terms of total value locked (TVL) and volume has decreased over the past months. The community now expects that a new AMM will allow the protocol to be competitive again and regain its market share.

Why You Should Care

SushiSwap is still one of the largest decentralized exchanges in DeFi. Its calculated restructuring will instill some confidence in the protocol’s believers.

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Arjun Mukherjee

Arjun is an analyst and a writer who has been a part of the crypto space since 2017. His primary area of interest is defi and scaling solutions, and likes to read about new protocols in his free time.