Frontend Operators provide a web interface to the end-user, connecting them to the Liquity protocol and receiving LQTY rewards in return.
As a company, Liquity AG is not running its own frontend — making the system more decentralized and censorship-resistant. Instead, Liquity is leaning on its ecosystem to bootstrap access to the protocol.
To borrow, make deposits etc., users thus have to use one of the frontends provided by third parties. By connecting users to Liquity, frontends can earn LQTY rewards distributed by the protocol.
The protocol pays out LQTY rewards pro rata to users who deposit LUSD to the Stability Pool. Frontend Operators can receive a portion of these rewards by tagging deposits facilitated by their interface and specifying the percentage of LQTY to “kickback” to their users.
The revenue generated by a frontend grows proportionally with the total amount of LUSD deposited by its users to the Stability Pool.
To learn more check our Frontends FAQ.
Anybody with some web space and technical understanding can become a Frontend Operator.
You can download the launch kit from GitHub. This can be done by cloning the repository or using Docker. This will typically be spun up by power users and or users looking for a good starting point for their frontend.
You use our technical documentation (SDK) and the middleware library we provide to create your own front end application. We assume that wallet and integrator services will use this and integrate our protocol in their existing platform.