[CHI] - Chi Gastoken Collateral Onboarding Application


This is my proposal to include Chi Gastoken (CHI) as a collateral asset for MCD.

1) Who is the interested party for this collateral application?

wjmelements, founder of bitcog LLC, former engineer at TrustToken, MetaMask, and Snapchat

2) Provide a brief high-level overview of the project, with a focus on the applying collateral token.

1 CHI corresponds to 1 SELFDESTRUCT refund, currently worth 24000 gas. It’s value tracks the product of its ~36000 gas creation cost and the long-term “safeLow” gasPrice. It’s primarily used by traders on 1inch Exchange to offset gas costs by up to 50%, but anyone can mint or redeem it.

ERC20 Address: 0x0000000000004946c0e9f43f4dee607b0ef1fa1c

3) Provide a brief history of the project.

Chi Gastoken was 1inch.exchange’s submission to the 2020 ETHGlobal hackathon. 1inch.exchange launched Chi Gastoken 45 days ago as a more-efficient alternative to the long-established GST2. It has overtaken GST2 in AMM liquidity and volume but hash reached 1/3 of GST2’s market capitalization in that short time.

4) Link any available audits of the project. Both procedural and smart contract focused audits.

No audit available

5) Link to any active communities relating to your project.

1inch Telegram
1inch Twitter

6) How is the applying collateral type currently used?

Investors primarily acquire CHI in anticipation of saving gas during network congestion, during which network bandwidth is more valuable.

Gastokens provide stability to the gas price by both consuming cheap bandwidth and doubling bandwidth under high demand.

Chi is directly integrated within 1inch.exchange, but other services may integrate it, and they would hold their value even if 1inch ceased to exist.

7) Does one organization bear legal responsibility for the collateral? What jurisdiction does that organization reside in?

No, CHI is fully decentralized and trustless.

8) Where does exchange for the asset occur?

Uniswap V2 and Airswap


Given that work is proceeding on EIP 1559, I’m not sure whether it is worth the effort to onboard gas tokens as collateral.

  • EIP 1559 is not scheduled for any upcoming fork
  • EIP 1559 does not break gas refunds
  • EIP 1559 will increase the gas price (and therefore the price of CHI) by incentivizing miners to use less than the current 11 mgas block limit.

The combined market cap for CHI+GST2 has surpassed $1m


CHI market cap has surpassed $1m


CHI market cap has surpassed $2m