PancakeSwap V1 API Outage | Workaround Deployed and Migration to V2 Imminent

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Hey everyone! As you may have noticed, the PancakeSwap API for V1 had a major outage over the weekend.

This outage impacted the AMM site for CubFinance (https://exchange.cubdefi.com/). We found the issue and deployed a full workaround for the API yesterday (Monday, September 13th).

The outage comes at an interesting time for CubFinance. We've been preparing - from a technical side - to migrate from PCSv1 to PCSv2 for quite a while now. This migration is extremely important, as seen by outages like this, swap fees, the bLEO bridge and more.

In this quick post, we'll preview our migration and set a date for when we plan to do it: Tentatively set for Monday, September 20th. More announcements leading up to this day will be released as we approach.


Migrating to V2

Our migration to V2 is more important than ever. We've built Kingdoms - which utilize V2 or V2-like platforms.

We've built a decentralized IDO mechanism - which utilizes V2.

Now, it's time to migrate CUB-BUSD, CUB-BNB, bLEO-BNB (and DEC-BUSD) to V2 as well. These are the 4 remaining farms and liquidity pairings on CubFinance and the migration of them will mark another major turning point for Cub as a platform.

Note: we believe the Splinterlands team will handle this migration for DEC at the same time we do but it hasn't been 100% confirmed yet for the day we've chosen. Stay tuned for updates about DEC-BUSD as we get closer to Monday.

What We Need to Migrate

We've already built out the tech for the migration on the backend. The key aspects were around building handling for V2-enabled vaults.

We secretly tested our ability to handle V2 vaults with the CAKEPOP-BUSD vault on CubFinance. This farm is already on PCSv2, as many have noticed by this point.

Now that we have this tech performing well, the next 4 major steps are:

  1. Migrate the CUB, bLEO and DEC liquidity pools to V2
  2. Migrate the /farms page to handle only V2 vaults for these pairs
  3. Rebuild & Redeploy our AMM page to handle V2
  4. Deprecate V1
  5. Handle the logistical move from V1 to V2 as a community (users need to unstake from the V1 vaults, unpool from V1 LP

What You Need to Migrate

If you are a user of any of the following vaults, then action is required:

  • CUB-BUSD
  • CUB-BNB
  • bLEO-BNB
  • DEC-BUSD

We'll continue to post about these changes - tutorials, logistics, technology, etc. - to make the transition as smooth as possible.

If you are in any of these pools, then you'll need to:

  1. Unstake from the /farms page
  2. Remove liquidity from the AMM liquidity page
  3. Visit the new V2 liquidity page and add liquidity back into the new V2 pool
  4. Revisit the V2 /farms page and stake your new LP liquidity tokens
  5. All done! You'll be on V2 and earning CUB once again 🚀

IMPORTANT NOTE: It's best to migrate liquidity during our 24 hour migration window. During this time, we'll have 0% deposit fees on impacted vaults (bLEO and DEC). This will allow you to migrate to V2 without paying an additional deposit fee and will also allow the logistics of this migration to happen more smoothly. Wait for the post and announcements for the migration day and move your liquidity on that day for the smoothest experience.

While it may seem like a few steps and a couple of transactions, it is not actually that difficult to migrate to V2.

We've put off this migration as long as possible but it has come time to make this happen. It's also important for the future of CUB as we have a number of new contracts and features being released before the end of the year that make use of V2-enabled platforms. vCUB DAO Staking and other features are right around the corner but this V2 migration needs to happen first!

We also have 2 upcoming IDOs that use 100% CUB. While these don't use V2 (since there's no CUB-BUSD LP like the first IDO), the platform(s) that are running the IDOs utilize V2 and they will want a V2 pairing for the farms they deploy on our behalf (CUB-BUSD V2, CUB-BNB V2 and a new CUB-BTCB V2).

 

 

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can we have a detailed guide-post of how we can do that? Even though it may seem simple for some i remember a bunch of others that took some time and many questions in order to get into the farms etc etc. So the same ones will need a similar post-help to unstake and do the migration

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It's great to see that we are moving to v2, this will improve the liquidity available for the leobridge, once its migrated too

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Exactly. Big play for LeoBridge in the long-run. The tech on that is a bit of an upgrade, but we'll try to squeeze it all within the same week

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"We've put off this migration as long as possible but it has come time to make this happen."

As I have had a significant amount of $$s tied up in CubFinance since day 1, I would sure like to understand why you waited this long @leofinance. In last week's AMA, you stated there was no benefit to CubFinance in waiting.

How about the cost then? There have been considerable "minor" costs for weeks now, but ... Not going to elaborate, as we are here now. With PancakeSwap "deprecating the V1 API" more or less forcing the issue ...

For the sake of the members of the LeoFinance community involved, I hope this all goes smoothly and, once this experience in the cost of procrastination is behind us, that it will be "lesson learned" for the next time. Anyone with any experience in life at all knows there is always a "next time" ...

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"For the sake of the members of the LeoFinance community involved, I hope this all goes smoothly and, once this experience in the cost of procrastination is behind us"

Actually you have it reversed. The "procrastination" is for us to build technology to make the transition as smooth as possible for our users.

Unlike Pancakeswap and other platforms that just foist changes on their users with very little notice. Changes that often cause heavy downtimes, headaches, lack of clear guidelines..

We could have foisted this change on everyone several months ago. Doing so would've caused weeks of headaches for every single user. We chose the better option of building our bigger ideas and pushing this off to the last minute so we don't need to impose any additional stress on our users.

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Thank you for investing your time in a reply @khaleelkazi. While we see this issue differently, I respect what you are doing, "viewed from the outside," as much as that is possible.

"Actually you have it reversed."

Well, actually ... We obviously do not agree. And your explanation here has not changed my position, as the key point you would've had to address is the "cost" of your procrastinating on getting through this PCS V1 to V2 conversion long before now.

Do you deny there has been a cost? If not, do you view these costs as unavoidable?

All of these new "virtual worlds" are ultimately just software we all use on vast networks. Ending my long career as a Business Systems Analyst, one of the "we all know" challenges faced was the need to consistently ensure our enterprise had the "latest, greatest" version of any software. Full stop. Period.

Why? Well, as "we all know," the developers of it had "improved" it. And most of the time, you were provided clear warning that support of older versions would be ... "deprecated," at some point in time.

CubFinance just experienced that, from your description of our most recent problem we had with its Exchange functionality ...

"Unlike Pancakeswap and other platforms that just foist changes on their users with very little notice. Changes that often cause heavy downtimes, headaches, lack of clear guidelines."

Yes, I am sympathetic to this point. Clear and timely communication is vitally important in a well run enterprise. The absence of it always has a cost associated with it ... I could "call out" some examples a little uhhh ... "closer to home" ... but will let it pass.

"Doing so would've caused weeks of headaches for every single user. We chose the better option of building our bigger ideas and pushing this off to the last minute so we don't need to impose any additional stress on our users."

Hmmm. And now? Starting next Monday (if this particular projection of a launch date holds up)? This is going to be changed by your decision to wait until now to tackle this conversion?


Enough said. We're all here now and I am sure we'll all get through it, one way or another.

Hopefully, your own development as a leader of the growing enterprise you are building has reached the place where "contrarian views" are not only tolerated, but encouraged.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

One of the most valuable perspectives I ever gained in over 35 years of managing teams of people ...

Onward and upward. Have a good day! 🦁🚀

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It is amazing, that this conversation is even possible. Many social networks would be already full of hateful messages.

As iron sharpens iron...

Through your discussion I learned something new.
Thanks both of you for sharpening me.

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Yes @solymi agreed. Which is why I am not on any other social network. Except this one ... And this one is certainly not without its problems ...

I believe it is imperative that differing points of view not only be tolerated, but encouraged. I am opposed to the far too frequent "echo chamber" approach seen all over much of the Hive blockchain. Hard to miss, for anyone who has been around for any length of time ...

That said, exchanges should be civil and respectful at all times. No personal attacks. Not "hateful." It is hoped this one will be viewed as such.

Thanks for commenting.

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Great to see the migration put in motion and that's something we've all been waiting for. A needed move which should probably help with maintenance and maybe help with v2 available features if any.

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The migration - along with Kingdoms, IDOs and our upcoming vCUB DAO feature - is perfectly timed. I think waiting turned out to be the smartest move in the context of other platforms. There are a number of reasons behind that, but we essentially skipped over 3 major infrastructure upgrades that would've been done separately but now are all done simultaneously

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Nice information but we new born baby in the site are still confused.please can you explain it with a video

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A little off topic... but I've been struggling to use the LeoBridge since Saturday. I'm trying to swap WETH on my Ethereum MetaMask network for CUB... and after pressing the Swap button... it just seems to spin 'Swapping' forever. I sent you a DM on Twitter about it on the weekend.

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I like it. We're continuing to move in the right direction. One question: will this migration have any impact on our audit(s)? Will they need to be redone?

Keep up the great work! I'm definitely looking forward to everything coming down the pike in the weeks and months ahead.

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So if we have Cub or Cake staked in the auto compounding Kingdoms, then no action is needed right?

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...Visit the new V2 liquidity page and add liquidity...

This is the most confusing thing to me.

WHERE is that "V2 liquidity page" ???

Why can't you give us a LINK ?
V1...V2... how I would know. If I feel lost, I imagine how many others may feel completely helpless.

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Presumably it will be in the hyperlink shown below, once clicking on the "Details" hyperlink at the bottom of each Farm:

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That is, if Khal's developers follow past practice and get the hyperlink pointing to the right place ...

"If I feel lost, I imagine how many others may feel completely helpless."

Great point. The LeoFinance community has a wide spectrum of experience and tech know-how in it, which I think is what we want. At least if we truly want to work toward "mass adoption" ...

Given there is +$3.7M (at the moment), in the affected V1 farms, we can all expect a well written post in the next couple of days spelling out step-by-step exactly what needs to be done next Monday (if this projected execution date holds up ...) @onealfa.leo.

Onward and upward! 🦁🚀

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The V2 page is not live yet as V2 CUB is not live yet.

When it is live, there will be a link.

Alternatively, users will be able to use PancakeSwap’s AMM page (which is V2) in order to add liquidity.

Once the V2 update is live, all links on the site will point to V2 - whether that’s our internal CubFinance links or Pancakeswap directly.

This goes into the great point I made in my comment to Rolee below; there are a lot of logistics into this move. We want to ensure maximum ease of use, education and awareness about the migration. Important not to rush this change and we’ve taken our time to prep for it leading up to Monday.

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I am so pleased to read this article. I wish to know more about it. Could create more contents about it. You can provide me the links if you have other content regarding this. Thank you

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I would like to see some more details on the basic steps to migrate over and do we know when the v2 farms will be available?

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Wait for the post and announcements for the migration day and move your liquidity on that day for the smoothest experience.

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Thank you for the update and your CakePop secret test :D.

Let's move everything on V2 and we should be okay for a few months without any migration.

Stay safe,

Cryptolemon

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Glad to hear it’s working now!

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Respected sir/madam.
Please attention on my request


When post on LEOFINANCE blog- automatically my post is muted all post.
Please unlocking my post and un-mute my post on LEOFINANCE.
Thanks

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What if I can not migrate on Monday? Does it have any negative effects besides that I do not earn CUB for the time I am still in CUB-BUSD and BLEO V1 LPs?

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