KIP 160: An Update of Treasury Fund Rebalancing Source

TypeStandards Track
Requires 103

Simple Summary

An update of treasury fund rebalancing.


The treasury fund rebalancing is updated, resulting in updates to the treasury rebalance contract v2 and the related core logic.


According to KIP-103, the treasury rebalancing refers to the act of burning existing fund balances and minting new funds. This event happens at a reserved time, such as a hard fork block number. Through the TreasuryRebalance contract, the disclosure of the treasury fund activities can be conducted transparently and verifiably. However, there are a few shortcomings of KIP-103; (1) it only permits the decrease in the total balance of the funds, (2) its rebalance blocknumber is immutable.

To address those above, this proposal made some improvements. First of all, this proposal expands to the general cases so that we don’t have to consider whether the final result is burn or mint. The other improvement is about making rebalanceBlocknumber in the RebalanceContract editable. The rebalanceBlocknumber should be matched with the related hardfork block number.


Before proceeding, this proposal will first organize and clarify the terminology. Here, the previous/new fund addresses are referred to as Zeroed, Allocated unlike in KIP-103. Retired, Newbie were ambiguous and did not clearly indicate that the previous fund balance is zeroed and the new fund balance is allocated, which degraded the readability.

To consider both total burn/total mint cases

In KIP-103, rebalancing is limited to cases where the total balance decreases. This proposal aims to generalize the process by removing the requirement that the total balance of Zeroeds should exceed the total minting amount of Allocateds. Consequently, the checking code is eliminated from the contract and core code.

In the TreasuryRebalanceV2 contract, the finalizeApproval method has been revised as follows. Initially, this require statement, require(getTreasuryAmount() < sumOfZeroedBalance()), was present. However, it has been removed to accommodate all cases.

    * @dev finalizeApproval sets the status to Approved,
    *      After this stage, approvals will be restricted.
   function finalizeApproval()
        status = Status.Approved;
        emit StatusChanged(status);

The next validation has also been removed from the core logic. It previously ensured that the total balance of Zeroeds was greater than the total balance of Allocateds. However, it has been removed to support all cases.

  • totalZeroedAmount >= totalAllocatedAmount

To enable editing of RebalanceBlocknumber defined in treasury rebalance contract

Within the treasury rebalance contract, there exists a storage value named RebalanceBlocknumber, which ideally should correspond to the associated hard fork block number. Despite being able to update the hard fork block number, the RebalanceBlocknumber field was immutable. To align the behavior of this field with that of the hard fork block number, this proposal advocates for making the RebalanceBlocknumber field editable.

The next method is added to the TreasuryRebalanceV2 contract.

     * @dev updates rebalance block number
     * @param _rebalanceBlockNumber is the updated target block number of the execution the rebalance in Core
    function updateRebalanceBlocknumber(
        uint256 _rebalanceBlockNumber
    ) public onlyOwner {
        require(block.number < rebalanceBlockNumber, "current block shouldn't be past the currently set block number");
        require(block.number < _rebalanceBlockNumber, "rebalance blockNumber should be greater than current block");
        rebalanceBlockNumber = _rebalanceBlockNumber;


While executing the core logic of the KIP-103 treasury rebalance, the unintended increase in the nonce of the ‘0x0’ address occured. In KIP-160, this issue can be resolved by replacing the usage of kip103ContractBackend with BlockchainContractBackend. For your reference, ContractBackend facilitates the interaction between the core and contracts.

The following pseudocode illustrates how to define a contract callers for each rebalancing.

RebalanceTreasury() {
	if current block number is equal to KIP-160 hard fork block number {
		// Define the caller for the NewTreasuryRebalanceV2 contract 
		caller, err = rebalance.NewTreasuryRebalanceV2Caller(chain.Config().Kip160ContractAddress, backends.NewBlockchainContractBackend(chain, nil, nil))
	if current block number is equal to KIP-103 hard fork block number {
		// Define the caller for the NewTreasuryRebalance contract 
		caller, err = rebalance.NewTreasuryRebalanceCaller(chain.Config().Kip103ContractAddress, &Kip103ContractCaller{state: state, chain: chain, header: header},
	if err != nil {

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