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  • Balancer Adjusts WrapFactor Through BAL Governance

    Balancer – an automated liquidity and DeFi asset management platform – has passed a vote to change its liquidity mining distribution for pools with soft-pegged assets. Tomorrow, Saturday 1st of August, at 16h UTC, a voting will be active on the proposal to reduce the wrapFactor for soft pegged token pairs from 0.7 to 0.2. The voting will end 24 hours later, on Sunday 2nd of August, at 16h UTC.
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) July 31, 2020 In the lastest BAL governance poll, … … More

  • Balancer Launches BAL Voting to Address Liquidity Mining

    Balancer – the automated liquidity and asset management protocol – has unveiled it’s first BAL-based governance polls this weekend. There will be voting this weekend! Make sure you have your BAL on a wallet you control (e.g. Metamask/ledger) at 16:00 UTC on Saturday July 18th to be able to vote on community proposals. Links to each of the 3 proposals below: pic.twitter.com/PheSh3Ag0T
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) July 17, 2020 The MVP voting solution comes as a sol… … More

  • Balancer Drained for $500k Using STA & STONK Deflationary Tokens

    Balancer – a leading automated asset management and liquidity platform – suffered a setback yesterday afternoon as ~$500k worth of collateral was drained from two pools that used deflationary tokens. On the incident with non-standard ERC20 deflationary tokens today.https://t.co/xgYxBTDVvK
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) June 29, 2020 Deflationary tokens – or those who’s supply is reduced due to a predefined parameter – opened up vectors for pool weighting im… … More

  • This Week in DeFi – June 26th

    To Our DeFi Community,
    The liquidity wars have begun. With virtually every DeFi protocol now launching or exploring yield farming incentives, we’re beginning to see a fight for liquidity on Ethereum.
    And it’s just beginning. While Compound and Balancer have been prime examples of successful launches for yield farming- where their native governance tokens soared in value alongside hundreds of millions in new liquidity – there are dozens of other protocols jumping into the queue … … More

  • Balancer Responds to FTX Capital Influx for BAL Yield Farming

    Yesterday afternoon, the rising automated asset management platform Balancer faced its first growing pain as a leading centralized exchange FTX looked to take advantage of a BAL yield farming loophole. [email protected]_Official is currently gaming $BAL distribution (on pace to receive >50% of this week’s distribution).
    Balancer uses @coingecko price feed to calculate liquidity in pools. Big players can create assets & price them as they wish to inflate numbers.https://t.co/zIESmky3NO pic.twitte… … More

  • Balancer Distributes BAL Governance Tokens to Yield Farmers

    Balancer – an automated asset management and liquidity protocol – has begun to distribute its coveted BAL governance tokens to liquidity providers. BAL is live!
    The 435k BAL for liquidity providers of the first three weeks of liquidity mining (145k per week) have just been sent out to the wallets used to provide liquidity on Balancer.https://t.co/pkXFzwzPVC
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) June 23, 2020 For those who missed it, Balancer’s Liquidity Mining program has bee… … More

  • This Week in DeFi – June 19th

    To Our DeFi Community,
    Compound’s launch of the COMP token earlier this week may have very well sparked a new trend in DeFi – liquidity mining (also known as yield farming). In case you somehow missed it, the leading lending protocol has begun distributing COMP tokens to each of the protocol’s money markets pro-rata by the total interest accrued. While many were anticipating the launch, few expected the results.
    After initially listing on Uniswap for $16, COMP tokens have soare… … More

  • This Week in DeFi – June 12th

    To Our DeFi Community,
    Another week in DeFi in the books. As always, the week was filled with new releases, projects reaching new milestones, and more. This Week in #DeFi @CurveFinance integrates RenVM @AaveAave reaches $100M market size @graphprotocol partners with ChainLink @synthetix_io adds Balancer incentives @Opium_Network launches pre-market trading for $COMP + $BAL
    Onwards!https://t.co/r8bQQzd34W
    — DeFi Rate (@DefiRate) June 12, 2020 One of the most interesting things to … … More

  • Meet Fernando Martinelli: CEO of Balancer Labs

    To anyone keeping an eye on DeFi in recent weeks, you’ve surely heard of Balancer – an automated asset management platform for programmable liquidity.
    For those unfamiliar, Balancer allows anyone to create public (shared) or private liquidity pools for up to 8 assets with customizable weighting and swap fees.
    This past week, Balancer started its Liquidity Mining program for the newly announced governance token – BAL. Since it’s debut, Balancer has seen a strong spike in liquidi… … More

  • Opium Exchange Launches Pre-market Options for Governance Tokens

    In the past few months, we’ve seen a new wave of token models emerge surrounding DeFi governance.
    In case you’re unfamiliar, the Simple Agreement for Future Governance (SAFG) is a simple, yet elegant token model that allows protocol teams in virtually any jurisdiction to distribute tokens to their users. These tokens are generally non-transferable and have no economic rights, solely representing voting power in future protocol changes.
    While these tokens don’t seem attractive o… … More

  • This Week in DeFi – June 5th

    To Our DeFi Community,
    Boom. Another week in the books!
    The week kicked-off with Balancer, the DeFi non-custodial liquidity and asset management protocol, launching Liquidity Mining. Users can now earn BAL tokens by becoming a liquidity provider. With these tokens following the SAFG framework, BAL has no economic rights and are non-transferable. They simply represent voting power for future protocol changes. However, it’s important to recognize that upon a successful distribution, nothing … … More

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