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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

  • This Week in DeFi – July 24th

    To our DeFi Community,
    Your participation is needed now more than ever. As DeFi continues to act as a black hole for ETH, governance will continue to play an increasingly important role in the expansion and sustainability of open finance. With over $1B in new liquidity fueling Ethereum’s hottest sector in the past 7 days alone, it’s impossible to ignore the rapid innovation taking form right before our eyes. Best exemplified by yEarn and the release of its zero pre-mine, no initial … … More

  • yEarn YFI Yield Farming Spurs Community Contention & Governance

    yEarn – an automated liquidity aggregator – has been making big waves over the weekend trough the release it’s native governance token – YFI. Extremely well written article on $YFI
    Much better than what we wrote…
    — (@iearnfinance) July 18, 2020 For those who missed it, the YFI token launch was met with unprecedented demand, despite the literature openly stating that the token has zero value outside of governance. To synth… … 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:
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) July 17, 2020 The MVP voting solution comes as a sol… … More

  • The Yield Farming Frenzy and its Impact on DeFi

    If you follow DeFi, you’ve probably noticed that the concept of yield farming is everywhere lately. From some of the most original memes in the Ethereum ecosystem to traditional news outlets like Forbes, crop rotation to maximize yield across protocols has become one of the defining activities on DeFi in 2020. So, what is Yield Farming? Yield farming is the act of leveraging different DeFi protocols and products to earn a yield or a return on their assets, in some cases obtaining profits … … 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.
    — 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. .@FTX_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. 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.
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) June 23, 2020 For those who missed it, Balancer’s Liquidity Mining program has bee… … More

  • High-fee Balancer Pools for Swing Trading

    Balancer pools are essentially self-balancing index funds that are continuously rebalanced. This rebalancing happens through arbitrageurs who are incentivized to trade with pools, and by doing that they sync the pool prices with those on the external market.Instead of investors in conventional index funds paying fees for managers to actively rebalance the funds, Balancer pools accrue fees for liquidity providers. Every time someone trades with a Balancer pool, a small fee is charged. If the pric… … More

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