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  • 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. [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. 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

  • 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

  • Synthetix Adds SNX Balancer Incentives + Liquidations with Altair & Halite

    Synthetix – the sector-leading derivatives protocol – has just unveiled a set of new features and upgrades as a result of the Altair and Halite releases including Balancer Liquidy incentives. The synthetixDAO is funding a four-week trial to incentivise a new SNX/USDC 90/10 liquidity pool on @BalancerLabs!
    — Synthetix (@synthetix_io) June 5, 2020 Halite Upgrades
    Starting with the Halite product release, the protocol implemented a number of front-end im… … 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

  • Top 5 ETHGlobal HackMoney DeFi Virtual Hackathon Winners

    HackMoney – a virtual DeFi hackathon by ETHGlobal – has just concluded with a closing ceremony earlier today. The #HackMoney Finale starts now! Join us in celebrating both the finalists and all of the amazing projects created in the past 30 days
    Supported by our judges: @aantonop @ThomasBertani @ashleighschap @rleshner @vitalikbuterin @StaniKulechov
    — ETHGlobal (HackMoney Finale – Today!) (@ETHGlobal) June 2, 2020 With 100+ submissions from the 3… … More

  • Balancer Kicks-off BAL Liquidity Mining – SAFG DeFi Governance

    Balancer – the non-custodial liquidity and asset management protocol – launched liquidity mining earlier this week for its native governance token, BAL. The current Balancer pools don’t suit your needs? Now you can easily create your own. Welcome aboard, liquidity mining starts this Monday!
    — Balancer Labs (@BalancerLabs) May 29, 2020 What is Balancer? 
    Balancer is a new DeFi protocol allowing users to contribute liquidity and earn trading fees o… … More

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