Balancer (BAL)

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Balancer is a market maker protocol that allows its users to contribute liquidity to various assets and consequently earn a portion of the generated trading fees. Fees are collected from traders and portfolios are continually rebalanced through arbitrage opportunities. 

Founded in 2018 by Balancer Labs, the platform itself was officially launched in March 2020. It distinguishes itself from other automated market makers by considering various assets and weightage. The fees that can be earned from executed trades can be customized for each liquidity pool. Furthermore, it removes the middlemen that are portfolio managers - using traders’ fees and arbitrage opportunities to rebalance the portfolio instead. 

The project’s whitepaper, published in September 2019, offers a detailed explanation of the design of the liquidity and trading formulae that underpin the network’s economics. A succinct, high-level explanation of the network’s features can be summed up as follows: the protocol offers various types of liquidity pools with varying levels of permissions. Private pools are controlled by the pool creator, who may determine its parameters at will, while shared pools’ parameters are permanently fixed with the creator holding no special privileges. Smart pools are controlled by smart contracts and allows for a range of logical conditions and restrictions.

The project launched on the mainnet in late March 2020 alongside exchange and pool management dapps, among other launches. The BAL token itself was launched in June 2020, with 435,000 tokens set aside for distribution to liquidity providers, which will be handed out over the course of 3 weeks. The development team has stressed that the protocol is new and subject to change and development, both for refinement and security purposes. 

Learn more about Balancer (BAL) here, including news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

balancer - introduction of weighting

17 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments ahinga

shortly after the launch of uni-v1 i became aware of the balancer protocol. as with uniswap, it was quite overwhelming at first sight. it was somehow similar, but you now had far more options. it was now possible to provide liquidty not in equal amo...

Critical Vulnerability Affects Balancer V2 Pools

23 Aug 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Coinpaper

Yesterday, Balancer, the protocol described by its team as "a self-balancing weighted portfolio, price sensor, and liquidity provider," reported a critical vulnerability affecting multiple V2 pools. The initial report, posted yesterday on the Balance...

How To Use Balancer Pools on Polygon Pos Network

11 Jul 2023 1 minute read 0 comments PolygonEnthusisit

Balancer is a liquidity DeFi protocol that allows anybody to pool their tokens with other people to earn swap fees. It is very easy to add to these pools, simply go the balancer website which may be found using a google search. Then click launch app...

Hacker Drains Sturdy Finance Liquidity Pool Using Reentrancy and Oracle Manipulation.

12 Jun 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Arhat

Sturdy Finance was hacked by an unknown attacker who exploited a reentrancy vulnerability and a faulty price oracle to steal 442 $ETH or about $800,000. Here's how it happened:   The attacker deposits some $ETH into Sturdy Finance's lending pool an...

😎 How to Use Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA) for Crypto Trading? Follow Candlestick Smart Money

1 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

  Follow Candlestick Smart Money DCA Trading   Quicktake: Dollar-cost averaging can reduce the impact of crypto price volatility and lower the average cost. Smart Money uses DCA to buy tokens at lower prices. Follow Smart Money to apply your DC...

😎 16 Magic Trading by Candlestick Smart Money In The Past 2 Weeks

30 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

  Quicktake Up 10%+ in 1 day after Smart Money buy – LSVR, BONE, AURA, SNX, SPELL, SUZUME, SYN, BAL, LINK, etc Down 10%+ after Smart Money sell – STG, SUZUME, LDO, CVX, etc   In total, 16 magic trading by Candlestick Smart Money in...

😎Smart Money DCA Strategy Tokens: SYN, BAL, LINK. How to better follow the group of the smartest?

25 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

  Quick Take Though Smart Money are rich, they also use the DCA (dollar-cost-average) strategy to invest. Normally a few thousand per time. When you see Smart Money invested a thousand in a token, don’t think it is too small. Rather, you...

😎 3 Steps to Follow Smart Money to Gain Profits. Practical Cases of TSUKA, BAL, M87, MSI, INUS & SHI.

18 Aug 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

    Quicktake   3 steps to follow Smart Money to gain profits 6 practical cases where these three steps are applied   Previously in our How to Create a Daily Workflow to Find GEMs on Candlestick? 3 Steps trader tips, we discussed that GEM hunting...

😎 Tokens That Smart Money Bought & Not Sold Yet: BAL & QOM

16 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

  Quick Take BAL – The second time that Smart Money trade BAL. Last time, they got 13% profit. QOM – Smart Money was in at 5376.  Large CEX deposits to notice – SAND & SRM. 👉Top Net Buy Tokens by Smart Money     BAL - The second time th...

🍰 Game Time for DeFi Tokens: BAL, AAVE & CRV. 😎 How Does Candlestick Smart Money Take The Lead?

11 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Candlestick

  Quick Take DeFi tokens skyrocket today. How does Smart Money take the lead to invest before the price increases? What are the Smart Money current holdings? Have they sold yet? Why are the Candlestick endorsed Smart Money smarter than ot...