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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. 

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Balancer Approves Liquidity Staking Incentive

25 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

On August 23, automated market maker Balancer (BAL) passed a governance proposal that introduces BAL liquidity staking on the platform. The goal of the amendment is to increase liquidity and accelerate protocol decentralization by allowing “non-shar...

Top 16 DeFi Trading Platforms & Protocols

24 Aug 2020 7 minute read 7 comments D3F1

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19 Aug 2020 7 minute read 4 comments Li_KungFu

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18 Aug 2020 2 minute read 3 comments OvermindSB

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Balancer Token Skyrockets Amid Podcaster Token Listing

7 Aug 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Evan Van Ness, the host of the “Week in Ethereum” Podcast and former Director of ConseSys, has tokenized himself on the Balancer (BAL) platform in the form of EVAN tokens, which has already skyrocketed in value. The EVAN tokens went live on Balancer...

Statera – DeFi 2.0

6 Aug 2020 3 minute read 12 comments paragism

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5 Aug 2020 5 minute read 4 comments Heruvim78

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Balancer Reaches $0.5B in All Time Volume in Just 4 Months

3 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The Balancer automated market maker has reached the milestone of half a billion dollars in just 4 months, according to a recent tweet from Balancer Labs on August 2. Balancer only launched in March 2020, but it quickly began to see investors flock t...

Coinbase on the edge to add more 19 promising assets.

2 Aug 2020 1 minute read 3 comments alberdioni8406

The American based Crypto exchange Coinbase is exploring more assets to add on their portfolio of trading, and already choosed 19 to offer customers which announced on Friday July 31, 2020. According to Coinbase Blog the team is still exploring more...

Full List of Incentivized Liquidity Pools

30 Jul 2020 6 minute read 2 comments D3F1

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