Balancer (BAL) is a DeFi protocol that enables users to design scalable AMMs for trading cryptocurrencies and supplying ecosystem liquidity. The platform gives LPs the chance to profit from trades executed on their pools.
Mike McDonald, Fernando Martinelli, and Nikolai Mushegian introduced Balancer in March 2020. One of the earliest decentralised mining pools, SmartPool, was developed by the same team as Balancer. The DeFi ecosystem was experiencing liquidity problems, which led to the development of Balancer.
Users can design customised AMMs with up to eight distinct tokens with various weights using Balancer. To maintain the proper weightings, the platform automatically modifies the pricing of the tokens based on their respective supply and demand. Users now have a new tool to diversify their portfolios and control risk thanks to this innovation.
Balancer also gives liquidity providers (LPs) the chance to make money on trades executed through their pools. LPs contribute a proportionate quantity of each token to the pool in exchange for a share of the trading commissions that pool users must pay.
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