Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools (LBPs) are a useful mechanism for an initial token distribution. They offer numerous advantages over other token distribution platforms, like:
LBPs are mutually beneficial to both the team distributing the tokens…
I’m excited to announce that Balancer Labs has awarded a grant to Catnip Exchange, for its newest project to build a new type of prediction market, through the creation of a never-before-seen Balancer Smart Pool implementation.
You may remember Catnip Exchange from their explosive prediction market on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, which was also built on Balancer. This betting market was built by designing a Balancer Public Pool consisting of two Augur outcome tokens: yTrump (betting on a Trump win), nTrump (betting on a Biden win), and DAI.
The yTrump/nTrump/DAI pool has seen ~11 million USD in total swap…
In our first month since announcing Batch #2 of Balancer Ecosystem Fund grants, 19 different teams and individuals have made proposals to build projects or provide services that bring tangible value to the Balancer community.
The level of quality and potential impact of these proposals has been incredible.
As a quick community update, I’d like to mention one project that the Balancer Labs team is very excited about.
Firstly, a big thank you to the Balancer community for all of the amazing work you’ve done to foster a thriving ecosystem and propel the Balancer protocol forward. There are so many different ways to play a part in this movement and you have exemplified this! 👏👏
Following the completion of the first batch of Balancer Ecosystem Fund grants, I’m happy to announce that the Balancer community has voted to approve Batch #2. This authorizes the Balancer Labs team to allocate 50,000 BAL to continue funding the growth and development of the Balancer ecosystem through community-driven projects and vital services.
Balancer Labs is excited to announce that Pantera Capital and Alameda Research have made an investment in Balancer, through the direct purchase of BAL tokens from the Balancer Labs treasury.
This new funding will help grow the Balancer Labs team as development of Balancer V2 ramps up. The second evolution of the Balancer protocol will overhaul the current system architecture to introduce significant improvements to transaction costs, ease of developer integration, and user experience.
The Balancer Labs team eagerly looks forward to sharing our hard work with the community.
Fernando Martinelli, CEO of Balancer Labs:
“Balancer Labs is thrilled to…
And this was just the beginning!
The now-completed first batch of grants included 15 different recipients, including those who built key integrations with the Balancer protocol, provided much needed support to our growing global community, developed tools to improve the usability and visibility of the protocol, and built innovations on top of Balancer’s infrastructure.
As a financial primitive designed to serve as a permissionless building block for DeFi, Balancer thrives when community members leverage the…
Now that the first ever token offering via Balancer Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool (LBP) is complete, we’re excited to share details on how it went and how it compared to other recent Initial DEX Offerings (IDOs).
When the Perpetual Protocol team launched their PERP token LBP last week, it achieved qualities that have been highly sought-after but rarely found in IDOs — fair competition between humans and bots, minimized volatility, even token distribution among participants, and a healthy and stable price discovery process.
Texts, emails, calendar reminder, phone calls, someone liked your Facebook post, new Instagram follower, Linkedin request, new stories on Snapchat, breaking news, new music on SoundCloud, SportsCenter top plays, iOS/Android update, new video from your favorite YouTube channel, tweets you missed, must-listen podcasts, Venmo request, rate your Uber driver, free Postmates delivery promo.
You are drowning in fucking notifications at all times.
How are you supposed to deal with this?
Option 1: Stop what you’re doing every 3 minutes to check the notification on your phone.
Option 2: LET THEM WAIT!
How are you going to get anything deeply meaningful…
As I sit here, far from everything that my daily life normally consists of, I’ve stopped to appreciate the freedom to think.
When we disconnect from day-to-day life, we finally give our minds some space to breathe. Free of distractions, minutia, and the constant “emergencies” that take up so much of our attention, there is a part of ourselves that can finally awaken.
When it does, a deeper level of perspective and creativity can flow.
Give yourself this gift.
Exploration of new forms of governance may be blockchain’s greatest societal contribution.
For the first time in our known history, humanity has the tools to organize mass numbers of people in complex governance systems without needing approval/involvement of formal government entities or for the participants to be in geographic proximity to one another.
I define blockchain consensus mechanisms as models for aligning the incentives of individuals who don’t know or trust each other, such that they can securely transact in mutually beneficial ways, while building and sustaining a functioning economy by virtue of their participation.
Today we are seeing a…
Founder, investor, thinker. | Growth @ Balancer Labs. Investments @ Immutable Capital.