Balancer is a place to keep assets. Without failing in any of its responsibilities, Balancer also preserves portfolios, provides liquidity, and gives information about price changes. As improvements are being made in the DeFi space, people are becoming more interested in tapping into its rich resources.
Balancer provides unique user experience in the following ways:
- Minimum fees are paid when exchanging one currency to another because of its smart order routing.
- Ways to make profit include portfolio rebalancing (that is buying and selling assets from time to time so that a preset risk allocated to an asset is maintained), as an arbitrageur, and as a trader.
- Users can choose for themselves how balancing should be done by deciding on fees and assets to be used.
- Some pools don’t need any efforts to be restored to the correct value and need only one token.
- Giving you pools with as many as eight distinct tokens whose values can be calculated by percentage and anomalies corrected with little or no direct human control.
Not long ago, Balancer decided to have a native token which it called BAL. The reason for introducing it was for members to have something that gives them the right to make important decisions concerning Balancer. Important decisions such as fees, incentives, and collaterals can be decided by members with the BAL token.
BlockScience engineering firm started the development of Balancer and as time passed on, Mike McDonald and Fernando Martinelli also came together to see that Balancer was successfully established. Balancer was launched 13 months ago. In the first quarter of this year, a seed round it organized brought $3 million owing to the contributions of popular names such as Placeholder and Accomplice. Trail of Bits helped in putting things in order before Balancer was finally launched for public use.
Reason to choose Balancer
Balancer has a new way of giving investors the opportunity to make profits from the liquidity they provide without themselves facing the risk of losing money since they are not compelled to open a position. Compared to Uniswap where it is not negotiable to deposit half of the asset you want and the other half in ETH, Balancer gives users the opportunity to choose the proportion for their deposits.
Therefore, Balancer is the solution to those who want flexibility in the deposits they can make so that they can provide liquidity without facing the risk of losing if the price of ETH doesn’t come out favorable. This is why investors who would rather bank on ZRX, MKR, and other assets from Ethereum prefer going to Balancer.
Balancer also does not keep the profits it gets from exchanges to itself but instead shares some part to users. Unlike the popular practice of trying to gain from an asset that is popularly sought for, Balancer users can gain from assets that are not so popular in demand if they arbitrage on them.
How it works
To start using Balancer, the first thing to do is go to https://balancer.finance/ and click on the button that says “Exchange.” Alternatively, you can get started by going straight to https://balancer.exchange/#/swap. You will know you have arrived if you are asked to log in details of your web3 wallet such as MetaMask. Doing this gives the user the opportunity to buy and sell assets just the same way they would do if they were on Uniswap, KyberSwap or any other decentralized exchange.
- Liquidity Pools
To manage your portfolio with minimal risks, go to “Pool Management” on the right hand side and on top of the page. Another way to do it is by entering the address https://pools.balancer.exchange/ on your web browser.
When you have decided on the pool to use, what should follow is to provide liquidity. This can be done by clicking the pool and don’t forget it comes with a makeup. For instance, you can have a pool that shows 75%MKR and 25% WETH assigned to it.
Anytime you click on a pool, be sure you know its volume, fees, and balance. If you are fine with what you see, then continue to the “Add Liquidity” button, which you will also see on top of the page.
Choose the amount you want by going to “Deposit Amount” and view every asset that is supported. The last step is taken by clicking “add liquidity.” If you wish to discontinue with the pool you already entered, you can do so by making use of the “Remove Liquidity” button.
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