BENQI and Avalanche Launch $3M Liquidity Mining Initiative to Accelerate DeFi Growth

BENQI and Avalanche Launch $3M Liquidity Mining Initiative to Accelerate DeFi Growth

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PRESS RELEASE. BENQI, an algorithmic liquidity market protocol, and the Avalanche Foundation are collaborating on a joint liquidity mining program to celebrate the launch of the BENQI protocol on the 19th of August and the next phase of growth within Avalanche’s DeFi ecosystem.

$3MM of AVAX will be allocated as liquidity incentives for BENQI users, with additional incentive programs coming soon. The AVAX will be offered as rewards to users who are lending and borrowing AVAX, ETH, LINK, wBTC, USDT, and DAI on the protocol with BENQI.

AVAX is the native token of Avalanche. It’s a hard-capped, scarce asset that is used to pay for fees, secure the platform through staking, and provide a basic unit of account between the multiple subnets created on Avalanche.

BENQI recently closed a $6MM fundraising round backed by the Avalanche Foundation, Mechanism Capital, Dragonfly Capital, Arrington XRP Capital, & the Spartan Group.

BENQI and Avalanche Brings High-Performance Borrowing and Lending to the Masses

To date, Avalanche’s DeFi ecosystem has garnered over $220MM+ in total value locked. For the first phase of the ecosystem’s development, many decentralized exchanges, specifically automated market makers (AMM), deployed on Avalanche mainnet to maximize opportunities enabled by high-speed, low transaction costs, and near-instant transaction finality.

Marketplaces like these are imperative for price discovery. The leading AMM on Avalanche, Pangolin, has seen $1.3B+ in total trading volume since launch in February.

The next phase will focus on expanding upon a variety of high-performance financial primitives, like money markets. With the impending launch of an industry-first secure bridging architecture to make asset transfers to Avalanche much cheaper and faster, BENQI and other select projects are leading the charge, with many more dapps expected to launch on Avalanche.

JD Gagnon, Co-Founder of BENQI.

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Source: news.bitcoin

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