New Round of Funding Aims to Accelerate Growth of Balancer Protocol

We are thrilled to announce that Balancer Labs has further partnered with some of the most respected investors in the cryptocurrency space who have shown their support of Balancer Protocol by extending $24.25M of capital to Balancer Labs.

This new round of investors joins the likes of Alameda Capital and Pantera Capital, among others, to purchase BAL tokens directly from the Balancer Labs treasury. Along with the $3M Balancer Labs raised in March of 2020, we have significantly increased the runway to ensure our primary mission of Balancer Protocol becoming the leading source of liquidity in DeFi is realized.

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The new Balancer UI for V2 was launched on May 11th and has already received compliments from DeFi experts and new users alike.

Today we would like to introduce our very simple, two-step migration tool for any liquidity providers who want to move their liquidity from Balancer V1 to V2.

First, head over to the dashboard on the V1 pool management UI:

On your dashboard, any liquidity you have that can automatically be migrated to V2 will have a purple button labeled "V2 Migrate" on the far right:


Trade at the best price with low gas costs and a fully redesigned interface. Provide liquidity with high capital efficiency.

After more than a year of development, Balancer Labs is thrilled to announce that Balancer V2 is now live and accessible with a new user interface.

For those who missed it, Balancer V2 offers a generalized protocol for AMMs. A full recap of Balancer V2 can be found here:

At a high level here is what you need to know about today’s launch (more detail is shared in the sub-sections below):

  • New trading and liquidity interface at app.balancer.fi
  • Updated branding live at balancer.fi
  • Community Multisig
  • V1 to V2 liquidity migration
  • New BAL Liquidity Mining
  • Dynamic-fee pools powered by Gauntlet
  • V2…

Balancer Labs and TE Academy launch Balancer Simulations for open crypto-economic research

Balancer Labs and TokenEngineering Academy launch Balancer Simulations

With the launch of Balancer V2, Balancer Labs brings programmable liquidity to a new level by switching to a single vault architecture on top of which any arbitrary, customized AMM logic can be built. To enable any project to leverage the full power of Balancer Pools, Balancer Labs is excited to partner with TE Academy for open crypto-economic research: Balancer Simulations.

About the Research Group

Over a runtime of three months, Balancer Simulations will gather DeFi researchers to work on challenges like Dynamically Adjusting Pools, Efficient Liquidity Mining, LP Risk Management, and AMM-based complex financial products. In a rigorous engineering process, they’ll explore and…


Balancer Labs and Gnosis partner to favor cooperation over competition

Balancer Labs is thrilled to announce a partnership with Gnosis to deliver a new decentralized exchange and bring the best experience to traders — across price, UX, and transparency.

The Balancer-Gnosis-Protocol (BGP) alliance combines the best of both protocols, with Balancer V2’s flexible liquidity pools enabled by a single-vault architecture and asset managers, in combination with Gnosis Protocol v2’s price-finding mechanism and MEV protection.

The DEX space is constantly evolving. What was a smaller sector within the Ethereum community, has transformed into a multi-billion dollar industry. …


Partnership aims to maximize returns for Balancer V2 Liquidity Providers

Following the recent announcement of Balancer V2, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Gauntlet to maximize returns for Balancer V2 Liquidity Providers. This partnership will make available long-awaited dynamic-fee AMM pools to Balancer liquidity providers (LPs). This will come at no extra cost and with no strings attached for LPs. All funds will remain fully non-custodial and Gauntlet will not be able to access or move them in any way.

Gauntlet is a simulation platform for on-chain risk management. Gauntlet uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to help protocols manage risk, capital efficiency, and rewards. For Balancer…


In light of the recent announcement of Balancer V2, we’re proud to announce a partnership with Aave to build the first Balancer V2 Asset Manager — allowing idle assets in V2 pools to earn yield on Aave.

Balancer + Aave, a match made in heaven!

On Balancer V2, all tokens are held in a single Protocol Vault. Any pool can however use their deposited tokens in the vault through an Asset Manager, putting capital to work when it is not being used as swap liquidity. This is explained in detail below.

As the de facto DeFi lending protocol, Aave brings a diverse portfolio of supported tokens, including BAL…


Balancer Labs is happy to announce that Three Arrows Capital and DeFiance Capital have made a combined investment of $5M in the Balancer protocol, joining recent investors Pantera Capital and Alameda Research via a direct purchase of BAL tokens from the Balancer Labs treasury.

This brings the size of the current rolling Series A round to $12M.

In addition to welcoming two deeply knowledgeable teams as long-term participants in the Balancer ecosystem, this new funding will further accelerate the growth of the Balancer Labs team and its ability to serve the Balancer community as it prepares to launch Balancer v2.


Balancer v1 exceeded our expectations by evolving liquidity provisions and attracting a robust, engaged community. Today, we’re proud to share Balancer V2, an upgrade which will bring us closer to Balancer’s vision of being the primary source for DeFi liquidity.

The core tenets of Balancer V2 are security, flexibility, capital efficiency and gas efficiency. These highlights include:

  • Protocol Vault for all Balancer pool assets
  • Improved gas efficiency
  • Permissionless, customizable AMM logic
  • Capital efficiency through Asset Managers
  • Low gas cost and resilient oracles
  • Community-governed protocol fees

Protocol Vault

The main architectural change between Balancer V1 and Balancer V2 is the transition to a…


Our long term vision is for Balancer protocol to be a leading DeFi building block, eventually holding billions of dollars worth of assets. Since our launch, we have been humbled by the increase in usage of Balancer and believe we are on the right path to achieve this goal.

The sudden surge in users and liquidity we had last week left us playing catch up on scaling the platform, having played a major role in the outages of both TheGraph and Coingecko’s api. …

Fernando Martinelli

CEO and Cofounder at Balancer Labs

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