What is a Liquidity Pool?
A Liquidity Pool in (DeFi) is a collection of funds locked in a smart contract. It is used to facilitate trading, , and other financial services in a decentralized manner, mainly on (DEXs).
Key Features of Liquidity Pools
- Decentralized Trading Platform: Facilitate trading without traditional market makers.
- Smart Contract Implementation: Governed by rules encoded in .
- Pairing of Different Tokens: Usually involve two different tokens, forming a trading pair.
- Providers’ Role: Users deposit assets in the pool to provide liquidity and earn transaction fees.
- Automated Market Making (AMM): Use algorithms to set prices for trading assets, based on the ratio of tokens in the pool.
- Facility: Allow users to exchange different tokens, with prices determined by the pool’s balance.
- Fee Distribution: Distribute trading fees to liquidity providers as a reward.
- : Potential loss due to price divergence of tokens in the pool from the time of deposit.
- Smart Contract Security: Risk associated with potential vulnerabilities or bugs in the smart contract code.
- in Low Liquidity: High price slippage in pools with inadequate liquidity, affecting trade execution prices.
Liquidity Pools are integral to the functionality of DeFi platforms, providing the necessary infrastructure for various decentralized financial services.