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Balancer (BAL)

Last Updated: 31/08/2022

Official Website: https://balancer.fi/

What is Balancer (BAL)?

Launched in March 2020, Balancer is an automated market maker (AMM) that was created on the Ethereum blockchain.  A self-balancing weighted portfolio, price sensor, and liquidity provider are all features of the Balancer protocol. Through the freshly launched token ($BAL), it enables users to profit by making contributions to flexible liquidity pools.

By enabling anybody to trade Ethereum and ERC-20 assets in a trustless, permissionless environment, it aims to provide an open, accessible alternative to centralized exchanges. Users can invest in pre-existing pools to get a return on trades, create liquidity pools to offer liquidity to the balancer protocol, or trade supported tokens against one another using Balancer.

It has functionality that is comparable to that of platforms like Uniswap and Sushi, but it also has several special features that make it stand out from the competitors. The degree of flexibility and control it gives pool owners is one of the key differentiators.

The protocol operates 3 types of pools:

  • Private pools give the owner governance over the pool and make the person the sole contributor of liquidity to the pool. Also, all the parameters are mutable by the owner
  • Smart pools are like private pools, however smart pools are managed by a smart contract. They encourage using BPTs and let anyone provide liquidity to the pool
  • For individuals that desire to become liquidity providers, Shared pools are available (LPs). The Balancer Pool Tokens are given as compensation to the LPs (BPTs)


Fernando Martinelli and Mike McDonald founded Balancer Lab, but it had its start in 2018 as a research project at the software company BlockScience. The Balancer project includes smart, like-minded individuals that have a thorough knowledge of the DeFi domain. 

Fernando Martnelli, a member of the Maker movement and a serial entrepreneur, with extensive professional background. Before he and his business partner, Mike McDonald, created Balancer, he co-founded numerous other businesses.

The co-founder and CTO of Balancer is Mike McDonald. He built the mkr.tools program and is a security engineer. To create the Balancer platform, he worked with Fernando Martnelli.


  • Partnerships - identify opportunities that could benefit from Balancer’s flexibility and proactively engage with the respective community
  • Product Roadmap - working with partners on the next iteration of our Managed Pools with DAO treasury management and index offerings in mind as the use cases for this pool type
  • Year of the Balancer DAO - participation of the community, teamwork, and communication; assessing and distributing balancer grants; 
  • Balancer subDAOs - 2022 will be the year of the formation of Balancer subDAOs 
  • Balancer Operations subDAO - will focus on managing the administrative functions of the Balancer DAO. Ops’ main priority is creating robust processes that allow the other subDAOs to focus on their primary objectives

In addition to raising user involvement, the Marketing subDAO is raising attendance at live events to foster interpersonal relationships and demonstrate that the Balancer DAO is supported by people who work with excitement and passion. In 2022, Balancer Labs and Balancer DAO will collaborate to sponsor, speak at, and attend the majority of significant conferences and events.

“We often hear that Balancer doesn’t have as much hype as other protocols, but hype is not what we are here for. We are here to build long-standing infrastructure for the permissionless economy.”

Where to Store Balancer (BAL)

A user-friendly option to keep your $BAL tokens secure can include MetaMask, a leading browser wallet extension popular amongst DeFi platforms and highly praised by developers. Users can integrate with the network’s Liquidity Mining pools by connecting your MetaMask wallet.

On the other hand, Tally Ho – an alternative to MetaMask wallet is another great option. It’s special features include a beautiful NFT gallery for Ethereum and Polygon NFTs, Ledger support, cheap swaps.

If you are looking for a cold storage wallet to keep you Balancer tokens safe, we recommend using Trezor.

Another option to keep your Balancer (BAL) tokens secure is Trust Wallet – a multi-currency mobile wallet that enables users to simultaneously store a variety of digital assets in one place. Popular among traders and gamers, the beginner friendly mobile wallet may be appropriate for users looking for a convenience and accessible app, with trusted security and backup options.

Where to Buy and Sell Balancer (BAL)

You can Buy & Sell Balancer (BAL) here at BC Bitcoin. 

You can Buy Balancer by heading over to the Buy Coins page of our website. Balancer (BAL) is available on BC Bitcoin trading against major fiat currencies: GBP and EUR. Buying Balancer (BAL) has never been easier, simply place your order and provide your wallet address. Once your payment arrives, $BAL will be sent directly to your wallet.

If you choose to Sell Balancer (BAL), you can send us the coins and receive a payment to your bank account. Details and a live valuation can be found on the Sell Coins page.

Balancer (BAL) Resources

Website: https://balancer.fi/ 

Block Explorer: https://etherscan.io/token/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BalancerLabs 

Balancer Forum: https://forum.balancer.fi/ 

GitHub: https://github.com/balancer-labs/

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It is the readers responsibility to complete their own research and due diligence.  

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