SMART Alpha is Live

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SMART Alpha is now live! Users can deposit into the available pools between now and 10 AM EDT on Monday, September 13th to participate in the first week-long epoch. The following pools will be available:

  • WBTC / USD: Deposit wBTC with performance measured in USD
  • WBTC / ETH: Deposit wBTC with performance measured in ETH
  • WETH / USD: Deposit wETH with performance measured in USD
  • WETH / BTC: Deposit wETH with performance measured in BTC

To learn more about how SMART Alpha outcomes are determined, and whether the junior or senior positions for any of these pools is preferable for you, please refer to our previously written articles:

You’ll be able to monitor the expected junior dominance for the upcoming epoch under each pool’s user interface. Moreover, you’ll be able to simulate the potential outcomes under specific junior dominance regimes.

Each pool will display its current epoch’s conditions as well as the expected conditions for the coming epoch.

As always, please be aware of the following risks associated with SMART Alpha:

  • Junior positions may be exposed to significant downside leverage
  • Senior positions give up a portion of their upside participation
  • Withdrawals are not accessible until epoch advancement
  • Secondary markets for both junior and senior positions may not necessarily trade in line with their fair value at any given point in time
  • These are brand new smart contracts that despite having been reviewed and audited still bear technical risk
  • Digital assets are inherently volatile assets and some, like wBTC, further bear implicit counterparty risk

About BarnBridge

BarnBridge is a suite of risk tokenization protocols for DeFi. Its applications allow users to select from opposing pools and take positions on risk factors like interest rates or asset prices. Its first application, SMART Yield, offers fixed and levered variable yields on stablecoins deposited into underlying lending markets like Aave, Compound, and C.R.E.A.M. Finance. Its application suite has expanded to include SMART Exposure, a position rebalancing solution, as well as SMART Alpha, which allows users to calibrate their exposure to price movements in an underlying digital asset. BarnBridge is currently live on Ethereum and the Polygon Network, with deployments on Avalanche, Arbitrum, and Optimism all on the horizon.

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