Pools & APY
Passive lending on Gearbox Protocol: supply & earn APY.
Earning with Gearbox is as simple as lending on Compound or Aave. Next to that, the pools are isolated. Lend liquidity in the asset you choose and start earning APY!
With Gearbox's CA model, your assets never end up in custody of any one person or company. They are held on an isolated smart contract after they are borrowed.
The asset you lend to the protocol would be able to be utilized, aka borrowed for leverage, by traders & farmers who would be actively rebalancing their positions or using some other strategies within the AllowedList which a Credit Account allows. As borrowers, they will be required by the protocol to pay interest rates which accrues to the underlying pools of those assets.
The positions which traders and farmers take should be liquidated by third-party liquidators before the assets of liquidity providers would start being exposed to the downside. As such, the protocol returns the liquidity providers’ assets to the pools. This is how Gearbox is able to provide composable leverage.
When you supply capital to a pool, you get Diesel Tokens, also known as dTokens, back. These tokens automatically earn interest & fees proportional to your share of the pool like cTokens on Compound or Yearn LP tokens. You don’t need to claim interest or perform any other actions, your Diesel Tokens grow in value. This is if the pool doesn't suffer losses from incorrect liquidations.
Capital is required for traders and farmers to get leverage for their financial operations. For this, there are Liquidity Pools: anyone can become a liquidity provider by supplying assets in the Liquidity Pool. The profitability of LPs depends on the pool utilization ratio U - the higher utilization, the higher interest rate. See a bit more on the Protocol Fees page.
Borrow APY is calculated according to formula
This model is similar to how Aave works.