Understanding Crypto Pools

Crypto pools are Ellipsis pools holding assets with different prices. Ellipsis' core originally was pegged assets but a new type of AMM allows for extremely efficient trading and low risks of non-pegged assets. Crypto pools use liquidity more effectively by concentrating it at current prices. As trades happen, the pool readjusts its internal price to the highest liquidity region without creating losses for the pool. Crypto pools also have variable fees which can range between 0.04% and 0.45%. Our first pool using this new design has the following coins: BUSD/BNB on the BNB chain.


Read the Curve whitepaper on which Ellipsis crypto pools is based off.

Liquidity Providers

Becoming a liquidity provider in an Ellipsis Crypto pool is in all ways similar to stable pools. Unlike stable pools, however, you will gain exposure and risks to all assets in the pools, also known as impermanent loss. To provide liquidity to the pool you can choose to add a single asset to the pool or add multiple depending on the pool. For example: LPs can add either BUSD, BNB or both to the BUSD-BNB pool.


Fees on those pools range from 0.04% to 0.4%. The current fee varies based on how close the price is to the internal oracle. You can check a pool's current fee which changes every trade at the bottom of a pool page.


As with any liquidity providing in blockchain, there are some smart contract risks involved. Curves' crypto pools have been audited by MixBytes and ChainSecurity but audits never eliminate risks completely.

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