💧Liquidity Pools and Adding Liquidity

WAP$WAP liquidity pools allow you to provide liquidity by adding your tokens to liquidity pools or “LPs”.

When you add your token to a liquidity pool (LP), you will receive LP tokens (WAP$WAP’s version of liquidity provider tokens).

As an example, if you deposited $WAP and $BNB into a liquidity pool, you would receive WAP-BNB LP tokens.

The number of LP tokens you receive represents your portion of the WAP-BNB liquidity pool. You can also redeem your funds at any time by removing your liquidity.

Providing liquidity is not without risk, as you may be exposed to impermanent loss.

“Simply put, impermanent loss is the difference between holding tokens in an AMM and holding them in your wallet.” - Nate Hindman​

It’s not all bad for liquidity providers as you will also be given a reward in the form of trading fees. Whenever someone trades WAP, the trader pays a 0.25% fee, of which 0.18% is added to the liquidity pool of the swap pair they traded on.

For example:

  • There are 10 WAP LP tokens representing 10 WAP and 10 BNB tokens.

  • 1 WAP LP token = $1 WAP + $1 BNB

  • Someone trades 10 WAP for 10 BNB.

  • Someone else trades 10 BNB for 10 WAP.

  • The WAP/BNB liquidity pool now has 10.017 WAP and 10.017 BNB.

  • Each LP token is now worth 1.00017 WAP + 1.00017 BNB.

To make being a liquidity provider even more worth your while, you can also put your LP tokens to work whipping up some fresh yield on the WAP$WAP farms, while still earning your 0.18% trading fee reward.

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