The second-generation DeFi ecosystem, DEFHOLD, revealed plans this week to release some new products in the coming weeks. Specifically, the firm will launch EWF (early withdrawal fee) pools and a Whale Club. The new functionality will help steadfast investors secure more returns and increase the overall liquidity of the platform. Notably, the new pools fall in line with DEFHOLD’s overall goal to promote steady-handed investment strategies within the DeFi ecosystem.
EWF Early Withdrawal Fee Pools
EWFs are one of the newest DeFi protocols making waves in the market. The way an EWF works is simple. When users join a liquidity pool, they agree to lock up their funds for a predetermined time. This locking of funds is what is known as staking. Users receive rewards based on the amount they stake, the type of pool they stake in, and how many coins they stake.
On some platforms, these funds remain fully locked until this time passes. Investors who need to access these funds early must wait until the staking period ends. Crucially, it did not take long to learn that leaving users’ funds inaccessible is a big negative for investors. Consequently, the DeFi market quickly adjusted, and new platforms came with the ability to withdraw funds whenever you needed.
A Balanced Approach
However, this strategy came with a few caveats as well. If you withdraw early, you receive a fee and lose any profits. Critically, platforms that charged no early withdrawal fee saw their liquidity drop when market uncertainty set in. This drop in the liquidity of pools led developers to think of a balance between the two options.
This desire eventually led to the creation of EWF pools. EWF pools are the culmination of months of research and development. Finally, developers determined that penalizing users for early access to their funds only works well when the penalty goes directly to other pool investors. In this way, this new protocol strengthens the pool’s integrity and bolsters profits for participants.
EWF pools give investors more reason not to renege on their commitment. Every time a user does leave the pool prematurely, all other investors earn free crypto. This crypto then makes more profits via the interest-earning pool. In the end, you have a self-feeding profit cycle that benefits those who stood with the original plan.
The Whale Club is a new product catalog designed to meet the needs of investors willing to impact the projects in which they invest. Notably, the new features include the introduction of multiple private vaults allowing investors to collectively invest in projects by getting a buying power like a whale. Each of these vaults feature minimum balance requirements to join, as well as minimum market cap of the underlying assets.
The Whale Club is unique because it allows DeFi investors to influence their returns through their behavior during the investment period, by managing their entry and exit price more accurately given their increased buying power. This strategy allows those that hold the most holdings in a particular project to leverage that positioning to their advantage. In essence, the product functions similarly to being a controlling shareholder of a company, which can turn out to be a great advantage when it comes to price fluctuations.
DEFHOLD continues to see growing adoption due to its unique business strategy. The firm represents the first genuinely non-inflationary staking and farming DeFi protocol to hit the market. Investors have noticed the benefits of DEFHOLD, and these new products are sure to intensify curiosity. For now, DEFHOLD investors have an exciting December ahead of them.
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