How to earn Balance Tokens

Borrow Balanced Dollars, supply liquidity, or participate in the ICON community airdrip.

How to earn Balance Tokens

Balanced is a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization), governed by Balance Token holders. Balance Tokens (BALN) give you a share of the fees produced through the platform, as well as the ability to vote on changes that shape the future of Balanced.

At launch, there will be 3 ways to earn Balance Tokens: borrow Balanced Dollars, supply liquidity to the exchange, and participate in the ICON community airdrip.

Borrow Balanced Dollars

Borrowers receive 10% of the daily Balance Token distribution. To earn some of them, deposit ICX as collateral, then take out a loan.

You’ll need to borrow at least 50 bnUSD, and keep your risk below the 'All collateral locked' threshold. That means you can borrow up to 35% of your collateral value.

The UI will display the amount of BALN you can expect to earn daily, if all variables stay the same.

Your risk will fluctuate based on the price of ICX. To make sure you avoid being liquidated and always qualify for rewards, set an alert for the ICX price shown underneath the 'All collateral locked` threshold, and adjust your position as needed.

Supply liquidity

To support the circulation of its assets, Balanced incentivizes people to supply liquidity to its exchange. Liquidity providers earn 47.5% of the daily Balance Token distribution.

You’ll earn BALN every day you supply liquidity to one of the supported pairs:

  • BALN/sICX (5% of daily BALN; 50+ sICX required to earn)
  • ICX/sICX (7% of daily BALN; 50+ ICX required to earn)
  • sICX/bnUSD (17.5% of daily BALN; $50+ required to earn)
  • BALN/bnUSD (17.5% of daily BALN; $50+ required to earn)
  • IUSDC/bnUSD (0.5% of daily BALN; $50+ required to earn)

Learn more about the Balanced liquidity pools.

ICON community airdrip

If you don’t want to use Balanced right away, you can claim a weekly drip of Balance Tokens every week, starting from the 2nd of May.

To qualify, stake your ICX and vote for your favorite P-Reps from a wallet you hold the private keys for, like Hana, ICONex, MyIconWallet, or a Ledger. Then visit the Balanced airdrip page once a week and sign in with your wallet to claim the drip.

If you use ICONFi, stake your ICX. You’ll automatically receive BALN each week.

How large is the airdrip? We expect around 70,000 BALN in the first drip, and hope to sustain this amount every week thereafter, although as BALN inflation decreases, so does the airdrip. Any BALN unclaimed at the end of the week will be added to the next drip

How to claim and stake Balance Tokens

If you’ve borrowed or supplied liquidity, you can claim Balance Tokens from the home page each day.

After you claim BALN, stake them from the wallet section to accrue a share of the daily network fees.

Participate in the Balanced DAO

Voting functionality is a high priority after launch. Once it’s live, you’ll get to delegate a share of the collateral pool to your favorite ICON P-Reps, choose the next synthetic asset, spend the DAO fund, adjust the platform fees, and more.

Until then, join the discussion on Telegram.