Fei Protocol genesis locks up $1 billion in ETH, but LPs could face losses

Fei Protocol genesis locks up $1 billion in ETH, but LPs could face losses

Despite attracting more than $1 billion, Fei protocol’s genesis event hasn’t been entirely smooth sailing — with LPs facing losses if they withdraw soon. The launch of Ethereum-backed stablecoin called Fei has locked up almost a billion dollars’ worth of ETH during its genesis event. But the launch hasn't gone entirely as planned for some of its liquidity providers.The protocol, which launched a genesis event on April 1, introduced a stablecoin that is partially backed by Ethereum and uses bonding curves coupled with direct incentives to maintain the correct peg. These direct incentives....


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