Using Bancor Vortex

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What You Need to Know


  • You can now borrow against your staked BNT.
  • Simply deposit BNT in any whitelisted pool, receive vBNT (similar to a pool token) and swap for other tokens on
  • You can do whatever you wish with the proceeds from the vBNT sale, including providing “leveraged” liquidity on Bancor to earn more fees & BNT rewards.
  • vBNT is required to eventually withdraw your staked BNT from a pool, and you must be using the same wallet you staked with.
  • Please use Bancor Vortex carefully and only after fully understanding the risks involved, explained in greater detail below.

Example scenario:

  • Greg is long on BNT; he has $1M+ worth of BNT staked single-sided in the LINK pool on
  • A new yield farming project commences with an attractive APY for ETH deposits.
  • Before Vortex, Greg would have been forced to unstake some BNT and swap it for ETH to participate in the project; now he can sell vBNT and keep his BNT cosy in the pools.
Swapping vBNT for another token is similar to borrowing against your staked BNT.

More information on Vortex mechanics and the risks involved can be found below. Bancor Vortex video explainer.

Questions? Ask in the Bancor telegram, or join Bancor core devs for a live AMA on Vortex, February 18 at 12pm GMT on Clubhouse (available on iOS/iPad only — recording to be shared).

Unlocking Your BNT Stake Requires vBNT

When BNT is deposited in a whitelisted Bancor pool, it generates vBNT at a rate of 1:1. vBNT tokens are a special kind of “pool token” that represents the depositor’s part ownership of the pool while offering several additional features, including:

  1. Vote with vBNT in Bancor governance
  2. Stake vBNT in the vBNT/BNT pool for a % of its swap fees; or
  3. Leverage vBNT by swapping it for any token ...

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