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Tokemak in Layman's Terms - captainpearson.eth, 29 Jun 2022

“Tokemak helps DAOs find long-term, committed liquidity. Users single-stake their tokens in a Token Reactor and then take their tABC tokens to the DAO's native dApp.”
Tokemak in Layman’s Terms
Tokemak is a decentralized liquidity network. Its name is inspired by tokamaks, which are donut-shaped plasma confinement devices used for energy fusion generation. Sounds complex, right? The Tokemak protocol can also appear complex, so let’s break it down in layman’s terms so that everyone can part…

DeFi Dives: Intro to Tokemak - Kieran, 16 May 2022

DeFi Dives: Intro to Tokemak
Disclaimer none of what I say here should be taken as investment advice, this is simply an examination of how the platform works. The goal of these articles is to simplify complex topics for both myself and the reader! I am learning about these myself and attempting to break things down in public. I…

The Liquidity Wars: Impact - GH0ST08, 6 Apr 2022

“As the effect of the liquidity black hole accelerates, we will see the impact not only on Curve and Convex, but across the rest of the Tokemak partners…”
The Liquidity Wars: Impact
GH0ST is back with the next installment of The Liquidity Wars! In this chapter, we follow the latest DeFi 2.0 events and how they will impact Tokemak Pilots.

How Tokemak Solves the DeFi Liquidity Problem - Yuga Cohler, 10 Feb 2022

“The incentive alignment of maximal liquidity deployed to DEXs leading to maximal rewards for reactor LPs is part of what makes Tokemak so attractive.”
How Tokemak Solves the DeFi Liquidity Problem
Tokemak, Reactors, and TOKE

Tokemak Oil: Greed-onomics, Efficiency, and Ease of Use - GH0ST08, 8 Feb 2022

“Tokemak is making DeFi easier for protocols and allowing them to focus more on their niche while simultaneously making DeFi easier to manage for individual users.”
Tokemak Oil: Greed-onomics, Efficiency, and Ease of Use
A re-release of GH0ST08’s dive into the benefits of Tokemak’s pair reactors and incentive structure.

A Field Guide to the Curve Wars - Nat Eliason, 4 Feb 2022

“While Convex focuses primarily on Curve, Tokemak allows you to deploy tokens to any of the major DEXes. And by owning TOKE tokens, you can vote on how much liquidity different protocols get, and where they get it.”
Field Guide to the Curve Wars: DeFi’s Fight for Liquidity
Curve, Convex, Llamas, Butterflies, Token Reactors, and a Big Bag of Stablecoins

A Tokemak Thesis - Aurelius, 30 Jan 2022

“Tokemak has already established itself as a key lego in the DeFi ecosystem, and is on its way to satisfy the Lindy Effect.”
A Tokemak Thesis
Liquidity mining via Pool2 incentives has been the go-to method of accumulating liquidity for DeFi projects post launch. Unfortunately incentivizing project liquidity via pool2 mining has various downsides:

DeFi 2.0 Part 1: Problems, Solutions, & a Deep Dive into Tokemak and OlympusDAO - Pontem Network, 28 Jan 2022

“As of November 2021, Tokemak’s TVL (total value locked) stood at a whopping $1.4 billion, out of which $400M were in TOKE and $1BM in other assets. This is a very impressive result for a project that launched the first pools just weeks ago.”
DeFi 2.0 Part 1: problems, solutions, plus a deep dive into Tokemak and OlympusDAO
Move over Play2Earn games — DeFi 2.0 is about to become the hottest topic of the crypto season. Projects like Olympus, Alchemix, and…

Seeking Sustainable Liquidity: Comparing Tokemak & ve(3,3) - AlchemixOccultx, 28 Jan 2022

“While emissions for Tokemak are partly a way to bootstrap and outsource liquidity, the reactors incentivize ‘balance’ between the value of assets deposited and TOKE staked through dynamic emissions. This gives power to $TOKE holders and encourages active governance.”
Seeking Sustainable Liquidity: Comparing Tokemak & ve(3,3)
AlchemixOccultx compares Tokemak and Andre Cronje’s latest innovation, Solidly. Both aim to reduce mercenary liquidity in DeFi, but vary in their solution

Liquidity is Bandwidth - Liquidity Wizard, 12 Jan 2022

“...liquidity in DeFi is currently in a dial-up state...Tokemak is a utility that attempts to usher in the broadband moment of liquidity bandwidth.”
Liquidity is bandwidth
Web3 still needs its broadband moment

The Case for Tokemak-ximalism - Nick Hotz, 22 Dec 2021

“One of the key unlocks that Tokemak can help bring about is the acceleration of social/organizational tokens into the mainstream...TOKE is not just a governance token, but is instead well integrated into the protocol as a core utility.”
The Case for Tokemak-ximalism
Unlocking Web3’s electrical grid

DeFi Project Spotlight: Tokemak, the Liquidity Black Hole - Stefan Stankovic, 1 Dec 2021

“Tokemak is DeFi’s first Liquidity-as-a-Service product. It is designed to mitigate impermanent loss for liquidity providers and secure deep and sustainable liquidity for DeFi protocols. Tokemak reactors can help projects reduce their costs for securing and spending liquidity by roughly three to four times.”
DeFi Project Spotlight: Tokemak, the Liquidity Black Hole
Crypto Briefing explores how Tokemak is hoping to revolutionize the DeFi space by acting as a liquidity black hole.

How Tokemak Automates Low-Risk Yield Farming - Nat Eliason, 22 Oct 2021

“ creates a really virtuous cycle of incentives, where everyone wants everyone else to do as well as possible, since that’s also the individual-maximizing outcome.”
How Tokemak Automates Low-Risk Yield Farming - DeFriday #16
Tokemechs, roll out!

Alchemix Governance Forum - Tokemak FAQ, 22 Oct 2021

“Tokemak has established an innovative way of providing liquidity.”
Tokemak FAQ - Alchemix Governance

Evolutions in Liquidity Sourcing - Logris the Bard, Oct 2021

“How might DAOs get the same efficiency boost that Convex provides for Curve for their Sushiswap and Uniswap Pool 2’s? Enter Tokemak.”
Evolutions in Liquidity Sourcing – Tokenomics Explained

The Liquidity Singularity - Ben Giove/Bankless, 26 Aug 2021

“Tokemak is a novel DeFi primitive aiming to create a liquidity infrastructure layer to be utilized by DAOs, new DeFi projects, market makers, exchanges, and power users.”
The Liquidity Singularity
An overview of Tokemak and its protocol for sustainable liquidity

DeFi Uncovered: The Battle for Attention - Luke Posey/Glassnode, 18 Aug 2021

Tokemak presents a potential new paradigm where collections of users and protocols can lobby and swing the weight of their votes towards managing large amounts of liquidity.”
DeFi Uncovered: Important Crossroads for DeFi
DeFi flirts with renewed growth as NFTs lead capital back into the Ethereum ecosystem.

Tokemak raises $4M from Framework and DeFi investors to build a ‘liquidity reactor’ - Andrey Shevchenko, 20 Apr 2021

Tokemak is expected to be useful to “humble farmers” as well, Cook said, given that TOKE will be distributed through liquidity mining.”
Tokemak raises $4M from Framework and DeFi investors to build a ‘liquidity reactor’
Tokemak received $4M from Framework Ventures, Coinbase Ventures and others to build a “reactor” for decentralized exchange liquidity.
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