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Lorenzo Schoenleber (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

27 June 2022 @ 12:00 - 13:00


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27 June 2022
12:00 - 13:00
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Manoeuvring and Investing in Yield Farms


Abstract. This paper is about Yield Farming which denotes a DeFi strategy of seeking rewards in the form of transaction fees by depositing tokens into a decentralized application. We demystify the investment process and quantify transaction costs, returns, and risks using historical data from a major DEX. We reveal the economic mechanisms providing a mathematical (optimization) framework which resembles the yield farming investment process including the direct modeling of returns, transaction costs, and sources of risk.