Percent Finance is a community-owned fork of Compound, which uses Chainlink as its price oracle. These two key differences meant that Percent could innovate quickly, and carve its own path, while of course standing on the shoulders of the above two giants. Percent already succeeded in adding 15 tokens to its money market, all securely using Chainlink prices, and there are plans for more. Percent community members also did research into interest rate models, with the results of these labours being a plan to use 6 different models across its 15 current assets.

Taking a step back, Percent Finance was…


Please read carefully and reach out via Discord if you’ve been affected

Dear Percent community,

We have to inform you that some of our money markets experienced an issue that can result in permanent locking of user funds.

Specifically:

— Due to an error in the interest rate model update, which we conducted earlier today, the USDC, WBTC, and ETH markets are frozen. You cannot supply, borrow, repay or withdraw from them at the moment.

— The net funds in these markets (supply — borrow) are locked in the contracts.

— The amount locked is: 446k USDC + 28 WBTC…


TL;DR

On October 1st when we launched Percent, several people pointed out that our core contract had the possibility of having funds stolen by the admin in the first 48 hours after launch due to a delayed transfer of admin privileges.

We publicly admitted this mistake, then notified users about it on Twitter, on our Discord, and via a warning on our website. As of this writing we have transferred the admin of our core contract to a timelock contract to eliminate the possibility of rug pull. All your funds are safe.

Our original plan

Transferring the admin keys of a contract is often…


Launch

We are proud to announce that as of October 1st at 13:00 UTC the Percent money market is live on mainnet. This follows two weeks of intense development work, community discussion, and testnet and beta releases.

For those who are just getting up to speed, Percent is a lending/borrowing protocol built on Ethereum to facilitate permissionless finance. We forked code from Compound, integrated a Chainlink oracle solution for price feeds, and orchestrated a completely fair token launch.

As of today we are excited to launch with eight tokens and more are on the way. …


Lending and borrowing originated thousands of years ago in Greece and Rome, and these financial activities have become key building blocks in our modern world.

‘Scenes from the Life of St Matthew’ 1390–1399, by Niccolo’ di Pietro Gerini, Church of San Francesco, Prato, Italy. St Matthew is the patron saint of bankers. Photo by Getty Images

While empowering individuals and companies with access to new capital is essential to human flourishing, the traditional financial system has fundamental problems in accomplishing this goal.

Some examples include:

  • According to the World Bank report there are 1.7 billion unbanked people around the world who don’t have access to the traditional lending/borrowing process.
  • Banks and other third-party intermediaries have the power to reject certain individuals, and as a result the existing system is not accessible…


Token Distribution

Total supply: 20,000,000 PCT (Hard capped. No minting capability. No admin key.)

The distribution is divided into 3 phases:

  • Phase I (Week 1–2): 10,000,000 PCT
  • Phase II (Week 3–4): 6,000,000 PCT
  • Phase III (Year 1): 4,000,000 PCT

Phase I (10,000,000 PCT)

Start from: 17th Sep, 13:00 UTC

Duration: 2 weeks

10,000,000 PCT will be distributed to the following Balancer pools. The PCT/WETH pool will receive 2X rewards. Liquidity providers can farm PCT by simply staking their BPT tokens to the respective reward contract through the official website.

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