Binance Smart Chain Tutorial: Supplying and Borrowing Assets from Venus Protocol

This tutorial outlines the process of supplying and borrowing assets from the Venus protocol Dapp.Venus offers a secure lending and borrowing protocol that allows crypto users to leverage their assets further.

March 2, 2021

What is Venus Protocol?

Venus protocol is a decentralized money market executed on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network. This protocol gives users the ability to access lending and borrowing services on the Venus platform. In short, Venus is a digital asset lending protocol with the absence of a central entity due to smart contracts’ integration. 

This project has three core features:

  • Over-collateralized lending
  • Interest bearing collateral
  • Enablement to mint VAI – a synthetic stablecoin

To further maintain decentralization, Venus protocol has a governance token called XVS. It is used for voting in governance decisions such as changes in platform parameters, product improvements, and integration of new collateral.

For those of you who wish to learn more, check out the following article, but let’s jump into the tutorial:

Venus Protocol Project Review: A Binance Smart Chain Money Market

How to Borrow From Venus Protocol

Go to the Venus website and connect your wallet.

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After connecting your wallet, the VENUS protocol will grant you access; you'll see the supply-side market and the supported tokens. To deposit collateral, select the asset you wish to supply and confirm the contract.

Once you have deposited collateral, select the borrow market option. Then select the preferred token you're eligible to borrow.

Once the token is selected, you will borrow the asset based on the amount of collateral you deposited (1). Be sure to remain vigilant of your borrow limit as the smart contract will liquidate your holding if they are over 75% of your collateral. To repay your “loan,” select the “Repay Borrow” and interact with the smart contract to pay back your borrowed asset (2).

Concluding Thoughts

Venus protocol lending allows users to make multiple investments through a form of leverage. The most basic example is speculating on a token price increase and using it as collateral on Venus protocol. This allows the user to earn interest and borrow another token which can also be used to earn interest. In turn, Venus offers a securities lending and borrowing protocol that allows crypto users to leverage their assets further.

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