ERC-4626is a tokenized vault standard. Vaults are smart contracts that take in token deposits and do something with those tokens to provide token rewards to the depositor.

Standardizing vault implementations makes it easier for applications, plugins, and tools to integrate with vaults.

Rather than building many custom adapters for each vault implementation, applications can easily build on top of any vault following theERC-4626standard.

ERC-4626is to vaults whatERC-721is to NFTs.


WHY ERC-4626?

Tokenized Vaults have a lack of standardization leading to diverse implementation details.

Some various examples include lending markets, aggregators, and intrinsically interest bearing tokens. This makes integration difficult at the aggregator or plugin layer for protocols which need to conform to many standards, and forces each protocol to implement their own adapters which are error-prone and waste development resources.

A standard for tokenized Vaults will lower the integration effort for yield-bearing vaults, while creating more consistent and robust implementation patterns.


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ERC-4626 News


ERC-4626 Proposes To Make Yield-Bearing Tokens Their Own DeFi Lego

A new proposed token standard for Ethereum sent optimistic ripples through the DeFi community this week.


ERC-4626: DeFi's Newest Money Lego

An Ethereum Improvement Proposal wants to standardize a key component in yield-generating strategies.


DeFi Giant Yearn Leads the Way on ERC-4626 Token Standard Adoption

The new standard for yield-bearing tokens could unlock innovation in the burgeoning Ethereum economy.


Yearn Vaults v3 shipped w/t ERC-4626

Applications built on top of ERC-4626 vaults work with all yield-bearing ERC-4626 vaults, making integration and innovation much easier.


How ERC-4626 Could Fuel the Next Wave of DeFi

Applications built on top of ERC-4626 vaults work with all yield-bearing ERC-4626 vaults, making integration and innovation much easier.


A quick primer of ERC-4626A quick primer of ERC-4626

With the ERC-4626 Tokenized Vault Standard now finalised, we can now focus on developing integrations in a coordinated manner and scale DeFi in a much faster way.


ERC4626: A new standard for DeFi applications

ERC4626 is the new standard for tokenized vaults. A building block that extends the ERC20 token and will give a fresh perspective to the DeFi space.


DeFi in Ether: Biweekly update on Ethereum DeFi ecosystem vol.54, 24th May — 7th June

DeFi in Ether: $49.6B in DeFi, mStable Save gets ERC-4626 upgrade, Maker now connected to StarkNet, Balancer now live on Optimism, STAKE ←→ GNO token merge is complete, The 0xpo Summit 2022 announced, Bancor 3 roll-out update, and much more! | by Paradigm | Paradigm | Jun, 2022 | Medium


Introducing Apollo: analyzing the usage of ERC4626 across chains

Since we believe ERC4626 will be a very important building block in future for DeFi protocols, we will focus this analysis around the current state of ERC4626 standard and will be looking at 4 chains: Ethereum, Polygon, Arbitrum and Optimism


Why ERC-4626 could power DeFi’s innovation wave

Chainbound is a research & development organization focused on public blockchains. This is the first in a series of articles which we believe will shape Chainbound’s mission in the years to come


What is the ERC-4626 token standard?

Explore how the new ERC-4626 token standard enables Web3 developers creating DeFi applications to build tokenized vaults with increased composability and security.


How ERC-4626 can revitalize DeFi

The DeFi ecosystem in particular can be beneficially affected by the new standard of tokens as it's designed to improve communication dApps and expand opportunities for income-generating farming.


Introducing Superform: The Universal Yield Marketplace

Superform is an omnichain application, meaning it does not have a home or primary chain. Superform is equally accessible and functional on all chains it supports. At launch, Superform will deploy on Ethereum, Polygon, Optimism, Arbitrum, Fantom, Avalanche, and BSC. The Superform closed beta will launch on November 28th and will continue into 1Q23 as we complete audits of the contracts, polish the platform, and add even more functionality.


More features and vault metadata coming soon

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