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Gearbox (GEAR)

Gearbox is a generalized leverage protocol: it allows you to take leverage in one place and then use it across various DeFi protocols and platforms in a composable way.

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Project industryExchanges & Wallets
Product typeDeFi

What is Gearbox

The protocol has two sides to it: passive liquidity providers who earn higher APY by providing liquidity; active traders, farmers, or even other protocols who can borrow those assets to trade or farm with x4+ leverage.

The core vision is to become a backend composable leverage protocol that all kinds of users have but don’t even need to interact directly with any interface. You can envision building your own DeFi protocol and just making a “take leverage with Gearbox” as a button. And bam - your users are now more capital efficient.

  • Composable. Gearbox does not have its own order book or trading environment. The leverage you get can be used across multiple DeFi protocols and assets, fully composable! For example, a yield aggregator can be on the liquidity provider side of Gearbox Protocol, as well as be an avenue for Gearbox users to deploy their leverage into.
  • No Funding Rates. The leverage offered is not based on synthetic positions but instead is executed with real assets on third-party protocols. Because Gearbox does not create its own trading pairs, there is no short-long ratio that needs to be maintained with funding rates.
  • Leverage as a Service. Other protocols can offer leverage to their users with the help of Gearbox Protocol, without modifying anything in their own architecture. As such, they also get exposure to the user base of Gearbox.
  • Permissionless Strategies. Positions and trades within Credit Accounts can be extended to include complex strategies, for example, making a short position farm in Yearn; or having LP tokens as collateral for more composable actions.
  • Low overhead on gas. Due to how data and operations are processed across isolated smart contracts, gas usage overhead is reduced to an insignificant overhead.


Token supply: 10,000,000,000 GEAR


Blockchain Platform: Ethereum
Registration country: Virgin Islands (British)

Token info

Ticker: GEAR
Type: Utility-token
Token standard: ERC20
Token distribution:
DAO Treasury Multisig - 51.00%
Credit Account Mining - 5%
Community Testers - 1.267%
Early Discord members - 0.476%
Temporary Reserve - 0.26%
External Contributors - 1.28%
Core Members - 20%
Initial Contributors - 9.20%
Company Wallet - 11.52%

Project team

Ivan twitter
Mikhail Lazarev
Mikhail Lazarev
Core Dev
Mikhail Lazarev twitter
Ilgiz Gimaltdinov
Ilgiz Gimaltdinov
Ilgiz Gimaltdinov twitter

Social media

Gearbox web-siteGearbox MediumGearboxYouTubeGearbox TwitterGearbox DiscordGearbox Github



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