For Liquidity providers
Balancer Pool Tokens (or BPTs) are received from https://app.balancer.fi/#/ for depositing assets into a liquidity pool. Read more on their docs.
These BPTs can be staked in Balancer Gauges to earn
BALrewards. Depositors are given a "boost" up to 2.5x based on their
veBALbalance (https://app.balancer.fi/#/vebal). To get a
veBALbalance, users usually need to lock up
BALin the Balancer VotingEscrow. That's where Aura comes in...
Aura gives users the ability to continue receiving their trading fees but at higher APY due to Aura's protocol owned
veBAL. Simultaneously Aura LPs will benefit from protocol native (
AURA) tokens in the form of rewards.
Aura provides users the ability to maximise yield on their
BPTwhilst offering exposure to the governance token of a protocol with the economic weight of substantial
AURA governance tokens, which are used to direct the voting power of the veBAL in AURAbal are minted alongside BAL earned and paid to LPs and other ecosystem users thereby creating additional incentives.