Badger is a multi-chain protocol creating an ecosystem of products to enable DeFi applications for Bitcoin. It is the first DeFi platform that focuses on BTC as the main reserve asset.
Badger consists of an ecosystem of products and infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of BTC as collateral in DeFi. The protocol's first product, Sett Vaults, allows users to earn yield on synthetic BTC assets. Setts are liquidity pools where users can deposit their tokenized BTC assets to earn yield from automated yield strategies. Users that deposit into Sett Vaults receive bTokens in return. These bTokens are interest-bearing tokens that represent the user's share of the assets in the Sett Vault. Badger's second product, Digg, is a smart contract that manages the DIGG token, an elastic-supply asset that is pegged to the price of BTC. Digg automatically adjusts the supply of DIGG to expand or contract the circulating supply of DIGG in order to attempt to mimic the price of BTC. If demand is high, the price of each DIGG token may exceed the price of 1 BTC so the Digg protocol automatically increases the supply to bring its price back to parity with the market. And vice versa, if demand is low, the protocol decreases the supply to drive the price up through greater scarcity. Lastly, ibBTC or interest-bearing BTC is another BTC pegged asset that was built in partnership with DefiDollar. The difference with ibBTC is that it is a fully collateralized asset that is backed by major BTC-pegged assets including WBTC, renbTC, sBTC and tBTC.
Badger generates revenue by charging fees to use its products. Currently, the protocol only charges fees related to its Sett Vaults. For vault users, there is a withdrawal fee of 0.1% and performance fees ranging from 10 to 20%.
You can stake your synthetic BTC assets into Sett Vaults to earn yield on BTC through automated strategies. You can further boost your yield by holding native Badger assets (BADGER, DIGG) in your wallet or in Sett Vaults.