Beefy is a multi-chain yield optimizer. It allows investors to boost yields by auto-reinvesting rewards and socializing gas fees across a common pool.
Beefy takes users deposits of crypto assets and optimizes their yield by automatically reinvesting rewards generated on third-party DeFi protocols to compound earnings over time.
The majority of Beefy vaults have a performance fee structure with 4.5% of harvest rewards are split up between BIFI stakers (3%), the treasury (0.5%), the strategist that developed the vault (0.5%), and the individual calling the harvest function (0.5%). Beefy already includes these fees into the yield of each vault. Some vaults also have a withdrawal fee in order to prevent possible exploits from malicious actors.
Beefy generates yield by pooling your deposits for a particular asset to be implemented in a vault strategy. These strategies generally involve depositing the underlying assets to various money market platforms to earn protocol fees and rewards. Your yield can come from lending interest, trading fees, staking rewards, as well as savings on transaction fees from socializing gas costs across all pool depositors.