Basilisk V1

Basilisk is a revolutionary decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol dedicated to lending and borrowing services. Developed on the zkSync Layer-2 scaling solution, it provides an efficient, user-friendly, and cost-effective platform for financial operations in the DeFi landscape.

Key Features and Advantages

Scalability and Efficiency

Basilisk leverages zkSync's capabilities, offering high throughput and rapid transaction finality. These features enhance the user experience and ensure the protocol's optimal performance even during periods of high demand.

Reduced Gas Fees

High gas fees have been a significant concern for DeFi users. By utilizing zkSync's Layer-2 infrastructure, Basilisk significantly minimizes transaction costs, broadening accessibility to DeFi services for a diverse user base.

Flexible Lending and Borrowing

The protocol presents various lending and borrowing options, enabling users to formulate strategies in line with their financial goals and risk tolerance. This flexibility encourages financial inclusivity and attracts users with diverse needs and backgrounds.

Security and Transparency

As an open DeFi protocol, Basilisk prioritizes security and transparency, fostering trust in the platform and its underlying smart contracts. This safety-first approach solidifies Basilisk's position as a reliable player in the DeFi ecosystem.

Incentivized Participation

Basilisk's tokenomics structure and staking incentives stimulate active user participation, nurturing a vibrant and engaged community.

Decentralized Governance

By adopting decentralized governance, Basilisk places decision-making power in the hands of its users. This approach ensures that the platform evolves in a way that best serves the user base, promoting a self-sustaining ecosystem.

Emissions Model

Basilisk has introduced a new emissions model aimed at controlling inflation and prioritizing price appreciation for the BLSK token. Users are eligible to receive emissions once they lock a minimum of 5% of their supplied collateral (based on USD value) in BLSK tokens.

The lock-up period for BLSK tokens ranges from a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 12 months. After locking the required BLSK tokens, users start receiving emissions and a share of the protocol's generated fees. These rewards vest over a 3-month period.

Users can choose to unlock their tokens early but at the cost of a penalty, ranging from 10% to 75% of their entitled rewards, depending on the time remaining in the vesting period.


Basilisk's pioneering approach to lending, borrowing, and its emissions model, coupled with the advantages of zkSync's Layer-2 solution, propels the platform to the forefront of the DeFi landscape. Its focus on scalability, cost efficiency, flexibility, and security makes Basilisk a preferred choice for those seeking a reliable DeFi borrowing and lending experience.

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