My Defi adventure 3: Liquidity mining on Polygon Quickswap

In this post, I shall do a walk-through for Quickswap so that you won't miss a step in maximizing liquidity mining rewards.
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Quickswap is a prominent Automated Market Maker (AMM), or as some calls it DEX, on the Polygon network. It features a vast number of token pairs. The dApp is actually a fork of Uniswap. To start liquidity mining, one can provide liquidity in its pools to earn a liquidity provider fee coupled with Quick token incentive rewards. 


Personally, I find that its interface is not very intuitive for LP. I guess it's an issue with their UI design, the Rewards page tends to be a bit laggy and jumpy whenever I try to search for a particular pool. I also find this dragon castle not as easy to navigate as the sushi restaurant.


In this post, I shall do a walk-through for those who are new to Quickswap so that you can maximize your liquidity mining rewards.

Quickswap on Polygon
I am lost in the Quick maze


Step 1. Providing liquidity


Go to "Rewards" page. 

Search for the liquidity pool (LP) with the token pair that you are interested in providing liquidity for. Make sure that you have equal value of both tokens before you proceed. Otherwise, you can simply use the max of the token with lower value or head over to the Swap page to swap accordingly.

Deposit the token pair.


Step 2. Find your liquidity token Quick-V2


You can see under "Pool" page that now you have liquidity for token xxx-xxx pair, which means you are now earning fee for providing liquidity. The screenshot below shows the page but as I have staked my liquidity token already, so it says "No liquidity found". This is step is just for your info, nothing for you to do on this page.


So we move on to the next step - staking your liquidity token(s).



Step 3. Stake / deposit your liquidity


Now we navigate back to the "Rewards" page and you can see that your liquidity pair has miraculously appeared right at the top of the pool list.

Click on "Manage".



You will come to this page where you see the option of depositing your liquidity token shown as a button "Deposit Quick-V2 xxx-xxx". You can earn the incentive Quick reward by doing so.



After clicking to deposit, you will see a confirmation message.




Once done, your liquidity deposits amount will show up in the dark blue panel and the buttons below will now change to "Deposit" "Withdraw" as illustrated above.


4. Claim your Quick earnings


After a while, you will see the Quick rewards start rolling in. Click the "Claim" button to claim them. 

You can claim at whichever frequency you like. You will need to pay some Matic gas fee for claiming, but it's quite negligible.





5. Stake your earned Quick in Dragon's Lair


It's not end of the story yet. You have to go kill the dragon and rescue the princess.


Nah, I am just joking...


So you have claimed a bunch of Quick "weapons", you can easily change to other tokens of your choice via Swap. But you can also stake them to churn more rewards.



The "weapon switch"


Go back to the "Rewards" page again, make sure that your wallet is connected, you can see this mystical box right in the middle called Dragon's Lair

Click on "Manage" under Dragon's Lair and it will bring you to this page.




Click on "Deposit" to deposit your Quick. There, you are done staking! 

In return, you will be given dQuick tokens which is something used for earning a portion of all trading fees (you might not see it in your wallet). You can read more about how it works here.





I would liken dQuick token to the Sushiswap's xSushi token in their Bentobox.

To unstake /withdraw, your dQuick will be burnt and you will get back your Quick tokens.





6. Unstaking liquidity and removing tokens from LP


Now if you have to take back your tokens in the LP, you just do the reverse from Step 3. Start by clicking "Withdrawal" to un-stake your liquidity tokens. (To err on the safe side, I would claim my Quick earnings first before I do the withdrawal.)


When you do LP withdrawal, there will be a pop-up where you can choose between making a partial withdrawal of say 25%, 50%, 75% or full 100%.


If you did only a partial withdrawal, do remember to deposit back your balance liquidity token (Step 3) to earn the airdrop reward on top of LP fee. Don't miss this step out!

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