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Making sense of Defi concepts - Curve's tokenomic on Convex Finance

What is Curve Finance? Before we dive into the tokenomic, I would recommend reading this article as a primer if you are not familiar yet with the Curve Protocol - Three minutes to take you to understand Curve Finance, the king of stablecoin trading platforms . (The article took me about 13 minutes to read instead of 3!) [I have purposely coloured the texts of various tokens such that it is easier to differentiate them as you read.] CRV is the native token of Curve Finance and distributed as reward for providing liquidity to the protocol. Now let's take a look at the brother protocol of Curve which serves a different purpose - Convex Finance. What is Convex Finance? It is a protocol that allows liquidity providers to earn trading fees and claim boosted CRV without locking up CRV themselves. Liquidity providers can receive boosted CRV and liquidity mining rewards (on Sushi) This means that one can stake their Curve LP token with ConvexFinance to get Convex LP tokens and then stake