Vesper Finance
Published in

Vesper Finance

Vesper: A Launch Primer

[Ed. note 2021–02–16: Post has been updated to include information on the Sushiswap and Uniswap campaigns, the genuine VSP token address, and more.]

The Vesper beta ends and the VSP token launches on February 17. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, this post has everything in one place. If you’re just now joining us, here’s what you need to get up to speed. We will be updating this post up through launch.

Review of the Beta To-Date

Vesper Co-founder Jeff Garzik gave an overview of the beta to-date in the most recent community call. Here’s an excerpt:


Last week, the team published a comprehensive overview of Vesper’s tokenomics. You can also hear Co-founder Matthew Roszak deliver additional context in an excerpt from the most recent community call:

Revenue Model

The Vesper team built a revenue model that centers the economic activity around the community.

You can read the overview of the revenue model as well as get further detail in the Gitbook. Again, here’s the relevant segment from the most recent community call:

Strategic Partners

The Vesper team assembled a very strong group of strategic partners and advisors.

This group included A195 Capital, CMT Digital, Kenetic Capital, Digital Strategies, HCM Capital, Capital6 Eagle, VeriBlock, and TRG Capital.

Additionally, renowned individual crypto investors and builders joined the strategic partner round: Robert Leshner (Compound), Ryan Selkis (Messari), Meltem Demirors (CoinShares), Trevor Koverko (Tokens), Ran Neuner (CNBC), and Harry Yeh (PVQM).

Finally, Qiao Wang of DeFi Alliance and Ian Lee of IDEO CoLab Ventures are Vesper advisors.

Matthew Roszak discusses this group and their contribution to the Vesper mission in this clip:


The crew at DeFi Pulse wrote up an in-depth overview of Vesper and continues to publish content on Twitter throughout the week.

The “Inside Vesper” series highlights the innovations that make Vesper truly unique. Check out the articles on Vesper’s modular and multi-pool approaches to strategy-building, as well as one of the most exciting products on the Vesper roadmap, Vesper Earn “Directed Pools.”

Community Contributions

Our community members (who have taken to calling themselves “Vespernauts”) have made incredible contributions in the last few weeks in terms of content, community management, and more.

Highlights include a Dune Analytics dashboard that surfaces details on the first three Vesper Grow pools, and a how-to video that shows how simple Vesper is to use.

VSP Token Address

Do not fall for scammers! The genuine token address for VSP is:


[Disclaimer: If there is some problem before the February 17 launch day, the team may be forced to redeploy, which would mean creating a different contract address. This is unlikely, but not impossible.]

LP Campaigns

The day before launch, we announced our Day One LP campaigns.


From the original announcement:

The Vesper team has been collaborating with SushiSwap to navigate the main launch and ongoing liquidity campaign.

To signal our partnership with SushiSwap, the Vesper project is providing a majority of initial LP liquidity, and on-going liquidity mining rewards, to SushiSwap LPs.


After VSP-ETH trading began on Sushiswap, the Vesper team set up another VSP-ETH pair on Uniswap.


Want more detail? Head over to the Gitbook.


Most of the community interaction takes place on Discord, but you can also find Vesper on Telegram, Twitter, YouTube and (because why not?) LinkedIn. Where available, be sure to read the pinned posts. You can also track us on DeFi Pulse and LoanScan.




Vesper is a platform for easy-to-use DeFi products.

Recommended from Medium

AMA Podcast Recap with SpookySwap Community🔥

Poly Network hacker not interested in money, but to highlight the security loopholes

The Tale of Stone Money (And Its Resemblance to Bitcoin)

Tron Gets Into Samsung Blockchain Keystore + 14 More Crypto News

SportsIcon IDO is back on MoonStarter

Even if Currencies Fail, Money will Evolve

Understanding Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and DeFi Wallets

Cosmos — The Future Internet Of Blockchains (ATOM)

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Vesper Finance

Vesper Finance

Vesper is a platform for easy-to-use DeFi products.

More from Medium

BENQI Community: Passively Grow Your QI with Vesper!

Stablecoins in the Real-World Asset Space

Connect Financial Community Update

Decentralized finance (DeFi)