Terra U | Anchor Protocol Lesson 1: The Basics

Anchor is a Savings Account and Lending Protocol. Deposit your UST, and earn 19.5% APY. Take out loans in UST against your Luna or ETH holdings.


Anchor savings provides a stable yield on UST deposits of 19.5%. This yield comes from a diversified portfolio of staking-yields and interest payments from borrowers.

You can access Anchor Savings through Terra Station, or directly through the Anchor Web App: https://app.anchorprotocol.com/earn

Anchor Web App, Earn Dashboard


Anchor allows users to borrow stable coins using LUNA or ETH as collateral, up to 50% of the value of the collateral.

Users are incentivised to take out loans by being rewarded in ANC tokens, but have to pay a UST interest rate on their loan. Currently the interest rate on Anchor Loans is around 12%, and the Anchor rewards is around 10%. This results in a net borrowing fee of 12% -10% = 2% annually.

If the value of the loan rises to 60% of the value locked, user funds will be liquidated to repay the loan.

Anchor Loans can be accessed through the Anchor Web app.

Anchor Web App, Borrow Dashboard

ANC token:

The ANC token is the governance token of Anchor Protocol. Users can deposit ANC to create governance polls, or stake ANC to vote.

ANC stakers receive a share of Anchor Protocol fee revenues.

ANC is also distributed to borrowers from the platform to encourage borrowing.

Step-by-Step Walkthrough:

Check out Lesson 2 for a step-by-step walkthrough of the platform!




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