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Risks

Tethys Market is an experimental protocol. As with any DeFi protocol, you should only risk what you can afford to lose. You can lose up to 100% of your deposited tokens.
Please ensure you understand these risks before continuing. By using Tethys Market (https://tethys.finance/lend), you acknowledge you are eligible to use Tethys Market and take responsibility for the risks involved.
These risks include, among others: inability to access or use the Tethys Market interface provided at https://tethys.finance/lend; delays in deposits, withdrawals, or other transaction errors resulting from the interface and/or the Metis network being unresponsive or offline; an incorrect display of information on the interface resulting from server or third-party API errors; errors or omissions in, or loss or damage incurred from the use of, any information displayed on the interface.
All information displayed on the interface is for informational purposes only. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any action based on any information displayed on the interface

Borrowing

When you deposit your LP tokens as collateral to take out a loan or enter into a leverage yield farming position, your collateral is always at-risk and may even be liquidated when certain conditions are met.
The risk of impermanent loss is amplified with leveraged yield farming. Impermanent loss may result in liquidation for a leveraged position. Liquidation is always possible with borrowing or leveraged positions in Tethys Market.
Before taking out a loan, Tethys Market shows you an estimate of the liquidation price range. Higher leverage implies a smaller range, and a leveraged position becomes liquidatable when the relative price for the token pair moves outside of this range. When this happens, your collateral may be liquidated in order to repay the loan, plus a liquidation incentive on the borrowed amount.
Liquidation prices are not fixed and may change as your borrowing costs increase. Prices are calculated using the time-weighted average price (TWAP) for the token pair from the Tethys Price Oracle.

Lending

Supplying assets on Tethys Market is a way to earn interest on tokens without the risk of impermanent loss. However, it is not risk-free.
As a lender, you may be temporarily unable to withdraw your tokens. This can happen if the utilization of tokens in the lending pool is high and there is not enough liquidity in the lending pool for the supplied token. Lenders may not be able to withdraw some or all of their tokens at a given time. Tethys Market uses a dynamic interest rate model to reduce the likelihood of this occurring for a prolonged period.
Lenders rely on liquidators to repay liquidatable loans and ensure the stability of the protocol. However, this may not happen in time and a loan may end up undercollateralized, implying a loss to lenders. Tethys Market uses a combination of model parameters and incentives to reduce the likelihood of undercollateralized loans occurring.

Low Liquidity and Malicious Pairs

Tethys Market is a permissionless protocol. Anyone can create a lending pool for a token pair, and some pairs necessarily involve more risk than others. A lending pool may even be created with a malicious token pair. You should always check to make sure you are interacting with the correct lending pool and token pair addresses on Tethys Market.
Pairs with low liquidity on the DEX can be risky for borrowers and lenders. In particular, the Tethys Price Oracle relies on a time-weighted average price (TWAP), so if a pair is inactive for a period of time, the TWAP may differ substantially from the current market price. Liquidators also may not be active for pairs with low liquidity, which can result in a possible loss for lenders.