|ICO Name||ETHA Lend|
|Start Date||março 05, 2021|
|End Date||março 05, 2021|
## What Is ETHA Lend (ETHA)?
[ETHA Lend](https://www.ethalend.org/) is a composable DeFi yield optimizer built on Ethereum and Polkadot.
The protocol interacts with multiple DeFi ecosystems to expose liquidity providers to optimal yield leveraging data analytics and optimization techniques to provide optimal yield.
ETHA is the utility token that will be used for:
* Voting on parameter changes and upgrades of the protocol
* Staking to earn rewards from performance fees
* For liquidity mining
ETHA protocol includes:
- ETHA Discovery Algorithm fetches many data points including current gas cost to provide optimal yield
- ETHA Pools facilitates LP's to supply a stable asset and allows them to earn yield on a volatile asset. The principal is protected from volatility, while the yields are earned in a volatile asset
- ETHA Lend provides algorithmically optimal yield by using data analysis and optimization techniques
## What is a yield optimizer?
Yield optimization can be defined as leveraging data points and optimization techniques to maximize the performance and return on assets supplied.
### Who Are the Founders of ETHA Lend?
ETHA Lend is the brainchild of Chester Bella and Danny Boahen, both of whom have ventured in the blockchain domain for long, and have extensive experience in the banking and fintech sector.
During their explorations of the broader DeFi space, ETHA Lend Co-founders quickly realized that identifying the optimal yields becomes intimidating for the average user, in two domains -- It is hard to understand and hard to execute. The protocol leverages innovative tools including an intelligent discovery algorithm to make the yield optimization simple and elegant for the average user, irrespective of their history and experiences with the DeFi space.
Supporting this vision is Felipe Gomez (CTO of ETHA Lend), who leads ETHA Lend through a seamless technological architecture and elegant infrastructure for the platform and its community.
### Where Can I Buy ETHA Lend (ETHA)?
ETHA is available for trading on a growing number of exchanges, with cryptocurrency and stable assets.
[Gate.io](https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/gate-io/) offers the largest number of pairs as of March 2021