It has been reported that BarnBridge announced its second application dubbed "SMART Exposure." The application enables users to passively maintain a particular weighting between the assets in a specific ERC-20 token pair through automatic rebalancing.
However, the application has been launched on the Ethereum mainnet with support for Wrapped Ether (WETH), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), and USD Coin (USDC) in pairings weighted to 75/25 or 50/50 ratios. It will also be deployed on the Polygon Network in the coming weeks.
The report said that the protocol explained that the functionality is possible because SMART Exposure maintains its own asset pools. Each exposure ratio is represented by a fungible ERC-20 token with its own ticker, allowing the positions to be traded on secondary markets or potentially used as collateral in other protocols.
“We expect SMART Exposure to serve as a key building block for structured products incorporating assets from other BarnBridge products in the future. Today, it offers an efficient passive treasury management solution as well as tokenized versions of popular ratios.”
Thus, BarnBridge aims to facilitate the transition to DeFi by addressing some key aspects of institutional activity, such as risk management and access to fixed income instruments.