Baby Luna Whitepaper

Security & Risks

We encourage everyone to read this before joining the community.


In the space of crypto, especially in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space, users have to understand the risks of projects and smart contracts before venturing into DeFi. We call this DYOR (do your own research).
Yield Farming, and DeFi in general, contains risk. There are many different types of risks, and as a participant in this space, it is your duty to be as aware of these as possible. This is not an exhaustive list, but the most common or notable risks associated with Decentralized Finance.
  • You could lose your keys or get hacked.
  • The protocol could get hacked
  • A lending platform could be hit by a wave of defaults
  • A stable coin could lose its peg and become not-so-stable.
  • Liquidity Pools are advanced (but important) topics and you should fully understand them.
  • Any project, or any Liquidity Pool with that project’s token, could turn out to be a rug-pull or scam.

Losing your Keys / Getting Hacked

Losing your seed phrase, private key, or getting hacked and having those critical credentials stolen are risks that anyone involved in DeFi or Cryptocurrencies more generally should be aware of. The loss of these credentials will cause you to permanently lose access to all of your funds, with absolutely no method to reclaim them. Much has been written about these topics, and we encourage all of our users to do their research on how best to protect themselves against permanent and catastrophic loss. You can find a guide to keeping your funds safe here.

Protocol Hacks

Any protocol can be hacked. Savvy hackers can analyze a contract for any opportunity to steal funds. Users should be aware that while Baby Luna will be audited and take every possible step to secure user funds, the unthinkable can and has happened throughout the DeFi world.
Baby Luna may be working on a “Safety Module” / insurance program to help insure against losses. It is still in the 'thought' phases, however, even if it is released and fully functional, there is still no guarantee that all funds will be returned in a timely manner.

Liquidity Pools: Getting Rugged

Users should be aware that losses in a liquidity pool are not limited to only the “volatile” token. Some users believe that investing in a liquidity pool consisting of a volatile token paired with a stable coin limits their losses to only half of their investment. This is not true.
Because a liquidity pool will consistently “buy the dip”, if a user enters a stablecoin-shitcoin liquidity pool, and one token enters a downward spiral to zero, the user's entire investment is likely to be held in that decreasing coin. The liquidity pool will buy the dip over and over and over until all of its funds are either gone or invested in a coin that is headed to zero.
Users should not be scared of liquidity pools in their entirety, but rather should carefully analyze the tokens they are investing in and whether one of those tokens may be subject to such a downward spiral.
​Divergence Loss is the much more accurate name for what many are calling “Impermanent Loss”, and is defined as “the difference in profit between holding an asset versus providing liquidity in that asset.” In short, Divergence Loss is how much you make (or lose) when joining a liquidity pool for two tokens, compared to how much loss or gain you would have had if you had simply held the tokens directly. The reason this is appropriately called “Divergence Loss” is that this difference in value gets larger as tokens diverge from each other compared to when liquidity was initially provided. The more two tokens move relative to each other, the larger the difference in value between holding the tokens versus providing liquidity to those tokens.
As a quick example, take the case of a user that has $500 in BNB, and $500 in BUSD. If BNB goes up 500%, and BUSD stays flat (as stable coins do), simply holding these tokens would result in the user having $3000 in BNB, and $500 in BUSD, for a total value of $3500 and a gain of $2500 (or 250%). If, on the other hand, the user deposits these tokens into a BSC-BUSD liquidity pool, the user would have a total value of only $2482.47, representing a gain of $1482.47 (or 148%).
The DIFFERENCE between these two values is the divergence loss. In the above case, the user has experienced a divergence loss of $1017.53. Divergence loss does not imply a real loss has occurred (but it also does not mean a real loss has NOT occurred either).
Any loss other than one calculated as above is not an “Impermanent Loss” or a “Divergence Loss”. They are more likely to be a loss in “Opportunity Cost” (“I had money in babyLuna-BNB liquidity pool, but if I had only $babyLUNA I would have made way more money!”) or normal losses on tokens depreciating ("both $babyLUNA and BNB dropped and I lost money").
Remember, Divergence Loss is the difference in profit of holding tokens versus providing liquidity for those tokens. Divergence loss is directly caused by the liquidity pool function of “buying the dip” and “selling the pop”. As a token goes sharply up, the liquidity pool is selling it (and thus, not capturing the full rise of the token). As a token goes sharply down, a liquidity pool is buying more of it (and buying the dip when more dips are coming can lead to larger losses).
This does not mean Liquidity Pools are bad investments. It just means that investors should be confident in your choice of which pools and which tokens you want to provide liquidity as well. You should also stay vigilant for developments in these tokens and know under what circumstances you would no longer be willing to provide liquidity for the pair. In short, if you like both tokens, and want to buy the dips and sell the pops, and get paid fees to do so, a liquidity pool might be right for you.

Liquidity Pools: Normal Losses On Tokens

When entering a liquidity pool, your losses are not limited to “Divergence Loss”. While “Divergence Loss” is defined as the difference between holding two tokens and providing liquidity for them, normal losses on tokens also occur. If you simply held the equal value of two tokens outside of a liquidity pool (for example, $500 worth of BNB and $500 worth of (Baby Luna and its NFT), and one of them drops by 50%, you will lose 25% of your investment. If both tokens drop, you may lose more. The same is true when you provide liquidity for a pair. Your tokens may lose value and you may experience losses.

Lending Platforms and Defaults

Lending Platforms make loans to other customers, usually based on some deposited collateral. If the value of the collateral drops below a certain Loan-To-Value ratio, these lending platforms will engage several mechanisms to liquidate the collateral and reclaim the value. Each lending platform may perform this task differently, and each platform may be more or less subject to losses during bear markets. Users are encouraged to be aware of which lending platform they are interacting with, become familiar with their liquidation procedures, and decide if they are comfortable with the liquidation procedures or the trustworthiness of the platform generally. While most lending platforms today have procedures that can withstand even significant market downturns, each of these platforms may be affected differently by flash crashes or severe downturns.

Stablecoins - Loss of Peg

Whether they are involved in a liquidity pool or just a general stable coin lending platform investment, users should be aware that all stable coins may theoretically be at risk of going off the peg for a period of time. This “loss of peg” occurs when the stable coin fails to maintain the value it is designed to match. If a stable coin fails to maintain peg or fails to quickly regain peg after such an occurrence, the token may begin to lose favor in the marketplace or depreciate rapidly. When involved in any stable coin investment, users should be aware of how the stable coin works, what the collateral or reserves in its treasury are used for, and the mechanism the token uses to maintain its peg. Investing in all stable coins carries some level of risk. Investing in novel stable coins with untested mechanisms to maintain their peg likely carries more.

Baby Luna and NFT Risk Disclaimer

There are risks involved when interacting with projects in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space. Although we are doing our best to secure our smart contracts, there is always a risk of a potential exploit. You must be aware that getting Baby Luna (and by extension any crypto, especially volatile DeFi tokens and smaller projects) carries a risk of loss of value.
Be aware of the risks of impermanent loss when farming with two volatile assets. Resources that cover this topic are abundantly available on the internet - To briefly summarize, if you farm with two assets and one of them significantly rises or falls in value over the other token, you will suffer an impermanent loss of the second token. This is the case with any AMM (automated market maker) liquidity pool system.
Never use more than you can lose - you alone are responsible for your finances. $babyLUNA and NFTs Protocol and its developers are not responsible for any losses or changes in token price and are not responsible for any lost funds due to smart contract error or exploits. Its protocol should not be considered an investment, but as an experiment, there are not any guarantees or promises about the functionality or delivery of features and we reserve the right to disable or remove any features.
The information provided on the Baby Luna and its Protocol website does not constitute investment advice, financial advice, trading advice, or any other sort of advice and you should not treat any of the website’s content as such. Its protocol team does not recommend that any cryptocurrency should be bought, sold, or held by you. Do conduct your own due diligence and consult your financial advisor before making any investment decisions.
By purchasing Baby Luna Token, you agree that you are not purchasing a security or investment and you agree to hold the team harmless and not liable for any losses or taxes you may incur. You also agree that the team is presenting the token “as is” and is not required to provide any support or services. You should have no expectation of any form from Baby Luna Token and its team. Although Baby Luna and NFT is a community-driven token for social networking and not a registered digital currency, the team strongly recommends that citizens in areas with government bans on Crypto do not purchase it because the team cannot ensure compliance with your territory’s regulations. Always make sure that you are in compliance with your local laws and regulations before you make any purchase.