Introducing Empowa’s $EMP Token & NFTs on the Genius Yield Staking dApp

Genius Yield
3 min readApr 27, 2023

April 27th, 2023, Zug, Switzerland: Genius Yield, the all-in-one DeFi platform that combines AI-powered Yield Optimizer with a concentrated liquidity DEX, is thrilled to announce Empowa’s native token $EMP and NFTs have been added to the Genius Yield Staking dApp! This addition to the Staking dApp will provide users with more opportunities to earn rewards.

The Genius Yield Staking dApp is a decentralized application that allows users to earn rewards by staking their tokens. It is a part of the Genius Yield platform where users will soon be able to trade assets in an order-book Decentralized Exchange and use concentrated liquidity positions to maximize their yield.

Empowa: Unlocking Africa’s Housing Opportunity

Empowa is a Cardano-based project that uses blockchain technology to unlock the $1 trillion affordable housing opportunity in Africa. Within the project’s first full year, they were able to increase the home loan market in Mozambique by 5% and have already confirmed a launch in Nigeria. As an earn-with-impact RealFi project, those who support the project earn rewards generated from the lease-to-own monthly payments made by tenants on the ground. To find out more about Empowa visit

Staking $EMP Token and NFTs on the Genius Yield Staking dApp

The $EMP token is a CNT (Cardano Native Token) that is used within the Empowa ecosystem, with a total supply of 200 million. For an overview of how the $EMP token enables the development of affordable homes in Africa, you can read the Empowa blackpaper here.

Now, thanks to Genius Yield Staking dApp, $EMP holders also will be able to stake their $EMP tokens to earn rewards. $EMP holders will be offered locked staking with APY as follows:

  • Starting 27th of April:
  • 3 months locking period: 4.0% APY
  • 6 months locking period: 4.75% APY

Coming soon:

  • 1 month locking period: 3.5% APY

Users will also have the option to stake Empowa Founding Community NFTs to boost their APY:

  • “Premium”: +1% APY
  • “Project Catalyst”, “Community”, or “Team”: +0.5% APY

The Genius Yield team is excited to be working with Empowa and adding their $EMP token and NFTs to the Genius Yield Staking dApp. This addition will provide users with more opportunities to earn rewards and participate in the Empowa ecosystem.

About Empowa

Empowa is a RealFi project developed on the Cardano blockchain and provides affordable home loans for the financially excluded in Africa. The platform enables local developers to offer an affordable lease-to-own option for eco-homes, enabling clients to own their homes at the end of the lease. Empowa achieves this using DeFi and NFTs which are sold to philanthropists, collectors, and investors. The project has launched in Mozambique and Nigeria with plans to expand to South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda.

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About Genius Yield

Genius Yield is the all-in-one DeFi platform, that combines an AI-powered yield optimizer, “Smart Liquidity Vault”, with a concentrated liquidity DEX, built from the ground up to fully benefit from Cardano’s EUTxO-based ledger, which would be accessible both to beginners and seasoned traders. Our solutions are practical and easy to use, allowing participants to reap the benefits of DeFi in a mitigated environment anchored on security, transparency, and automation.

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Genius Yield

Genius Yield is the all-in-one DeFi platform, that combines concentrated liquidity DEX with an automated yield optimizer.