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Understanding gauges

The gauge system

On Curve Finance, the inflation is going to users who provide liquidity. This usage is measured with gauges. The liquidity gauge measures how much a user is providing in liquidity.

The liquidity gauge measures how many dollars you have provided in a Curve pool. Each Curve pool has its own liquidity gauge where you can stake your liquidity provider tokens

The weight system

For a gauge to be able to receive CRV emissions it has to be added to the GaugeController. Each gauge also has a weight and a type. Those weights represent how much of the daily CRV inflation will be received by the liquidity gauge.


The weight systems allow the Curve DAO to dictate where the CRV inflation should go. You can vote at this address:‚Äč

By doing so, you can put your voting power towards the liquidity gauge (or pool) you think should receive the most CRV.