BENQI was launched on August 19, 2021, on the Avalanche C-Chain, and as the first recipient of the Avalanche Rush Initiative, received $3 million to be allocated as liquidity incentives for the users. The project is led by Dan Mgbor, who has over seven years of experience in project management, as well as various consultancy roles. BENQI is a Liquidity Market Protocol focused on approachability, ease of use, and low fees.