A whitelisted pool is a token that is approved by the Bancor DAO before it's available for trading or staking on the protocol. The token will be benefitting from unlimited single-sided deposits and auto compounding fees once whitelisted.
To enable these features, the Bancor DAO needs to evaluate the project and its token by following the relevant technical guidelines and creating the proposal. The process to propose a new pool creation on Bancor is technically permissionless; anyone can acquire the necessary vBNT to create a proposal to onboard a new token. The Bancor DAO’s mandate is to invest its liquidity (via BNT) in listed tokens that drive the most protocol revenue.
All pools on Bancor are whitelisted.