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New Listing: dYdX Exchange (DYDX) Token
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DYDX token is now listed on Liquid and available for all users!
What is DYDX Token?
DYDX (dYdX) is the governance token for the layer 2 protocol of the eponymous non-custodial decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. It serves to facilitate the operation of layer 2 and allows traders, liquidity providers and partners to contribute to the definition of the protocol's future as a community.
Token holders are granted the right to propose changes on the dYdX’s layer 2, and are presented with an opportunity to profit through token staking and trading fee discounts.
Built on Starkware’s StarkEx scalability engine, layer 2 is used for trading of cross-margined perpetuals on the platform. The scaling solution allows dYdX to increase transaction speed, eliminate gas costs, reduce trading fees and lower minimum trade sizes on the protocol.
An open-source platform with smart contract functionality, dYdX is designed for users to lend, borrow and trade crypto assets. Although dYdX supports spot trading, the main focus of the platform is on derivatives and margin trading.
What is dYdX Exchange?
dYdX is a cryptocurrency exchange that combines advanced financial tools with decentralization. The platform supports margin trading — a financial product enabling investors to increase their exposure to digital assets through leverage. dYdX’s isolated margin allows users to assign particular funds in the account as part of a trade, while cross-margin utilizes all the assets a trader keeps on the platform. Perpetuals — a type of futures contract that does not have a predetermined selling date, is also available for trading on dYdX. The exchange currently offers a maximum of 25x leverage on synthetic assets with no expiry date.
Upon depositing funds into the account, dYdX users automatically begin to earn interest, as their assets are entered into the global lending pool specific to each cryptocurrency. The platform guarantees security for lenders by ensuring that borrowers have enough collateral in their account at all times. Borrowing on dYdX enables users to instantly acquire any asset available on the platform using funds in their possession as collateral for the loan. dYdX also features an order book architecture in contrast to automated market makers such as Uniswap.
dYdX Layer 2 increases scalability of the network through use of a form of zero-knowledge rollup — zkSTARKS. The technology receives proofs, while validating a batch of transactions off-chain. These proofs are then sent back to the blockchain, where they are verified by a smart contract. zkSTARKS makes it possible to remove expensive computations from the mainnet with no sacrifices in decentralization.
Together, with trading and liquidity provider rewards, dYdX introduces retroactive mining benefits, allowing the platform to show appreciation to historical users and incentivize them to trade on layer 2 protocol. The holders can stake their tokens in dYdX’s safety and liquidity pools. While the safety pool provides the platform with a safety net in case of a shortfall event, the liquidity pool serves to attract high quality market makers.
DYDX Listing Details
Listing Date: March 28th, 2022 at 3 PM (JST).
Listing pair: DYDX/USDT
From 28th of March, 2022 - 11th of April, 2022 we offer 0 fees for trading DYDX pairs on Liquid.