Arbitrum-Based Vest Exchange Emerges, Aims to Democratize Perpetual Futures 

A new decentralized exchange (dex) on Arbitrum, called Vest Exchange, was announced this past weekend, and the team that created the project said the platform aims to focus on democratizing perpetual futures. The team behind Vest further detailed that the new Arbitrum dex is backed by firms such as Jane Street, QCP Capital, and Big Brain Holdings.

Vest Aims to Revolutionize Defi Perpetuals With Cutting-Edge Risk-Engine and Backing From Prominent Investment Firms

The creators of a new dex platform built on the Arbitrum layer two blockchain announced on Jan. 28, 2023, that the project has emerged from stealth mode. The project, called Vest Exchange, closed a seed round with investments from firms including Jane Street, QCP Capital, Big Brain Holdings, Pear VC, Cogitent, Moonshot Research, Fugazi Labs, Ascendex, Builder Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, and Robert Chen (Ottersec). Vest Exchange also provided a summary of the project in a blog post published on the same day.

Vest believes the decentralized finance ecosystem depends on decentralized exchange platforms for its strength. However, the team at Vest believes that current prominent exchanges have limitations, including “high barriers for market listing, lack of risk management, and unclear risk and return for liquidity providers.”

Vest explained that the dex solves these three issues by leveraging a special risk-engine. Further, research and modern techniques are utilized to “unlock new illiquid markets faster than any other centralized or decentralized exchange.” Vest’s blog post adds:

We hope that Vest will elevate the standard of perpetual futures trading by democratizing access to unique trading opportunities in all markets.

Arbitrum is a layer two project and the fourth-largest blockchain in decentralized finance, with $1.25 billion in total value locked. The largest protocol on the Arbitrum network, in terms of total value locked, is GMX, a decentralized derivatives exchange that connects to the Avalanche blockchain network. The blog post for Vest’s launch notes that a Discord and Testnet will be launched soon. Vest has also established a research forum, research.vest.xyz, for general research into decentralized finance.

What are your thoughts on Vest Exchange’s mission to democratize perpetual futures trading and shake up the decentralized finance landscape? Let us know in the comments below.

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