CeFi, a ‘necessary evil’ today: 7 reasons why trustless DEX is the future

CeFi, a ‘necessary evil’ today: 7 reasons why trustless DEX is the future

An increasing number of DEXes are integrating scaling solutions that will massively increase transaction workload while keeping costs low

Amidst talks of growing adoption and decentralisation becoming the norm, the great decentralised exchange (DEX) vs centralised exchange (CEX) debate is more prominent now than ever. This debate has many case studies for us to refer to.

The latest would be FTX. FTX owes nearly US$3.1 billion to the top 50 creditors and is estimated to have “more than 100,000” creditors.

Why trustless DEX is the way forward

  • Individual data and asset control

CEX holds custody of your deposited assets and all your personal information. You have no control over how the assets and data are being used. While in a DEX environment, it is non-custodial; typically, only an individual wallet address is connected to the exchange. In other words, you have complete control over your assets.

  • Liquidity and market depth

Historically, CEX is known for deeper liquidity and market depth. DEXes, in general, are trying to catch up with CEX’s efficiency in matching and executing orders. But the top DEXes have good enough liquidity and market depth for the major coins, and in fact, DEX’s liquidity is more accurate and traceable.

  • KYC and accessibility

KYC is often required for withdrawals exceeding a specific amount or specific trading products, and it is typically region-locked for most CEXes. While DEX has no KYC, traders only need a wallet address. This helps to drive accessibility to true financial freedom.

  • User-friendliness

CEX provides a wide range of products, including spot and fiat on-ramps, which is most familiar to traditional and crypto traders, especially beginners. DEX products may be harder to grasp with insufficient onboarding guidelines for traders. Again, this point for DEX is changing.

The user interface and experience have significantly improved; some of the newer DEXes look and function exactly like CEX.

  • Transaction costs

CEX is known for high transaction or platform costs, especially when the system is hugely loaded with trades at a single point in time. An increasing number of DEXes are integrating scaling solutions that will massively increase transaction workload while keeping costs low and passing the savings on to traders.

  • Community involvement

CEXes, are often one-way, non-reciprocal communication from a central operator to traders. Individual traders are seen as clients utilising as service that the CEX provides. While DEXes focus on community-building and involvement, where traders can become stakeholders and have a say in protocol changes or share in transaction fees on the platform.

  • Transparency

DEXes offer strong execution guarantees and increased transparency into the underlying mechanics of trading. Trades are trackable, traceable and data is permanently on-chain. This is one of the core basics and the beauty behind the ideology of DEXes.

A new DEX era

The challenge with CeFi and CEXes boils down to a lack of trust and security. This is continually reinforced time and again; this year is no different, with funds, exchanges and even established projects hitting the buffers and leaving behind affected, concerned investors and traders fearing for their assets.

News of increased risk with CEXes come into question of insolvency and possible withdrawal delays, causing widespread panic amongst traders.

I would like to discuss the following DEXes for your reference and research purposes.

dyxX

dYdX is a decentralised exchange (DEX) platform that offers perpetual trading options for over 35 popular cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Cardano (ADA).

Non-custodial exchange dYdX has climbed to the top of the DEX rankings by trading volume, beating out Uniswap, for the first time. More than US$9 billion has been exchanged on the trading platform in the last 24 hours in 2021, according to data provider CoinMarketCap.

Also during the same time, according to CoinGecko, dYdX has facilitated more than US$4.3 billion worth of trades in the past 24 hours, beating out Coinbase’s  US$3.7 billion

They changed how DEXes were perceived back then.

ApeX Pro

ApeX Pro is set out to be a dynamic non-custodial derivatives DEX powered by StarkWare’s Layer two scalability engine StarkEx — all to deliver a made-to-order, permissionless platform designed for precision trading.

This comes after ApeX Protocol’s initial ApeX elastic Automated Market Maker (eAMM) launch, where popular inverse perpetual contracts were supported; automatic, fully permissionless and without needing KYC. With full spectrum asset support, ApeX Protocol was able to uplift decentralised derivatives trades.

To add on, they are multi-chain supported. This responded well to the demand from the market.

Just Ex

Another multi-chain DEX is Just Ex. They are relatively new, and currently, they support APTOS, SUI and Solana. They will support Ethereum and BNB Chain later on. This strategy is also different, as we all know that most of these multi-chain DEXes are usually based on Ethereum first.

At the point of publishing, I have not tried the DEX yet, but the fact that it has no slippage, open trade and infrastructure API ready and that they are order-book based are worth exploring.

As usual, I will end with a quote:

The answer is to return to the basics of what blockchain is supposed to be. It is decentralisation and transparency. DeFi is one of the solutions, and we need to work together to build the future. For now, it cannot replace CeFi completely for obvious reasons, but this will not stop us from trying.

 

Source: https://e27.co/cefi-a-necessary-evil-today-7-reasons-why-trustless-dex-is-the-future-20221123/

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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5 Reasons Why Trustless DEX Are The Future

5 Reasons Why Trustless DEX Are The Future

DEXes offer strong execution guarantees and increased transparency into the underlying mechanics of trading. Trades are trackable, traceable and data is permanently on-chain. This is one of the core basics and the beauty behind the ideology of DEXes. While many have forgotten, I will remind all of you again.

Amidst talks of growing adoption and decentralization becoming the norm, the great decentralized exchange (DEX) vs centralized exchange (CEX) debate is more prominent now than ever before. This debate has many case studies for us to make reference to. The latest would be FTX. FTX owes nearly US$3.1 billion to the top 50 creditors and is estimated there to be “more than 100,000” creditors.

Let me walk you through why trustless DEX is the way forward.

1. Individual Data and Asset Control

CEX holds custody of your deposited assets and all your personal information. You have no control over how the assets and data are being used. While in a DEX environment, it is non-custodial; typically, only an individual wallet address is connected to the exchange. In other words, you have complete control over your assets.

2. Liquidity and Market Depth

3. User Friendliness

CEX provides a wide range of products, including spot and fiat on-ramps, which is most familiar to traditional and crypto traders, especially beginners. DEX products may be harder to grasp with insufficient onboarding guidelines for traders. Again, this point for DEX is changing. The user interface and experience have improved so much; some of the newer DEXes look and function exactly like CEX.

4. Transaction Costs

CEX is known for high transaction or platform costs, especially when the system is hugely loaded with trades simultaneously. An increasing number of DEXes are integrating scaling solutions that will massively increase transaction workload while keeping costs low and passing the savings on to traders.

5. Community Involvement

CEXes, oftentimes one-way, non-reciprocal communication from a central operator to traders. Individual traders are seen as clients utilizing as service that the CEX provides. While DEXes focus on community-building and involvement, where traders can become stakeholders and have a say in protocol changes or share in transaction fees on the platform.

A New DEX Era

The challenge with CeFi and CEXes boils down to a lack of trust and security. This is continually reinforced time and again; this year is clearly no different, with funds, exchanges and even established projects hitting the buffers and leaving behind affected, concerned investors and traders fearing for their assets. News of increased risk with CEXes coming into the question of insolvency and possible delays in withdrawals, causing widespread panic amongst traders.

As usual, I will end with a quote. “The answer is to return to the basics of what blockchain is supposed to be. It is decentralization and transparency. DeFi is one of the solutions, and we need to work together in the future. For now, it cannot replace CeFi completely for obvious reasons, but this will not stop us from trying.” #AnndyLian

 

Source: https://www.benzinga.com/22/11/29809200/5-reasons-why-trustless-dex-is-the-future

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Anndy Lian, Book Author NFT: From Zero to Hero Spoke at ApeX Dex Talks Episode 9

Anndy Lian, Book Author NFT: From Zero to Hero Spoke at ApeX Dex Talks Episode 9

Anndy Lian spoke at ApeX Dex Talks Episode 9 on 9 November 2022. ApeX DeX Talks is a weekly fireside chat happening every Wednesday on ApeX Protocol’s official Twitter. The host used this segment to have real conversations on real decentralization with leading voices in the web3 space.

Anndy Lian is a Thought Leader, Investor & Best-Selling Author. His latest book titled NFT: From Zero to Hero is also well-accepted by the NFT community.

At the talk, the host and Anndy touched on the following:

– Let’s begin with an Introduction of yourself, and tell us more about your background in the crypto space. How long have you been active in crypto and what have your experiences been like so far?

– Sounds like you have been through a lot in this space. So Anndy, can you dive into the basics of NFTs and what is it usually used for in web3 at the moment?

– What other kinds of use cases do you think the technology of NFTs would be able to help with the real world? Do you think NFTs could eventually replace the traditional paper certificates of ownership like real estates, wills and legal documents?

– Could you share with us what are your thoughts on the future of NFTs and its relevance to the real world. When do you think mass adoption of NFTs would become a mainstream thing?

– We have seen a common occurrence in the NFT space where bots and snipers are constantly manipulating prices of NFT launches. Do you think that industry experts should be coming up with preventive measures to curb such actions or that this is actually healthy for the space?

– Do you think that NFTs have a chance in the eSports scene or any other gaming sectors? How do you think NFTs will be integrated and which projects are most likely to welcome NFTs to their ecosystem?

– Let’s talk about DEXes and why is it an indispensable part of DeFi:
We have all seen the recent saga between Binance and FTX, where FTX has announced that they are facing liquidity issues and their users may not be able to withdraw all their funds. What is your opinion on this and how could this have been avoided?

– What is your take on Decentralized exchanges? What do you think are some of the advantages offered by DEXes as opposed to their centralized counterparts?

– What are your thoughts on the ApeX Protocol?I know you have tried the product already, maybe you can share your thoughts with our listeners.

– Another question I would like to ask you that concerns AperX, as you know on ApeX Pro, the SBT ApeSoul will be used to establish a trader’s trading performance and reputation in a social trading model, erasing the need for manual verification via a centralized entity. Traders have full control over the creation of their ApeSouls.

ApeSouls are linked to a trader’s trading profile (DID — Digital Identity), which includes data such as trading volume, number of trades, open interest, ranking, profits and more. With this, ApeX Pro traders can make their foray into Web 3.0 social trading, where Principal Traders can be determined automatically on the protocol via the data locked on a trader’s unique ApeSoul.

What are your thoughts on using SBTs in social trading?

Anndy ended the talk by asking all to be cautious in the current crypto environment. “Always do your own research.”

Find out more about Dex Talks at Twitter @OfficialApexDex.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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