DeFi Liquidity & Trading

GSR works with builders and token issuers as an active investor, liquidity provider and infrastructure operator across the DeFi ecosystem

With integrations with major decentralized exchanges and service providers across all leading protocols, the GSR team has built out robust on-chain engineering and trading capabilities.

We collaborate with the DeFi market in four key areas:

Liquidity Seeding, Market Access, Market Liquidity, Treasury Management

Token Launch/Liquidity: IDO management and cross exchange price parity for token issuers

Market Access: Providing institutions with the on-chain infrastructure needed to deploy capital and transact across DeFi

Market Liquidity: Liquidity provisioning, liquidations and market making/arbitrage services for DEX’s and other DeFi applications

Treasury Management: Working with treasuries to facilitate diversification and hedging activities

DeFi Network & Integrations

“Through its investment and participation in the dYdX market, GSR’s commitment to helping the dYdX ecosystem grow has been instrumental as we strive to become one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges in the near future.”

Vijay Chetty, Head of Business DevelopmentdYdX

Related Articles

What is decentralized finance (DeFi)?

Decentralized finance, also known as DeFi, is a segment of the cryptocurrency market that does not rely on central financial intermediaries. Decentralized finance refers to the infrastructure and technologies used to disintermediate financial services and transactions. Smart contracts built on top of blockchains take the place of traditional service providers like banks, exchanges, lenders and other financial services providers.

What is a DEX?

A decentralized exchange (DEX) is a peer-to-peer marketplace where transactions occur directly between cryptocurrency traders. The traders are in control of their private keys when transacting on a DEX platform, unlike on centralized exchanges.

What is a DeFi token?

A DeFi token is a digital asset that is used on decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms. DeFi tokens are often used to facilitate transactions, access certain features or services, or to earn rewards on the platform. Some examples of DeFi tokens include stablecoins, which are digital assets that are pegged to the value of a fiat currency, and governance tokens, which give holders the ability to participate in the decision-making process on a DeFi platform.

How do DeFi liquidity pools work?

Liquidity pools operate by users pooling their assets in a DEX’s smart contract to provide liquidity to specific markets. These liquidity pools are smart contracts that lock in tokens to ensure liquidity on decentralized exchanges. Users who provide tokens to the smart contract are called liquidity providers and earn exchange fees and sometimes incentive rewards. The incentive structures for contributing assets to liquidity pools is what has rapidly drawn users to DeFi protocols.

Why is liquidity important in DeFi?

Liquidity in DeFi is defined by the variety and volume of tokens available, which can be swapped for one another, creating the decentralized finance. Having high liquidity is a sign of a stable market.

How much liquidity is there in DeFi?

The amount of liquidity in DeFI always changes but it is estimated around USD 50 billion is currently locked in DeFi applications in 2023 (source).

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