First Crypto Contracts DEX Serum to Go Live This Week: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried

Mr. Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and co-founder of FTX derivatives exchange, announced that his new product, Serum, will print its first trade this week. Why is this important?

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Crypto derivatives exchanges are ready to join the "complete decentralization" trend. FTX, one of the pioneers of the contracts trading segment, will roll out a DEX named Serum.

"Usable product is almost here"

Entrepreneur and blockchain researcher Sam Bankman-Fried has revealed that his new product, Serum derivatives exchange, is almost ready for launch. Serum will allow its clients to trade cryptocurrencies contracts in a completely decentralized manner.

He also stressed that the community should not expect final deployment of the decentralized trading instrument in the upcoming release. Developers, engineers and managers still have a lot of work to doparticularly in terms of the graphic user interface, API integration tools, wallets and documentation.

At the moment, Serum DEX exists in command line only, but it acts as a proper on-chain DEX. Mr. Bankman-Fried attached a sneak peek of Serum's orderbook to demonstrate the prototype's GUI.

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Also, the FTX CEO has shared details regarding the listing of Serum's DEX native asset, SRM token. It will go live today, Aug. 11th, on numerous exchanges including Binance and Uniswap.

Revolutionary use case for Solana

It is interesting that this one-of-a-kind product will work on top of the Solana (SOL) blockchain. Launched by former Qualcomm and Dropbox officer Anatoly Yakovenko, it showcases a great block speed of 400 ms and brilliant throughput of 50,000 transactions per second, according to the product website.

Based on the proof of history consensus solution, it also has negligible transaction fees. Solana positions itself as the "world's first web-scale blockchain."

Thus, onboarding such an unusual product, like the first crypto derivatives DEX, is an impressive challenge for Solana.

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Vladislav Sopov

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)