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Delta Exchange launches DETO, a new exchange token and an AMM pool for derivatives

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by Sangeetha Golchha

Delta exchange, a crypto derivatives exchange is touted as the most liquid and trusted global exchange that serves both retail and institutional traders. Today, the exchange has announced the unveiling of its DETO token along with the launch of its centralized Automated Market Maker (AMM) pool for crypto derivatives. With its debut, it will also open liquidity mining through the AMM on BTC-USD & BTC-USDT perpetual contracts. This move will assist different liquidity providers to commit their BTC or USDT to pools and also earn DETO rewards apart from earning returns from market-making. 

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Pankaj Balani, the CEO of Delta Exchange is excited about the release, 

“We are excited to introduce DETO and become one of the first centralized exchanges to explore utilizing AMM for increasing liquidity and lowering slippages on the derivatives side. This will open up yield farming for BTC holders and the Bitcoin ecosystem and will set DETO at the heart of it.”

As of now, the exchange features 54 contracts for futures, options, interest rate swaps, and perpetual swaps paired against BTC or USDT. Delta exchange has achieved the first to offer futures on LEND, KNC, and YFI and also been very actively pursuing leads to list DeFi coins. With the onslaught of several new additions to its kitty, the exchange also plans to expand AMMs for all its contracts. Balani further added,

“AMMs on a centralized derivatives exchange for top pairs such as BTC-USD will democratize market making. It will make market-making, which is otherwise capital intensive, accessible to retail customers. Additionally, AMMs will drive liquidity on Delta Exchange’s order books, resulting in an improved trading environment and giving traders a far superior method of evaluating the platform than just looking at trading volumes.”

More on the launch

The DETO token’s initial supply will be 500 MN tokens. Out of the lot, 100 MN will be distributed as rewards for liquidity mining, trade mining, or referral mining in the first year. The rewards by participating in any of these activities will be given every day. The exchange also has planned to use 25% of the fees to buy-back DETO coins which will be contributed back to the rewards pool. It will be used to give rewards for liquidity mining and other important activities of the Exchange. 

DETOs which are earned can also be used to pay fees on the exchange and in the future will be accepted as collateral. The entire set of details of the token supply, economics, and design are available on the exchange’s web portal. Initially, a private sale of the token will be done and those interested can participate in the private sale. In a total of three rounds of the sale, an aggregate of 175 million tokens will be sold. Delta Exchange has been firmly established and backed by the biggest names in the industry like Aave and Kyber Network. 

In the future, it is planning to embed several new partners through the private sale that will give its ecosystem a further boost.