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Polkadex, DEX built for Web3, Raises $3M from CMS Holdings, Outlier Ventures, OKEx Capital and more

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Mar 3, 2021 – Polkadex, the decentralized exchange (DEX) built for Web3 and decentralized finance (DeFi), has raised $3 million in seed and private investment rounds from LD Capital, Kenetic Capital, NGC Ventures, QCP Capital, AU21 Capital, CMS Holdings, Block Dream Fund, PNYX Ventures, Genesis Block Ventures, JRR Group, Cluster VC, GBIC,  Momentum 6, Master Ventures, DAG, YBB Foundation, Blocksync Ventures, BTX Capital, Waterdrip Capital, Genblock Capital, Existential Capital, and Outlier Ventures. The proceeds will be used to fuel Polkadex’s growth and become the first orderbook based DEX in the Polkadot blockchain ecosystem.

Polkadex offers the functionality and performance of a centralized exchange, but with a better user experience, fully decentralized security, and technological advancements no other DEX has achieved. Some of these achievements are on-chain market-making, perpetual liquidity mining, and feeless transactions, which eliminate frontrunning and all “gas fees” associated with existing exchanges.

The DEX Optimized for High-Frequency Trading

Trading volume on DEX’s has rapidly grown to over $70 billion, but the industry is still hampered by low liquidity, slow processing, high costs, and a poor user experience. Polkadex addresses all these problems and intends to fully unlock the financial trading markets using the most advanced blockchain infrastructure of Polkadot. Especially noteworthy is Polkadex’s trading time, which will support high-frequency transactions. Polkadex aims to become a parachain to bridge liquidity from the ecosystem and also de-risk its security and consensus to Polkadot.

Polkadex optimizes the high-frequency trading environment through synchronous trading operations powered by Polkadot. Polkadex allows Automatic Market Maker (AMM) to pool together and interact with an orderbook. AMMs aggregate liquidity across DeFi pools and process fee-less transactions in parallel at high speeds. Retail and day traders also have access to advanced trading tools, including bots, customized trading algorithms, API data links, and advanced market orders.

The Polkadot Ecosystem Funding Wave

Polkadex will distribute its ERC-20 token, PDEX, through an initial token offering in the first half of 2021. Polkadot projects have been especially popular with investors and developers, with hundreds of new applications being built for the platform, making it the most active nextgen Web3 blockchain infrastructure.

“Polkadex is one of the most promising projects among our portfolio. Compared with Ethereum-based DEX such as Uniswap and Sushiswap, Polkadex leverages Substrate’s technical advantages: cross-chain transaction support and high scalability to build the next-generation DEX unlocking the full potential of users‘ digital assets for trading. I was impressed by Polkadex’s team. Polkadex’s team consists of blockchain professionals with wide industry exposure. They are smart, aggressive and hardworking. I firmly believe that Polkadex will be one of the best performing projects in 2021,” commented Li Xi, Managing Director of LD Capital.

Gautham J. CEO of Polkadex: “The support and trust we have received from the Polkadot ecosystem is further testimony to the problems we are trying to solve. We are on the cusp of creating a new era in Defi”

About Polkadex: Polkadex is a fully decentralized, peer-to-peer order book-based cryptocurrency exchange for the Defi ecosystem in a substrate. With Polkadex, you get the same trading functionality and performance of a centralized exchange, but with the added benefits of better user-experience and fully decentralized security.

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Disclaimer: This is a paid post and should not be taken as news/advice.


A Biomedical engineering graduate, Yash focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.
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