LONDON – Gridex Protocol, a cutting-edge trading protocol on Ethereum main net and layer 2s that features a fully on-chain order book, was a proud sponsor of the European Blockchain Convention in Barcelona, which took place between February 15-17, 2023. As a diamond sponsor, Gridex Protocol made its European debut by participating in the event, which brought together over 3,000 attendees and more than 200 speakers. The event is the most influential blockchain and crypto event in Europe and features Web3 creators, builders, founders, CEOs, and investors, discussing a range of topics including blockchain, crypto, NFTs, DeFi, metaverse, and Web3.
On the second day of the event, Ali Al-Ali, co-founder and technical lead of Gridex spoke to an audience of crypto industry leaders and enthusiasts about how a fully on-chain order book protocol is the key catalyst for DeFi mass adoption.
With current mainstream DEXs being primarily based on Automated Market Maker (AMM) models, Gridex instead adapts order books – a model usually utilized in centralized exchanges (CEXs) – to be viable on-chain.
“While the AMM model brings convenience, it is more of a compromise to adapt to an on-chain environment, and there are issues such as impermanent loss on volatile pairs, high slippage, and limited trading functionality. On the other hand, order books have a lot more trading functionality but require a lot of computation”, Ali said.
“Gridex however, has achieved a historic breakthrough by reducing the resource consumption to as low as an AMM (and in some cases even lower). This has been made possible through our revolutionary Grid Maker Order Book Model, the first fully on-chain order book on Ethereum that determines the most suitable trade instantly. As well as this, maker orders allow traders to place orders of any size and price, without fear of slippage and with no impermanent loss to worry about. With these features, we truly believe the Gridex Protocol is the pioneer for the future of trading, and we invite you all to try it.”