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MCDEX: The New Kid on Perp Street

Oct 12, 2021 · 4 min read

By Ashwath Balakrishnan

Market Update

Crypto is having a slow day as BTC finds it difficult to climb above $58K. BTC is still well above the trend break we outlined last week, so there isn’t too much to worry about for now. But considering BTC is leading the market at the moment, a downturn could turn ugly for all of crypto.

The New Kid on Perp Street
MCDEX is an on-chain platform to trade futures and derivatives. The project launched on mainnet alongside Arbitrum on Aug. 31, and followed through with a deployment to BSC on Sep 28. Over $1B of volume has been traded on MCDEX since it launched. Incentive programs on both Arbitrum and BSC attracted traders to the platform. However, as Arbitrum incentives got depleted, volume fell dramatically. We could be seeing a similar trend with MCDEX on BSC, as the incentive program ends in two days, but the DEX is still doing over $50M of daily volume. While this highlights the importance of incentives to bootstrap a new product, it’s

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