With the proliferation and growing popularity of Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), we often get asked by our clients if it’s still worth the expense and hassle of listing their project on a Centralized Exchange (CEX). Listing on a CEX is a costly and time consuming endeavor but return on investment can far outweigh the capital outlay. So our answer is often yes, but often that recommendation is steered by the specific venue the client is considering.

The first benefit projects get from listing on a top Tier 2 or any Tier 1 CEX is market validation. Unlike DEXs, where anyone can…


It would be an understatement to suggest that blockchain technologies have revolutionized financial services. DeFi protocols have opened access to a range of financial instruments previously unavailable to the general public. These include lending and borrowing tools, margin trading, and liquidity mining. But among the most potentially impactful DeFi innovations are crypto synthetics or “synths.”

Blockchain-based synthetics are derivatives — they are tokenized assets that derive their value from an underlying asset or index. Put simply, the price of the digital synthetic tracks the price of the underlying asset that it represents. This means that when buying a synthetic, one…


Markets for crypto-based collectibles and unique digital assets have come a long way since Crypto Kitties famously bottlenecked the Ethereum network in late-2017. Simply put, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have exploded : trade volumes on NFT markets nearly quadrupled in 2020 and have continued to grow at a healthy clip this year. Hundreds of projects offering a myriad of use cases beyond collectibles populate the sector, which now has a total market cap of $1.36B.

What are NFTs?

Generated by smart-contracts, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) use blockchain technologies to link to non-replicable digital assets. Individual and unique, NFTs accrue value through scarcity…


Grant is a Canadian capital markets veteran with over 20 years of multi-asset class derivatives experience. Grant has been based in Japan since ’99. His career exists mainly out of Tokyo sell-side market risk roles on the trading floor across rates, fx and credit flow and exotic derivatives. Grant also has 2 yrs experience in crypto: market-making, hedge fund prop trading, market risk & algo R&D. In his free time, Grant enjoys snowboarding with his family in Niigata, Japan.

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Each asset in a liquidity pool always accounts for 50% of the total value of the liquidity pool. Let’s assume ETH is swapped for tokens, so tokens are bought. More concrete, ETH is added to the ETH share of the pool, and tokens are removed from the pool. This means that less tokens are now worth more ETH, meaning that the price has increased. In the other case, where tokens are swapped for ETH, so tokens are added to the pool, more tokens are equal to less ETH, meaning the price will drop. …


With the total volume and liquidity reaching new heights since DEFI-summer, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the data behind Uniswap, the biggest decentralized exchange to date. While its volume doesn’t come close to the volume traded on the biggest centralized exchanges, the variety of tokens is enormous. If this seems like a good thing, it isn’t. There are nearly 30 thousand pairs listed on Uniswap and because they can be listed at nearly no cost, it’s a playground for people, or groups of people, with bad intentions. The graph below shows the amount of…


Our firm got featured as the first one in the Market Maker Series published by Hillrise Capital.

In the article we talk about different topics such as the value add of having a market maker on Uniswap, the top exchanges for token projects to list on, and the difference between Kairon Labs and other top market making providers.

Please find the link to the article here.

Originally published at https://blog.kaironlabs.com on February 22, 2021.


We are happy to announce that our firm will be working with HYVE, “a DeFi centric autonomous ecosystem built on top of the multi billon workforce industry” to provide liquidity on the main markets the HYVE token is listed on.

You can read more about what HYVE had to say about the partnership here.

A link to the project on Coingecko can be found here.

Originally published at https://blog.kaironlabs.com on January 26, 2021.


This is a guest post by CyberUnit.Tech.

Projects coming through Kairon Labs can enjoy a 20% discount on their smart contract development and smart contract audit services with CyberUnit.Tech.

CyberUnit.Tech is a premier security and blockchain development firm, working with global leaders such as CISCO, PWC, CRDF Global/US Department of State, and has audited over 80+ projects, such as Elrond, Dusk Network, and some of the leading exchanges. You can take advantage of a seamless partnership between CyberUnit.Tech


Uniswap is a cost effective option for ERC20 token projects looking to list on a decentralized exchange that has real liquidity and consequently a large pool of organic traders. Unlike a centralized exchange Uniswap uses an automated market maker (AMM) which makes traditional market making and algorithmic trading strategies redundant on its platform as Uniswap does not have a “spread” and traditional order books.

However, some cutting edge algorithmic trading firms have developed automated trading bots which allow token projects to generate a profit by capitalizing off arbitrage opportunities between Uniswap and centralized exchanges as well as by automating other…

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