What is GMX

GMX (DMX/USDT – Trade it here) is a decentralized spot and perpetual exchange that supports low swap fees and zero price impact trades and lets you trade top cryptocurrencies with up to 30x leverage directly from your wallet. The protocol initially went live on Arbitrum in September 2021, followed by Avalanche in early 2022. A distinct multi-asset liquidity pool facilitates their trading. It produces rewards from market making, swap fees, leverage trading (spreads, funding fees, and liquidations), and asset rebalancing and channels them back to liquidity providers.

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What Makes Them Special?

For starters, GMX is one of the few cryptocurrencies to have risen in value since the start of 2022. They are a decentralized derivative exchange providing service on the Arbitrum Layer 2 protocol and the Avalanche (AVAX) blockchain. They also obtain dynamic price information from a number of exchanges using Chainlink oracles. Currently, their project is the biggest dApp on the largest L2 with a total value locked (TVL) of $390 million on Arbitrum.

Their perpetual swap markets let traders to trade key tokens long or short with up to 30x leverage. However, what makes them unique is their trading pool. Instead of using an order book, the trading is accomplished using a shared liquidity mechanism known as GLP, which acts as a pool of all traded assets. Trades are done with a potentially infinite depth using the current oracle price secured by Chainlink.

A GLP token holder receives liquidity provider fees in the form of escrowed GMX incentives (esGMX) and 70% of platform fees. The payouts will vary according to the network GLP that is minted. Platform fees are allocated in ETH on Arbitrum and AVAX on Avalanche.

What Is the Difference between GMX Token and GLP Token

Fundamentally, GMX is the token for governance and GLP is the token for trading liquidity. GMX is the network’s utility and governance token, allowing stakeholders to receive 30% of all fees collected across the platform. Users can also stake their tokens to earn escrowed GMX, multiplier points and ETH fees on Arbitrum or AVAX fees on avalanche.

GLP token on the other hand, is the network’s native liquidity provider token. When liquidity providers participate in the platform’s multi-asset indexes, they are issued freshly minted GLP. The investments supply the exchange with the liquidity it requires. When a liquidity provider chooses to redeem their investment, the GLP is burned. As a result, GLP’s supply will fluctuate with the demand-driven continuous minting and burning.

Is GMX Worth Investing?

Trading Graph of GMX Token on MEXC

As the moment stands, investors and traders are looking well on this token. The platform’s liquidity strategy and enhanced trading options are important drivers of this optimism. Furthermore, they are considered as a user-friendly exchange that provides detailed information on trading, fees, and liquidity. Despite the current crypto winter, they are performing quite well. Traders speculate that when the market opens up, we will be able to see a huge increase in volume.

How to buy GMX Token (GMX)?

You can buy GMX Token (GMX) on MEXC by the following the steps:

  1. Log in to your MEXC account and click [Trade]. Click on [Spot].
  2. Search “GMX” using the search bar to see the available trading pairs. Take GMX/USDT as an example.
  3. Scroll down and go to the [Spot] box. Enter the amount of GMX you want to buy. You can choose from opening a Limit order, a Market order or a Stop-limit order. Take Market order as an example. Click [Buy GMX] to confirm your order. You will find the purchased GMX in your Spot Wallet.

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