The VeChain ecosystem continues to grow and recently saw the deployment of a new decentralized exchange (DEX). Called ZumoSwap, it was designed as an alternative to Vexchange, the automated market maker (AMM) and liquidity provision protocol already launched on this network.
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In a Medium post, the team behind ZumoSwap addressed the questions most VeChain users must be making: why launch a new DEX when Vexchange is already functional? According to ZumoSwap, there is “something that doesn’t feel right” about its competitor.
Inspired in Uniswap, the most popular DEX running on Ethereum, the team behind ZumoSwap presented data that suggest Vexchange could have higher fees for its users. In step of the standard 0.3% fee for slippage on Uniswap, Vexchange charges around 1% which represents a significant increase when compared to the Ethereum protocol.
Therefore, ZumoSwap was created to meet users demand for a “native DEX” capable of providing them with an cost-efficient alternative and multiple features. The team behind the VeChain DEX claimed the following:
After careful thinking, we decide to get rid of ALL Uniswap + Web3 code and build from scratch. This is a VeChain project, not one of the Ethereum dApp.
The DEX should be able to integrate with “any wallets that VeChain provides” and operate with what the team called “one-click swap”. They claimed this will improve the DEX experience as it will remove the need for users to operate with two transactions to make a token swap.
On ZumoSwap, you only approve what you need to swap, and better yet, it is done within the same transaction you swap. No longer need to wait for two steps! Fast and secure.
The Many Features Of ZumoSwap, A Native VeChain DEX
In addition to the aforementioned features, ZumoSwap will encourage VeChain users to transact, to swap their tokens and keep themselves active. These activities, the post claims, are discouraged on Ethereum and other competitors.
Thus, a protocol which was created to facilitate a transaction become less usable as users are price out from the platforms. In that sense, users will “always” be able to transact with a 0.3% slippage on ZumoSwap.
The platform has integrated an “Auto VTHO Farming” feature. This will let users to keep their VTHO yields and provide liquidity to the DEX by supplying VET to the pools. The team behind the project claimed there are “no additional actions required; you farm the VTHO like in your own wallet”.
This could make ZumoSwap an alternative for the users that want to generate more rewards with their VET and keep themselves active on the VeChain ecosystem. ZumoSwap will also operate with a fee delegation mechanism and will launch a ZUMO token in the future.
The ZumoSwap native token and its tokenomics will be describe in the future. However, the team behind the project did reveal the following about a potential airdrop:
It will be released in a similar manner of Bitcoin and details will be announced in the following articles. All Liquidity providers and traders and X Node holders will receive the airdrop.
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As of press time, VeChain (VET) trades at $0,091 with a 4.8% profit in the past day.