While the blockchain network Solana’s native token has skyrocketed in value this week jumping 31.4%, the Solana-based perpetual swap platform Drift Protocol announced it raised $3.8 million from strategic investors. At the same time, Drift announced the launch of its alpha mainnet after several months of “grind, hard work, debugging, building security guardrails.”
Solana Perpetual Swap Exchange Drift Reveals Mainnet Launch, Raises $3.8 Million
While centralized exchanges like Binance, FTX, Bybit, and Bitmex offer crypto-based perpetual swaps, decentralized finance (defi) competitors are aiming to take the large amounts of trading volume these trading platforms command.
There are a number of decentralized apps (dapps) attempting to move forward in this direction like dYdX, Mango Markets, and MCDEX. On October 25, a Solana-based perpetual swap platform called the Drift Protocol launched its mainnet.
“We successfully launched our mainnet at the Solana’s Chicago Hacker House, working with the guidance of Bartosz,…