The fusion of Raydium and partner projects, further driving the expansion of the ecosystem
It’s only been a month since the launch of Raydium, but things have moved pretty quick. A huge thanks to the community for all of the support so far. Here’s a peek at what’s next for Raydium, and the entire Solana and Serum ecosystem, as we continue to ramp up!
The Launch of Fusion Pools
You may have seen that we’re launching some new pools soon. We’re excited for the projects that we’ve partnered with on these pools; they’re all top quality projects with ambitious teams. But we’re also looking forward to what they represent; the initial fusion of Raydium and quickly emerging partner projects and the continued expansion of the Solana and Serum ecosystem.
While the first round of LPs and farms launched on Raydium allowed the platform to kick-off and get started, Fusion Pools are a step further towards driving ecosystem-wide liquidity and enabling projects to grow. In the coming months, Raydium will be working to link up with more burgeoning projects and further expand community reach. The timing and incentives for Fusion Pools will be aligned in collaboration with partner projects, meaning some pools may represent longer or shorter term opportunities depending on the project. The speed, dedication and innovation of the ecosystem has us bullish that even more projects will soon be leveraging the advantages of Solana and Raydium to create some serious fusion.
There’s also another big reason we can’t wait to launch these pools, and we’ll get to that next, but first let’s learn a bit about the projects that are joining us on Raydium:
Bonfida (FIDA) is a decentralized, non-custodial exchange that is built on the open-source Serum trading protocol and powered by the Solana blockchain. It provides a full product suite that bridges the gap between Serum, Solana, and the growing user base that is actively trading on the Serum DEX. Bonfida is also a valued partner of Raydium that has offered significant support up to and following our launch.
Kin (KIN) empowers apps and services to reward participants by creating engaging experiences that drive adoption of the Kin cryptocurrency. With millions of active users, Kin aims to reshape how digital services share economic benefits across an ecosystem. Kin gives app developers, content creators, and users a new way to earn real value from their contributions to the shared digital space. By joining the Solana ecosystem, Kin enables its community to take advantage of unrivaled speed and scalability.
Maps.me (MAPS) is the number one offline mapping and travel app with nine years of history and 140 million downloads. Maps.me 2.0 integrates a DeFi and financial services platform along with its immersive map experience and embedded digital wallet. With the wallet, users are able to access DeFi features to earn yield through Solana, book hotels, exchange currencies, and much more. The blazing fast transactions and throughput of Solana and Serum are a necessity for supporting real-time mapping, payments, and investing for the massive Maps.me userbase.
Oxygen (OXY) is a permissionless DeFi prime brokerage service built to support 100s of millions of users while democratizing borrowing, lending, and trading with leverage. With Oxygen, you can earn yield, borrow from peers, and trade directly from pools and with leverage against a portfolio of assets. The vision is to offer all the services traditionally provided by investment banks, and make them accessible to everyone while maintaining full trustlessness. Solana’s unparalleled speed and Serum’s on-chain order book are at the core of Oxygen protocol, enabling the matching of borrowing and lending orders.
Get Ready for Dual Yield
In addition to the great projects, let’s get back to the other big reason we’re anticipating this launch, or maybe two reasons depending on how you look at it; dual yield. The Fusion pools for these four projects will be the first to offer dual yield rewards for liquidity providers and stakers. That means you’ll receive farming rewards in both RAY, as well as the project token for the pool you’re staking. While future Fusion pools will not necessarily all have dual yield rewards, Raydium aims to offer this feature on pools where feasible. We probably don’t need to go into much more detail about why this is exciting, other than that we see it as an amazing opportunity to benefit both partner and Raydium communities.
So now, with Bonfida, Kin, Maps.me and Oxygen leading the way for Fusion pools, Raydium continues on the path towards growing the ecosystem, providing even greater liquidity, and as a pretty solid bonus, launching with dual yield.
Fusion pools are scheduled to go live early in the week of March 22nd.
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