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The beta mainnet stage of the dYdX chain has finally gone live, thus launching active trading across different markets.
Governance Vote Paves the Way
The dYdX Chain, a standalone Cosmos-based Layer 1 blockchain, has officially transitioned to its beta mainnet stage, marking a significant advancement in the decentralized derivatives trading arena.
The transition from alpha to beta mainnet occurred on Monday at 8:45 a.m. EST, following a decisive governance vote with overwhelming community support (over 99%). The dYdX Operations subDAO, responsible for the decentralized infrastructure, confirmed the development in a blog post on its website.
“Trading on the dYdX Chain protocol software commenced today at 8:45 am EST, officially launching the Beta Stage. The Beta Stage serves as the critical testing phase for active trading environments.”
With over 99% community support, the governance vote unlocked active trading capabilities across over 33 markets. Users can now engage in active trading via the dydx.trade platform, accessing over 33 perpetual markets with leverage of up to 20x.
Users won’t receive trading rewards during this beta stage, but validators and stakers will accrue trading fees. This phase is pivotal for thoroughly testing the active trading environment on the dYdX Chain.
dYdX Chain’s Evolution
The journey to the beta mainnet stage involved a strategic shift from relying on Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solution StarkEx in version 3 to becoming a standalone Layer 1 blockchain on the Cosmos ecosystem with the launch of version 4.
The alpha mainnet for dYdX version 4 and the introduction of its Cosmos-based blockchain took place on October 26. As the most extensive decentralized derivatives trading platform in crypto, dYdX has amassed a cumulative trading volume exceeding $1 trillion since 2020.
Focus on Stability and Security
The announcement also reiterated the team’s focus on the stability and security of the dYdX Chain, requesting token holders to stake their DYDX tokens with Validators. This ensures the network’s strength, as direct staking improves the security of the Chain.
The statement also revealed that the applicable dYdX governance community could go ahead with moving towards Full Trading through its proposal for activating trading rewards, contingent on the protocol software remaining stable without any serious issues or bugs.
The team wrote,
“We are committed to ensuring transparency and will disseminate timely updates to the dYdX community. We will be publishing frequent updates, including statistics regarding total DYDX bridged and staked, validator metrics, and trading data.”
The dYdX Chain’s beta mainnet launch represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of decentralized derivatives trading, demonstrating the platform’s commitment to innovation and community-driven governance.
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