LXDX, a digital asset exchange focusing on derivatives based on underlying cryptocurrency assets, has just announced that it has opened its platform access. Traders will be able to create accounts and begin Know Your Customer (KYC) processes ahead of launch next month.
LXDX will be offering derivative products for speculative and hedge trading on crypto assets with smaller upfront commitments than found in typical spot trading. LXDX will be the first exchange that allows for derivatives trading on Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP), and will also offer Bitcoin-based (BTC) products.
Crypto needs trading venues that give traders the option to both speculate on volatility, and also hedge against price movements in the opposite direction,” commented Joshua Greenwald, CEO of LXDX. “We’ve seen recently a large downside devaluation that the majority of investors have had no way to protect themselves from. The addition of derivative products will surely make our crypto markets healthier. We’re excited to be opening our doors to traders on the LXDX platform for account creation and early access.
Greenwald, formerly of DRW, Laurion Shanghai, and SpaceX, is joined by other finance and technology industry veterans on the LXDX leadership team. As a result, the exchange is built to institutional standards of speed and security that are not found elsewhere in crypto markets.
Steven Thomas, a former Department of Defense cryptologist and CTO of LXDX, had this to say about the infrastructure of the exchange:
We built LXDX from the ground up in highly optimized C++ on proprietary hardware configurations that allow for system execution latencies orders of magnitude faster than what’s out there today. Our asset storage solutions use combinations of cold and hot wallets protected by multi-layer security frameworks and protocols.
LXDX is currently conducting a Security Token Offering that provides accredited investors the opportunity to back the company in exchange for real equity and dividend rights to a share of gross revenues, and is also backed by notable venture capital firms.