• Raydium RAY
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₹ 143.27

Contracts : Solana : 4k3Dy...3QrkX6R   

  • Rank #190
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₹33.44 B 5.2033%

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Raydium (RAY)

Raydium operates as an automated market maker (AMM) and liquidity supplier within the Serum decentralized exchange (DEX) on the Solana blockchain. Differing from conventional AMMs, Raydium facilitates on-chain liquidity directly into a central limit order book on Serum's platform. 

Funds deposited into Raydium are transformed into limit orders placed on Serum's orderbooks, granting Raydium Liquidity Providers (LPs) access to Serum's complete order flow alongside its established liquidity pool.

What is Raydium?

Raydium stands as a decentralized AMM (automated market maker) functioning within the Solana blockchain. Its operation involves direct utilization of Serum, Solana's principal DEX (decentralized exchange), tapping into its order book to execute its swap system.

The primary strengths of an AMM constructed on Solana encompass its speed and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, Raydium actively engages with the Solana ecosystem and Serum, thereby enhancing liquidity.

The surge in DeFi enthusiasm underscores the escalating interest in AMM-operating DEXs. Platforms like Maker, Compound, Uniswap, Aave, and SushiSwap are progressively drawing in more investors. Despite its launch in February 2021, Raydium has garnered substantial popularity, owing to valid reasons.

What is RAY?

RAY represents the native utility token within the Raydium ecosystem. Its initial supply, introduced on February 21, 2021, was fixed at 555 million tokens. The development team was allotted 20% of the total supply, which remains locked for a maximum of three years, preventing their immediate sale. 

About one-third of the RAY token supply (188 million) can be mined, with block rewards estimated to halve every six months. Additionally, 0.03% of transaction fees accrued on the platform serve as rewards for stakers. The distribution of RAY tokens is as follows:

  • Maximum circulating supply: 555,000,000 RAY

  • Liquidity Mining Reserve: 34%

  • Partnerships & Ecosystem: 30%

  • Development Team: 20% (locked between 1 and 3 years)

  • Liquidity: 8%

  • Community: 6% (locked for 1 year)

  • Advisors: 2% (locked between 1 and 3 years)

Who are the founders of Raydium?

Raydium is led by three pseudonymous blockchain entrepreneurs: AlphaRay, XRay, and GammaRay. AlphaRay, with a background in algorithmic trading, leveraged his expertise to establish Raydium, steering the strategy, operations, product direction, and business development within the organization. 

XRay serves as the Chief Technology Officer, boasting eight years of experience as a trading and low-latency systems architect in traditional and crypto markets. He meticulously designed Raydium's end-to-end infrastructure. GammaRay spearheads marketing, communications, strategy, and product direction, bringing in substantial experience from a leading data analytics and market research firm where they worked extensively on client engagements and corporate marketing.

How does Raydium Function?

Conventional asset exchanges such as stock markets maintain a centralized ledger of buy and sell orders known as an order book. Buy orders, comprising the quantity of an asset at a particular price that a market participant wishes to purchase, reside on one side of the order book. Conversely, sell orders, containing the quantity of an asset at a specific price that a market participant wants to sell, are located on the other side.

The order book acts as a central mechanism for matching market makers (sellers) with market takers (buyers), facilitating trading activities, and ensuring liquidity within a specific market. Raydium, supporting the Serum decentralized exchange, utilizes smart contracts to enable this process of matching buy and sell orders.

Liquidity Pools (LP): Blockchain technology and, more recently, DeFi have popularized a distinctive method of trading utilizing automated market makers (AMMs) and their liquidity pools.

Through AMMs like Raydium, users trade assets against a pool of assets provided by liquidity providers. The assets stored in liquidity pools act as the counterparty to transactions, against which buy and sell orders are executed.

One of the initial and widely used platforms employing the AMM model was Uniswap on the Ethereum network. Raydium opted to construct its solution on the Solana blockchain to address issues such as high gas fees, slower execution times, absence of limit orders, and insufficient overlapping liquidity in existing AMM platforms on Ethereum.

In addition to its primary exchange functions, Raydium offers "dual reward farming," allowing liquidity providers to earn an additional yield on the LP tokens received as a reward for contributing assets to the liquidity pools powering the exchange. Furthermore, Raydium permits users to stake their RAY tokens to earn an extra reward derived from platform trading fees.

Raydium and Serum Integration: Raydium merged its AMM mechanism with Serum's order book functionality to leverage the advantages and address the limitations of both order book and AMM-based exchanges. The ability to access liquidity from either Raydium's AMM or Serum's order book aims to provide traders with a more efficient and cost-effective decentralized exchange trading experience.

Whenever users contribute to one of Raydium's liquidity pools, the AMM converts their tokens into limit orders on Serum's order book for others to trade against. Raydium compares prices between Serum's order book and its AMM to execute the most cost-effective trade for the user during a swap.

AcceleRaytor: Besides its exchange and yield-earning platforms, Raydium established a fundraising platform called AcceleRaytor. This platform functions as a launchpad, aiding new projects in raising capital and developing within the Solana ecosystem.

What Sets RAY Apart In Its Use Cases?

  • Order Book Automated Market Maker (AMM): Raydium enables users to effortlessly trade and exchange crypto assets, providing an experience akin to centralized exchanges through automated order book integration. This ensures robust liquidity in pools.

  • Diverse DeFi Services: Raydium provides concentrated liquidity for improved return on investment (ROI), along with staking and yield farming opportunities, allowing users to earn attractive Annual Percentage Yields (APY) across various crypto pairs.

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