Vertex: Built for Cross-Margin, Low-latency Trading | Darius & Alwin

In today's episode Dan and Sam are joined by Vertex Protocol Co-founders Darius & Alwin. They explore Vertex's journey since the Multicurrency version of Anchor on Terra to now a leading onchain trading platform powered by Arbitrum. They explore Vertex's risk management, visions for decentralization, token airdrop, and endgame strategy.

This week's analyst segment is a special 3 blockworks analysts extravaganza. Dan is a joined by blockworks research analysts, 0xpibblez, Ren, and EffortCapital. They cover Uniswap's ongoing search for Loss-Versus-Rebalancing solution, Cosmos Hub Prop 818, Frax FIP 277, and Thorchain's lending market.

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:31) Uniswap Loss-Versus-Rebalancing

(09:28) Cosmos Hub Prop 818

(19:57) Frax FIP 277 RWA Frax V3

(27:42) Thorchain Lending Market

(37:33) Interview Start: Vertex 

(37:45) Vertex High-Level Overview

(41:59) Cross-Margin Account Architecture

(44:20) "Hexens Ad"

(45:24) Cross-Margin Account Architecture

(47:24) AMM Use-Case & Sequencer Backup

(50:58) Sequencer Decentralization

(54:53) Cross-chain Approach for UX

(58:09) Liquidation Engine & Managing Risk

(1:04:45) Mango Markets Exploit Avoidance

(1:07:52) Vertex Growth Strategy

(1:10:36) VRTX Token Design

(1:15:44) Incentivizing Traders VS Market Makers

(1:21:25) Vertex Endgame

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Vertex Docs


Uniswap Loss-Versus-Rebalancing Paper


Cosmos Hub Prop 818


Frax FIP 277


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