In the second part of this research series, we look at NFTs and Metaverses as the biggest trends in the DeFi space in 2022.
NFTs continue to evolve and, apart from speculative assets, they provide additional utility to their owners.
DeFi-based metaverses also continue to grow and attract big names from the financial and fashion industries.
Get all the details in the blog.
We dedicated the 10th edition of our Mettacast series to a community discussion with Mettalex's CTO Matt McDonnell.
Matt presented the newly proposed Mettalex tokenomics model and replied to questions from the community.
With the DeFi space evolving, so is Mettalex.
A collaboration between the team and community, the current document outlines the path towards an enhanced DEX experience for traders, liquidity providers, and governance token holders.
Learn more in the blog.
Users who provide liquidity to Mettalex’s DEX autonomous market makers get rewards in both trading fees and MTLX governance tokens. Provide liquidity in BUSD, USDO, MTLXBUSD PancakeSwap LP tokens. More options - coming soon!
Through the Mettalex DEX, crypto traders get access to traditional and crypto commodities markets unavailable anywhere else in the DeFi space. Enjoy a plethora of assymetric opportunities and trade derivatives for a fraction of the spot price.
Participants in the commodities supply chain could use the Mettalex DEX to acquire cost and capital-efficient access to an efficient hedging tool. The risk associated with each long or short position is fully quantified.
Access traditional markets with minimal friction on taking positions and reduced requirements for margin. We combine the convenience of tokens with market sizes of the commodities world.
Advanced mathematics ensures that all Mettalex markets are fully collateralized. Even more efficient mathematical operations will be introduced with the incorporation of Fetch.ai technology.
The Mettalex commodity derivatives exchange features markets unavailable anywhere in the DeFi space, including Steel, Iron Ore, Natural Gas, Aluminium, Zinc, Copper, and spreads like BTC/Gold, ETH/Gold, sCEX/sDEFI, and many more.
87.5% of all MTLX tokens will be distributed to liquidity providers (LPs) that supply stablecoin liquidity to Mettalex’s Autonomous Market Makers. That turns Mettalex markets into “perpetual yield farms”. In addition, LPs are also rewarded with trading fees.
Stakeholders taking hedge positions assuming price hikes or dips will not lose their collateral on the basis of short term price movements. Position tokens remain valid until the date of settlement and recover in value if price recovers unlike a margin based position.
Positions on Mettalex are monitored by an autonomous agent that ensures the market has sufficient liquidity for absorbing your position in the event that you decide to exit.
Mettalex uses position tokens instead of margin positions offered by conventional trading platforms. These position tokens in turn are backed fully by individuals looking to receive a part of the trading fees from the platform. Adding another layer of stability to the exchange.
Founder and CEO
Humayun is an entrepreneur, investor, and visionary focused on AI, machine learning, blockchain, and token-based economies. He was a founding Investor in DeepMind, and co-founded Fetch.ai, Atomix, Mobix, uVue, and itzMe. In addition to his strong technological background, Humayun also has extensive experience in financial markets, including commodities trading and derivatives.
Matt has an undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering and Chemical Physics at the University of Western Australia, followed by a Doctorate in Physics at the University of Oxford. Matt was a quantitative developer and quantitative analyst at Fidelity International and has previously assumed a data scientist role at fashion tech startup Metail, before joining Fetch.ai and Mettalex. He is passionate about financial risk modeling, smart contracts, DeFi.
A passionate software developer from India. Chirag is a fan of technology and the way it is constantly evolving. Loves to do the impossible and enjoys difficult tasks. Getting the code right is his mission. A firm believer in solve-it-before-you-sleep. A people’s person, a friend of all. He is a workaholic and energy center of the team who curates the most insane ideas and pushes everybody to unleash their potential.
Maria is leading the business development programs of both Fetch.ai and Mettalex. Her specialties are strategic alliances, collaborations with industry leaders and governmental institutions, as well as with academia. With her decades-long experience, Maria proficiently manages strategic programs delivery at Fetch.ai and its spin-off projects.
A crypto assets and blockchain veteran, Vlad Dramaliev is one of the founders of the Bulgarian Bitcoin/blockchain community. Since 2013, he has founded several startups in the crypto space and a bitcoin-only foundation - BitHope. Vlad is the co-founder of Sofia Crypto Meetup, the oldest and largest monthly blockchain event and online community in Bulgaria. He is passionate about decentralized, blockchain-based assets, economies, and communities, Web3, and NFTs.
Albena got into crypto through researching the intersection between music and blockchain back in 2016 and has been following the space ever since. Later on, she embraced Blockchain Marketing professionally and worked as a Community and Social Media Manager for a Layer-1 blockchain solution. She joined the Mettalex team as a Marketing Executive in May 2021.