Synthetix Secures $20M Investment from DWF Labs
Synthetix is a tokenized asset issuance platform that allows users to create Synths by locking tokens into a smart contract and minting derivatives that provide exposure to a range of different assets. The platform's V2 has surpassed $400 million in perpetual swap daily trade volume, and the collaboration with liquidity provider Curve Finance saw a surge in daily fees, increasing the SNX token value by over 100%.
Synthetix has announced a $20 million investment through a new partnership with Web3 investment and quantitative trading firm DWF Labs. DWF Labs has acquired $15 million worth of Synthetix’ native token SNX paid for with USD Coin (USDC) in March 2023, and has committed to purchasing another $5 million worth of SNX tokens once the integration of Synthetix’ services has been completed.
As part of the deal, DWF Labs will be responsible for increasing SNX token liquidity and market making across centralized and decentralized exchanges. Synthetix’ perpetual futures will also be integrated into DWF Labs’ trading business. Holding SNX tokens allows users to create Synths by locking tokens into a smart contract and minting derivatives that provide exposure to a range of different assets. Users can trade Synths using Synthetix’ pooled collateral model, with trades between Synths generating fees for SNX collateral providers.
The creation of on-chain synthetic assets tracks the value of real-world assets, which includes synthetic fiat currencies or commodities like Gold and financial instruments like equity indices. DWF Labs managing partner Andrei Grachev believes the partnership will provide streamlined trading mechanisms in the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space, allowing for innovative hedging strategies and unique use cases.
Synthetix’ V2 platform has surpassed $400 million in perpetual swap daily trade volume according to data from Dune Analytics. The partnership with liquidity provider Curve Finance saw a surge in daily fees in June 2022, increasing the SNX token value by over 100% during the depths of the prolonged cryptocurrency bear market.
Overall, the investment from DWF Labs is expected to increase Synthetix’ market reach and liquidity, while also providing streamlined trading mechanisms for users in the DeFi space.