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A Deep Dive into Vertex: The All-in-One DEX Platform
Jake Kennis
Key Takeaways
5 min read
  • VRTX stakers earn 50% of protocol revenues generated on the platform. At the time of writing, this amounts to around $300k USDC weekly.
  • Vertex offers an all-in-one DEX on Arbitrum, and has experienced significant growth with over $26 billion in cumulative trading volume and maintains a top ranking among perp DEXs, with daily volumes exceeding $300 million since November 24th.

What is Vertex?

Vertex is an all-in-one DEX platform on Arbitrum that offers a spot DEX, perp trading, and access to money markets. Vertex uses a hybrid orderbook-AMM model where it can offer a vertically integrated experience for the user. Vertical integration offers a bundled experience similar to CEXs - traders can swap assets, borrow, and trade with leverage all from the same interface. With this experience, users can expect interesting product features such as cross-margining and sub-accounts and much more.

The protocol recently launched and has seen significant...