Synthetix's SNX rose 14% after its DAO renewed liquidity deal with Jump Crypto. (pixabay, modified by CoinDesk)
Synthetix’s SNX token rose over 14% in the past 24 hours as developers said the protocol’s decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) had renewed a deal with liquidity provider Jump Crypto.
DAOs are entities that have no central leadership, and are owned and governed by their members. Their decisions are carried out by software rather than by human managers.
“Jump Crypto’s experience in data-driven trading and liquidity provisioning will complement Synthetix’s mission to become the liquidity backbone for on-chain derivatives,” developers said in a tweet on Thursday night.
The Chicago-based trading firm is expected to work closely with the Synthetix network to provide liquidity across listed assets and product feedback. Jump Crypto provides liquidity services and investments, and it participates in project governance.
Synthetix didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
SNX rose to as much as $3.37 during Asian trading hours before profit-taking caused the price to decline to $3.25 at press time. The tokens have gained over 19% in the past week, but only 4% compared with the past month after a market-wide decline pushed prices to monthly lows of $2.13 in early July.
However, the fundamentals remain strong. Since March, Synthetix has recorded trading volumes of over $2.8 billion, mainly from its atomic swaps and perpetual swaps products. Atomic swaps refer to an exchange of cryptocurrencies from separate blockchains. These use Uniswap and Chainlink live prices to ensure traders’ accurate execution.
Popular products on Synthetix include ether (ETH), bitcoin (BTC) and chainlink (LINK) token derivatives traded against Synthetix USD (SUSD), a dollar-pegged stablecoin. The pairs have seen over $40 million in trading volume in the past 24 hours, Nomics data shows.