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What Problem Does IntentX Solve?

The current crypto derivatives market trades roughly ~$3T in volume per month, or $97B / day, and makes up to 80% of total crypto trade volumes:
Traditionally, and to this day, 99% of derivatives trading takes place on centralized exchanges.
Centralized exchanges (CEXs) are counter to the DeFi ethos, and have proven time and time again that they cannot be trusted on order flow, frontrunning, custody, security of funds, solvency, etc.
FTX, Binance, and many other prominent, “trusted” CEXs have proven that users and institutions should carefully consider the inherent risks CEXs present.
Not only are there many internal risks associated with CEXs, but external regulatory pressure and KYC requirements are also pushing users and institutions out of CEXs and on-chain.
The solution to these problems lies in the use blockchain technology to achieve permissionless and trustless financial transactions in a self-custodial manner.
However, current on-chain derivatives exchange products are technologically inadequate to compete with CEXs on liquidity, fees, speed, or user experience.
Currently, only ~1-2% of all crypto futures are traded on-chain:
This is a similar state to the spot trading volume observed in early DeFi summer (2020) before the innovation of Uni V2, Sushiswap, and other AMM forks igniting continued on-chain adoption.
The on-chain derivatives market is also poised for similar uptick in growth. However, existing decentralized derivatives exchanges have failed to accomplish this because their trading experience simply cannot compete with those offered by centralized exchanges.
IntentX is aims to facilitate the adoption and migration of crypto derivatives on-chain by elimination of existing constraints with key innovations:
  1. 1.
    Liquidity and Transaction Efficiency: IntentX's unique trading architecture will allow for CEX like trade execution on-chain at a competitive fee-basis.
  2. 2.
    User Experience Focus: DeFi is currently not a user friendly experience compared to centralized exchanges. Users unfamiliar with wallets, gas, and contract interactions face friction in migration on-chain. IntentX's innovation in account abstraction, gas management, fiat on / ramps, and one click trading will allow for retail adoption.