Hashflow Intro

What is Hashflow?

Hashflow is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that enables users to trade digital assets on top blockchains including Ethereum, Arbitrum, Avalanche, BNB Chain, Optimism, and Polygon in just a matter of seconds.
Unlike AMMs, Hashflow leverages a request-for-quote (RFQ) model to provide traders with guaranteed price quotes directly from professional market makers (PMM), eliminating inefficiencies prevalent in decentralized finance (DeFi) including slippage and MEV.
Since launching in April 2021, Hashflow has cleared over $15B in total trade volume, making it a top 10 DEX. In 2023, Hashflow announced the Hashverse, a first-of-its-kind gamified decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), conceived in collaboration with Superconductor, founded by the creative minds behind top Hollywood global franchises including Marvel’s Avengers and Captain America, and Universal's Fast & Furious.

What makes Hashflow unique?

Hashflow uses a hybrid on-chain / off-chain RFQ (Request for Quote) engine to fetch off-chain quotes from market makers who manage liquidity in on-chain pools. This means that all Hashflow trades are fully-protected from both slippage and MEV exploits whether the trade happens locally on one chain or across chains.

What this means for Market Makers

Instead of a constant-product pricing function commonly used by AMMs, Hashflow allows market makers to source liquidity and price assets using off-chain pricing functions, backed by cryptographic signatures.
By moving pricing off-chain, market makers can use more sophisticated pricing strategies that factor in off-chain data like historic asset prices, volatility, and other real-world information that allows them to effectively price assets.
To get started as a market maker, see this article.

What this means for Traders

By moving pricing functions off-chain, traders benefit from: Better Prices
Off-chain pricing leads to tighter quotes, which gives traders more bang for their buck.
Zero Slippage
All Hashflow quotes are executed at the displayed price.
Cryptographic signatures make front-running impossible. Traders can keep what they earn.
Bridgeless Cross-Chain Swaps
Traders can seamlessly swap assets across chains within minutes without the need for external bridges, while taking advantage of all the benefits from above. To learn more, see this article.
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