Hashflow Intro

What is Hashflow?

Hashflow is a decentralized exchange designed for interoperability, zero slippage, and MEV-protected trades.

What makes Hashflow unique?

Most DEXs rely on automated market makers (AMMs) to enable the buying and selling of assets, and although important, they’re far from perfect. AMMs are capital inefficient, routinely prone to risks like sandwich attacks and impermanent loss, and cannot price non-spot assets.
By using a request-for-quote (RFQ) model to allow professional market makers to manage liquidity pools, Hashflow solves these issues. In turn, traders and liquidity providers (LPs) gain access to enhanced efficiency, security, and products previously impossible in DeFi.

What this means for Market Makers

Instead of a constant-product pricing function commonly used by AMMs, Hashflow allows market makers to source liquidity from anywhere 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 here.

What this means for Liquidity Providers

Hashflow allows LPs to contribute assets to a liquidity pool (just like in AMMs), but leverage professional market makers rather than curves to price assets. By allowing market makers to use their off-chain pricing strategies, LPs benefit from:
Highly-Competitive Yields
LPs can simply deposit liquidity into Public Pools and earn yields by piggy-backing on smarter pricing strategies that bake in real-world information.
No Impermanent Loss
Public Pools are continually monitored and rebalanced by market makers to prevent impermanent loss.
Single-Sided Liquidity
LPs can provide liquidity in just one asset and stay long while earning yield.
To learn more about Public Pools, see this article here.

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.
MEV-Resistance
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 about Bridgeless Cross-Chain Swaps, see this article here.