About the Project

Firefly is an orderbook decentralized exchange (DEX) for perpetual swaps and options powered by Substrate. Supported by Polkadotโ€™s shared security, high-throughput and low-latency transactions, micro-gas fees, and interoperability across networks, Firefly will provide traders with a derivatives DEX that is both performant and secure. The DEX caters to the Polkadot community, providing unique products for the 30,000+ parachain crowd loan participants, and will support staking derivatives of bonded or staked DOTs as collateral. Firefly also provides one of the most performant user experiences in DeFi, with under-450-milliseconds settlement when network latency and network congestion are abstracted.

About the Integration

Firefly deployed shortly after Moonbeam went live in January 2022 and went live in October 2022.

With this integration, traders are able to use familiar tooling, collateralize multiple Moonbeam-native assets for opening trades on Firefly, and trade with high performance with the shared security of Polkadot.

Firefly supports both USDT and DOT staking derivatives as collateral for opening positions. The staking derivative modules help the Polkadot community unlock liquidity from staked DOT. These staking derivatives can then be used as collateral for trading on Firefly. This opens the door for the DOT stakers to hedge or speculate on the prices of crypto assets while capturing the staking rewards on Polkadot or the crowd loan participation rewards. The composability with the DOT staking derivative modules also opens pathways for traders to execute positive carry strategies.