Raydium is a decentralized exchange native to Solana that allows anyone to trade crypto assets and provide liquidity to earn trading fees.
Raydium is decentralized exchanged built on Solana that leverages Serum's central orderbook to fill trades. This is contrast to the majority of AMMs that rely on liquidity pools rather than traditional order books to execute decentralized trades. Raydium also uses its own liquidity pools which are funded by users who deposit two tokens in equal proportion in exchange for a liquidity provider (LP) token that represents their claims to their share of the total pool, plus a portion of trading fees. Users can earn additional yield by locking up their LP tokens to farm them for RAY tokens.
Raydium charges a 0.25% fee on all trades within a liquidity pool. Of this amount, 0.22% is paid to LPs as a reward for providing liquidity and 0.03% is used to market buy RAY and distribute to stakers.
You can earn 0.22% of all trades on Raydium by providing liquidity on the exchange. The protocol also earns 0.04% for every trade that is distributed to RAY stakers.