Gains is a decentralized perpetuals exchange that offers synthetic leverage trading for crypto, forex, and stocks.
Gains Network is a trading platform that enables on-chain leverage trading with low trading fees. The platform uses an innovative synthetic trading architecture that is powered by its GNS utility token. Gains has achieved this through development of their own custom-built Chainlink decentralized oracle network (DON) to provide real-time, aggregated prices for their leveraged trading products. The ecosystem uses two liquidity pools (GNS-DAI and DAI-only pool) to execute trades for all pairs listed on the gTrade derivatives platform. This is a major advantage over competitive platforms who must build and maintain liquidity every time a new asset is listed. Trades are opened with DAI collateral, regardless of the trading pair. The leverage is synthetic and backed by the DAI vault, the GNS-DAI liquidity pool, and the GNS token. After a trade is closed, any profits or remaining balance is paid out in DAI to the trader. GNS is burned when the DAI vault becomes sufficiently overcollateralized (currently at 130% ratio), which counters the inflationary emissions distributed to the GNS-DAI vault.
The protocol charges a fee that is calculated based on the value of the trader's total position size. A rollover fee is collected only on the collateral itself. gTrade generates revenue from opening and closing trades, rollover and funding fees, and updating stop losses. A portion of these fees are allocated to the project and development fund and the remaining to GNS-DAI liquidity providers and GNS stakers.
You can generated yield by staking GNS tokens to earn gTrade platform fees (paid in DAI). In total, 40% of the fees from market and closing orders are distributed to GNS stakers. GNS also offers non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be staked to further boost your share of the staking rewards. Liquidity providers who stake their GNS-DAI LP token earn 20% of market and closing orders from trading fees (paid in GNS) as well as QuickSwap fees (paid in dQUICK). DAI vault depositors earn the remaining 40% of fees for acting as the collateral for all open trades.