Fraxswap is the first constant product AMM with an embedded time-weighted average market maker (TWAMM) for conducting large trades over long periods of time trustlessly. It is fully permissionless and the core AMM is based on Uniswap V2.
Fraxswap is the first constant product AMM with a time-weighted average market maker (TWAMM) for conducting larger trades over long periods of time. The DEX is fully permissionless as the core AMM is based on Uniswap V2. Fraxswap is intended to help traders execute large orders more efficiently. The embedded TWAMM is based on Paradigm's original whitepaper specifications. The TWAMM is designed to slowly and reliably exchange assets over time to reduce slippage.
Fraxswap was purposely built to be used by the Frax protocol to increase the stability of pegs for FRAX and FPI stablecoins, as well as return excess profits to FXS holders. The primary motivation was to create a unique AMM with specialized features for algorithmic stablecoin policy, forward guidance, and large sustained market orders to stabilize the price of one asset by contracting its supply or acquiring specific collateral over a prolonged period. Specifically, the Frax protocol will use Fraxswap to buyback and burn FXS with any profits, mint new FXS to buyback and burn FRAX stablecoins to stabilize the price peg, and mint FRAX to purchase hard assets through seigniorage.
Fraxswap is also intended to be used by other protocols, stablecoin issuers, and DAOs. Examples of use cases include: 1) accumulation of a treasury asset over time by slowly selling governance tokens; 2) buying back governance tokens over time with DAO revenues and reserves; 3) acquiring another protocol's governance token over time with the DAO's own governance token (e.g. a permissionless M&A); and 4) defending risk-free value (RFV) for treasury-based DAOs like Olympus where the backing of the governance token is programmatically guaranteed. To use Fraxswap for monetary policy, the protocol should first create a token pair and add protocol controlled liquidity (POL). Then, place TWAMM orders in any size in either direction as desired for forward guidance and rebalancing of the DAO's assets.