Decentralized exchange (DEX) Injective Protocol has rolled out the first decentralized and commission-free futures trading of GameStop (GME) stock.
Injective Competes With US Brokerages
Injective has listed GME futures trading on its Solstice Pro decentralized exchange (DEX).
Due to the decentralized nature, anyone can trade GameStop’s futures contracts against the USDT stablecoin. The exchange also listed the trading of other large tech stocks such as Tesla, Amazon, and Twitter on their platform last month.
GameStop has recently attracted massive interest from retail traders causing its stock price to rise exponentially. Earlier, a subreddit known as r/wallstreetbets pooled together its members to make trades against short interest on GME stock.
The short squeeze that ensued caused hedge funds like Point 72 and Melvin Capital to close their short positions after losing billions within a few days.
The incident has been viewed as a rare moment in history where retail traders displayed their dominance over large hedge funds.
However, U.S. brokerage firms such as RobinHood decided to halt the GME stock’s trading amid the carnage. The trading suspension has been criticized by politicians, entrepreneurs, and other large investors.
According to Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and many other experts, the incident proved once why there is a need for decentralized financial markets.
In this context, GameStop’s listing on decentralized exchanges such as Injective gives stock market traders a chance to enter the booming DeFi space.
Injective said it would provide 24/7 access to futures trading of the stock, a feature that traditional brokerages cannot avail to their customers.
The exchange can finalize transactions within a second on its Layer-2 blockchain, which costs almost-zero gas fees.
This article originally appeared in CryptoBriefing
Injective is a custom interoperable layer one protocol for building powerful exchange, DeFi, derivatives & Web3 applications. Injective was created using the Cosmos SDK and is able to achieve instant transaction finality while sustaining lightning fast speeds. INJ is the native deflationary scarce asset that powers the Injective Protocol and its rapidly growing ecosystem. Injective is incubated by Binance and is backed by Pantera Capital.