Market Makers

Market makers are driven by the desire to collect bid-ask spreads within their operating markets. In order to earn spread, they need to commit significant resources to setting up integrations and allocating capital. With Aqua, development and capital undertaking can be reduced to a single API integration and long/short positions.

Market makers can participate in pricing of various assets on different chains without the need to maintain actual inventory. Instead of requiring market makers to hold onto their own pool of inventory, the protocol allows them to utilise Aqua’s assets with a long or short position. Aqua will transfer assets to regular traders during their individual swaps based on these positions. Essentially, Aqua acts as the "prime broker" of crypto to facilitate the flow of assets between regular traders, market makers and liquidity providers.

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