In a move to tone down the negative impacts of the bear market and recent ecosystem collapses, crypto exchange Gate.io has launched an industry liquidity support fund with an initial commitment of $100 million.
With investors moving their funds away from exchanges into self-custody, market liquidy is an immediate threat to struggling crypto businesses. Gate.io’s $100 million commitment aims to support companies looking to restrategize and adapt to changing market conditions, allowing them to maintain their focus on their business while being protected from market uncertainties
The announcement reads:
“The $100 million will be allocated to high-quality projects, market makers, high-frequency traders, and other institutional clients and HNW individuals.”
Eligible crypto projects will receive funding of up to $10 million, primarily for market-making — i.e., providing liquidity for traders. The company has set no deadline for applicants and hopes to expand the fund based on future market trends. Lin Han, founder and CEO of Gate.io, stated:
“Unforeseen hurdles during the bear market shouldn’t adversely affect users and inhibit innovation. Now is the time to work together on rebuilding, protecting users, and fortifying the market.”
In addition, the Gate SAFU fund, created by Gate.io in 2019, continues to provide a security blanket and insurance fund for user assets.
Crypto exchange Binance has also taken up the mantle of helping the ecosystem survive uncertain market conditions.
Most recently, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao revealed plans to allocate $1 billion for an industry recovery fund. The proposed fund is aimed at providing financial support to promising projects in financial distress.
While Binance has yet to officially announce the fund’s launch, CZ highlighted plans to adopt a relatively “loose” structure by allowing different industry peers to contribute.