Singapore, April 8, 2021 — In a bid to expand its ecosystem, leading decentralized exchange MDEX has integrated Binance Smart Chain, officially completing the deployment today, April 8, at 8.30 pm (UTC + 8). Five seconds after integration, MDEX reports a total value locked of more than half a billion dollars.

The BSC integration includes functionality in liquidity mining, single token staking, transaction mining and cross-chain asset services. Users can now use the MDEX Bridge to realize cross-chain interoperability between Heco (Huobi Eco-Chain) and BSC. 

BSC and Heco solve issues of congestion and high fees on Ethereum 

According to MDEX chief technology officer “Sky,” after Heco, integrating with BSC was always the plan. Sky said:

“Like Heco, BSC was developed to target the congestion and high fees on the Ethereum network. Both are also supported by CeFi resources.”

According to Binance, the Binance Smart Chain was envisioned as something of an extension of the Binance Chain. With dual-chain architecture, both chains are complementary — Binance Smart Chain caters to decentralized applications without congesting the original chain, which is optimized for ultra-fast trading. These features make it efficient, optimized for running DApps and transacting at lower fees. 

Indeed, the advantages associated with the BSC network make this move critical. A recent report announced that Binance Smart Chain overtook Ethereum in daily transaction amounts courtesy of its low fees and fast transaction architecture. 

One of the crucial attributes that make blockchain-based transactions unique is reduced costs. The Ethereum blockchain has been unable to live up to its name in this aspect, with current transaction fees above $20. It even soared to an all-time high of $43 on Feb. 23. 

MDEX sets eyes on market expansion with BSC

This makes the current decision a well-calculated one. Being one of the few projects on both BSC and Heco, MDEX is positioning itself in the current move to be a serious contender in the ecosystem.

Dubbed the “Heco golden shovel” in Chinese crypto circles, MDEX has dominated the Huobi Eco-chain, carrying about one-third of the TVL.

Having hit the Heco ceiling, for MDEX, the BSC integration is undoubtedly a move to cover new fertile ground. BSC currently supports more than 100 currencies across the chain with a total market value of more than $84 billion. Entering the BSC ecosystem is an opportunity to increase both TVL and trading volumes.

Rising to a new challenge

Speaking of the BSC integration, Sky declared:

“This is a great opportunity to test the effectiveness of our products and operations.” 

As the only mainstream DEX on the market that implements dual mining, combining liquidity and transaction mining, MDEX has managed to cause an explosion in its platform trading volumes.

On Feb. 25, MDEX ranked first on CoinMarketCap, capturing 54% of the market share and dethroning Ethereum DEX leader Uniswap. On March 18, MDEX’s TVL exceeded $2.3 billion, which is a new record. On March 19, its cumulative transaction fees were over $340 million, with its seven-day transaction fee amount ranking third, only behind Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

Sky has confirmed that the dual mining “two-scoop incentive model” will be carried over to the BSC platform. MDEX users can continue to enjoy low-to-zero fees and fast transactions in a liquid trading environment on a secure and user-friendly platform. MDEX recently released an upgraded Version 2.0 with platform improvements on March 16.

More value for MDX token holders

Sky pointed out that multi-chain deployment supports expansion, which leads to more value capture.

“More assets and more transactions on MDEX means the platform receives more fees, which means more funds to buy back and destroy MDX in the market, which will further deflate MDX.”

He is referring to the buy-back destruction mechanism of the MDX token whereby a portion of the daily transaction fees will be used to repurchase MDX for burning. On March 12, the total amount of repurchased and burnt MDX exceeded $10 million, and its real-time deflation rate is at 10.96%.

As for the semi-centralized nature of the BSC and Heco public chains, Sky called for the “continued openness of BSC and Heco to attract more excellent developers and apps.” When Eth2 is eventually implemented, multi-chain deployment will likely become an important route for DApps.

As MDEX continues in its endeavor of being a top, reputable exchange that provides an excellent trading environment for its growing community, it will aspire to deliver unmatched value to the entire industry.

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