Trading Fees Optimization Research


Funding amount


Start date

November 2022


2 months


Grant will fund research to optimize dYdX trading fees for maximum trading volume and user onboarding, in preparation for community ownership of setting fees in V4. The research will study competitors, strategies, and historical fees on dYdX to determine optimal rates and adjustments that can be made going forward.


In anticipation of community responsibility for setting exchange trading fees, this grant will fund extensive research on successful fee setting measures across competitors and similar DEXs to build a better understanding. The community will be able to leverage this research for future decision making on setting fees, an important trait for successful user adoption and trading participation. The community can expect proposals to change fees based on the final research piece.

Payment structure

25% upfront, 75% at completion

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