Cosmos Prepares To Merge Two DEXes - Osmosis And Umee

Cosmos Prepares To Merge Two DEXes - Osmosis And Umee

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The proposed merger between the Osmosis and Umee DEXes on the Cosmos chain has the potential to benefit the latter’s native token, ATOM.

Code Integration for Enhanced Functionality

In a significant development within the Cosmos ecosystem, Osmosis, currently the largest decentralized exchange (DEX) by trading volume, is set to merge with Umee’s cross-chain lending UX Chain. This strategic move aims to enhance the capabilities of both platforms and create a more robust decentralized financial ecosystem.

As part of the merger, UX Chain will undergo a code transition to align with the Osmosis Blockchain. This alignment will seamlessly integrate existing liquidity, total value locked (TVL), and functionality into the Osmosis ecosystem. The merging of these two distinct product code bases will pave the way for a more streamlined and efficient decentralized exchange.

Governance Proposal and Tokenomics Management

Brent Xu, CEO of Umee, emphasized that the initial focus of the merger would involve merging the product code bases. Following this, a 'call to action' proposal will be presented to the community, seeking their input on the next steps in tokenomics management. The UX token, an integral part of the UX Chain, may play a crucial role in applying mesh security, shared security mechanics, or new tokenomic designs.

Highlighting the importance of community involvement in shaping the future of the merged ecosystem, Xu said, 

“In crypto communities, builders should take a product-first mindset and eventually use that as a platform to improve the tokenomics. This is similar to mergers in tradfi where first the deal is announced to the public, and subsequently, the process begins where company governance must decide on all details and specifics of the deal toward final execution and closing.”

Combining Forces: UX Chain and Osmosis

UX Chain, previously known as Umea, was initially designed as a cross-chain DeFi hub on the Cosmos network. Osmosis, on the other hand, operates as an inter-blockchain communication protocol for Ethereum and Polkadot while also serving as a DEX within the Cosmos ecosystem. After the merger, Osmosis' TVL of $140 million will combine with UX Chain's estimated TVL of $17.4 million, as reported by DeFiLama.

The merger brings forth a range of lending features from Umee to Osmosis, including spot margin trading, shorting, liquidations, stablecoin pools, interchain flash loans, and MEV markets. This integration is expected to expand Osmosis' offerings, providing users with a comprehensive suite of financial tools and services.

Osmosis Initiates Merger Proposal

Osmosis initiated the merger proposal, citing its position as the dominant DEX in the Cosmos ecosystem. The L1 network justified its choice of UX Chain by pointing out the latter's prominence in the lending sector. Osmosis presented the collaboration as a catalyst for propelling the Total Value Locked (TVL) of both protocols to new heights, emphasizing the potential benefits of mesh security in the evolutionary trajectory of blockchain networks.

ATOM Token's Potential Upside

The collaboration between Osmosis and UX Chain holds promising prospects for the Cosmos’s native ATOM token. The performance of OSMO and UX tokens has seen notable increases in recent times, with OSMO's price standing at $0.74, reflecting a 30-day 70% surge. The merger, if successfully executed, could contribute to an even higher market cap position for ATOM, aligning with the positive trends observed in the performance of the involved tokens.

Disclaimer: This article is provided for informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended to be used as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice.

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