Level Finance's Success and Sustainability

MAY 11, 2023 • 12 Min Read

Joo Kian Joo Kian
The authors have not purchased or sold any token for which the authors had material non-public infor


Level Finance is an oracle-based margin and spot trading decentralized exchange (DEX) that emerged following the success of GMX. Its growth has been remarkable since launching in 2023, achieving volumes that rival its largest competitor (GMX). The graphics above show that Level captures between 10-42% of the daily volume market share across levered trading and perpetual DEXs.

In this report, we’ll explore the differences between Level and GMX, the reasons behind Level’s success, and the sustainability of its growth.

Protocol Design

Level Finance employs a levered trading system similar to GMX. Like GMX, Level utilizes a liquidity pool (LP) containing a mix of assets including BTC, ETH, long-tail crypto assets, and stablecoins. This liquidity is rented

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