Synthetix Review: DeFi Gem for 2020

Feb 08, 2020

📝 Simple Overview 📝

Synthetix is one of the hottest projects in the DeFi space right now, with its market cap rocketing from under $10 million in mid-2019 to over $200 million at the time of this video’s release.

📈 What is Synthetix? 📈

Put simply, Synthetix is a trading platform for synthetic assets, built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. But what the heck is a synthetic asset? In short, they are simulated representations of real-world assets.

Right now, you can trade synthetic assets on the platform like fiat currencies, crypto, commodities, and stocks are coming soon too.

❓ Why Use A Synthetic Asset? ❓

It’s a fair question to ask why someone wouldn’t want to hold the real thing? It all boils down to the user wanting a simple way to get price exposure without using any centralized entities.

💱 The Synthetix Exchange? 💱

To use the exchange, you’ll need to connect a MetaMask, Trezor or Ledger wallet.

Synthetix’s stable coin is the gateway into the Synthetix ecosystem and you can buy this on decentralized exchanges or Kucoin.

Prices for each asset are determined by price feeds. These are only partially decentralized as some are completely centralized and controlled by the Synthetix team. However, there are plans to completely decentralize all price feeds with some help from Chainlink.

👍 Benefits of Synthetix Exchange 👍

- Being practically decentralized means there is no KYC and the exchange is non-custodial, which means you control the keys to your crypto assets.

- You are not trading with other people on the exchange. Synthetic assets are bought or sold through the minting/burning of synthetic tokens. This means you don’t have to worry about liquidity!

- In theory, there is an unlimited number of synthetic tokens that can be issued. That means you don’t have to worry about the token supply.

💰 What Is SNX Token? 💰

In short, its the fuel of the entire Synthetix ecosystem. SNX token holders lock up their coins to earn staking rewards. These locked tokens are used as collateral and back up the values of all issues synthetic assets.

🔮 The Future of Synthetix 🔮

The Synthetix exchange is a prototype. However, the project aims to become a huge decentralized trading platform where users can trade synthetic assets for anything in the world.

There are 4 key things in the pipeline:

- The introduction of non-SNX collateral options.

- A liquidation mechanism to stabilize under collateralized positions.

- Decentralize price feeds by collaborating with Chainlink. Work has already started on this.

- Create better trading tools like stop losses and leveraged trading.


⛓️ 🔗 Helpful Links 🔗 ⛓️

► Website:

► Litepaper:

► GitHub:

► The future of SNX:

► Chainlink partnership:


📜 Disclaimer 📜

The information contained herein is for informational purposes only. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial legal or tax advice. The content of this video is solely the opinions of the speaker who is not a licensed financial advisor or registered investment advisor. Trading Forex, cryptocurrencies and CFDs poses considerable risk of loss. The speaker does not guarantee any particular outcome.