Bullish exchange moves into private pilot on July 27
Press Releases • Jul 27, 2021 • 7 min read
We are excited to announce that today - July 27 - we are launching a 7-week, private pilot program, a major step towards the public release of the Bullish exchange expected later in 2021. With simulated crypto assets and paper money, the private pilot provides us with an opportunity to source valuable feedback and input from select participants to facilitate a frictionless experience for our customers at launch.
The pilot offers a sampling of invited retail and institutional investors (who meet specific requirements) the opportunity to experience the Bullish trading interface and our proprietary Hybrid Order Book. Pilot participants will have access to features and services including spot trading, margin trading and new and unique ways to earn through Bullish Liquidity Pools. While the pilot will not involve feature gating nor require a full onboarding in this early phase, product functionality, exchange operation, and customer support will mimic conditions for the full launch.
To encourage participation and feedback, we’re awarding a total of US$525,000 in cash prizes for three eligible participants who compete in the featured paper trading games. Each game will have a US$175,000 pot, with a top prize of US$100,000. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded US$50,000 and US$25,000, respectively. If a winner is ineligible, we will donate the prize money to charity.
The private pilot is open for testing to invited users where permitted, and is expected to run from July 27, 2021 through September 13, 2021.
Here’s what we believe will set Bullish apart:
- Deep, predictable liquidity: Bullish’s proprietary Hybrid Order Book with a highly differentiated liquidity profile will bring liquidity pools together with traditional limit orders, all in one place. Designed to offer deep and predictable liquidity, Bullish will provide traders with greater certainty across highly variable market conditions.
- Earning at scale: Bullish Liquidity Pools allow users to manage balanced portfolios at scale and earn revenue for delivering high-quality liquidity to the market. These pools will be optimized to earn yield, generated from automated market making, spot trading, and safe margin lending.
- Bullish plans to deploy a large portion of its multi-billion dollar treasury of balance sheet assets into Bullish liquidity pools to further strengthen the product offering of the platform.
- Secure, compliant, verifiable: Bullish is expected to be a regulated exchange, integrating best practices in cryptographic safeguards and compliance standards. Bullish will use EOSIO to securely execute and immutably record all financial movements on the platform. Cryptographic proof of this audit trail will be cross-hashed to the EOS public blockchain to facilitate externally verifiable state integrity - a first for exchange design.
We are excited to start this period of discovery and advancement with you. For invited participants, test it, enjoy it, and remember that it is still a pilot, so you may encounter some bugs and maintenance periods.
Visit Bullish.com to sign up to the waitlist.
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