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Our supporters and even casual observers are aware of our protocol’s tagline and introduction:

Oxygen Protocol is an on-chain prime brokerage built on the growing and liquid Serum ecosystem, running on the scalable Solana blockchain , and seeded by Maps.me’s 140 million users.

Users have expressed enthusiasm over our decision to build our borrow-lending protocol on Serum, leveraging an on-chain orderbook to match borrowers and lenders to provide fair rates. A project like Oxygen would not be possible without Solana blockchain’s massive throughput and ultra-low costs.

The idea of integration with Maps.me has been met with excitement and wonder. What…

Oxygen is part of a movement to replicate the financial constructs of traditional finance, without centralized control and intermediaries, and to make them accessible to everyone. Excitement and interest from the DeFi community is booming and we are more than happy with the amount of feedback and community engagement we’ve been receiving. All of our partners, builders, supporters, and investors — along with the DeFi community — are ready to breathe new life into the financial systems.

We’re excited to announce our expansions on our commitments to the long-term success of Oxygen. …

Our Case for Oxygen

Our series has covered the various offerings of prime brokerages and DeFi’s role in making these services accessible to everyday citizens.

We’ve proposed Oxygen as a champion for this cause, and many of our readers have given positive feedback. The ball is back in our court. What puts Oxygen at the forefront of the DeFi prime brokerage movement? Can we make a case for Oxygen’s effectiveness, seamlessness, and stickiness as a Decentralized App? What is our end goal?

Propelling DeFi to its Robinhood Moment

We’ve made bold claims about DeFi’s potential. Yet even with a blockchain like Solana to finally…

DeFi and You

Among the themes that defined the cryptocurrency industry in 2020, the growth of a movement called DeFi, or Decentralized Finance, was defining. Explanatory articles about this movement aimed at the average, non-crypto person date back to 2017.

To summarize these articles, we can call DeFi the general movement towards replicating the services and constructs of traditional finance, without a centralized authority controlling them, such that anyone with internet connection and a medium like a smartphone can access them.

In our view, the commonly-heard messages of censorship resistance and anonymity are only part of the story. We instead emphasize that in…

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What is a Prime Brokerage?

Throughout the global chaos of 2020 emerged a massive influx of retail interest in personal trading and investment. Many of our readers, no doubt, know of or have utilized discount brokerage services such as Robinhood, Charles Schwab, and E-Trade. But we noticed that not everyone may be aware of what prime brokerages are, though they may have encountered the term in the news or during their own research.

This might be because prime brokerages traditionally cater to sophisticated financial players, including hedge funds, investment banks, pension funds, and asset managers. But technology and structural shifts in lifestyles is changing what’s…

Oxygen is an on-chain prime brokerage built by a team from Goldman Sachs, on the liquid and growing Serum ecosystem, running on Solana’s scalable blockchain, and seeded by the 140m users of Maps.me, an on-chain mapping and fintech application.

Oxygen Protocol will start by building a prime brokerage designed to cater to the needs of DeFi applications and users. Oxygen is built around Pools, or baskets of assets that take collective actions. By having a permission-less, cheap, and scalable prime brokerage protocol, Oxygen will democratize borrow-lending and make it more efficient for all participants.

Following the release of our…


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