Everything You Need to Know about 1inch

Annie Li   Apr 30, 2021 07:45 2 Min Read

1inch is a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator built on Ethereum. It is a type of liquidity protocol specialized with providing customers with the most favourable and most convenient transaction route by automatically aggregating offers from other decentralized exchanges.

Due to the different structures of various decentralized exchanges such as Uniswap, Aave, etc., the selling price of the same digital currency is slightly different on different exchanges.

Therefore, 1inch will also send transactions to different decentralized trading platforms to achieve the purpose of significantly saving costs and reducing transaction slippage.

Among the transaction platforms supported by 1inch are Uniswap, Kyber, Aave,, Airswap, mStable, Balancer, dForce Swap, 0x API, and 1inch's very own- Mooniswap.

1inch Liquidity Protocol V2 version

The V2 version of the 1inch Liquidity Protocol uses a mechanism that increases with price slippage to ensure that liquidity providers and 1INCH token pledgers obtain higher returns through volatility.

It contains the 1inch Pathfinder algorithm. The algorithm acts as a bridge to split an exchange transaction by effectively using the many "market depths" in the same protocol.

"Market Depth" is an important indicator of the supply and demand relationship of cryptocurrencies based on the number of publicly-traded orders.

The V2 version of the 1inch Liquidity Protocol fully shortens the response time and helps users process transactions more efficiently.

Source: Dune Analytics

According to the data of Dune Analytics, it can be seen that 1inch's transaction volume has surged after the end of 2020, mainly due to the arrival of the main updated version of its platform "V2". 1inch's V2 platform adds some more complex transactions to the original basis to keep prices low, such as rescheduling funds dedicated to loan collateral for the decentralized lending protocols Aave and Compound.

Source: Dune Analytics

Although the monthly new/old users ratio has been reduced, it remains at greater than 1, implying that the number of new users of 1Inch is increasing at a gradually decreasing rate. But we believe that if V3 appears in the near future, by incorporating more Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols, upgrading algorithms, and making transactions cheaper. It will attract greater liquidity,

1inch Token:1INCH

The platform launched its crypto token 1INCH on Christmas 2020. The total circulation is 1.5 billion pieces. The main function of 1INCH tokens is the participation of governance, such as modifying transaction fees, recommendation rewards, and so on.

There are two types of governance: pool governance and factory governance. Users can use it to vote on the operation of the 1inch platform and achieve instant governance.

As of April 30, 2021, according to Coinmarketcap, the value of the token is $5.45 with a market capitalization of $850,539,232.54. Among the total supply of 1.5 billion, there are 156,671,623 1-inch tokens in circulation.

1inch is not only an aggregator but also has its own exchange Mooniswap. Therefore, governance can be divided into liquidity agreement governance and aggregation agreement governance.

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