A new DeX (Decentralized Exchange) has launched in the Chia ecosystem named dexie.space. Like Offerbin, Offerpool and Hash.green it has a very simple interface and so far seems to work extremely well. It popped on my radar this weekend and I decided to check it out.
When you browse to the site you are instantly presented with the list of available offers and an option to connect your Goby wallet. As an aside, Goby really is the secret sauce that makes this all super easy. It is very good already, and getting better with every update. Highly recommended for hot wallet services, even if I wouldn’t keep large sums there until it is battle hardened. Anyway, I connected my Goby wallet, which was as easy as signing in and accepting the balance check / message signing request permissions. And once I did that I was able to easily execute 2 trades without much fuss.
I really like the service. I found it easy to accept offers in Goby Wallet and the site sorts offers from best to worst pretty clearly so its hard to get screwed on bad prices (unless all the prices are technically bad, like the above screenshot.) That said, its competitors are also well built and easy to use. Chia Network really did make the rails easy to implement for these kind of exchanges.
I had a chance to briefly talk to the team, and they are very excited about what they are building. Self-described Chia Maxis, they do not plan to expand to other blockchains or Chia forks, but instead plan on developing their site and adding a ton of new features.
Current site is a minimal version, many features planned, offer aggregation, offer triggers (publish offer after a specific date, etc), offer bookmarks and more.dexie.space developer DNS
Considering how well the minimal site works, I am excited to see how far it goes. They also told me that they were planning on an AMM to make everything smoother, but I suspect that will require some capital investment. It will be fascinating to see what some of these decentralized exchanges will be able to do with a large pile of liquid XCH to arbitrage and accelerate trades.
While I was speaking to them, I wasn’t the only one there and the developer of the Catmosphere CAT game, Endertown, was asking about API access and integrating them into his CAT bot discord service he is developing. More on that later. The dexie.space developers said that API access is coming and integration with other services should be easy. This is great news, and really shows the strengths of the Chia community as deep integration is treated as a must-have feature.