September 6, 2021 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Cyclos, a new Solana-based DeFi project, has raised a total $2.1 million combined from a private and a public round. The funding will be used to create the first concentrated liquidity automated market maker on Solana, which will enable a host of features never seen before in the blockchain’s ecosystem.
The private funding round included notable investors, such as CMS Holdings, Hashkey, Solana Capital, Huobi Ventures, Coin98 Ventures, MXC, Gate.io, Skyvision Capital, Petrock Capital, Illusionist Group, Cryptomeria Capital, DigiStrats and Youbi Capital.
Cyclos offers a unique spin on the idea of concentrated liquidity pioneered by Uniswap V3. By utilizing Solana and its low latency, high throughput blockchain, it is possible to create concentrated liquidity tethered to Serum, an orderbook-based decentralized exchange. This provides all the benefits to capital efficiency intrinsic to concentrated liquidity, with few of the downsides.
Funds committed to Cyclos are used to provide liquidity on Serum DEX according to the ranges specified by the LPs. Using Serum means that there is no need to bootstrap volume and initial liquidity for the automated market maker (AMM) pools, reducing impermanent loss risk for new pairs and immediately guaranteeing some income for LPs.
Cyclos is particularly useful for stablecoin pairs, where it becomes possible to make markets without using algorithms. Additionally, Cyclos enables new features like range orders and stop loss/limit ordersthe first for a Solana AMM.
Jason O’Brien, spokesperson for Cyclos, said,
“We’re excited to fully begin the Cyclos journey with the strong backing we received. Cyclos introduces a myriad of functionalities to DeFi on Solana that until now were not possible with existing infrastructure. Range-limit orders, capital efficient liquidity pool bootstrapping and orderbook-based stable asset market making are all possible due to Cyclos’ innovative approach to concentrating liquidity providers’ assets.”
Da? Matuszewski, partner at CMS, said,
“CMS is excited to support Cyclos in their mission to bring concentrated liquidity to Solana. The growing Solana user base has increased the demand for a world class AMM experience. The Cyclos team is strong and well positioned to have a material impact on advancing Solana’s DeFi ecosystem.”
Cyclos is the first concentrated liquidity market maker on Solana. Cyclos allows liquidity providers to maximize the yield-earning potential of their assets by placing individualized price curves directly on Serum’s orderbooks. The V1 of the product is due to launch in Q3, 2021.
Jason O’Brien, spokesperson for Cyclos