New to Injective?

Injective Protocol is a fully decentralized layer-2 decentralized derivatives exchange protocol. Injective supports permissionless trading on arbitrary derivative markets, allowing individuals to both create and trade on any derivative market of their choosing. The underlying protocol is implemented on top of Tendermint using the Cosmos-SDK which hosts Injective's decentralized exchange protocol.

Types of Interactions on Injective#

  • Creating Derivative Markets
  • Trading Derivatives
  • Insurance Pool Staking
  • Decentralized Exchange Service Provision
  • Governance
  • Proof of Stake Network Validation and Delegation

What is a Blockchain?#

A blockchain is a digital ledger consisting of records called blocks that are used to record transactions across a distributed network of computers in a publicly verifiable, immutable fashion. Blockchains provide a shared, decentralized computational environment which allow for novel forms of social and economic self-organization with minimal trust requirements.

Learn more about the basics of blockchains in the Basics > Blockchain Basics section.

What is Decentralized Exchange (DEX)?#

A decentralized exchange is a platform that enables individuals to directly engage in peer-to-peer cryptocurrency transactions without the need for a centralized intermediary.

Learn more about the DEXs in the Basics > DEX Basics section.

What are Derivatives?#

A derivative is a financial contract whose value is derived from the value of some underlying asset.

Learn more about Derivatives in the Basics > Derivatives Basics section.

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