The first ever Initial Decentralized Exchange Offering (IDO) of Raven Protocol took place on Binance DEX on June 17th 2019. At the time, decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, had yet to gain much traction in the market. With the explosion of DeFi in 2020, DEXs increased in popularity, and IDOs became an inexpensive way to get around the centralized initial exchange offering model.
The above in turn produced wild volatility and left many investors shell-shocked, additionally, this approach suffers from other significant downsides, most notably:
Projects need to provide liquidity on both the asset for sale (base currency) and a quote currency (usually ETH) for it to initially trade against.
Automated market makers, such as the one powering Uniswap, would dynamically adjust the asset’s price based on supply and demand.
Increasing popularity and usage of platforms such as Uniswap reinforced scalability issues, with Ethereum network fees skyrocketing and slow platform performance, leaving end-users frustrated.
Users are increasingly demanding:
Secure, ultra-fast swaps
The possibility to buy and move assets between blockchains
Given our multi-chain support, projects can currently choose to raise on ETH, BNB Chain, Polygon, Avalanche and Celo. Each network comes with its own advantages.