Wintermute-incubated DeFi aggregator Bebop expands to Polygon

Quick Take

  • Bebop, Wintermute’s decentralized finance (DeFi) aggregator, will extend platform support to the Polygon blockchain network.

  • For the time being, Bebeop’s support will be confined to the Ethereum and Polygon networks, but the team said it wants to expand to support interoperability across all major blockchains.

Bebop, a decentralized finance (DeFi) aggregator, is set to launch services on the Polygon blockchain network.

Launched in June and incubated by leading crypto market maker Wintermute, Bebop currently boasts a 30,000 member strong Ethereum based token-trading platform.

With its new Polygon-based services, Bebop hopes to take advantage of lower transaction fees, greater scalability, and a sustainable proof-of-stake model, the company said in a press release shared with The Block.

“We believe that affordability on Polygon is essential for reaching a wider group of users who find Ethereum gas fees excessive,” the Bebop team told The Block in an email.

Initially, Bebop will only extend isolated support for Ethereum and Polygon, but the team said the platform’s “long-term vision is to enable transfers of value across the multi-chain world” and to “offer a seamless experience by abstracting blockchain complexities from the user and creating a product that is easy and fun to use.”


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Swapping tools on Bebop’s trading platform allow users to avoid slippage and reduce the number of transactions needed to rebalance portfolios, consolidate funds, or exit positions — features which, according to Bebop head of product Katia Banina, will be enhanced by relatively low Polygon network fees.

“By DeFi standards, Polygon fees are negligible, which is paramount for delivering this efficiency to all users, for any transaction size,” Banina noted in the release.

Unveiled by Wintermute after a relatively stealthy incubation, Bebop launched with the goal of offering institutional trading tools to retail traders in crypto. Ultimately, Bebop will expand to become a cross chain DeFi trading platform, said Wintermute founder Evgeny Gaevoy, when the project first launched.

In order to realize Gaevoy's ambitions, Bebop is first focused on integrating cross-chain swaps between Ethereum and Polygon. 

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Jeremy Nation is a senior reporter at The Block covering the greater blockchain ecosystem. Prior to joining The Block, Jeremy worked as a product content specialist at Bullish and He also served as a reporter for ETHNews. Follow him on Twitter @ETH_Nation.


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