Avalanche DEX Trader Joe is deploying on Arbitrum

Quick Take

  • The Avalanche-based decentralized exchange Trader Joe is launching on Ethereum scaling platform Arbitrum.
  • This is the first time Trader Joe is deploying on another chain.
  • The deployment will launch on Arbitrum’s testnet in the next few days and is expected to launch on mainnet in early 2023.

Decentralized exchange Trader Joe is launching on the Ethereum scaling chain Arbitrum.

The move represents Trader Joe’s first deployment on a new chain since it launched in 2021. Trader Joe has the highest total trading volume across all applications on Avalanche, but has seen significant decreases since June, according to DeFiLlama.

Trader Joe will deploy on Arbitrum’s testnet in the coming days, with a mainnet launch expected early next year.

Trader Joe's Arbitrum debut will be limited in scope. Features such as its native token JOE, lending platform Banker Joe, and NFT marketplace Joepegs will only be available on Avalanche. Last week, it launched a new technology called the Liquidity Book Automated Market Maker (AMM), which it claims is more efficient than traditional decentralized exchange models. Liquidity Book is the only other feature apart from trading that will be available on Arbitrum.


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There are multiple Layer 2 networks, including Arbitrum, that are built on top of Ethereum. Arbitrum is the largest chain by market capitalization, according to L2beat. 

Trader Joe's integration with Arbitrum follows a trend of other decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols deploying on multiple chains. Other DeFi protocols such as Uniswap and Aave have deployed on several chains over the past year, with the rationale being that more chains will result in reaching a greater number of users.

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