dYdX users traded $466 billion in crypto derivatives during 2022

Quick Take

  • dYdX recorded $466.3 billion in cumulative transaction volume.
  • The platform’s cumulative volume rose 140% year-over-year.

dYdX, the largest crypto derivatives trading exchange, recorded $466.3 billion in cumulative transaction volume and generated $137.8 million in fee revenue in 2022, according to a dYdX Foundation report.

The platform's cumulative volume rose 140% year-over-year (YoY) compared to $322 billion in 2021, per official data.

Trading volumes on dYdX trended upward even though the total value of tokens locked on the platform fell in 2022 — dropping to about $400 million after peaking at 1.1 billion in October 2021. This suggests that dYdX's users remained active and continued to use the platform.

Despite strong fundamentals, the inflation of dYdX native tokens had emerged as a source of concern among speculators. This stemmed from the team's plan to release 150 million tokens, valued at more than $280 million, to investors and employees in February 2023.