Demand for Ethereum blockspace is currently at an all-time high, with common transactions like executing a trade on Uniswap frequently costing over $100 in gas. Efforts to scale Ethereum have been the subject of active research and development for years, and while layer 1 scaling may still be years away, layer 2 scaling may be approaching a major inflection point.
The original purpose of a futures contract was to stabilize cash flows for commodity producers by allowing them to lock in a sale price for goods not yet produced. Speculators in the market improve liquidity but are faced with the issue of having to roll contracts over before expiration. BitMEX solved this problem with the […]