Synths - Trade and Invest in Crypto Virtual Assets

in hive-146596 •  14 days ago 


One innovation we have in the crypto sphere is a way to represent any form of assets without purchasing it. In simple terms, we can purchase a token that represents the value of a US dollar or gold as an example.

One of the cool projects that allow this is Synthetix and we can put in the category of DeFi.

What is Synths?

You can see in the picture that you can represent a value in different categories. The platform of Synthetix has created the following assets that you can invest without the need to own them.

Those synths are:

  1. Crypto
  2. Commodity
  3. Forex
  4. Index
  5. Inverse

View synths

The platform supports a vast number of assets, but you need to know which one you want to purchase or trade. You can accomplish that simple action and see every asset available at this link.

An example of what you will find is when you are searching for gold as an example.

They represent the symbol with sXAU and each smart contract has this important information as follows.

  • Symbol
  • Contract address.
  • Decimals

Synthetix exchange trade

You need to buy the SNX token to trade on this exchange. As you can see in this picture, the DEX support the following main trading pairs:

  1. sUSD
  2. sBTC
  3. sETH
  4. sFIAT

You can speculate and trade any assets that the DEX support. I believe is cool when you think about it!

Synthetix exchange loans

Another cool feature of Synthetix DEX. You can borrow money. The interest rate is 5% APR, and this rate can fluctuate for a variety of reasons.

You can borrow because:

  • Speculate on a cryptocurrency.
  • Invest to buy assets that produce more residual income.
  • To pay a debtor or for an emergency.


Synths are a representation of different assets like crypto, commodity, forex, index, and inverse. You can trade all those assets without the need to own them in the ecosystem of Synthetix.

As you can see the full power of what DeFi can bring for us on the table. It is a great era of opportunities.

If you curious and want to know more about Synthetix, you can visit their website.–For the love of crypto and coffee.

PS: I am not a financial adviser, and this is only my opinion. Always do your own research before embracing investment in the crypto space.

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Thanks for sharing this innovative service with us. A lot has really changed over the past few years in the way we conceive of digital assets. Good read.

My pleasure. :)