DEX Market Structure

The DEX market is rapidly moving toward an aggregator-based ‘intents’ model, in which user-facing frontends (e.g. 1inch Fusion, Metamask, UniswapX, Cowswap, etc) allow third party ‘solvers’ to compete to fill trades by composing in multiple sources of liquidity. These solvers always algorithmically route in the DEX offering the best price. Since Clipper has best prices, it tends to win these trades. 95% of Clipper’s volume comes from 1inch and UniswapX. Clipper is the only onchain permissioned filler for UniswapX.

The “big win” for Clipper would be processing the majority of all DeFi spot volume (~$1 Trillion annually). This solely requires winning the market for ETH<>USD (and on other chains the native token of that chain). The more the DEX market moves toward a ‘solver’ model, the more possible this becomes, because solvers will algorithmically route to Clipper. One could can think of Clipper as a leveraged bet on the trend of Aggregators, Intents & Solvers. Note this is not financial advice and we give no assurances or predictions about SAIL price.

Clipper Roadmap

Clipper’s roadmap (proposed by and subject to approval by DAO governance) prioritizes:

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