Decentralized trading experience like Binance, Coinbase, or Kraken.
POWERED BY PIONEERING ZER0-KNOWLEDGE ROLLUPS:
Multi-chain, layer2, trustless, censorship-resistant, ultra-secure, fast finality, and with low fees.
with native assets
with zero-knowledge verification
at CeFi speed and scale
trustless and non-custodial
when trading on L2
What exactly is ZKEX?
ZKEX is a decentralized multi-chain order book exchange (DEX) used to buy and sell crypto from multiple blockchains with a similar experience as on Binance, FTX, or Coinbase. However, ZKEX will be decentralized, trust minimized, and Non-custodial, with transactions secured with zero-knowledge proofs.
How can I trade crypto on ZKEX?
You can deposit funds to your ZKEX account with your Metamask wallet and start trading coins and tokens from multiple chains such as Ethereum, Solana, Avalanche, Polygon, and BNB Smart Chain.
Where are my assets stored while I trade on ZKEX?
Funds remain in your custody at all times. When you ‘deposit’ funds for trading on ZKEX, you pay gas fees to ‘move’ funds to the Layer2 trading layer. However the funds are still in your custody - they are simply locked in your wallet until a trade is completed or you decide to withdraw it back from Layer2.
How does ZKEX compare as an alternative to CEXs?
For monthly plans, there is no refund and your access will stop at the end of your billing cycle. For annual plans, there is a 7 day grace period.
How does ZKEX compare to other DEXs?
On ZKEX, you can trade with confidence without the risk of impermanent loss, unpredictable prices, slippage fees, or sandwich attacks from arbitrage bots. With the order book method, you can buy at the market price, set limit order triggers, and stop-loss orders to automate your trading. Also, you can buy and sell from all connected chains without any worries about security or fears about loss of custody.
What is the underlying technology of ZKEX?
ZKEX is built on top of zkLink, Starkware, and zkSync - three leading L2 zero-knowledge rollups. A Layer2 (L2) network is a network built on top of one or more L1 blockchains. They rely on the underlying L1 network for security and data availability, but process transactions at a higher scale on separate infrastructure. A zero-knowledge rollup (ZK-rollup) is a way of using mathematics to verify the outcome of a transaction, and compress transaction data down to a minimum. The advantages of this method are that it enables higher scalability (and lower gas fees), fast finality, and a high level guarantee that the transaction has not been faked or tampered with.
How come I don’t pay gas costs when trading across different blockchains?
ZKEX executes securely trades off-chain on Layer2 - which is a fast network built on top of one of more blockchains. Layer2 allows processing of transactions at massively higher scale on separate infrastructure - and since it is ‘off-chain’ there are no gas fees for multi-chain trades. Note that deposits and withdrawals to or from Layer2 incur both a fee and gas fees from the destination L1 chain.
Who do I ask for help and support?
You can request support from our community and mods on Discord - post your query with a screenshot in the #support channel. Try to search for your issue on our Docs site, which has useful tutorials and troubleshooting advice.