[DRC] Add SNX-USD to the dYdX Chain

A proposal was recently listed on Mintscan for an SNX-USD market. Chaos Labs supports the addition of SNX-USD to the dYdX Chain and recommends listing under liquidity tier 2. In line with the criteria for introducing a new market, as detailed in the v4 documentation, we present our analysis and the rationale behind our recommendation for SNX’s listing.


SNX is currently listed for spot trading on exchanges, including Binance, Coinbase, MEXC, Bybit, KuCoin, OKX, Kraken, and Gate, with its launch on March 20, 2018 (CoinGecko). Recent 24-hour Perpetual volumes for SNX have also recently been north of $98m, showing interest in trading it. With aggregate liquidity of $1.3m within a ±2% range, SNX’s price stability is deemed robust enough against potential manipulation, qualifying it for listing on the dYdX Chain.

Liquidity Tier Recommendation

SNX fulfills the requirements for a Long-Tail asset as defined in the dYdX v4 documentation, and, therefore, we suggest categorizing it under liquidity tier 2.

As outlined in the v4 documentation, liquidity tiers specify the margin requirements needed for each market. They should be determined based on the relative market’s spot book depth and the token’s market capitalization.

SNX aligns the Oracle liquidity requirement at 8 out of 8 Oracle sources. All 8 of these are both robust and queryable sources according to the dYdX listing criteria. SNX’s recent 24-hour spot trading volumes are $35m, qualifying it as a Long-Tail asset on the dYdX Chain, due to seeing less than $100m average daily volumes.

Below are the volume and liquidity depth metrics for the proposed SNX oracle sources:

Given that it meets the Long-Tail criteria with 6 qualifying oracle sources, we suggest listing SNX at a liquidity tier 2.


We confirm this asset passed our standard due diligence. The liquidity on exchange is increasing and the asset’s volatility is better than the market’s average. In the current context the tier-2 is perfectly suited and we will support a tier raise as soon as the liquidity improves in a limited price volatility.