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For Market Makers


In the Aark ecosystem, Market Makers perform a critical role by creating a balanced and stable trading environment. Their contributions serve as a linchpin, aligning the interests of Liquidity Providers (LPs) and Traders. This page explores the vital functions of Market Makers within Aark, detailing how they help maintain a balanced skew level and its resulting ecosystem benefits.

Vital Functions: Skew Balance and Its Ecosystem Benefits

Skew Balance:

Market Makers are indispensable in maintaining a balanced skew level in the Aark ecosystem. When traders predominantly take positions in one direction, either long or short, the market experiences a skew. This skew could result in less favorable prices for traders and increased risk for Liquidity Providers (LPs).

Ecosystem Benefits:

By actively participating in the market and taking the opposite positions to traders, Market Makers help neutralize the skew. Their actions result in several key benefits across the Aark ecosystem:
  1. 1.
    Better Prices for Traders: A balanced skew level ensures traders get more favorable prices, enabling efficient market entries and exits.
  2. 2.
    Reduced Risk for LPs: When Market Makers balance the skew, they effectively mitigate LPs' risk from having unbalanced positions. This makes the LP role more appealing, attracting more liquidity into the ecosystem.
  3. 3.
    Stable Environment: A balanced skew contributes to market stability and can enhance the overall trading experience, attracting even more participants to Aark's platform.

Why Market Makers Choose Aark

Market Makers are not just important for the ecosystem; they also stand to benefit from the increased trading volumes and open interest facilitated by Aark. The platform's sophisticated risk management mechanisms, perpetual products, and liquidity pools provide ample opportunities for Market Makers to earn returns through arbitrage, thereby incentivizing their continued participation.


In essence, by maintaining a balanced skew, Market Makers serve to create a harmonious ecosystem where traders, LPs, and even Market Makers themselves benefit. This self-reinforcing mechanism is pivotal for the sustainable growth of the Aark platform. Through their active involvement, Market Makers bolster Aark's objective to offer a CEX-like trading experience entirely on-chain.