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Chicago accounts for one fifth (20%) of the world's global derivatives trading market and generated 4.9 billion in annual global derivatives trading volume with a notional value of more than one quadrillion in 2017.
The Chicago DeFi Alliance was created to support startups in crypto finance at all stages with access to market makers, liquidity, product feedback, professionalized traders and talent. Take your project from an idea to a full-fledged product for traders.
The purpose of the Alliance is to provide entrepreneurs and start-ups in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space with meaningful support and guidance with respect to trading and applicable regulations.
We are providing start-ups with “real world” trading feedback as early as possible to help them attract liquidity and offer products trading and financial firms are likely to adopt.
Validate product offering with seasoned traders and trading firms. Implement a go to market strategy and learn to accelerate user growth and attract liquidity.
With a vast network of trading firms, traders and liquidity providers, the Chicago DeFi Alliance can help bootstrap liquidity for early-stage DeFi projects.
Match with mentors from our network of trading firms, gain practical knowledge and learn to connect with professional traders.
Chicago’s trading community is amongst the oldest, tap into our talent network of seasoned traders and market makers.
Access to exclusive events and workshops led by the largest trading firms in Chicago.
Receive strategic guidance on current regulatory best practices while keeping growth top of mind.