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About Loopring (LRC)

Most crypto trading takes place on centralized exchanges. Loopring wants to change that.

Designed as a wellspring for the creation of more decentralized crypto exchange activity, Loopring is an Ethereum-based open protocol. It is built on an Ethereum Layer-2 (L2) solution called zkRollup, which allows for the migration of computations off the blockchain. That’s what Layer 2 chains do. They carry out transactions off the blockchain to circumvent congestion and cost.

The Loopring platform allows exchanges to build on top of it, avoiding slow speeds and high costs associated with decentralized exchanges that run on Ethereum, as CryptoNewsZ explained.

LRC is the protocol’s Ethereum-run governance token.

Centralized trading has flourished in recent years, and it is not likely to fade from relevance. Its third-party nature, however, presents fees and hacking vulnerabilities.

Acknowledging that full decentralization carries its own flaws (e.g. fragmented liquidity), Loopring seeks to facilitate a best-of-both-worlds approach, combining elements of centralized order matching with decentralized on-chain order settlement, according to its white paper.

Loopring aims to provide users with an accessible, autonomous experience, according to Loopring’s website.

Trades can be performed across exchanges, with Loopring providing a decentralized system for boosting liquidity and lowering risks. Loopring uses a "ring-matching" approach, breaking orders into smaller parts and then placing them on multiple markets simultaneously, "finding the best time to trade them for optimum return," CoinCodex said.

The blockchain start-up was founded by Shanghai-based entrepreneur and computer science prodigy, Daniel Wang.

In August 2017, LRC tokens became available to the public following an initial coin offering (ICO).

The Loopring protocol was first deployed on Ethereum mainnet in December 2019.

Recently, Wang stepped down, passing the torch to Steve Guo, a former software engineer at Intel. Wang has pledged to continue offering advisory support. Assuming the role of CEO, Guo addressed Loopring holders, boasting of his belief that the “best was yet to come.”

Powered by its native token LRC, the network streamlines development processes. Those who contribute to the network are incentivized for their work, earning LRC tokens, boosting the liquidity of the network.

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