Onchain Perps
for Real World Assets

Gold triad
Vegetarian index
Carnivore index
Forex Majors

Business Features

Crypto Rails. Traditional Assets.

Your whole portfolio. Onchain.

Gain exposure to everything from Oil and Gold to Lean Hogs and exotic Forex—onchain for the first time.

Trade on macro signals.

Inflation. Rising interest rates. Volatile geopolitics. The new macro paradigm is ripe for event-based trading.

Fractional, flexible exposure.

Start with as little as $10. Ostium’s virtual price exposure frees users from the large contract size constraints of traditional commodities markets.

Problem & solution

Real World Assets Need
a Purpose Built Solution

Built for traders

Existing tokenised asset products like onchain Treasurys are built for long-term holders. Our perpetuals are built for traders.

Markets close

Traditional markets don’t trade 24/7. Onchain exchanges need built-in protection against erroneous pricing during out of market hours.

Futures roll

Perpetual indices on commodities traded through discrete futures need to account for next-month rolls to prevent front-running.

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App features

Intuitive Trading
Experience

Streamline your trading with our sleek and powerful app.

App Features
Intuitive Trading experience
Feels like CEX.
Safe like DEX.

One-click trading, gas abstraction, and wallet-free login seamlessly powered by account abstraction.

Built for Traders,
Optimized for LPs.

Liquidity Providers can deposit to Ostium’s insurance layer, built to minimize counterparty risk through proprietary solutions for out of market hours, futures rollovers, and other unique characteristics of RWA markets.

Advanced order types.

Pro trader tooling for advanced order types and custom price triggers.

Unbiased and Disintermediated.

Fully onchain trading engine, without compromising on speed. No off-chain order matching.

We minimize bias risk through automated order triggering powered by Chainlink Automations 2.0 and Gelato.

Customizable experience.

Tailor your experience with flexible layouts, custom charting, advanced trading analytics and much more.

Self custody.

No CEX style deposits necessary. Connect your wallet and trade!

Exotic real world markets.

Get access to commodities, forex, rates and more—many available onchain for the first time.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Why do you need a purpose built DEX for real world assets?
How do you manage risk?
How do you leverage Chainlink?
Do I control my assets?
What deposits and collateral does Ostium accept?
What are Real World Assets?

Real World Assets, or RWAs, are a catch-all term used in DeFi to refer to the universe of tradable assets not native to the blockchain – things like commodities, indices, real estate, foreign exchange pairs, and more.

As DeFi matures, blockchains increasingly support both tokenization of and synthetic price exposure to these Real World Assets.

Why do you need a purpose built DEX for Real World Assets?

RWAs have unique properties that require a unique onchain solution to support them. Unlike crypto-native assets, for instance, reference markets for most RWAs experience closures during daily market settlement, weekends, and holidays. A secure, purpose-built DEX design ensures both traders and Liquidity Providers are protected against things like erroneous price reports during out-of-market hours, front-running during market reopen, and more.

Can I redeem my positions for the underlying asset?

No. Unlike tokenized or wrapped Real World Assets, whose grounding to the underlying asset's price is ensured through redeemability, Ostium facilitates synthetic, or virtual, price exposure to the asset, mediated through DEX fee structure – without claim on the underlying.

Just as perps on BTC facilitate leveraged price exposure to BTC without perp ownership implying a claim on BTC itself (simply indirect exposure to its price), so do Ostium's RWA perps facilitate leveraged price exposure to RWAs without claim on the underlying RWA itself.

What collateral does Ostium accept?

At launch, Ostium will only support native USDC on Arbitrum (not wrapped USDC). This applies both to traders and liquidity providers, meaning both parties will be able to deposit and redeem exclusively in USDC. Future iterations and feature additions will work to support a wider variety of collateral assets.

What do I need to begin trading?

1. Wallet: if you have a wallet already, connect it to Ostium. If you don't,  create a new wallet through our partners' social login infrastructure (prompt after Connect Wallet) or download a wallet extension like Metamask or Phantom.

2. Funds: you'll need native USDC on Arbitrum. You can: A) Bridge from other chains (make sure to select native, not bridged "USDC.e"!), B) send to your wallet address from a Centralized Exchange (CEX), or C) use one of the simple fiat on-ramps through your wallet provider directly into your wallet (e.g. Transak on Metamask, Moonpay on Phantom).

Do I control my assets?

Yes! Our DEX is self-custodial, meaning you always control your own assets. Unlike on Centralized Exchanges, no one but you can touch your funds.