Cardano’s DEX Minswap Announces a Liquidity Bootstrapping Event & Mainnet launch.

Minswap, the community-focused decentralized exchange on the Cardano blockchain, announced the DEX Mainnet Launch will be on March 8th and the Liquidity Bootstrapping Event on 23rd of February 2022.

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San Francisco, CA, Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minswap, the community-focused decentralized exchange (DEX) being built natively on the Cardano blockchain, announced the official date for the launch of their Liquidity Bootstrapping event which will launch on 23rd of February and Mainnet launch on 8th March 2022.

Minswap, the community-focused decentralized exchange (DEX) being built natively on the Cardano blockchain, announced that before the DEX Mainnet Launch, they will have a Liquidity Bootstrapping Event (LBE) for the MIN/ADA pair starting 23rd February.


Cardano’s DEX Minswap Announces a Liquidity Bootstrapping Event & Mainnet launch.


The LBE, for which 2% of total MIN tokens supply has been allocated, will go on from the 23rd of February 2022 to March 13th. MinSwap's total token supply is 5 Billion MIN tokens and these 100 Million MIN will be taken from the DAO treasury.

How will the Minswap LBE work:

1. Discovery Phase - 23rd of Feb to 4th March - users can supply ADA to the LBE. The amount of ADA supplied by participants will determine the final ADA/MIN price.

ADA supplied to the LBE will turn into "purrADA" tokens (e.g 100 ADA = 100 purrADA). Users can swap purrADA back for ADA at any time. But, to prevent last-minute price manipulation, if you swap purrADA for ADA on the last 2 days (March 3nd & 4th), there will be a fee of 25%.

2. Encounter Phase - March 5th to March 13th - participants can turn in purrADA tokens for ADA/MIN Liquidity Pool tokens, representing their share of the ADA/MIN pool. So by supplying ADA, participants are swapping half that ADA for MIN, at the price that is fairly discovered at the end.

Meanwhile, on March 3rd - 4th, projects will be able to seed their token pairs. From March 5th to March 8th anyone can Provide Liquidity in these previously created pairs. March 8th will be the DEX mainnet launch! Then, anyone can swap, provide Liquidity and create pools.

3. Settlement Phase - March 14th - Anyone will be able to stake LP tokens in selected Yield Farms. Anyone will be able to stake their MIN/ADA LP tokens to earn MIN, but those who participated in the Discovery Phase will have a 110%-200% bonus during the first 7 days.

MinSwap is the first DEX to apply this liquidity bootstrapping approach on Cardano. According to the Minswap Team’s article on medium, the event aims to achieve the following:

  • Fair Price Discovery and Transparency: we will not launch the DEX and decide the price of the MIN/ADA pair ourselves, but rather it will be the community that sets a fair price by how much ADA is provided. The price of the MIN/ADA pair during the LBE will be visible at all times in our UI.
  • Start off the DEX with significant “Protocol Owned Liquidity” (POL). Essentially, POL means a protocol owning its own liquidity, in the case of Minswap, it will be MIN/ADA LP tokens. The two main advantages of POL are: that this liquidity is a revenue source for the DAO because of the fees generated from the LP tokens and that this liquidity is sustainable as it is controlled by the DAO and remains in the protocol long term. It's a common saying in DeFi that “code can be forked, but community and POL can't”. Strong community and POL is what Minswap strives for since the very beginning.


  • Equitable and Wide Distribution: participation is permissionless and the barriers of entry to partake are very low, you just need to own ADA! Everyone, regardless of their capital size, will be able to join the event on equal terms, which will result in broader token distribution. As a community governed project, we will begin to rely more and more heavily on the DAO, so we think the more governance participants the better.


  • Less backlog pressure on the DEX: while we expect congestion to still be a factor, we want to avoid a situation where users rush and need to wait days under uncertain conditions in order to swap in the MIN/ADA pair. In this way, we hope everyone can get their hands on the MIN they want and avoid long queues.


  • No front-running by a smart whale: given the price will be determined only at the end, and there will be the same price for all participants, it’s not possible for a smart whale to submit an order before the launch of the DEX.


Minswap is a community-driven DEX in that it has no venture capital funding, making their tokens fairly distributed, and ensuring it’s the community of users that are maximally rewarded, not speculators and insiders. 78.5% of tokens will be distributed to the community, of which 70% are reserved to reward liquidity providers (LPs) through incentives.

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