Future Trends in Liquidity Aggregators and Crypto Markets: The Role of FluidAI

The crypto liquidity market has come a long way since the infamous days of Mt. Gox and the early, cumbersome decentralized exchanges like IDEX and EtherDelta. The beginnings of the crypto liquidity markets were marked by a period of intense dynamism as well as chaos. Out of this chaos—reminiscent of Greek mythology—emerged the next incarnations of both decentralized and centralized exchanges. The clunky IDEX and the shady Mt. Gox have been replaced by the much more convenient Uniswap and Binance. Binance’s strong position and the growing popularity of the AMM DEXes have led to some sort of dualism in the market, where two entirely different solutions coexist: one based on traditional order books and the other on AMM liquidity pools. These two approaches differ fundamentally in terms of user experience, trade execution, and various other aspects. In the early days – these exchanges remained stand-alone platforms. Liquidity was concentrated within closed structures, which did not facilitate efficient trading. This fragmentation highlighted the need for more integrated and efficient solutions to bring together these diverse in its nature liquidity sources, ultimately paving the way for the emergence of liquidity aggregators.


In the initial attempts of a crypto liquidity aggregation, challenges arose due to limitations in the speed of the blockchain network, as well as the fundamentally different nature of decentralized and centralized trading. The primary issues faced by the first aggregators included execution speed and security. To address these, projects began designing mechanisms that included accounts prefunding, the implementation of atomic transactions, and the utilization of various liquidity supply models to ensure smooth execution. Over time, the market segmented into solutions focusing on either decentralized exchanges or centralized exchanges liquidity aggregation, each catering to different profiles—some more oriented towards business clients, while others targeted anonymous traders.


Current trends in the liquidity aggregator landscape emphasize cross-chain execution across both EVM and non-EVM chains. Developers are continually adding more advanced features, and smart order routers are constantly being tweaked to provide users with the best rates available on the market. These innovations aim to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of liquidity aggregation, ensuring that users benefit from the most competitive rates and seamless trading experiences across diverse blockchain ecosystems.


As the FluidAI team, we have been observing the crypto liquidity aggregation space even before we joined forces for this project. We thoroughly analyzed the traditional market concerning liquidity aggregation before starting our work. Based on our knowledge and experience, our overall diagnosis regarding future trends in crypto liquidity aggregation suggests that the main development directions will shift from standalone platforms to more interconnected networks of liquidity sources integrated into a single infrastructure. This infrastructure will be linked with exchanges, wallets, DeFi applications, portfolios, and applications that bridge traditional and decentralized finance. Currently, the liquidity market appears as isolated points with few connections to liquidity sources. FluidAI understands that over time, these connections will form a large, multi-level network, marking the beginning of a new kind of infrastructural liquidity, similar to traditional finance, where many liquidity aggregation processes occur in the background. Therefore, our goal is to contribute to this process by providing high-end liquidity aggregation infrastructure to establish more connection paths between liquidity sources.


Another direction the crypto liquidity markets will take is the implementation of more advanced and sophisticated features, aimed at improving user experience, expanding execution scope and trading methods, and offering valuable market insights. Despite FluidAI’s team general belief that the crypto liquidity aggregator market will follow the path of traditional finance aggregators, the unique properties of blockchain networks allow for the extraction of market insights from on-chain data. This on-chain data is a crucial component of crypto liquidity aggregation, particularly on the DEX side. FluidAI has designed an advanced ETL  component to monitor all liquidity-related blockchain events, ensuring the most accurate data for optimal trade execution and providing our AI models with the broadest datasets to learn from.


When discussing AI models, we believe that AI integration is the most crucial aspect of liquidity aggregators’ development. Our flagship product will be an AI-powered smart order router, leveraging our unique AI price prediction model to enable more optimal trade routing. However, the applications of AI in decentralized finance are so extensive that we can confidently say that FluidAI, along with a few other projects in the market, is laying the foundation for a new branch of decentralized finance called AI-DeFi. We understand AI-DeFi as a trend that encompasses a wide range of services that utilize AI’s capabilities to analyze vast amounts of data efficiently, identify patterns, and make intelligent predictions. This can empower DeFi solutions to optimize their operations, enhance security measures, and offer personalized services to users.


The applications of AI in decentralized finance are revolutionizing the financial landscape by enhancing accessibility, efficiency, and fairness. From automated trading algorithms and cybersecurity measures to sophisticated risk assessment models, AI is streamlining operations and bolstering security. Additionally, AI-driven fraud detection systems and smart contract auditing are ensuring the integrity and reliability of financial transactions. These advancements not only foster innovation but also pave the way for the creation of new financial products and services, making them more inclusive and equitable for a broader audience.


If it comes to  the fusion of AI and finance, it is impossible not to mention AI agents. These rational agents make decisions based on their perceptions and data to produce optimal performance and results. For instance, a robotic agent collects sensor data, and a chatbot uses customer queries as input, applying the data to make informed decisions. At FluidAI, we are currently exploring this innovative field to enhance our service scope by introducing AI agents, aiming to leverage their capabilities for improved outcomes and efficiency in financial operations.


In summary, we believe that crypto liquidity aggregators will develop significantly in terms of infrastructure, new features, and, most impactfully, through the support of cutting-edge AI advancements. At FluidAI, we are dedicated to contributing to this exciting trend, which will undoubtedly enhance the quality and accessibility of fair financial services for people worldwide.

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