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December 28, 2021 – Singapore, Singapore

Proximity, NEAR Protocol’s Grant DAO, makes its first major investment with its funding of DODO’s launch. With its clean UX, powerful proactive market maker algorithm and capital-efficient liquidity, DODO will be the blue-chip DEX on NEAR.

DODO will be launching as the preferred decentralized exchange (DEX) on the NEAR Protocol, a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain and decentralized application (DApp) platform that uses sharding technology. Our Ethereum-based app will be deployed onto NEAR via the Aurora Network, NEAR’s Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) compatibility and scaling solution.

Over $7.5 million in funding for incentives on DODO Aurora will be contributed by DODO in partnership with Proximity Labs via its $350 million DeFi grants DAO.

These incentives will include

  • Five million dollar liquidity mining campaign – DODO and NEAR token rewards given to liquidity providers (LPs) for select trading pairs
  • Trading rewards – two DODO tokens per eligible trade – up to 125 DODO per day
  • NEAR rewards – $2.5 million in NEAR token incentives contributed by Proximity

The first phase of these reward programs will be available for distribution from the time the pools go live at 11:59 PM EST on December 26, 2021, until 11:59 PM EST on January 25, 2022.

The pools for which liquidity mining rewards will be distributed with 0.1 DODO tokens awarded per Aurora block include the following.


The following liquidity pools will have rewards of 0.1 DODO tokens and 0.007 NEAR tokens awarded per Aurora block.


The estimated starting block number for these rewards will be 56,127,600.

There will also be an allocation of DODO and NEAR tokens to the DODO incubator fund – specifically for funding new projects on Aurora and NEAR. These tokens will provide liquidity mining incentives in the initial launch phases of these new projects. With more liquidity, emerging projects will find quicker paths to independence and a stronger foundation for growth.

This unique investment partnership has big implications for DODO’s growth in the near future, says Diane Dai, CMO of DODO,

“We at DODO are honored to have our Aurora deployment be selected as Proximity’s first major investment venture. With this ambitious funding and DODO’s unique ‘blue chip’ advantage on Aurora, we are more prepared than ever to bring market-leading liquidity to as many people as possible.”

Also optimistic about the initiative, Alex Shevchenko, CEO of Aurora, said,

“We’re excited to see big Ethereum players coming to Aurora to expand their businesses. I’m glad that in such a short timeframe we were able to satisfy all the technical requirements of DODO – RPC methods, The Graph integration and others. And now on Aurora, we see one of the most influential decentralized trading protocols being fully operational.”

The launch will be happening in phases over the upcoming months. To stay up-to-date with the latest, follow DODO’s Twitter.

About DODO

DODO is a decentralized exchange platform powered by the proactive market maker (PMM) algorithm. It features highly capital-efficient liquidity pools that support single-token provisions, reduces impermanent loss and minimizes slippage for traders. The trading platform offers crowdpooling – a permissionless, equal opportunity liquidity offering mechanic – as well as customizable technical solutions geared toward professional on-chain market makers.

About NEAR, Aurora and Proximity

The NEAR Protocol is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain that’s intended as a community-run platform to host decentralized applications (DApps) but with unique sharding technology designed to make it much cheaper and more scalable than some popular competitors like Ethereum. NEAR is also certified climate neutral, making it an environmentally-friendly alternative as well.

Aurora is an Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) compatibility and scaling solution for NEAR, allowing developers to easily take advantage of NEAR’s features for their EVM-based DApps without having to rewrite their code to be compatible with NEAR.

Proximity Labs is the research and development firm affiliated with NEAR and includes a grants DAO for funding DeFi projects deployed on NEAR and Aurora.


Diane Dai, CMO and co-founder of DODO

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