Injective Protocol has partnered with Terra and Band Protocol to introduce stock trading on its platform. The decentralized derivatives exchange platform plans to introduce tokenized stock trading of major companies such as Google, Amazon, and Tesla, Airbnb, to name a few.
Traditional stocks will be available for trade with Tether (USDT) stablecoin in a decentralized manner, with no gas fees. More major stocks will be added in the future, but a key goal is to enable stock investment to be accessible for people worldwide in a seamless manner, with no technical challenges, and at a low cost. Twenty-four-hour stock trading will be supported on the platform.
By partnering with Band Protocol, the decentralized price data feed would be improved using the latter’s oracle technology. With Terra, Injective Protocol hopes to achieve 24-hour stock trading on its platform, as Terra will provide historical price data covering trends on the market extending beyond the traditional market hour.
Injective Protocol will not be the first decentralized exchange to offer stock trading on its platforms. Bittrex also announced a similar function on its platform earlier in December, and has provided stock trading for Facebook, Google, Amazon, Tesla, Netflix, to name a few.
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