Hi @Dragon ,
I will give my sincere and impartial assessment between position and its competitors! I will evaluate each parameter mentioned by you from 1 to 5 and give a brief explanation:
Technology: 5, in terms of technology I haven’t seen anything like Posi in the market, P2P bonds was revolutionary, own on-chain orderbook is a distinction from the competition (we managed to develop something the market needs) without the need to resort to a centralized orderbook like DyDx, GMX, Uniswap, etc. The mobile app is also a distinction from other projects, perfect app easy to use and with option for android and IOS. We may have some bugs, but that’s part of the development process. I also see no critical security flaws in the protocol, so I consider it a grade 5.
Market share: 2, Position’s market share at this time is very low compared to the competition, I note that several posi holders resort to competitors for currency swap because our dex has low liquidity, this is a point that makes us vulnerable from the point of view of market share. We need to add more liquidity to DEX, we have a great product, just like a Ferrari, but no gas to ride. So we can improve by using Posi’s disclosure for liquidity aggregating institutional investors, there are Venture capital’s to provide liquidity in promising protocols like Position, this could be a step towards the success of DEX and FuturX. At an initial moment we need liquidity so that afterwards it is the users who add this liquidity over time, we have to manage to get the machine to work, and afterwards it is sustainable to keep with only users. But to gain users we first need to add liquidity, this can be achieved through internal capital if the team has these resources or through VC’s. As the Position community is small at the moment, the aggregate liquidity is also low, if the liquidity is low the users do not use the functionalities, even if they are good, then this generates a snowball.
Development and Reputation: 5, the development is very good, the roadmap is being fulfilled by the team, this is a good point in favor of our project, at the development level the team has always been committed to deliver everything that has proposed. On the reputation side, Position should be a reference for your competitors, we have been able to develop what the competitors have not achieved! That’s great, but it’s like I said earlier, we have a Ferrari, we just need gasoline for it to ride… Gasoline for a Defi is the initial liquidity so that users can use the protocol (DEX and FuturX).
User Base: 2, unfortunately Position’s community is not a united and strong community, many investors came in for the high rewards and this generated frustration with the fall in the price of the currency. We have a lot of investors who don’t look at development, look at price, it ends up generating fud in the community. Position should reduce the APR as its competitors to 10 or 20% in the pools, this would attract mature investors, most of the high rewards projects are seen as speculation or scam, does not apply with Position’s philosophy, so lowering the APR would be a first step to attract a mature and united community, because they would look at the fundamentals and not at the price that the high APR has provided! Lastly, I would like to make a suggestion for improving the user base. Partner with other projects that complement Position’s philosophy, i.e. projects that are not in competition but that can complement what Posi develops. I met in 2022 a project called Velorex that is developed by a British who wants to implement defi electronic cash ATMs (DATM), anyone could raise physical money by connecting their wallet in DATM, this is a project that does not compete with Posi, but can complement the function of posi, because if I want to buy posi, I have to go through an CEX to convert Fiat to crypto dollar. With the DATM of this project we can deposit Fiat and buy directly encrypted without going through any CEX! Velorex is currently offering the listing of a currency for free, in the future the amount payable will be 12 000usd for a listing. You don’t miss anything in making an application to list Position in the first DATM launched in Istanbul at the end of this month, that would be a good free marketing for Position Exchange. This could be good for future partnerships, who use these DATM may know the posi through this project, remember that it is not a competitor but a complement, we could in future buy posi depositing Fiat or raise Fiat selling posi, without having to go through any CEX, bank or government. It is a project that complements the philosophy of Position!
I will send here the official link on Twitter if Position wants to make the application: https://twitter.com/VelorexOfficial/status/1643383663726403591