Automated Market Maker

Become a liquidity provider and earn passive income. 

In Cardax anyone can become a liquidity provider and start earning CDX tokens. 

Cardax DEX allows liquidity providers and traders to participate in a financial marketplace that is open and accessible to all.    


We make it possible to swap any Cardano native token.

Cardax DEX will allow users to trade any Cardano native token.  Want to trade a native token for ADA or a native token for another native token? We got you covered.


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Cardax Team

We are commited to make Cardax a reality so that anyone can trade Cardano Native Tokens and ADA in a completely decentralized way.

Ryan Morrison

Founder & CEO

More than fourteen years experience in Digital Marketing. He has worked for  companies in the fields of Payments, Intranet Software, Business Intelligence and Financial Research. Ryan has been involved in Cardano since 2017 and hosts the Cardano Podcast. 







Matthias Putz

Haskell / Plutus  Developer

Loves creative challenges and the efficient usage of technologies. Started with writing embedded software, continued with high-scalable back-ends and is now on blockchain technologies. He has succesfully completed the Plutus Pioneers Program.

👉 Click here to learn more about Matthias





George Flerovsky

Haskell / Plutus Developer

Five years professional experience in data science and engineering. George has developed in and loved Haskell since 2015, and has been involved with Cardano since 2018. He has carefully studied the Cardano research papers, developing deep knowledge of the Cardano consensus protocol, smart contract framework, and network. He has successfuly completed the Plutus Pioneers Program in the first cohort, and has actively contributed to the Alonzo Blue, White, and Purple testnets.

Matthew Carpenter

Software developer

An applications developer with a focus on the end user experience. Matthew enjoys designing creative, functional, and scalable, solutions for the current issues facing modern software development. Additionally he has completed the Plutus Pioneer Program, and contributes to the success of his peers as they journey into Cardano ecosystem.

Alamin Hossain

Community manager

Passionate community manager with more than 3 years of experience. He has been able to work with a wide variety of crypto projects. He is now responsible for the Cardax discord and telegram communities.



Xian Zhang

Partnerships & Business Development Manager

10 years of experience building partnerships for companies in the internet and software industry.  She has worked at Alibaba and TikTok and now joins Cardax to develop a great ecosystem to create value for its users.

👉 Click here to learn more about Xian.

Xian Zhang

Partnerships & Business Development Manager

10 years of experience building partnerships for companies in the internet and software industry.  She has worked at Alibaba and TikTok and now joins Cardax to develop a great ecosystem to create value for its users.

Click here to learn more about Xian.

Vitaly Kisilev

Blockchain developer

Experienced haskell developer. He is focused on making the Plutus smart contracts that allow users to swap token on the DEX.



Animesh Kumar


Experienced DevOps professional with knowledge of blockchain technology. He has implemented Cardano nodes, built digital assets and is now focusing on making Cardax the best performing DEX.





These are the most typical questions we get. Is your question not on the list? Please ask us directly in our Discord.

What is Cardax?


Cardax is a decentralized exchange that allows users to trade ADA for any Cardano Native Token.

When is Cardax DEX launching?

When our external audit is finished. This will be in Q4 2021. We do not have a specific date yet. 

What problem is Cardax solving?

The Mary hard fork (done on March 1st 2021) allowed anyone to build native assets on Cardano.

Native tokens bring multi-asset support to Cardano, allowing users to create uniquely defined (custom) tokens and carry out transactions with them directly on the Cardano blockchain.

This, together with the upcoming release of Goguen (smart contracts on Plutus), will allow teams to build decentralized applications on Cardano. It will also allow projects that already exist on Ethereum to start migrating to Cardano.

This is, of course, great news but it also presents a new challenge since there is currently no decentralized exchange (DEX) on Cardano. So tokens built on the Cardano network don't have a 'native exchange' to list yet.

That is the problem Cardax wants to solve. Cardax aims to be that 'native exchange' for the Cardano ecosystem.

What are the differences between Cardax and other DEXs? Why is Cardax better?


Decentralized Exchanges (DEX), in order to provide a market price, usually rely on one of the following systems: Order Book or Automated Market Maker (AMM).
So, which one is better? Our team has been researching the different systems for a few months and came to the following conclusion: it depends on the kind of tokens you want to serve on the exchange.
The Order Book model works best when the exchange offers trading pairs that have high liquidity (e.g. BTC/ETH, ADA/USDT, BTC/BUSD). The majority of centralized exchanges use Order Books, including the biggest ones such as Binance, Bittrex or Coinbase. IDEX, a decentralize exchange for ERC-20 tokens, uses the order book model.

However, if a market is illiquid, order books don't work that well. You can make an order, but finding a match for it won't be as easy, and you'll have to wait a long time. This often means you will not be able to escape volatility and large spreads occurring in these situations.
Switcheo is an example of an order book style DEX. After 4 years of launching it has only 7 BTC in daily volume. It is a bad experience for users who want to trade their assets. Because of the low liquidity users have to wait a long time, sometimes weeks, for an order to be completed. That is if the order can be completed at all. Many times orders stay just open without having been able to find a counterparty to trade with.

An Automated Market Maker model (this is the type that Uniswap uses), on the other hand, suits better if the exchange offers mainly pairs with low liquidity. The main advantage of an AMM system is that there will always be liquidity for otherwise illiquid markets — at least while there are enough people to invest in a liquidity pool.

However, what if there isn’t enough liquidity around the desired price to fill a large market order? There could be a big difference between the price that you expect your order to fill and the price that it fills at. This difference is called slippage. This, together with impermanent loss are the main disadvantages of an AMM system.

Projects that issue their own token come to a DEX to find liquidity. Although a AMM system allows them to create a new pair (Bobtoken/ADA), it also means they need to have a enough capital in order to create a liquidity pool that is liqwid enough so that they don't end up with a high slippage if a large order is executed. So, the bigger the collateral, the more liquid the pool becomes and lower slippage happens when bigger orders are executed. This is a problem, because many new projects that will launch their own native tokenon Cardano will be rather small and therefore won't have a lot of capital upfront.
Also, AMM markets act as uninformed, as the price is set by a pricing algorithm rather than an order book. Read more about it on this article.


So, is there a way to get the best of the two worlds? Could we have a system that:

  • Allows anyone to become a market maker by either starting a liquidity pool or participating in an existing one.
  • Minimizes slippage
  • Minimizes the risk of impermanent loss
  • Provides more price transparency
  • Allows token issuers to create a new pair without the need of big a amount of capital to serve as collateral.


This is what will make Cardax different.

What is your roadmap?

Check our product roadmap here

Did you participate in Project Catalyst?

Yes, Cardax is the first DEX ever to win Project Catalyst. We have written a proposal in Fund 4 called “Cardax - DEX on Cardano”. We got a lot of good feedback from the community. Thanks to the community engagement and constructive feedback we were able to improve our product. We are very thankful for being part of this amazing Cardano community.Read our Fund 4 proposal here

Does Cardax have a utility token?

Yes, Cardax utility token is CDX.  

Will Cardax do a token sale?

We already did a token sale. It is now closed. 

Do you have a whitepaper?

Yes, please find our whitepaper here.


  • Q2 2021 Architecture + User Interface

    - Creation of wireframes for each feature and page. ✔️

    - Design of the UI of the complete project. ✔️

    - Creation of the Cardax whitepaper.✔️

    - Design of the website ✔️ 
    - Creating a functional demo of the front end✔️

    - Developing system logic and the ‘must have’ features✔️

  • Q2 2021 EAMM Protocol

    Protocol design ✔️

  • Q2/Q3 - 2021Frontend & Backend Development

  • Q3 - 2021Plutus Smart Contracts Deployment

  • Q3 - 2021Code Review & Security Audit

  • Q4 - 2021DEX go live