ShadeSwap LIVE on Mainnet

ShadeSwap LIVE on Mainnet

Greetings community,

The Shade team is excited to announce that ShadeSwap, the highly anticipated privacy-preserving DeFi platform, is officially LIVE on the Secret Network mainnet! With its unique privacy protections, user-friendly interface, and robust security measures, ShadeSwap promises to revolutionize the DeFi landscape and provide users with unparalleled opportunities for yield farming, liquidity provision, and decentralized trading.

ShadeSwap Launch Timeline
ShadeSwap, the privacy-preserving decentralized exchange built by Shade Protocol, launch timeline is official.

Swap Interface

On the "Swap" page of the Shade App, users can seamlessly trade 15+ assets from all over the Cosmos. ShadeSwap in particular is focused on supporting stablecoins (IST, USK, SILK, DAI, FRAX, USDC, USDT, CMST) as well as Cosmos staking derivatives. With cheap fees and deep liquidity, users can swap for tokens that protect their token balance and transactions.

Pools Interface

On the "Pools" page, users are empowered to provide liquidity to a variety of pools. Providing liquidity gives user an LP token which can be staked to passively earn rewards. Some pools are multi-reward pools, meaning you can earn multiple types of tokens for providing liquidity!

ShadeSwap includes three unique pool types:

  • StableSwap
  • DerivativeSwap
  • Constant Product

StableSwaps involve pools that consist only of stablecoins. DerivativeSwaps consist of pools that have a layer-1 token and a corresponding staking derivative (an example would be ATOM / stATOM). Finally, Constant Product pools are traditional pools that traditionally involves a volatile asset on at least one side of the pool pairing (SILK/OSMO).  

Analytics Interface

Testnet screenshot

On the ShadeSwap dashboard interface, users will be able to examine the following statistics tied to the traded tokens:

  • Price
  • Price Change (24H)
  • Volume (24H)
  • Volume Change (24H)
  • Liquidity

In addition to these stats, users can also view total ShadeSwap volume and liquidity.


Please note that a variety of supported pairs are contingent upon the launch of Silk - the flagship stablecoin of Shade Protocol. Silk is slated to launch after ShadeSwap pools and liquidity are stable - ensuring user stories are operating smoothly.

The following is the list of all supported pairs:

  • stATOM/stOSMO
  • SILK/stkd-SCRT
  • SHD/stATOM
  • SHD/stkd-SCRT

Earn Rewards

There will be a variety of earning opportunities for users - with multiple partners bringing their incentives to ShadeSwap pairs (primarily in the staking derivative and stablecoin categories).

Liquidity providers on ShadeSwap can look forward to the following:

  • No lock up periods
  • Instant withdraw
  • Single-sided LP options
  • Passive yield from staking derivatives
  • Lower volatility on Silk pairings
  • Earn multiple reward tokens
  • Trading fees

As Shade Protocol governance evolves in 2023, reward distribution governance will be transitioned over to governance and assemblies.

Bridge Liquidity

Looking to trade or become a liquidity provider? The above tutorial walks you through how to use the Shade Bridge (a generalized IBC interface) to bring in your Cosmos assets onto Secret Network in advance of the launch of ShadeSwap!

Finally, if you are interested as a liquidity provider or trader to have derivatives ready in advance of ShadeSwap, follow the above tutorial.


Shade Protocol is an ambitious array of application-layer products focused on a simple end user experience that involves the incorporation of privacy by default. These interconnected privacy-preserving DeFi products built on Secret Network will change DeFi as we know it — empowering the next generation of value creation and exchange. Shade Protocol is launching Silk: a privacy-preserving over-collateralized stablecoin pegged to a basket of global currencies and commodities, built on Secret Network.

Silk - The Future Imagined
Greetings community, We stand here at both a finish and starting line. Two years ago, a vision was born that envision a stablecoin with powerful attributes that would change commerce and Web3 as we know it. Now, we are on the verge of launching that vision. A stablecoin that is

Without privacy, DeFi is incomplete. Traditional financial markets offer a degree of privacy for users, and as a result offer up greater protections in some capacity than existing DeFi markets. Shade Protocol will be the world’s first truly cohesive decentralized and privacy-preserving financial applications — ushering in a golden era for Web3. Shade Protocol will always push for privacy by default, privacy as an expectation, and privacy as the key to unlocking the full value of a decentralized future.

But we can’t do this without community. We need you to join our community and help make Silk and Shade Protocol a reality.

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