We have spent much of the year preparing the ground for change, building new capabilities, consulting experts, and forging key alliances. Now comes the payoff for investors.
Over the next few months, we will introduce major upgrades to our flagship trading tools, complete a much-anticipated shift in our staking model, and fulfill our long-ago pledge to become a truly multi-chain protocol. All this power and functionality will be unified by a bold new UX design and accessible through a central dashboard.
Since our 2017 founding, the Autonio Foundation has worked tirelessly toward a single objective: enabling investors of all levels of experience to conquer crypto markets. We believe the structural and product improvements we are making now will take us within striking distance of that goal.
Now let’s delve into the exciting developments that lie ahead in the weeks and months to come.
Autonio Suite Dashboard
Let’s start with the gateway.
Since we wanted to ensure all our users could easily find and access our new and revamped tools and capabilities with ease, we built a unified point of entry: The Suite Dashboard.
Users can use this portal to find products and services, to monitor usage statistics, to stake their NIOX through a simplified interface and, as their holdings rise, to access higher staking tiers with their associated benefits (more on that in a moment).
Autonio DAO members, meanwhile, can use the dashboard to both create and vote on proposals relating to the treasury and governance of the project.
Beta testing of this sharp new entryway is already underway, and we expect to launch the full dashboard before the end of September.
Staking model shake-up
So what did we mean when we mentioned staking tiers above?
In response to community demand for a more inclusive DAO, we are shaking up our staking model so we can offer more users than ever access to staking rewards, the use of premium trading features at no cost, and a say in governance.
This revamp is the product of months of discussion and consultation with industry experts on how best to help our users amass income while sharing in Autonio’s growth.
Based on those discussions, we are jettisoning our former single-tier model, under which users had to lock at least 300,000 NIOX tokens to earn any returns on their deposits, in favour of a multi-tier configuration with no minimum deposit requirement.
That’s right. Now every user will be able to earn NIOX from the very first token staked.
And as they increase their stakes and qualify for higher tiers, users will increase the pace of reward accumulation and unlock new sets of benefits, including cost-free access to current and future Autonio trading tools.
Instead of a single staking tier, there will now be four:
- Standard (0-50k NIOX)
- Premium (50k-150k NIOX)
- DAO Member (150k-300k NIOX)
- DAO Member+ (300k NIOX and above).
The new staking contracts are already running in a closed beta test, after which they will be released on a trial basis to the DAO. As a final step before the full launch, they will undergo an external audit.
The new model will have its public debut in late September-early October.
Autonio Maker 2.0
We will shortly be rolling out a faster, more powerful, and beautifully redesigned version of Autonio Maker, our intelligent algorithmic trading terminal.
With Maker 2.0, users will have access to 5+ new algorithmic trading strategies to improve their profit-making potential, along with an AI-driven integrated simulation framework that will allow them to back- and forward-test trading market approaches to find out ahead of time which strategy will work best for them.
A sleek and highly intuitive new interface based on our unified UX design will offer investors a dynamic view of statistics from each session. And since Maker 2.0 is based in the cloud, they can adopt a set-it-and-forget it approach. They will no longer have to leave their computers on while running the bot.
For investors new to the trading game who want to experiment with strategies before diving in for real, Maker 2.0 will offer a paper trading option. And it will be easier than ever to add API keys, participate in liquidity campaigns via Autonio Swarm, and change trading approaches.
Maker 2.0 will go into beta testing in late October/early November, with a full public release to follow a few weeks later.
Coming soon: The all-new Smartdex 2.0
Autonio is also in the final stages of building a brand-new version of Smartdex, our AI-powered decentralized trading and investment platform.
Smartdex 2.0 stands out as something unique in a market awash with Uniswap clones.
Not only will it offer functionality unavailable on other DEXs, it will be a true multi-chain platform, enabling users to access, trade on, and stake assets across a range of crypto chains and protocols, including Ethereum, Polygon, Elrond, Conflux, or, as you will see below, Cardano.
Thanks to the magic of AI, Smartdex will have the power and flexibility to adjust the portfolios and risk levels of its users, depending on market conditions. This is made possible by AI agents trained through a solid back-end infrastructure and fed with thousands of data points gathered from orderbook-based exchange, on-chain data and social media sentiment.
One of the most exciting additions to Smartdex 2.0 is the all-new Smartpool, an intelligent risk-adjusted way to invest. Smartpools are automated investment pools powered by an active liquidity management solution that incorporates algorithmic/deterministic inventory management strategies and AI agents to generate sustainable yields.
We are in the final stages of polishing the new design with beta testing due before year-end.
A multi-chain future for Autonio: Our launch on Cardano
Thanks to an important new partnership, we will fulfil our long-standing intention to make the Autonio Suite a multi-chain intelligent trading solution.
Over the coming months, we will be deploying the NIOX token and the full range of existing Autonio tools--Maker, the Smartdex, and our liquidity mining protocol Swarm--to Cardano.
Preparatory steps are already underway, with full integration and support anticipated by the second quarter of next year.
2022 and beyond...
The Autonio development team will be busy in the workshop long after this rush of roll-outs is complete, preparing still more enhancements to the Autonio Suite.
Next year will see Autonio users reap the rewards of two years of extensive AI research and development as we integrate price prediction, portfolio, and risk management agents into Maker and Smartdex.
One of the most exciting milestones for Smartdex will come in the first quarter, when it launches on Cardano.
Our DEX will also gain a host of new features aimed at creating a one-stop-shop experience for investors. These will include the addition of single- and multi-asset pools, a portfolio tracker, and active liquidity management vaults for Univ3 and Balancer vaults.
Higher tier stakers will be able to use a host of new premium features, including impermanent loss protection, sustainable yields, and the ability to actively manage liquidity across multiple chains and protocols including Uniswap V3 and Balancer V2.
Meanwhile, Maker 2.0 will come into full fruition with the addition of new AI agents and trading services to maximise automated trading performance for all our investors.
We wish all our users trading success as they head into a future armed with a welter of new tools and capabilities!
Autonio Foundation is a decentralized autonomous organization built around developing accessible, easy to use and affordable trading tools and services for the DeFi ecosystem.
Autonio is building a prosperous community around algorithmic trading by democratizing access to intelligent automated trading tools and infrastructure. These tools make it easier for crypto traders to conduct trading analysis, deploy trading algorithms, exchange crypto currencies, sell their strategies and pool funds for trading purposes, all with profitability, security and ease.