For Crypto Projects
Our market making offer
We cover most vetted exchanges and pairs
We support liquidity for your milestone events, e.g. new listing, a large customer onboarding
We facilitate any off-exchange blocks of any size
We guarantee competitive spreads and our quotes don't disappear in fast markets
We help you to define the right liquidity parameters
Our proprietary algorithms provide liquidity 24/7, supported by experienced traders
We create liquid, efficient markets across most exchanges and trading pairs
Wintermute partners with projects to help them achieve targeted liquidity. We support all major vetted exchanges and coins, covering both centralized and decentralized exchanges and trading platforms.
Wintermute has a track record of working with many of the world's most prominent projects listed recently.
Ways to partner with Wintermute
We work with ambitious projects that expect to get listed on top-tier exchanges, CEX or DEX
We are long-term oriented and are excited to partner with projects that are building the future of blockchain eco-system
We do not just trade tokens, we offer projects guidance on all aspects of liquidity
We do not charge any fees, such as integration or monthly service fees
We have a strong in-house DeFi team who work closely with projects whenever we can help, e.g. we can help bridge tokens from other chains to ETH
Contact us to learn more!
Learn more about why projects need market making support at time of listing and beyond. Wintermute only engages in "Good" market making that would be fully compliant in the traditional financial markets. Read our CEO's blogpost on the topic to learn more the Good, Bad, and Ugly tactics of crypto market making.
Frequently asked questions
What is market making?
Market making is providing liquidity on the capital markets to make sure there is enough volume at a reasonable price for investors to buy and sell tokens. Market makers provide bids and offers and make money on the spread, just like a currency exchange kiosk. Market making is not new to crypto, it is a well-established financial practice used in the traditional financial markets for decades. You can learn more about crypto market making in our dedicated blogpost.
Can I do market making myself or use a trading bot?
The best crypto market making firms have proprietary software, large development teams and professional traders with years of industry experience. Market making requires major investments in IT infrastructure, algorithm development, risk management policies, and access to working capital. Trading bots are usually very simple algorithms. They may work on “good days” in under-developed markets, but most are not robust and fast enough to compete with the professional market makers.
If I am a listed project, doesn't the exchange take care of liquidity?
Does market making help me get listed?
Having a market maker on board helps you get listed on a crypto exchange, especially if it is a higher tier exchange. The biggest worry of an exchange is having a listed project without trading going on. If the exchange knows that the project has a good market maker, they expect certain trading activity and, therefore, can rely on consistent trading fees.
Why do I need a secondary listing on a crypto exchange?
Does every listed token need market making?
My market liquidity deteriorated. Can liquidity always be restored?
Market demand is driven by high-quality product and professional product marketing is a prerequisite for long-term liquidity.
Isn't market making a market manipulation?
Market making is an established and sophisticated financial practice used for decades in traditional financial markets by some of the world’s best banks, hedge funds (e.g., Citadel), and proprietary trading firms (e.g., Virtu Financial, Optiver). In traditional financial markets, market making it is established, and the times of the Wild West are long gone.
Can market makers "create a trend", promise specific volume or prices?
What can Wintermute Trading commit to?
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We get a lot of questions and requests for market making. Trust us, we read them all!
When do market makers provide markets for free?
Every professional market maker has some kind of formal or informal threshold of when they can make profit. The threshold differs depending on the level of market maker sophistication, but generally a daily volume of at least $5M/pair is attractive for a crypto market maker.