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Unlock the potential of digital assets: Trade the future with our futures contracts.

ADEX will list a range of Digital Assets as deliverable Futures Contracts with a 3-year curve.

The initial 12 months of every contract will be serial, monthly expiries, while the remaining 24 months will have quarterly IMM expiries. All Contracts will have IMM calendar spreads at launch, while majors, i.e. ETH and BTC, will have additional spread markets available.

The following Digital Assets will be made available for trading as deliverable Futures:

ADA is the native cryptocurrency of the open-source, "proof of stake" Cardano blockchain platform that supports smart contract functionality. The original "proof of stake" blockchain platform, Cardano, introduced smart contract decentralised apps capability to support DeFi in September 2021. By market cap, ADA is the largest Proof of Stake blockchain platform. The total supply is capped at 45,000,000,000 ADA.

AVAX is the native cryptocurrency of the open-source, "proof of stake", Avalanche blockchain platform that supports smart contract functionality. The protocol has four basic interrelated mechanisms that compose structural support of the consensus tool. These four mechanisms are Slush, Snowflake, Snowball, and Avalanche. Using randomised sampling and metastability to ascertain and persist transactions, Avalanche represents a new protocol family. The total supply is 395,891,290 AVAX. A high-throughput, low-cost alternative to Ethereum.

BNB is a cryptocurrency launched by the Binance Exchange in 2017. It relies on a private blockchain network of 21 validators of the Binance Smart Chain, launched in 2020 to enable smart contract operations and cross-chain functionality. BNB features a robust deflationary mechanism as Coins are "burned" (destroyed) for every processed transaction. The maximum supply is capped at 165,116,760 BNB.

BTC is the original cryptocurrency of the first and most well-known public blockchains. The Bitcoin Network is a public ledger that records transactions across the network. Bitcoin is mined by miners using the SHA-256 "proof of work" algorithm to confirm transactions and earn rewards in the process. The total supply is capped at 21,000,000 BTC, considered "the gold standard" of digital assets, commanding the largest market cap of all Digital Assets.

DOT is the native cryptocurrency of the open-source, "sharded", multichain "proof of stake" Polkadot blockchain platform that supports smart contract functionality. The consensus mechanism used for Polkadot is a derivation of the Ouroboros, which is the mechanism first used in Cardano. Polkadot is designed with cross-chain transfers of data and assets, allowing for cross-chain decentralised applications. The total supply is 1,103,303,471 DOT. Claims higher processing capacity through parallelisation, i.e. on multiple chains.

ETH is the native cryptocurrency of the open-source, "proof of work" (PoW) Ethereum blockchain platform that supports smart contract functionality. The original smart contract platform, Ethereum, was migrated from the energy-intensive "PoW" consensus mechanism to the more energy-efficient Proof of Stake algorithm in late 2022. At the time of writing, the total supply of ETH is 120,457,766, and Ethereum remains the most popular smart contract platform.

SOL is the native cryptocurrency of the open-source, "proof of stake" and "proof of history" Solana blockchain platform that supports smart contract functionality. The "proof of history" part of the consensus mechanism is said to improve scalability without sacrificing security. It is said to be capable of processing more than 50,000 transactions per second. The total supply is 511,616,946 SOL—a high-throughput, low-cost alternative to Ethereum.

MATIC - Polygon is a layer-2 network, meaning it acts as an add-on layer to Ethereum that does not seek to change the original blockchain layer. At the centre of Polygon's vision is Ethereum and its decentralised applications, games, art, and a range of financial services. However, this activity on its blockchain has rendered Ethereum, on occasion, almost unusable. Polygon's main chain is a Proof of Stake (PoS) sidechain where network participants can stake MATIC tokens to validate transactions and vote on network upgrades.

XRP - is a digital asset, that was created by the company Ripple in 2012. It is used as a means of transferring value across the Ripple network, which is a decentralised, open-source blockchain-based payment system. XRP is the native digital asset on the XRP Ledger, a distributed ledger technology that allows for fast and secure transactions. XRP has gained popularity in the financial industry as a way to facilitate cross-border payments and remittances due to its low transaction fees and fast transaction times.