Ready Trader One

The Story of the First PegNet Trader

David A. Johnston
2 min readOct 21, 2019
Quick Stats on PegNet Trader One

Trading 455 Times Cheaper Than a Typical Exchange

Over the weekend I notice that a trader had managed to begin converting assets on the brand new PegNet system. Not just converting from Factoids or PEG into a Pegged Assets and then hodling it, but rather this trader was actively using the system each block to convert from one asset to another.

In all I was able to see 111 conversions made through out the day. The trader began with $910 USD worth of assets and ended the day with $938 worth of assets. Making a nice little $28 USD gain for the day. What is remarkable is not this 3% gain, but rather that the gain wasn’t wiped out by trading fees.

In all Trader One did $101,073 USD of conversions over a 24 hour period and instead of a $50+ USD trading fee, they paid just $0.11 USD.

High Volume + Low Fees = The PegNet Breakthrough

This result is truly a break through when it comes to decentralized exchange of value. Not only are the fees tiny, but also there is no slippage from a traditional order book as the user is doing the conversions within their own wallet and referencing the oracle prices published by miners in the next block.

So this isn’t just a story of how Trader One can trade small amounts of capital, its also a story about how anyone could trade huge amounts of volume in a fully decentralized way, that would be difficult on any other DEX today.

I’ll conclude my little Ode to Trader One here, but it will be interesting to see as others kick off their use of the platform this week and beyond.



David A. Johnston

Technologist, Voluntarist, Future Martian Settler, & Evangelist for Decentralization.