Introducing Deri Chain: Empowering Cross-Chain Innovation

Deri Protocol
2 min readSep 7, 2023


We’re excited to unveil Deri Chain, a Layer 3 rollup (Orbit Chain) built on Arbitrum. Deri Chain, abbreviated as d-Chain, serves as the dedicated AppChain for Deri V4, forming a core component of Deri V4 architecture.

Deri Protocol x Arbitrum

d-Chain will launch as an Orbit Chain, settling to the public Arbitrum layer 2. The Deri Chain testnet is already operational, which settles on the Arbitrum Goerli testnet.

Harness Arbitrum Orbit has yielded significant benefits for us :

  • To launch a decentralized Orbit chain powered by the Nitro tech stack
  • To progressively decentralize your applications and incrementally adopt the properties and security assumptions of Ethereum’s base layer
  • To continuously integrate improvements made to the Arbitrum Nitro stack (the code that powers the nodes that support Arbitrum’s L2 and Orbit chains)

Empowering cross-chain innovation

d-Chain plays a pivotal role in moving towards a cross-chain future. While i-Chains handles all the user requests, d-chain processes the requests from all i-Chains.

Enhancing Trading Experience

By executing the main logic on d-Chain, Deri’s Layer 3 (L3) infrastructure, the protocol significantly improves transaction processing times. Traders can enjoy faster order execution and trade settlements, providing a seamless trading experience. Additionally, the reduction in gas costs ensures that traders can engage in derivatives trading without being hindered by exorbitant gas fees.

d-Chain is currently undergoing private alpha testing. Stay tuned for more updates.

About Deri Protocol
Deri, your option, your future!

Deri is the DeFi way to trade derivatives: to hedge, to speculate, to arbitrage, all on chain. With Deri Protocol, trades are executed under AMM paradigm and positions are tokenized as NFTs, highly composable with other DeFi projects. Having provided an on-chain mechanism to exchange risk exposures precisely and capital-efficiently, Deri Protocol has minted one of the most important blocks of the DeFi infrastructure.

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