Integral Insight: Dec '22 and Jan '23

With the holidays behind us, let’s take a quick look at what the Integral team has been up to the past two months of December and January. For a full review of last year, you can read our year end recap post.


Atomic Relayer

In order to further improve trading experiences on chain, we launched the our atomic relayer. The relayer will help to increase volume passing through Integral SIZE pools. The relayer allows aggregator swaps to use the SIZE liquidity pool to complete trades, bringing greater volume and fees to SIZE LPs.

In January 2023, Integral continued to build on its success from the previous month, with further testing and improvements made to the atomic relayer in collaboration with aggregators. These efforts have already led to a noticeable increase in volume on the Integral SIZE mainnet.

At the time of writing, Integral SIZE is currently the 11th largest decentralized exchange in terms of volume, with a $13mil 7-day volume.

Data source:

Info Site

We launched a new info site and the latest information site for Integral SIZE is now live and accessible to users at

The analytics site provides real-time data on the performance of Integral SIZE, enabling users to stay up-to-date with the latest developments.



In December, Integral was listed on new information portals. The first was the Arbitrum App Portal, offering users improved visibility and ease of access to our deployment on the Arbitrum Layer 2 network.

This was quickly followed by Integral being listed as an exchange on CoinGecko. This will allow a broader range of users to view and trade Integral as well as see our volume metrics on the CoinGecko platform.

Community Freelancing Program

On the 2nd week of January, Integral launched its Community Freelancing Program to encourage community members to contribute contents. At the end of January, we’ve received ~10 submissions, whose format ranges from longform blogs to tweet threads. You can see these submissions below:

We are currently recruiting new blood for our February round. If you’d like to learn more about Integral and monetize your creativity, this is your chance.

Integral remains dedicated to its goal of providing the best possible experience for its users, and is actively working on finalizing the limit order feature and proxy smart contracts for the atomic relayer.

We expect the technical work on these features to finish shortly. The atomic relayer has already been a notable success, with a large increase in swap volume making Integral one of the largest DEXs by volume on mainnet.

Here’s to a good start to 2023!


Integral Insights


April 1st, 2024

Integral Insights March ‘24

We achieved several important milestones, including a new all-time-high daily volume for Arbitrum and the addition of four new pools on the Ethereum mainnet.


March 4th, 2024

Integral Insights February ‘24

Another milestone was reached on February 21st when Integral processed over $2 billion in cumulative volume.


February 1st, 2024

Integral Insights: January ‘24

Our initial launch with the ETH-RPL pool was a success, quickly elevating us to the second most utilized liquidity pool for this pair’s trading.


January 17th, 2024

Is Liquidity Fragmentation Really That Bad?

When the token evolves into a store of value, it attracts outside traders, focusing on trading costs and slippage. This is when concentrated liquidity truly shines.


January 2nd, 2024

2023 Review

At Integral, our focus remains on developing a sustainable product for on-chain trading, serving both traders and liquidity providers.


December 12th, 2023

Integral Now Rewards Liquidity Providers with Trading Fees on Ethereum Mainnet

This enhancement enables liquidity providers (LPs) to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools.


December 6th, 2023

Integral Insights: November ‘23

During November, Integral processed an average of approximately 6 million in volume with around 1.5 million in TVL. The system’s overall capital utilization sits at around 350%. It is the 10th most used DEX on Ethereum.


November 28th, 2023

Integral Now Rewards Liquidity Providers with Trading Fees

This enhancement enables liquidity providers (LPs) to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools.


November 15th, 2023

How Do University Blockchain Societies Gain So Many Votes?

Explore how university blockchain societies like FranklinDAO and Michigan Blockchain have grown into influential players in DAO governance, utilizing delegated votes and strategic partnerships to shape the future of DeFi protocols like Uniswap, Compound, and Aave.


November 6th, 2023

Integral Insight: October ‘23

We give an update for our work in October and highlight a profitable LP position from a long-term user.


October 26th, 2023

Understanding the Stakes in Lido’s Growing Share of Staked ETH

The community is arguing whether a protocol may have too much control over the Ethereum network. Lido controls a large percentage of staked ETH, which could have consequences for the network’s future security and neutrality.


October 14th, 2023

Changes to Staking and Farming

Looking back at our progress so far and to the future with new updates to staking and farming.


October 11th, 2023

Integral Insight: September ‘23

We give an update for our work in September with utilization going up on higher volume for our new pools.


October 11th, 2023

The Hottest Narratives of the Summer

What were the hottest narratives of the summer? Our DeFi research team delves into the growth of trading bots, RFV traders and more in this overview.


October 2nd, 2023

Uniswap Governance: A Deep Dive

Governance is considered a critical component for the decentralization and community-driven development of DeFi protocols. We take a look at one of the largest goverance ecostystems in DeFi, Uniswap. In this blog post, we'll discuss the landscape of Uniswap's governance, pulling data from empirical research to dissect the system's delegates and proposals, revealing some interesting findings.


September 19th, 2023

What is the DAI Savings Rate (DSR)?

Our research team takes a look at the DAI Savings Rate and its influence on various yield dynamics in DeFi.


September 15th, 2023

Integral Insight: August ‘23

We give an update for our work in August with cheaper gas fees and the launch of the Integral Relayer on Arbitrum!


September 7th, 2023

Integral Relayer Launches on Arbitrum

We are excited to announce the launch of the Atomic Relayer on Arbitrum. This will bring the efficient and tested system for atomic trades to the Arbitrum Layer 2 network!


August 26th, 2023

How CRV Got Sold OTC

In this post we cover how the Curve founder sold large amounts of CRV in over-the-counter trades in order to prevent a potentially catastrophic liquidation event in DeFi.


August 18th, 2023

Integral Insight: July '23

Sharing our progress in July: preparations for atomic swaps on Arbitrum, trading SIZE with lower gas fees and more.