Helix, the decentralized order book exchange operating on the Injective blockchain, has launched pre-launch futures, ushering in a new era of trading for upcoming tokens before their official debut or exchange listings. The inaugural Helix pre-launch futures market debuts with the Celestia (TIA) token. Helix proudly claims to be the pioneer in offering public access to TIA via its perpetual market, with listings on major exchanges anticipated in the near future.
Historically, exclusive early access to highly anticipated crypto tokens has been reserved for early backers, venture capitalists, and insiders via complex derivatives and over-the-counter (OTC) transactions. Helix is on a mission to revolutionize this system by democratizing access to pre-launch cryptocurrencies through its community-driven decentralized platform.
Among the tokens available for pre-launch futures trading is Celestia, which recently concluded its token airdrop claims process, amassing over 190,000 claimants. Celestia, a modular blockchain network, had previously secured $55 million in funding from notable investors, including Bain Capital Crypto and Polychain, valuing the project at $1 billion.
In addition to its decentralized derivatives trading solutions catering to retail users, Helix unveiled Helix Institutional in August. This specialized on-chain platform focuses on institutional needs, prioritizing security and compliance by permitting only KYC-verified, whitelisted addresses to participate in trading activities.