*Applicant Name or Alias: Reclaim Protocol

*Project Name: Reclaim CEX Migration Proposal

Project Description:
The essence of this proposal is to transition high-volume traders from centralised exchanges (CEX) like Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken to the GMX platform. By leveraging the Reclaim Protocol, we will identify these traders and offer them compelling incentives to shift their trading activities to GMX. A key component of this strategy involves distributing 1.4 million ARB tokens over a period of 12 weeks to incentivise this migration.

Team Members and Qualifications:

Abhilash Inumella: Wrote software at Google and Facebook. (https://x.com/abhilashi/status/1681542935710683136?s=20)
Harsha Karamchati: Led Compound Grants Program 2.0
Reclaim Protocol: https://twitter.com/protocolreclaim
Madhavan Malolan: https://twitter.com/madhavanmalolan

Project Links:

Contact Information:
TG: @abhilashinumella @subhashkarri


Requested Grant Size: $40k

Grant Matching: N/A

Grant Breakdown:
ARB to be distributed over the course of 12 weeks



  1. Identification of CEX Traders:
    • Coinbase Perpetual Trading Volume Analysis (Last 90 Days):**
      • TLS proof for timestamping and recording trading volumes.
      • Connection of Wallets and Coinbase accounts through TLS proof to verify ownership and historical trading volumes.
      • Award a soulbound NFT corresponding to the trader’s volume, which will further amplify their incentives on GMX.
  2. Incentive Allocation and Distribution:
    • GMX Volume Incentive Program (12 Weeks):
    • Standard GMX incentive program implementation (Refer to GMX STIP Incentives Distribution).
    • Allocation of an additional 900,000 million ARB tokens for CEX traders based on their historical trading volumes.
      • Weekly earmarking of 75000 ARB tokens for distribution.
    • Distribution of ARB tokens at the end of each epoch.
  3. Enhanced Trader Fees:
    • Traders claiming their NFT will enjoy an increased fee structure, receiving 90% instead of the standard 75%.
    • The additional 15% fee benefit is drawn from a separate pool of 90,000 ARB tokens, with 7500 ARB distributed weekly until exhaustion.
    • Implementation of an Amplification System based on original trading volumes, with varying levels of amplification and corresponding NFT colours for different volume brackets.
  4. User Analysis
    • Providing data on Volume traded
    • Number of CEX-verified wallets interacting with GMX

By meticulously outlining the mechanism for identifying potential GMX users, detailing the incentive structure, and emphasising the mutual benefits for traders and the GMX platform, this proposal presents a comprehensive and strategic approach to user acquisition and platform growth.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

  1. Number of Traders Transitioned: The success of the grant will be measured by tracking the number of high-volume traders successfully transitioned from centralised exchanges to the GMX platform.
  2. Token Redemption Rate: the rate at which the distributed ARB tokens are redeemed by traders on the GMX platform will be monitored.
  3. Platform Registration Increase: Tracking the percentage increase in new registrations on GMX during the grant period.
  4. User Engagement Metrics: Analyse user engagement metrics such as trading volume, frequency of trades, and time spent on the GMX platform.
  5. Number of NFT’s claimed: The number of NFT’s claimed by traders relates to the success of this grant.

How will receiving a grant enable you to foster growth or innovation within the GMX ecosystem?

This grant will serve as a catalyst for fostering both growth and innovation within the GMX ecosystem

  • By strategically acquiring users and increasing the number of registrations by a considerable percentage.
  • By leading the migration of traders from centralised platforms to GMX
  • Through Data driven optimisation and customised Incentive structures.

Execution Strategy:
The primary use of this grant will be utilised towards trading incentives and incentivising high-volume traders for rapid transition by creating innovative incentive structures and weekly ARB token distribution.

Grant Timeline:

Total Timeline: 12 weeks
Week 1-2: Upon Grant Approval, Reclaim Protocol will work on identification of CEX traders, developing and deploying the program
Week 3-6: Commence ARB Distribution over a period of 12 weeks.
Week 7-9: Introduce the enhanced fee structure for traders claiming NFT’s.
Week 10-11: Continue ARB distribution and on-chain user analysis. Provide an update to the GMX grants team and optimise ongoing incentives.
Week 14: Conclude the program, evaluate and submit a comprehensive report to the community via forum post.

Funding Stream: Yes


Protocol Roadmap:

  • Jan 30 : Launch of SDK v2 - based on the learnings from SDK v1. Users will be able to generate proofs from their mobile phones without installing a chrome extension or mobile app. SDK v1 required users to install a mobile app.
  • Feb 28 : Launch Provider builder - so that users can permissionlessly build integrations for new websites and data sources.
  • Mar 31 : Security Audits for all the 4 main modules of the protocol - circuits, tls library, attester, sdks. We will open source along with the security audits.
  • June 30 : Implementation of a decentralized version of the protocol, testnet launch

Audit History (if any): [Provide historic audits and audit results]

SECTION 5: Data and Reporting

Provide details on how your team is equipped to provide data and reporting on the grant distribution.
Our team is proficient in on-chain data analysis leveraging tools to extract meaningful insights from blockchain data. We will establish effective communication channels with the GMX community, provide periodic updates on the status of ARB distribution, evaluate our KPI’s regularly, track and analyse user behaviour and implement real time monitoring solutions.
We are committed to migrating users to GMX and we will document all processes for transparency and future improvement.

Is your team prepared to create Dune Spells and/or Dashboards for your incentive program?:
Yes! To keep communication seamless, our team is prepared to create dashboards where necessary and provide accurate data and information dissemination to the community and the GMX Grants team.

Does your team agree to provide bi-weekly program updates on the GMX Forum thread?:
Yes, we would love to provide bi- weekly updates on the GMX forum about the status of our grant. Our team has presence across multiple blockchain communities and has previously led Compound Grants Program 2.0. We prioritise community engagement, transparency and timely updates.
Here are some of our previous posts and updates for the Compound Community.

Does your team acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the above requests can result in the halting of the program’s funding stream?: [Y/N]

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Hey @reclaimprotocol, Can you specifically mention how you will attract CEX users and bring them over (besides the grants) and make them more sticky to keep trading on GMX?

Hey Team!
For user Acquisition, we will be using multiple channels

  • GMX Community Engagement: Hosting a total of 6 Twitter Spaces, discord sessions and creating three comprehensive educational guides(one before launch, 2 within four weeks of launch). One discord session/ Twitter Space will be conducted for the first 6 weeks of ARB distribution to bring traction. These initiatives aim to guide traders seamlessly through the transition process and engage newly acquired users.
  • Reclaim Network Activation: Reclaim has a well established network of 30k+ active Developer community, 25+ protocols. Upon acceptance of the grant, we will boost GMX visibility through collaborations within our existing network.
  • Tailored Incentives: Analysing trading volumes, user demographics, and trading pairs on major CEXs to craft personalised incentives. Traders with high volume will be receiving an NFT, that will further amplify their incentives on GMX.
  • Arbitrum Integration and Referral Program: With Reclaim’s integration with Arbitrum and the development of multiple Dapps, we’re set to implement a targeted referral program. Focused on transitioning high-volume traders, this program aims to drive adoption by rewarding users for bringing their peers trading activity to GMX.

While our primary focus is on attracting new users, we’re committed to retaining them as well . We’re exploring the introduction of a Loyalty Program rewarding users based on trading volume and activity at GMX.

Hi Reclaim Protocol, it’s a bit confusing are you requesting 1.4 million ARB, $40k ARB, or “900,000 million ARB”?

Hey All,

We consulted with a few community members in GMX and discussed internally about the proposal. In the interest of time, we have revised the proposal to start this with a smaller pilot of 100K ARB allocation and spread over 6 weeks. We will present our performance metrics to the community at the end of this pilot for a much bigger allocation as phase two.

Accordingly, here is the updated plan.

Goal: Through this proposal we aim to increase the new users added, GLP pool and STIP incentive distribution numbers by atleast 10%

Budget: 100K ARB

Switch Incentive (Liquidity): 88,000 ARB (4 weeks * 22,000 ARB per week)
Enhanced Trader Fee : 8,000 ARB (4 weeks * 2,000 ARB per week )
Reclaim Grant : 4,000 ARB
Total Amount Requested : 100,000 ARB


  1. We are fine to make exemption to our grant amount of 4K ARB, and bear the expenses ourselves, if that helps expedite the decision.
  2. Incentives would be directly disbursed via GMX STIP Incentive Distribution mechanism

Timelines: 6 weeks

Week 1-2: Upon Grant Approval, Reclaim Protocol will work on identification of CEX traders, developing and deploying the program
Week 3-6:
* Commence ARB Distribution over a period of 4 weeks
* Introduce the enhanced fee structure for traders claiming NFT’s

Week 6: Conclude the program, evaluate and submit a comprehensive report to the community via forum post

Hello Reclaim Team,

We want to thank you for applying to the GMX grants program. The window for applications has recently closed. In the interest of clarity, and to ensure continued lines of collaboration, we want to notify that your grant did not muster full support from the community to move on to approval. Such developments tied only to the STIP grant program are not the end of GMX working with you all. We understand that the opportunity presented by the grants program might have left you in the middle of some developments - we are more than happy to find other ways outside the grants program to see these developments through to a productive end, or to adjust scope accordingly in the interest of such ends.