Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem projects directory
Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem projects directory



Basilisk is not a mere canary network of HydraDX - it is an independent chain which has the mission to enable frictionless liquidity bootstrapping for new cryptoassets.

Basilisk is a natural stepping stone on our journey of building the liquidity infrastructure of the future. This plan will eventually culminate in the HydraDX Omnipool which is intended to operate as a Polkadot parachain in order to enable frictionless liquidity for any asset on any chain.

Together, Basilisk and HydraDX create a synergy which caters to the varying needs of cryptoassets throughout their entire life cycle. Bootstrap liquidity in the early stages using Basilisk, then move over to the HydraDX Omnipool to unlock unprecedented liquidity in an ocean of assets.

Related Project:   HydraDX  HydraDX
Tokens:  BSX  
Parathread on Kusama
In Auction on Kusama
March 21, 2024
February 26, 2025
~284 days remained
Auction 8: WINNER
Leasing: September 4, 2021 - August 8, 2022
Crowdloan ID: 2090-35 
Funds Raised: 222 222 KSM ($6 628 880)
Leading Blocks:  100%
Project Auction Info:  crowdloan details 
Reward: 1 KSM : 67 500+ BSX
Crowdloan Cap: 222 222 KSM
Reward Pool: 15b of 100b (15%)
  • Rewards = (weighted_individual_contribution / total_weighted_contributions) * crowdloan_cap
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Auction 47: WINNER
Leasing: August 8, 2022 - July 12, 2023
Parathread ID: 2090 
Last Bid: 4 500 KSM
Leading Blocks:  100%
Slot Acquisition: self-funded
Auction 81: WINNER
Leasing: April 18, 2023 - March 20, 2024
Parathread ID: 2090 
Last Bid: 99 KSM
Leading Blocks:  52.61%
Slot Acquisition: self-funded
Auction 134: WINNER
Leasing: March 21, 2024 - February 26, 2025
Parathread ID: 2090 
Last Bid: 122 KSM
Leading Blocks:  100%
Slot Acquisition: self-funded
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Primary Token:
Total Supply:
100 000 000 000
Circulating Supply:
23 572 982 386
Market Cap:
$2 546 718
Trading Vol 24:
$10 196
Crowdloan Reward Pool:
15 000 000 000 (15% of Total Supply)
BSX Distribution
Mar 21, 2024 at 00:19 UTC
Basilisk is a liquidity bootstrapping protocol designed to operate as a parachain in Kusama.
Slot Acquisition: self-funded
Last Bid: 122 KSM
Leading Blocks: 100%
Leasing: March 21, 2024 - February 28, 2025
Basilisk has won Kusama Auction #134
May 6, 2023 at 18:39 UTC
Basilisk is not a mere canary network of HydraDX - it is an independent chain which has the mission to enable frictionless liquidity bootstrapping for new cryptoassets.
Slot Acquisition: self-funded
Last Bid: 99 KSM
Leading Blocks: 52.61%
Leasing: April 19, 2023 - March 28, 2024
Kusama Auction #81 has been won by Basilisk
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1. Liquidity, Transaction fees and slippage are always important factors in Finance services. How does Basilisk solve the above problem to attract users?

Basilisk will be the go-to place for new Kusama & Polkadot native projects and testbed for new application specific AMMs. Transaction fees are low thanks to Kusama & Substrate native scalability, slippage is reduced by our novel feature - order matching, which is matching txs in mempool and clearing them before they'll touch AMM. So transactions going in opposite directions e.g. KSM => renBTC and renBTC => KSM will be matched and not affected by slippage (only potential leftovers bigger than 1 part of transaction). We are working hard to make Basilisk as the center of Kusama defi summer, by layered incentives, which means users will be getting from 2-4 incentives streams based on their contributions. This can attract a lot of liquidity from other ecosystems, due to low fees it will be great for ordinary users who can’t afford paying such crazy fees as on Ethereum.

2. What is your strongest advantage that you think will make your team leading the market? In contrast, what is your weakness? How do you plan to overcome it?

What we see as our advantage is a deep understanding of DeFi and crypto markets in general based on our personal experiences, which is validated by older projects re-iterating to same conclusions or kind of similar solutions, but devil is in details! ???? Maybe the biggest advantage is the right mix between academic - practical - community approach. You can’t see many projects with tokenomics in favor of the community like you can see in the case of Basilisk or HydraDX unfortunately. Our biggest weakness is sometimes lack of marketing approach, because we don't like paid marketing due to misalignment of incentives with all other issues tied with it, but we are getting to a point where info about is shared very widely and organic, that's where you can help us a lot.

3. Can Basilisk list the salient features of Basilisk that set it apart from its competitors? What competitive advantage does Basilisk's platform have that you feel most confident in?

Based on our hands-on experiences with Liquidity Bootstrapping pools on Balancer (https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/balancer-facilitates-record-high-liquidity-bootstrapping-pool-for-hydradx-f08b6b0a3aee) we chose to implement them within Substrate framework and Polkadot & Kusama ecosystem with some advantages over older implementation which will create better experience for users and developers. Projects/communities can also bootstrap liquidity of their token with KSM which they can use later for slot renewal. So we are helping other projects with reaching their long term plans in a more capital efficient way. They can also find useful other features like AMM for swapping highly correlated assets (similar to Curve), or other mentioned above e.g. “payment in any currency” module improving UX for whole ecosystem, native support for NFTs, different price discovery mechanisms for them like candle & dutch auctions, order matching for 0 slippage trading and others.

4. Can you tell us the motivation and benefits for investors to hold $Basilisk in the long term? What plans do you have to help drive demand and scarcity for the token?

Motivation can be betting on one of the best communities and teams in Polkadot and DeFi in general. Investors & community will have control over the governance of such an important & useful network in Kusama and get reasonable share on value which will create Basilisk and its network by trading and gas fees.

BSX is capped

5. What kind of partnerships with different projects/platforms/protocols can we expect from Basilisk in the future? Could you give us some examples of how other projects can leverage Basilisk?

You can see upcoming partnerships from various areas like prediction markets, stablecoins, staking derivatives, algorithmic currencies, money markets, smart contract platforms,etc...  

Except for launchpad features (LBP), projects which are requiring payments in their native currencies can adopt our “payment in any currency” module which allows their users to choose any currency (supported by Basilisk) e.g. USDT for paying fees on targeted chains. All these partnerships will unfold in the next days and weeks.

6. Can you tell me about your listing plans? Especially the ones involving major exchanges, CEX and DEX. What types of Partnerships are you looking for and what values would they bring?

We are not actively seeking listings, but there are few Tier 1 exchanges interested in listing BSX & HDX. Centralized exchanges are important as FIAT gateways but they are also introducing a lot of risks, like counterparty risk, user data leaks, risk of centralization of power,etc. HydraDX and Basilisk are positioned to be go-to DEX solutions for project founders and their communities. We were diligently working on novel features making our DEXs competitive and scalable enough for any user. 

We are looking for any partners who care about the success of Web 3.0 and who are trying to make the current DeFi or dapp ecosystem more capital efficient or more usable.

7. Why did you choose Kusama and the Polkadot network? What are your plans for your project in the future? What do you think about the NFT market?

There are many reasons like: 

Providing most advanced Blockchain SDK - Substrate, which allows to optimized both systems to serve defi use cases and their users, rather than dealing with different trade offs most advanced on-chain governance and upgradeability shared security from multi billion $ networks one of the most distributed base layers, in terms of ownership, which is huge issue with all current PoS networks

Biggest and greatest communities after Bitcoin and Ethereum have high modularity and a lot of infrastructure like bridges provided and maintained by other great teams, so we can focus on our core products.

8. Can you tell us more about the BASILISK CROWDLOAN program? As a small investor, how can I join and with what is the minimum amount of assets (KSM)?

Minimum contribution is 0.1 KSM, I hope it’s ok for you.

9. What is the structure of this project, is it decentralised or an open sourced protocol where everybody can contribute? If so, how does the governance plan on being handled?

You can find most of our code open sourced here https://github.com/galacticcouncil 

you can read more about how to contribute here https://hydradx.substack.com/p/incentivized-testnet-reward-scheme or here https://docs.hydradx.io/new_deal/ 

every smaller or bigger contribution is highly appreciated and welcomed. If it will be useful for our community reasonable rewarded as well

10. What is the ambition Basilisk wants to achieve in 2021?

Become sustainable Kusama parachain with wide range of solutions for price discovery and exchange of all type of assets

11. Is Basilisk available for the global people or It’s limited for some areas? If it’s globally available are you guys planning to introduce it globally?

No limitations, we are in a permissionless place right? Global distribution is done via bottom up approach via local communities, rather than push through marketing agencies

12. While you build your project, do you take into account community feedback and demands?While you build your project, do you take into account community feedback and demands?

Sure, you can see here https://hydradx.substack.com/p/first-governance-vote how we were consireding community voice in our Gas rebates for people who were sufferring from high eth fees during our LBP