DeFi Natives

DeFi natives serve as first adopters in the space.
They typically power ecosystem growth and innovation in return for token-based incentives and involvement in the governance of decentralized entities. For that, the Vertex token will offer many of these benefits. This is discussed in greater detail in later sections but will be one of the primary tools both for the growth and decentralization of the platform.
Beyond that, many of these users have developed as a bridge between normal retail and professional traders, serving as a catch-all group that new protocols can use to product test and bootstrap growth. The high engagement of these communities has served as a powerful strength for new DeFi protocols, and Vertex will seek to leverage the power of these users as many others have done previously.