The Stellar Distributed Exchange (SDEX)

The Stellar Distributed Exchange (SDEX) is the platform REAL8 uses for trading its assets securely and at low cost.

Stellar Distributed Exchange

SDEX is a bit different compared to regular exchanges. We are reproducing below the steps needed to trade REAL8 assets on SDEX.

  1. Create a Stellar account

Go to
Click the “Generate Keypair” button
Save a keypair generated by StellarTerm
Transfer sufficient amount of XLM to your account. In addition to net amount of XLM that you want to use, sufficient amount should include the following amounts that define minimum account balance:

20 XLM is required to activate an account

+10 XLM is required to add each trustline. To trade any asset (e.g. SLT) you need only one trustline. Trustline creation is described below.

+10 XLM is required to put any offer that is not executed immediately – e.g. the lowest ask is 6 XLM per an asset (e.g. SLT), while you create an offer to buy the asset for 5,5 XLM. If your offer is executed immediately you don’t need additional 10 XLM on your balance – e.g. there is an offer to sell 1000 SLT at 6 XLM and you put an offer to buy 500 SLT at 6 XLM (or higher).

+~1 XLM to cover transaction costs (0.00001 XLM per operation)

  1. Add a trustline for an asset on Stellar

Login to your account with your private (secret) key.
Once you login, you will be forwarded to “Account” tab. Go to “Accept assets” sub-tab.
Press on “Accept [asset name]” (e.g. “Accept SLT”) button in front of the banner with information about the asset.

  1. Trade assets (tokens)

Go to markets tab (see drawing below).
Click “trade” link in the row with the respective asset.
Scroll down to see the form for placing bid or ask offers. Enter price and amount in the relevant fields, press “Buy [asset name]”/”Sell [asset name]” button.

For a more detailed explanation visit the original tutorial at: