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Osmosis (OSMO)

What is the Osmosis Zone?​

Here are 5 key points about Osmosis (OSMO):

  • Osmosis operates as an automated market maker (AMM) decentralized exchange (DEX), allowing users to trade assets in a permissionless and non-custodial manner.

  • Built on the Cosmos SDK thus allowing it to integrate seamlessly with other blockchain networks within the Cosmos ecosystem.

  • Liquidity providers can contribute their assets to liquidity pools, rewarding them with transaction fees and yield farming incentives.

  • Osmosis features a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governance system, allowing token holders to participate in decision-making processes and governance proposals.

  • OSMO, the native currency of the Osmosis Zone, is utilized for fees and as a governance token to vote on network upgrades, protocol changes, and ecosystem developments, shaping the future direction of the platform.


Learn more about the Osmosis Blockchain by reading the Gem Wallet Learn article: What Is The Osmosis Blockchain?

Osmosis on Gem Wallet​

Gem Wallet has the following features enabled for Osmosis:

  • Buy Osmosis (OSMO) with fiat using debit/credit cards.
  • Store Osmosis tokens securely.
  • Send and Receive OSMO tokens natively.
  • Stake OSMO to earn more OSMO.

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How to Get Osmosis?​

Here are some ways to acquire some Osmosis (OSMO):

  • Buy Osmosis (OSMO) directly on the Gem Wallet app.
  • Receive OSMO with the unique Osmosis address on the Gem Wallet app.

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Transaction Fees on the Osmosis Zone​

The fees on Osmosis Zone are summarized as follows:

  • Users pay fees in OSMO for every transaction on the Osmosis Zone. The fees for asset swaps contribute to the liquidity pools and incentivize liquidity providers to participate in the network.
  • Liquidity providers on the Osmosis Zone earn fees in exchange for providing liquidity to the network's liquidity pools.
  • Validators may charge a commission fee on rewards earned by delegators via staking.
  • Delegators who stake their tokens with validators may be subject to commission fees, which are deducted from the rewards earned by the validator and distributed to delegators.

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How to Check Osmosis (OSMO) Balance?​

Gem Wallet app connects to the Osmosis Zone to show the OSMO balance on your wallet. Tap on the 3 dots at the upper right corner, then tap on View address on MintScan.

View OSMO Balance on Gem Wallet View OSMO Balance on MintScan


MintScan is the default OSMO explorer of Gem Wallet. You can manually check balances and transactions by going to MintScan and search for your OSMO address.