All deposits over 500 USDC on perp.exchange can be done without paying for gas. (Deposits less than 500 USDC can be performed by the trader paying for their own gas.) This means you can deposit from a wallet with 0 ETH balance!
A meta transaction tool from Biconomy is used to achieve this.
Learn more about why deposits are needed: 📊 Why do I need to deposit?
Gas for meta transactions will be paid for in partnership with Biconomy, using funds from the Perpetual DAO allotted for strategic partnerships.
During the initial trial run (May 21 and June 4, 2021), the campaign will provide gas for 1000 users to onboard.