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Exploring the Crypto Derivatives Market

Written By Ivan on Tech

Jan 04, 2021

Crypto derivatives are beginning to make some serious noise. A whole new asset class is emerging in the blockchain space, and the crypto derivatives market is taking the industry by storm. An entirely new generation of investors is gaining access to investment opportunities that were difficult to participate in before crypto.

Investors and institutions alike are beginning to realize that the crypto derivatives market is both huge and largely untapped. Additionally, crypto derivatives innovations help the blockchain industry integrate with the traditional financial sector like never before.

In this article, we’re going to explore the crypto derivatives market, how it functions, and industry-specific features that are appealing to investors. We’ll also take a look at some of the most popular crypto derivatives platforms in use currently and discuss the impact this could have on the traditional derivatives market.

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DeFi Deep Dive - What is Hegic?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 27, 2020

Hegic is a decentralized options trading platform on Ethereum. With Hegic, you can buy or sell put and call options for ETH and WBTC. Options in decentralized finance (DeFi) work best for those looking to speculate, hedge their positions, or provide liquidity. Hegic Protocol is an on-chain trading protocol which is powered by liquidity pools and hedge contracts. 

If you’re an options trader from the traditional world of finance, you’ll notice some differences when trading options in DeFi. Here are some of the features of on-chain options trading with Hegic:

  • No KYC or email registration required
  • Non-custodial, censorship-resistant trading
  • Verified on-chain settlement for options contracts
  • Choose your strike price and exercise at any time during the contract period
  • Earn yield as a liquidity provider

To trade options on Hegic, you just need to connect with an Ethereum wallet like MetaMask and you’re good to go. We’ll explore the rest of these...

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