Rewards of VOL tokens for Week 1(Monday June 21, 12:00 AM UTC to Sunday June 27th 11:59:59 UTC). In order to vote the tokens need to be in your wallet before 20:00 UTC on June 18th. Voting will last for 24 hours.

There will be roughly 576,923 VOL tokens released during vesting over the next week. Rewards will be given for taking the following actions:

  • Staked LP Shares for VOL/ETH Sushi Pool — VOL rewards will be distributed proportionally to LP providers for each block they provide liquidity. Any LP tokens held by Volatility Protocol will not be staked.
  • Staked…

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Peter Hansen — one of the world’s foremost economists in the field of volatility modeling and forecasting — has joined the Volatility Protocol team. Dr. Hansen is spearheading Volatility Protocol’s research and development of volatility measures for crypto assets, which will enable volatility to be measured and forecasted in a decentralized manner for the first time.

When asked about building volatility measures for crypto assets, Dr. Hansen stated:

“Volatility measures are incredibly important for utility tokens, as it’s one of the best ways to assess and hedge risk for most DeFi protocols. It is…

The Volatility Protocol governance token will be offered in a batch auction via MISO by Sushi over a 48 hour period.

Volatility Protocol is excited to announce that the VOL governance token will be offered in a public sale via MISO by Sushi. The public sale will commence on Monday, June 14th, at 1PM GMT in a batch auction that lasts for 48 hours. Immediately after the auction is concluded, the first VOL/ETH trading pool will be launched on Sushi Swap.

Holders of VOL can participate in Volatility Protocol governance, which includes core protocol configuration, trading fees, staking rewards, collateral…

Volatility Protocol will be governed through voting on Protocol Improvement Plans (PIPs) and eventually operate as a community-owned DAO. The VOL token will be one of the key pieces to submitting and voting on PIPs which can address topics such as core protocol configuration, trading fees, staking rewards, collateral requirements, and the distribution of rewards.

This article covers the allocation, distribution, and launch plan for VOL. Detailed governance mechanics, such as the process for submitting and voting on PIPs and the path toward becoming a fully decentralized autonomous organization, will be described in a series of upcoming articles.

VOL Governance Token Allocation

A total…

This is Part Three of a series of Medium articles that we’ll be releasing in a build up to our launch. In Part One we covered some of the basics of volatility. In Part Two we delved into our first two volatility price feeds, how they are calculated, and gave a historical example of how a trader might use them.

Looking at synthetic tokens in DeFi we believe that the two biggest barriers to liquid markets are collateralization and minting. This article will focus on minting. Specifically, we’ll argue that inverse tokens put two of DeFi’s most important participants (liquidity…

This article is Part Two of a series of Medium articles that we’ll release in a build-up to our launch. In Part One, we covered some of the basics of volatility.

In this article, we’ll give a high-level overview of how the Volatility Protocol builds on top of UMA’s synthetics to make volatility tradable. Then we’ll provide more detail about our first two price feeds; volETH and ivolETH. We’ll describe how they track ETH volatility and its inverse (respectively) and discuss our initial choices for calculating ETH volatility. Finally, we’ll show how the indexes would have behaved during periods of…

A Paradoxical Problem: Speculation and Accessibility of Game Objects

A paradoxical problem is created when game objects are bought and sold in real world markets. Speculation of an object’s value will draw players to the game but as more players join the best objects will become inaccessible because of cost. This problem is not new. Collectible Card Games (CCGs) have demonstrated that rare cards that give players the most strategic advantage become the most costly and hardest to acquire. A good example of this is the Power Nine in Magic the Gathering.

The rise of crypto-games and Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have compounded this problem. Increased valuation of a…


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