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Hey guys, we remind you that we have launched a juicy contest 💵

RiskSwap is giving away $100 each to 10 random winners who share their stories of RiskSwap spot trading. And all users who are engaged in spot trading on RiskSwap, get 20% of the fees they pay for swapping, back.

Read this article to get all the details of our airdrop: https://link.medium.com/E36vEytDPkb
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Why is slippage an AMM model nightmare? 😱

Slippage indicates the difference between the price quoted for the transaction and the price at which it is executed. What makes slippage worse is price volatility and larger trades.

Unlike the traditional order book form, AMM uses the liquidity-pool model to create a liquid market. The asset price in the asset pool is determined by a function. It means that the price of the trading pair is directly affected by the changes in the reserve of both of the pair’s assets in the pool. Every transaction causes a change in the reserve, making the actual transaction execution price of the asset change and resulting in a slippage.

Therefore, the larger the transaction volume and the deeper the depletion of the liquidity reserve of the capital pool, the higher the slippage.

RiskSwap is equipped with an Option Pricing Mechanism that allows for real-time option pricing and quantity quotations that in turn eliminate slippage.

Learn more: https://docs.riskswap.com
What is RiskSwap's Singleblock? 🧱

Singleblock is the first iteration of Delta Hedging risk management interface. It allows even inexperienced derivatives traders to effectively hedge their positions by leveraging a multitude of well-known and complex trading strategies. This is done by simply navigating around the interface. Let us clarify with an example.

It is highly likely that options positions will be formed from several positions at once, for instance, with call and put options with the same strike price. If a user is implementing an options strategy by placing orders one by one, there is a high risk that by the time the order is executed the price of the asset will change.

With Singleblock, a user can choose immediate initiation of an option strategy order placement. After that, every enacted order will be initiated simultaneously, saving the user from a potential price-change risk. This can be configured preliminarily by creating an order of options and futures contracts at the same time. Additionally, such a construction will be executed within a single block on the Solana blockchain.

To learn more about risk management tools with RiskSwaps, see our GitBook: https://docs.riskswap.com/.
Dummies' Quiz: Are you ready to trade futures?
Anonymous Poll
59%
Sure, I am a pro!
33%
Not sure, I am new to DEX futures
8%
No, that’s scary!
RiskSwap Dev Diary: October 2021 📖

Hey, community! We’d love to share with you the list of our October updates and November plans. October was a very fruitful month with many stunning features and announcements coming live. So let’s cover all of them!

Read on: https://link.medium.com/DUiOoOE0flb
The portfolio overview feature on RiskSwap 📑

Every trader builds their portfolio in their own unique way, but no trader can do without a tool that allows them to effectively keep track of their trades and analyse their portfolio. RiskSwap allows you to do it with its Portfolio Overview tool.

With Portfolio Overview, you can see the summary of your trading results that contain all futures and options trades. You can see Cumulative PNL, its comparison with the benchmark (BTC price), Daily PNL, profit and portfolio assets structure. The tool also shows transaction history that you can sort and filter by trading pair.

Moreover, Portfolio Overview comes with an advanced visualisation feature, where you can choose the parameters, specify a period of time, for which you want them to be shown, and get powerful graphs to gain insight into your trading activity.

Portfolio Overview helps the trader evaluate the state of their portfolio and see the results of their trading activities, which gives them more opportunities to trade profitably. To find out more about RiskSwap, visit our GitBook at https://docs.riskswap.com/
Indicative price in futures trading 🧮

The indicative price is the price calculated for the expiring futures contracts when traders try to close their positions, and it will depend on the date and time of expiration.

Its formula is:
(iP) = ΣiPcm/60

where:
- iP is the indicative price,
- iPcm is the closing price of each minute of trading as specified by the oracle from 02:00 to 03:00 UTC.

The indicative price is not calculated for perpetual contracts as they never settle.
Drumroll, please! 🥁

We're happy to announce the winners of our spot trading contest. The $SOL reward will shortly be sent to 10 lucky traders who shared their trading feedback on Twitter. 🥳

Check the list and stay tuned not to miss new contests and events!

👉 https://twitter.com/risk_swap/status/1462731465779822598
Digest of RiskSwap's educational articles: Worth reading 👍

We are doing our best to help you use derivatives trading to your advantage. Here is a selection of posts that explain how RiskSwap ensures this.

🔸 RiskSwap Resolves Futures Problem on DEXs! Realising futures contracts on a DEX is not an easy task: slow transaction times inherent in blockchain, problems of liquidity and of the order-book execution model, the list goes on. However, RiskSwaps has come up with creative solutions to these problems and the post tells you more about them.

🔸 RiskSwap’s Order Book: Long Story Short. While the order book is normally used by centralised exchanges, RiskSwap has found a way to implement it in a decentralised manner and combine it with the use of AMM. Read our article to learn more.

🔸 8 Ways to Minimize Risk While Trading Crypto. The crypto market is highly volatile, so traders need to know how to hedge risks to avoid losses. One way to do so is to use derivatives. RiskSwap introduces a whole set of derivative tools and the article will tell you more about them.

🔸 WTF is delta hedging in RiskSwap. This post focuses on what delta hedging is and how the RiskSwap platform helps its users to quickly create a delta-neutral strategy.

Happy reading!
The State of Decentralized Derivatives Trading: Research #04 📝

It’s time for our bi-weekly market research! In this series, RiskSwap overviews the progress of decentralized derivatives trading protocols and shares the most important insights with our community.

Read on: https://medium.com/risk-swap/the-state-of-decentralized-derivatives-trading-research-04-42b8044730c2
How will Singleblock work on RiskSwap? ⚙️

Traders often start to understand the degree of complexity of options contracts when they need to manage strategies and track their effectiveness. To initiate these strategies flawlessly, RiskSwap brings in Singleblock, which also contains the first iteration of Delta Hedging risk management interface inside.

So, how to work with it?

🔸 Select an account (in the DeFi protocol, the connection to the Solana blockchain wallet will simply be displayed) and choose an underlying asset to create an options position.

🔸 Add Delta Hedging. When orders are executed, the required number of futures will be bought or sold in parallel so that the position delta equals the level you have set.

🔸 Specify strikes and the number of options.

🔸 Click a button to send the orders to the order book. You will be able to choose among:

◾️ Limit orders, where you choose the prices at which the order will be executed.

◾️ Market orders, where orders will be executed at the best prices in the order book.

◾️ FOK (Fill-or-Kill) orders, in which case orders will be either simultaneously executed at the prices you have set or canceled. Partial closing or opening for this type of order is not allowed.

To learn more about risk management tools with RiskSwap, see our Gitbook: https://docs.riskswap.com/
Have a blessed Thanksgiving! 🙏

The RiskSwap team wants to thank all our community and our partners: Solana, Serum, Near and HAPI ❤️ Thank you for the designing of high-quality products that help the industry develop and grow.

Today, we offer you to tag or mention the projects that have changed the industry to express your gratitude.

May all the good things of life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
RiskSwap has integrated the Wormhole bridge 🔥

We are happy to announce that our team has finished work on integrating the Wormhole cross-chain bridge that allows to transfer assets between Ethereum, Solana, Terra, Polygon and BSC.

The Wormhole bridge enables users to migrate assets between all these blockchains to maximise profit-making opportunities with the lowest gas fees.

To migrate your funds and get started with trading on RiskSwap, check this page 👉 https://bridge.riskswap.com/#/
Pros and cons of futures trading 📊

In today’s post, we are going to tell you about the basics of futures trading: the positives and the downsides. Below, is a graphic representation of the key distinctions of futures trading.
What does push newbies from futures and options trading? ⛔️

Over the last couple of years crypto futures and options (or derivatives) have become an increasingly popular instrument. However, they are complex products, and beginners often shy away from them. So, what is it exactly that stops them?
The answer probably lies in just two words: volatility and leverage. Historically, crypto prices have been extremely volatile and vulnerable to sharp price changes caused by unexpected events or changes in market sentiment. Profits and losses caused by this volatility are therefore amplified by leverage in derivatives.

Moreover, it is challenging to understand the principles of derivatives trading. To make matters worse, the existing GUIs are often too cumbersome, and a multitude of buttons and functions does not help to understand the price behavior of an option position.

Then, in cryptos, options are not well developed yet. While one can trade them properly on the Deribit exchange, on other platforms, especially DEX, the user is faced with a lack of liquidity, large spreads and, in the case of Ethereum, very expensive gas fees. Protocols with liquidity pools tend to inflate premiums, which is not beneficial for buyers either.

In traditional finance, there are often high entry thresholds, such as a minimum deposit of $ 10,000 or a high notional value of one contract. For example, the size of one BTC contract on the CME exchange is 5 bitcoins, which is clearly too expensive for an ordinary retail trader.

Finally, newcomers may be put off by the need to use leverage which amplifies both profits and losses. The latter could lead to the liquidation of the trader’s entire funds and potentially even more.

However, it would be a pity to stay away from such powerful financial instruments as derivatives. RiskSwap offers not only a variety of hedging tools, but also a user-friendly Position Builder interface to model the behavior of a chosen options position. To find out more, read our Gitbook at https://docs.riskswap.com/
RiskSwap discloses the details of its incentivization programs ⚡️

Yield hunters, are you ready for some joyful reading? Head for our Gitbook Incentivization section cause we’ve published the details of our market making, trading and USDC staking programs!

Ofc we want you to share your feedback. So rock with our admins in our chat group!
RiskSwap Dev Diary: November 2021 📖

GM & GN the RiskSwap fam 👋

Our dev diaries have become a nice tradition helping us share the most important updates on our progress and plans with our community.

Check a new one 👉 https://medium.com/risk-swap/riskswap-dev-diary-november-2021-8c0579cf4ecf