Get To Know OpenLeverage (OLE)
This article will cover the basic knowledge of the Permissionless Margin Trading Protocol OpenLeverage.
As per our report for last week, DeFi tokens were the biggest losers in Q2 2022. But that doesn’t stop true buidlers from moving forward.
OpenLeverage has been one of the most awaited DeFi projects, being around since last year and exploring a new, undiscovered aspect of DeFi. That is the reason behind OpenLeverage‘s continuous growth: The number of its users has soared by 749%, transactions by 195% and volume by 26% in the last 30 days - a very rocky period for the whole market.
What OpenLeverage Offers
The two main products introduced by OpenLeverage include Margin Trading and Lend To Earn, which will be discussed in detail right below.
Margin Trading is basically trading with borrowed funds. OpenLeverage‘s smart contracts interact with major DEXs such as Uniswap, PancakeSwap, SushiSwap, etc.; its users therefore can have access to thousands of trading pairs, as long as they are listed on those DEXs. Of course users will need to pay a 0.22% fee for OpenLeverage‘s services, in addition to the transaction fees collected by DEXs. 80% of this fee is used for insurance and staking rewards.
There are three things to consider when traders open a leveraged position on OpenLeverage:
(1) Collateral Rati Collateral ratio varies between pairs due to the difference in their volatility. However, traders only need to deposit collateral at a bare minimum to borrow the necessary funds. Remember that collateral ratio will be calculated using real-time price data from DEXs.
(2) Maximum Leverage: Leverage is available within the range from 1.1X to 2.4X. However, the recommended maximum leverage is given by:
Max. Leverage = 1/(Collateral Ratio * 1.66)
(3) Interest Rate: When you borrow from the lending pool, it’s justified that you pay lenders an interest rate. Similar to Collateral Ratio, Interest Rate will change in accordance with changes in the utilisation rate of the lending pool. The interest rate will be annualised for easy tracking.
Lend to Earn
OpenLeverage offers various solutions to protect lenders, i.e. liquidity providers, from external risks. One big concern for DeFi protocols is flash loan attack, which will be controlled with borrowing and repayment taking place on separate blocks.
The interest rate model is created in a way that when the pool utilisation is low, interest rates are kept at reasonable levels, but surpassing a distinctive point in utilisation and interest rates will increase much faster. That allows lenders to earn nice profits and the insurance fund will be constantly refilled to cover for unwanted losses in case they happen.
How is OpenLeverage different?
OpenLeverage is not necessarily a futures/derivatives-only DEX. Normally, margin trading has close ties with futures trading, but OpenLeverage creates leverage opportunities for even spot transactions.
Moreover, as OpenLeverage integrates with major DEXs, its users will not have to worry about liquidity or market depth and can really count on a seamless trading experience. Most importantly, there are pairs that may not yet be listed on CEXs - there are still arbitrage opportunities - OpenLeverage users can now participate in more risky but appealing spot deals and maximise their profits.
The team behind OpenLeverage has decided to release two types of token: the main utility token OLE and the governance token xOLE. xOLE can be created by providing liquidity for the OLE-BUSD pair.
Token Ticker: $OLE
OLE has an initial supply of 1,000,000,000 (1 billion tokens). An inflation rate of 3% annually will apply for OLE after five years of vesting.
The allocation of OLE is decided as follows:
Initial Supply: 1,000,000,000 OLE
Ecosystem and Development Treasury: 9.6%
DAO Treasury: 45%
Trading OLE on Bitget Spot Trading
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