Antimatter aims to be a permission-less protocol where everyone can design and deploy various perpetual options.
The beauty of decentralized finance is that it allows everyone to build financial products and tools in different ways. The rise of Uniswap proves that a decentralized protocol can fill a large gap of token trading and listing through smart contracts. With the foundation of spot trading being consolidated, there are needs for permission-less protocol for derivatives.
Antimatter is designed for permission-less deployment of perpetual options. Anyone can create option markets and customize their option products. To create an option market, the Antimatter protocol requires several parameters:
- Target assets (The crypto asset that you want to create option for)
- Underlying assets (The reserve assets to back the option)
- Price range ( Each option has a price range with price floor and ceiling)
The option market creation supports various asset types across ERC20, BEP20, HECO etc. The underly assets support basket of stable-coins such as USDT, USDC, DAI, BUSD.
The issuance of an option product comes with two tokens: call and put tokens. The call and put tokens can be used to generate, redeem, or liqudity provision to the secondary market.
It is important to reiterate that a pool/market simply comprises an autonomous smart contract deployed on the relevant blockchain network, operated directly by users calling functions on it (which allows them to interact with other users and/or pool their own selected assets in a peer-to-peer manner), and with no further control by or interaction with the original entity which had deployed the smart contract.