Partially Collateralized Options — Now in DeFi

zk – Zubin Koticha Jun 6 · 11 min read Mechanism — Opyn partial collateralization Why do we need a margin system? One of the biggest limitations of DeFi options so far is how capital intense they are to mint — users have been required to post 100% of the strike price as collateral. In … Read more

The New Opyn

opyn Jun 2 · 5 min read Today, we’re introducing the new Opyn brand, including a new homepage and a redesigned options chain! What is Opyn? Opyn is a capital efficient DeFi options protocol that allows users to buy, sell, and create options on ERC20s. For developers, Opyn is the most flexible and secure options … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 30

To the DeFi community, This week, Polygon (formerly Matic) has broken away from the pack of competing Layer 2 solution providers for the Ethereum Network, with DEX like Quickswap that live on Polygon surging to hundreds of millions in transaction volume each day. L2 DEX trading volume in the last 24hrs: 1 @QuickswapDEX $198,701,299 (29% … Read more

BUIDLing with Opyn — DeFiDollar’s Opeth powering Stablecoin Loans

Wade Prospere Apr 27 · 3 min read Options are one of the most versatile financial instruments in DeFi.They allow traders to make money in virtually any market environment — bull, bear, or kangaroo. Yet given counterparty risk, most DeFi protocols require 100% collateralization of assets, leading to capital-inefficient markets. At Opyn, we’re focused on … Read more

This Week in DeFi – April 9

To the DeFi community, This week, Chainswap raised $3 million in a funding round led by Alameda Research and the OKEx OK Block Dream Fund, while also taking the rare step of announcing an upcoming airdrop before the snapshot has been taken. Chainswap currently bridges between Ethereum, BSC, and the Huobi ECHO chain, with plans … Read more

Opyn Ecosystem Grants

Wade Prospere Mar 26 · 4 min read Today we’re announcing the launch of the Opyn Ecosystem Grants: Round 1. Since the mainnet launch of Opyn in February 2020, users have traded more than $150mm of notional volume in options with Opyn, and the amount of developers building on top of the gamma protocol has … Read more

$3,000+ Opyn Meme Challenge!

Wade Prospere Mar 19 · 3 min read Over the last few weeks we’ve seen some hilarious options memes in our Discord and twitter DMs, so we thought we’d make it a competition. Since this is DeFi, we’re adding a little twist. For the next ~two weeks (March 19 to April 1st), we’re going to … Read more

Opyn & 0x Community AMA Recap

Wade Prospere Mar 16 · 7 min read Opyn and 0x hosted a joint community AMA on Thursday, March 11th on the 0x Discord! Co-founder and CEO Zubin Koticha, Head of Research Andrew Leone, and Head of Marketing and Community Wade Prospere answered questions submitted by the Opyn and 0x Community. The conversation was organized … Read more

Opynaut Options Investor Profile | CoffeeTimes

CoffeeTimes Mar 12 · 4 min read The Opynaut Options Investor Profile is an interview series that spotlights Opyn’s Opynauts, a group of passionate community members dedicated to spreading knowledge about Opyn, options, and everything DeFi. Hello! What’s your background? Hi, I’m CoffeeTimes, a founder of Webshake which is an application on Handshake protocol. I … Read more