Tokens of the first options exchange with the possibility of insuring deposits against fall go for sale on November 1.
Cryptocoin Insurance deals with ensuring positions opened by traders and investors. The insured event occurs in case of a sharp price deviation in any direction. In the first year of operation, customers can ensure their positions in 10-15 cryptocurrencies dominating the market. In the second year, Cryptocoin Insurance promises to bring the number of insured cryptocurrencies to 30.
How does it look in practice?
For example, a customer buys insurance that costs 0.1 bitcoin for a deposit of 100 ETH. The insurance premium is 5 ETH, paid as a lump sum when purchasing insurance. For this, the customer can receive insurance in the amount by which the deposit will fall, if the price drops by 20% in 5 days. In this case, it is 20 ETH.
Several variables can be seen here: the amount of the insurance premium, the amount of time covered by insurance, the size of the fall (growth) at which it is triggered. Due to this, a large number of insurance policies arise, each of which is tied to some variables. Given that insurance can be purchased for different cryptocurrencies with different volatility (and hence the insurance premium), the number of possible options for which the risk can be insured increases several times.
The market the company enters is estimated at $10-20 bln a day today. This is a volume of trading conducted daily on major cryptocurrency exchanges. It is worth noting that Cryptocoin Insurance focuses on another segment: companies, large private investors and funds that store fixed assets in cold wallets and do not risk bringing them to exchanges.
Insurance services provided by Cryptocoin Insurance are even more relevant for such customers. The matter is that storing cryptocurrency in a cold wallet makes it almost impossible to eliminate the risks of its rapid fall. Loosely speaking, it cannot even be sold at a loss on stop loss, which customers with a deposit on a cryptocurrency exchange can do.
How are the risks of the very company insured?
The main question many readers already have is “What will Cryptocoin Insurance do with its own risks?”. Recall Hurricane Michael, which has just recently swept along the coast of Florida, bringing enormous destruction. A person far from the insurance business may decide that all the companies insuring the property of clients in this region have gone bankrupt.
However, it is not like that. Of course, companies will suffer huge losses, but only a few of them will go bankrupt. It’s all about “reinsurance”. Having collected a large number of insurance premiums, on warm days, when nothing predicted the arrival of Hurricane Michael, companies sold part of these insurances to other, larger insurance companies situated in other parts of the country. This is how they shifted the risk to others, who will come to help them today.
Cryptocoin Insurance does the same. “But who can buy such insurances?” This is the second question that comes to mind. In this volume – most likely to no-one. And this is the main reason why there are no insurance companies in the market in this niche today.
The solution of Cryptocoin Insurance
The company has developed a new business model. Instead of looking for buyers for already sold insurances, Cryptocoin Insurance is launching its own option exchange. The following question may arise: how are insurance and options related?
Curiously enough, they perfectly get along with this business model. Let’s remember what was discussed at the beginning of the article? Each sold insurance contains the size of the insurance premium, the amount of time covered by the insurance, the amount of fall (growth) at which it is triggered.
But this is a classic option from this standpoint. This is a simple and comprehensible solution to the problem, which nobody has ever thought of before.
As a “reinsurance”, Cryptocoin Insurance can buy an option, which guarantees it to make a profit on an exchange position that will be unprofitable under insurance. Option sellers are customers who want to get quick, comprehensible and, most often, very easy profits.
What is the point for Cryptocoin Insurance? Again, it’s simple. The main interest is in the premium that the company receives between how much it sells insurance for and for how much it acquires an option insuring its risk. In both cases, Cryptocoin Insurance is actually a market maker of the process, taking away all the spread.
The second, possibly a much more profitable way of earning is the commission from the options exchange operation. Customers pay commissions for each transaction on the purchase/sale of options, which are several times higher than those on simple cryptocurrency exchanges.
What problems can the company face?
Risks can be trading and non-trading. The former are the cases when the whole market moves in the same direction for several days, constantly generating the onset of insured events. It is important that automatic algorithms that calculate the size of positions, risks, etc., work in real time without errors. This allows to instantly cut the customer positions by margin call on the exchange, without coming to an end when their losses come upon the company.
Besides, the risk management department should closely monitor the situation when the number of insurances sold does not greatly exceed the size of options that are purchased for reinsurance.
The non-trade risks include the need to carefully develop the options exchange engine + build mathematical and option models. The latter will differ from those used today on the market for options for stocks, precious metals, etc., at least due to the completely different volatility.
In this case, the advantage is the lack of gaps, and their risks should be laid in the model since the cryptocurrency market operates 24/7.
Therefore, as always, the question is in the technical implementation of the project. If it goes smoothly, we can expect a queue of customers who finally got the opportunity to ensure their own risks.
The Cryptocoin Insurance ICO is launching on the Ethereum platform on November 1.
Telegram chat: https://t.me/ccin_official
Image courtesy of Pexels
How Cryptocurrencies Will Change Online Gambling in the Future
Anyone who has followed online gambling since the beginning can tell you that things don’t stay the same for long. One of the reasons for this is that technology improves at such a ridiculously fast pace, and innovators in this industry are able to match up with those technological changes pretty quickly.
An innovation in technology that the Internet gambling industry has really learned from is cryptocurrency, with bitcoin in particular leading the way. We’ve seen it emerge as an alternative banking method, but it’s going to change the industry as a whole in ways that people can’t quite understand yet.
A Post-Legality Era
Something that has eluded online gambling since its inception is the idea of a global governing body. As it stands right now, each individual country (and smaller units of jurisdiction) have their own governing bodies that oversee in the industry. A lot of these laws are tied to banking laws, and that’s where the legality of playing in bitcoin casinos becomes such an interesting topic.
In the present, we’re seeing country-based regulatory bodies from places like Malta, Gibraltar and the United Kingdom start to work together and recognize each other’s licenses more and more. That’s taking serious steps towards having a global governing entity, and once that happens, the role of bitcoin is going to be even larger than it is now because it’ll…
VOLUM (VLM) Announces Commencement of Token Generation Event
ESTONIA, May 4, 2019 – VOLUM (the “Company”), a multi-dimensional blockchain technology holding company, is thrilled to announce the commencement of the Volum (VLM) Token Generation Event (“TGE”) beginning on Saturday, May 4. The VLM utility token is the native cryptocurrency powering the VOLUM supply chain and logistics management platform.
Driven by algorithmically intelligent software tailored to logistics and supply chain management, along with Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) integrated functionality, and a backbone of hybrid public and consortium blockchain architecture, the platform is organized around the Volum (VLM) token. The VOLUM TGE will be managed by deploying ERC20 tokens on Ethereum Mainnet to maximize future access to cryptocurrency exchanges.
The VOLUM platform operates as a comprehensive control center for supply chain and logistics management operations. Companies who use this platform will be able to carry out a wide range of blockchain transactions including: Payments, Rewards, Purchase Orders, Legal Contracts, Regulatory Compliance, Taxation, Shipment Management, Letters of Origin, Customs Documents, Inputs/Outputs and Inventory Ordering, Delivery/Parcel Tracking, IoT Monitoring and Reporting, Big Data Analytics, and Inputs and End-Product Tracking/Traceability.
“The total addressable market for a blockchain-based supply chain solution is nearly $54 trillion globally, with the majority of the world’s workers playing some part of this equation” noted Arnaldo A. Detrés, CEO of Bengala Technologies, LLC, the principle blockchain developer working to build the VOLUM platform. “However, blockchain solutions have been unable to…
How to Secure Yourself in Relation to Bitcoin: Top VPN Services
Nowadays, more frequently people opt to use cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin while dealing with financial transactions for its convenience, so its increasing prevalence isn’t round-of-the-mill phenomenon but still, its users need to create fully protected cooltechzone to secure their data.
Recently, a great abundance of VPNs have started to accept it as a way of payment and it definitely makes sense: one buys VPN to retain anonymity on the Web, so why not to use the privacy-focused payment method? Paying for a VPN service with Bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency secures personal data from curious eyes leaving no traces.
What is a VPN?
Virtual Private Network (VPN) is generally presented by the group of linked to each other computers via the Internet. VPN boosts protection and provides a high level of anonymity to all types of Internet connections.
While the connection to the ordinary Wi-Fi networks, a user usually gets access to the Internet directly, thus he becomes vulnerable to the hackers and the malware attempting to steal his personal data. On the other hand, applying VPN one transmits and gets data in encrypted form which makes it protected.
Generally, isn’t hard to trace an Ip-address of any user and to identify his location with sufficient accuracy. With the help of VPN, the attacker will only get the address of the removed computer. Undoubtedly, the safeguard…
SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share
WATCH: eToro’s Guy Hirsch Discussing Libra on Bloomberg
Bitcoin Plunging… but Possibilities for Investors Still Available
Hot Updates2 weeks ago
Distributed E-Commerce: A New Commercial Civilization
Trade2 weeks ago
eToro first to give retail investors financial exposure to Facebook’s Libra project
Hot Updates2 weeks ago
Bexplus: Trade Various Coin Tokens with up to 100x leverage
Hot Updates2 weeks ago
Bitpanda raises €10 million in private sale for its coin BEST and launches public sale
Hot Updates1 week ago
Matrix Exchange receives In-Principle Approval from Abu Dhabi Global Market
Bitcoin5 days ago
The rise of the crypto casinos
Altcoins5 days ago
Encrypgen’s New HODLING Incentive Program May Send DNA Token Soaring
Hot Updates2 days ago
Bitcoin Plunging… but Possibilities for Investors Still Available