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Synthetix Network Token (SNX) Contributing to Derivatives and Financial Assets on the Blockchain

June 26, 2020 Off By Steven Anderson

Synthetix Network Token (SNX) is a decentralized synthetic asset platform which facilitates on-chain exposure to real-world currencies, commodities, stocks, and indices. Recently, SNX is made available on SimpleSwap_io. Synthetix as an asset issuance protocol is built on Ethereum.

There was a recent community governance call and the details of the meeting are available in the recorded video.  Several community members reported that they were impressed by the governance call. One of them stated that there were lot of trade-offs to work through, with discussion about level-headed innovative products on the time line, with further emphasis on community participation.

Synthetix tweeted: “Following a community poll in Discord, the sETH incentive on Uniswap v1 has been deprecated. The sXAU/USDC incentive trial on Uniswap v2 has also finished, and will not be implemented at a protocol level. The SNX/USDC incentive trial on Balancer has one more week to go.”

Sydney Ifergan, the crypto expert tweeted:  “It is good about Synthetix to provide for the survival of legacy assets like derivatives and other financial assets to live in the Ethereum network in a decentralized and permissionless fashion.”

The good thing is that with Synthetix it is easy for anyone to gain access to Apple or Tesla Stock.  There is no need to deal with high frictions involved in financial regulations.  Traders have the advantage of being able to access a basket of crypto assets in the long and short term.

Synthetix Network Token (SNX) Monetary Policy

Previously, Synthetix came up with an inflationary monetary policy to incentivize the SNX stakers.  When this was done, there reportedly was an increase in the SNX participation and also appreciation in value.

The inflationary policy was in a way that the total SNX supply will increase from 100,000,000 to 260,263,816 from the period of March 2019 through August 2023.  Further, the issuance rate was to decline at a weekly rate of -1.25% per week.

When the SNX supply hits the threshold during August 2023, the protocol shifted the issuance rate to a 2.5% terminal inflation rate set to perpetuity.

In the process of minting new synthetic assets, the SNX tokens are staked. Further, the SNX stakes are incentivized to create Synths by earning from the fees they have generated from the Synthetix Exchange.  Those users who are willing to exit the system to unlock their SNX should are to pay back their value in Synths which are minted by burning.

Any DeFi user will find the idea of being able to make money from anyone buying a synthetic version of financial assets interesting.

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