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· 4 min read


Executive Summary

To conclude our three-part Democratizing DeFi Research series, Brandon guides us through the Panoption backtester. This powerful tool plays a critical role in maximizing trading success by simulating various perpetual options trading and liquidity provider (LP) strategies. By the end of this article, you should be able to get started on running your own strategy backtests.

· 8 min read


Executive Summary

In this second installment of our three-part series on Democratizing DeFi Research, Doctor C gives us a deep dive into the open-source Python script used for studying implied volatility and volatility smiles of Uniswap Liquidity Providers (LPs).

We aim to unpack these complexities, enabling you to understand and use our code more effectively. This blog post doesn't just offer insights — it gives you the tools to conduct your own DeFi research and contribute to our growing body of knowledge.

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Options trading is an important part of the financial markets, allowing traders to take advantage of price movements and hedge their investments. In traditional finance (TradFi), the options market commands more capital than equities. The same is not true for decentralized finance (DeFi).

Two years ago, the innovation of Uniswap v3 opened a door for new option trading opportunities. Today, with dozens of concentrated liquidity market makers (CLMMs) being built, DeFi is on the verge of an options trading revolution — and Panoptic is at the heart of it.

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The evening before the 2023 Cornell Blockchain Conference, the Panoptic community gathered for food, drinks, and a live demonstration of our decentralized options trading protocol. With the gated launch fast approaching, the event attendees received an exclusive look at how Panoptic will revolutionize the way DeFi users trade options.

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The seventh annual awards honor creative solutions to some of the biggest issues facing us today.

Fast Company revealed the winners of their highly-anticipated 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards today. Among the remarkable entries was Panoptic, our groundbreaking, permissionless options protocol which earned an honorable mention in the crypto and blockchain category.

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The Panoptic team had a fantastic experience at the 2023 Cornell Blockchain Conference immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere and actively engaging with our community. It was a valuable opportunity to establish meaningful connections with fellow DeFi organizations, fostering collaboration and shared insights.

This year's event witnessed unprecedented participation, with the venue selling out all 600 tickets. Despite the bear market, the conference had more attendees than last year’s event during the bull market, underscoring the remarkable growth and evolution of the industry.

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Panoptic is set to revolutionize decentralized finance (DeFi) with its permissionless, oracle-free perpetual options.

Now, we are thrilled to announce the official launch of Panoptic Docs, your go-to resource for understanding the intricacies of our innovative technology. With its release, you now have the opportunity to explore the inner workings of our protocol and delve into the realm of DeFi options trading.

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We are thrilled to share our experience at the ETH Denver 2023 Conference, where the Panoptic team recently spent an exciting and productive week. This event proved to be a remarkable platform for gaining fresh perspectives on the future of DeFi, while also forging invaluable personal connections with fellow participants.