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ยท 2 min read
Dr. C


๐Ÿš€ How does retail option trading in TradFi compare to DeFi? Join us in this 3-part series where we

  1. Explain why DeFi >> TradFi
  2. Investigate retail trading volume in TradFi
  3. Argue why will it spread to DeFi

Let's start with 8 reasons why DeFi outperforms TradFi!

1. Lower fees & transaction costs ๐Ÿ“‰โ€‹

DeFi's competitive edge comes from its cost efficiency compared to TradFi. In particular, remember that w/ Panoptic's premia model you don't pay upfront to open positions โ†’ more capital efficiency!

2. Greater accessibility ๐ŸŒโ€‹

DeFi platforms are available to anyone โ†’ more retail options traders globally, especially in regions where traditional finance is limited or costly. You'll soon be able to trade in options in Panoptic, as easy as LPing on Uniswap!

3. 24/7 market access โฐโ€‹

DeFi's round-the-clock operations offer flexibility for retail options traders, allowing them to trade anytime without being restricted by market hours. No more waiting for markets to open!

4. Increased transparency ๐ŸŒโ€‹

Blockchain tech offers transparent, verifiable records of all transactions. This transparency attracts retail options traders who value trade integrity & platform trustworthiness.

5. Programmable financial instruments ๐Ÿ› ๏ธโ€‹

DeFi's smart contracts facilitate new, customizable options & derivatives. Retail traders seeking unique opportunities not found in traditional markets will be drawn to DeFi's flexibility.

6. Growing DeFi ecosystem ๐ŸŒฑโ€‹

As DeFi expands, more platforms & tools emerge for retail options traders. This growth fuels adoption as traders discover new trading possibilities in the DeFi space.

7. Democratization of finance ๐Ÿ›๏ธโ€‹

DeFi breaks down barriers, offering more equitable access to financial services. Retail options traders who recognize DeFi's benefits will increasingly join the decentralized revolution.

8. Integration with DeFi protocols ๐Ÿงฉโ€‹

DeFi platforms often interconnect, allowing users to access various services & applications. This interoperability makes DeFi even more attractive to retail options traders seeking diverse financial tools.

ยท One min read

If youโ€™re looking to dive deeper into the technical side of things, our research section is the place to explore. Here youโ€™ll find educational resources on options strategies and free research on โ€œall things DeFi optionsโ€ for the community to participate in developing our platform.

Over the next few months, leading up to our 2023 Q3 Test Phase launch, we will concentrate our research efforts on Panopticโ€™s innovative perpetual options product, detailing its pricing mechanism, capital efficiency, associated risks, and trading strategies.

Weโ€™re committed to being transparent and collaborative, and our open-source code and Jupyter Notebooks on GitHub are just one way weโ€™re working to achieve that.