Hedge: Redefining Asset Protection in Decentralized Finance

Hedge is a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that brings sophisticated tools that are fundamental to the finance space to DeFi, in a fully transparent, open and permissionless way, allowing for the creation of arbitrary hedging tools using fully collateralized options to move away from pure speculation to real tools which allow not just crypto hedging but for access for anyone to hedge any assets they want in a non-custodial, transparent, permissionless and fully collateralized way. We combine the flexbility of being able to create options for arbitrary assets, on demand yet using a straightforward approach to hedging financial assets onchain. It utilizes fully onchain tools to allow users to create and utilize PUT options, providing a mechanism for both securing assets against potential price declines and enabling profitable opportunities for option creators in bullish markets. You can create a Hedge for any asset you want from Crypto to commodities to fiat while benefitting from fully onchain collateralization for transparency and counterparty risk management! Use any API, choose your expiry and tokenize positions for completely liquid positions.

Key Features at a Glance:

  • Effortless PUT Creation: Customize a hedge option on your chosen asset, defining your terms for expiry and collateral.

  • Leverage Support: Utilize leverage on your PUT, particularly beneficial for assets with low volatility.

  • Flexible Collateral: While it initially accommodates stablecoins (like USDC), the protocol is built to handle various forms of collateral.

  • Your Choice of Price Source: Select the API that will source your strike price.

  • Delta Payouts: Receive the Delta (difference) between the strike and current price at expiry. PUT sellers can redeem collateral, less the Delta, at expiry.

  • Tokenization: PUTs can be sold on any decentralized exchange (DEX) you prefer, allowing for liquidity.

How Hedge Works

  1. Minting PUT Options:

    • Sellers: Those bullish on a particular asset can mint PUT options by selecting a target price (strike price) and providing collateral in a stablecoin (e.g., USDC). They then create a contract that can be held until a specific expiration time (e.g., 1 year).

    • Earning Premiums: The minted PUT options can be sold to buyers, earning the sellers premiums under the assumption that the asset’s price will rise.

  2. Utilizing PUT Options:

    • Buyers: Investors seeking to hedge against potential losses can purchase these PUT options.

    • Exercising Options: If, at expiry, the asset's price is below the strike price, buyers can exercise the options, receiving the difference between the strike price and the asset's current price, thereby mitigating losses.

    • No Exercise: If the price is above the strike price, the option is not exercised, and sellers redeem their full collateral, keeping the earned premiums as profit.

  3. Trading PUT Options:

    • The minted PUT options can be traded on decentralized exchanges like Uniswap, providing liquidity and enabling buyers to hedge against various assets and establish free and liquid markets.


  • Risk Mitigation for Asset Holders:

    • Hedge provides a mechanism for asset holders to protect themselves against unfavorable price movements, ensuring that they can hedge their investments against downturns in the market.

  • Profit Opportunities for Option Sellers:

    • For those confident in the upward trajectory of an asset, Hedge provides a way to profit from this belief by allowing them to earn premiums from selling PUT options. If their belief holds and the asset price is above the strike at expiry, they also reclaim their collateral, making it a profitable venture.

  • Enhanced Market Dynamics:

    • By enabling a decentralized mechanism for hedging, Hedge potentially stabilizes the market dynamics by providing a structured way for investors to safeguard against price movements.

  • Accessibility and Inclusivity:

    • Hedge democratizes financial protection by providing an open platform where anyone can hedge their assets without the need for traditional financial intermediaries, thereby opening up sophisticated financial instruments to a wider array of investors, while maintaining full collateralization.

Hedge endeavors to provide a balanced and robust platform where users, regardless of their market outlook, can find tools to either protect their investments or leverage their market predictions in a secure and decentralized manner.

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