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On the feasibility of decentralized derivatives markets

(EasyChair Preprint no. 7)

16 pagesPublished: February 13, 2018


In this paper, we present Velocity, a decentralized market deployed on Ethereum for trading a custom type of derivative option. To enable the smart contract to work, we also implement a price fetching tool called PriceGeth. We present this as a case study, noting challenges in development of the system that might be of independent interest to whose working on smart contract implementations. We also apply recent academic results on the security of the Solidity smart contract language in validating our code's security. Finally, we discuss more generally the use of smart contracts in modelling financial derivatives.

Keyphrases: bitcoin, blockchain, dapp, decentral, decentralized derivative market, decentralized exchange, decentralized price feed, derivative, ethereum, ethereum blockchain, financial market, option contract, options, oracles, price feed, settle function, smart contract, trading, trustless, velocity smart contract

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Shayan Eskandari and Jeremy Clark and Moe Adham and Vignesh Sundaresan},
  title = {On the feasibility of decentralized derivatives markets},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 7},
  doi = {10.29007/d6h2},
  year = {EasyChair, 2018}}
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