Why we joined Vega
Vega is a protocol that lets users create and trade derivative financial products. The goal of Vega is to spawn new markets with innovative financial products created by users. Currently, the creation and consumption of derivatives is limited to very few users in certain markets, but Vega aims to expand the access of these products to underbanked users who would otherwise be excluded from these markets. Vega aims to do this by providing a comprehensive and decentralized financial suite where users can build out these derivatives in permissionless and non-custodial manner.
This brings forward two questions: How do people create markets on Vega? And what sets Vega apart from other blockchain based derivative trading platforms?
To answer the first question, Vega offers a custom made smart product language which provides a simple toolkit with economic primitives for users to create their markets. There is also a risk model that comes with this toolkit that manages and quantifies risk for leveraged trades and markets, this brings financial security to permissionless market creation. Stakers of Vega will have to approve every market that goes out through governance before it is launched.
Apart from straightforward market creation, Vega sets itself apart by having a wide range of collateral assets from all major blockchain ecosystems; and having innovative liquidity incentives for market creation. For every market created, there has to be market makers providing liquidity. Vega has a dynamic model for fees on each market based on the amount of liquidity of the market, thus incentivizing market makers to provide liquidity to under-provided markets.
About Staking on Vega:
Validating Rights: The weight of validators is determined by the amount of staking tokens (VEGA) bonded as collateral. There is a reward cap in place that lowers rewards for validators controlling more than 20% of the network’s stake.
Reward Rate: Rewards from staking VEGA will vary depending on the amount of VEGA tokens distributed as rewards and total amount of tokens that are staked at a given time.
Chorus Commission: 11.7% (initial network-wide Vega commission)
Withdrawal Delay: After withdrawing, your staked funds will only become accessible in the following epoch (targeted to be 24h on Vega). When starting to stake, your stake will become active in the upcoming epoch, i.e. up to 24h after your transaction went through.
Slashing: In the immediate term, there are no plans to implement slashing on Vega.
Re-Staking: Rewards in VEGA are being distributed every 3 epochs (days). You will need to re-stake rewards with some frequency if you want to make use of compounding returns.
Vega Restricted Mainnet Announcement: https://blog.vega.xyz/what-to-expect-from-restricted-mainnet-616086d9fdaf
Vega Staking Guide: