Introduction This post will cover a number of areas relating to the upcoming launch of synthetic futures. It will provide a high level overview of the current proposed design of futures detailed in SIP-80. It will also provide background on the difference between the Synthetix futures contracts and other perpetual
futures have always been a huge leverage to enable a more sophisticated market. It provides also some hedging strategies. It would be interesting to see also what kind of apps will use these futures for hedging some parameters.
it's hard to keep track of all these developments....I think however in the next 12 months, it would be interesting to see these tools used as a first experimentation with traditional/institutional players.
\- for futures & synthetix : is it the trading boutiques of large banks? or some trading consumer app?
\- for insurance : outside the crypto ecosystem, which traditional software company will be looking for cover regarding their code that transfer some kind of value?
there is maybe also some value in building a trackrecord for the ethtrader to manage / hedge value as a community..... showing the wisdom of the crowd (!?).
Maybe a combo with the [PieDAO](https://piedao.org/#/) tools, governed with our sweet Donuts
yep i would love to see some of these kinds of experiments. we some liquidity on donuts and we can perhaps build up a little bit of a fund to play with. this is really the experiment with donuts to me - bring services, education, tools, to an existing community - so the door is quite wide for what we can try. the dao is already experimentally staking some lpt (very little) i donated a while ago. it's also a great doorway to ethereum since you earn from contributing here.
[here](https://explorer.livepeer.org/accounts/0xe4dcb2e140c4821b16b39b50d849611cc5f3b73d/staking). the staking account is the [agent on the aragon dao](https://mainnet.aragon.org/#/ethtraderdao.eth/0xe4dcb2e140c4821b16b39b50d849611cc5f3b73d/).