How the protocol works

SYMMIO is a protocol for Symmetrical Contracts,

Contracts in the sense are agreements between two or more parties, in SYMMIO all trades are bilateral, meaning both parties provide collateral, and one side takes one side of the trade and one party the other. Hence the term Symmetrical Contracts (Bilateral Agreements in SYMMIO), instead of Smart Contracts (Executable codes on the Ethereum blockchain.) SYMMIO introduces a method for digitalizing bilateral Over-The-Counter (OTC) derivatives in a permissionless, on-chain manner using:

I. An Intent-Centric execution environment.

II. A peer-to-peer (P2P) bilateral escrow system for settlements.

III. Economically motivated MEV researchers called "Arbiters",

tasked with:

(1) Continuously verifying the solvency of all participants, and

(2) Mediating potential parameter disagreements.

Utilizing this novel combination of rather distinct technologies, we have developed automated bilaterally settled agreements further termed "Symmetrical Contracts." This architecture facilitates the issuing, and trading of symmetrical, trustless and permissionless settlements of synthetically created digital derivatives amongst two or more parties.

How does it work?

Symmetrical Contracts are inspired by Bilateral Agreements

Symmetrical Contracts are a new financial trading primitive for trading derivatives, permissionlessly and trustless on the blockchain, inspired by TradFi "Bilateral Agreements".

IntentBased Architecture combined with Bilateral OTC derivatives.

SYMMIO uses intent-centric architecture combined with bilateral OTC to create truly permissionless digitized derivatives for the blockchain economy.

Request based, PartyA requests and PartyB responds

Intent-centric means, there is a PartyA that requests a trade and a PartyB that responses, a PartyA & B match results in both sides putting up collateral (hence bilateral) to execute the trade.

Post-trade self regulated solvency.

After the trade is executed both parties have to constantly ensure that their collateral and margin is sufficient to keep the trade open, 3rd party liquidators, watchdogs and other tools help to ensure that solvency of all parties in the system is given at all time.

Peer to Peer, no difference between LP or Trader.

If a party goes insolvent it will be liquidated, this is true for LiquidityProvider (PartyB) as well as Traders (PartyA), therefore the system is 100% trustless, as LiquidityProvider and Trader are treated equally.

Through Isolation, trustless, oracle-less and hyper efficient

Because all PartyA and PartyB pairs are isolated in itself, and no losses can accrue outside of their pairing, the system is trustless, can be oracle-less, aswell as hyper capital efficient.

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