PsyFi offers products such as covered calls, secured puts, and spread structured products, which PsyFi wraps up and tokenizes. The PsyFi team is developing a market-making vault product where users can deposit two-sided liquidity and earn fees based on participating in and providing liquidity for trades.
Piers and Tommy explain what a structured product is and use covered calls as an example to discuss how the PsyFi platform works. They discuss the risks and rewards of PsyFi's covered call options compared to over-collateralized borrow-lending products like Aave. They also discuss the market need for a riskier product like PsyFi and the usefulness of buying covered calls or secured puts for market actors who have a directional view or want to hedge their positions.
[01:07] The definition of structured products
[02:15] How a covered call works on the PsyFi platform
[04:42] Does the trader's profit from a PsyFi covered call come from the user's Solana?
[05:22] Selling volatility and making money through covered calls on PsyFi
[06:21] What is the expected return on a two-week covered call on Solana?
[06:50] The risks and rewards of PsyFi's covered call options compared to Aave's over-collateralized borrow-lending products
[08:02] Why does the market need a riskier product like PsyFi?
[09:20] What functionalities do buyers of covered calls or secured puts need, and why are these products necessary?
[10:50] Using covered call options for asset exposure and risk hedging in DeFi
[14:03] Are people primarily using the PsyFi protocol for hedging or speculation?
[15:41] How does collateralization work in PsyFi's covered call scenario, even if a portion of assets have been sold?
[17:20] Capital efficiency in options markets and borrow-lend protocols
[20:12] How a high-interest rate environment has affected the market for structured products in decentralised finance
[21:34] How has PsyFi responded to the higher yield environment created by the Fed?
[24:23] Democratising market maker returns in DeFi with a delta-neutral vault
[26:11] How does PsyFi evaluate market makers before granting access to capital?
[27:43] PsyFi’s launch date
[28:03] Where to find out more about PsyFi\