Dive Into De-Fi: Amazon, Tesla, Google, and Netflix Have Entered The Chat

Earlier this week, PancakeSwap announced mAsset trading and farms in collaboration with Mirror Protocol. This will allow users to trade synthetic Tesla, Amazon, Netflix, and Google shares.

By
Ben Antes
on
January 23, 2021
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Dive Into DeFi

Unlike most of my Dive Into Defi articles, this one will include a little news.

Synthetic stocks are coming to BSC. 

To me, this has been a long-awaited event; one that I am particularly excited about. Before I explain my excitement (It goes beyond the incredibly convenient proposition of trading stocks with the instant settlement, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), I will first cover the news. 

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Earlier this week, PancakeSwap announced mAsset trading and farms in collaboration with Mirror Protocol. This will allow users to trade synthetic Tesla, Amazon, Netflix, and Google shares. The farms will be paired with UST. For more details, the announcement can be found here. I suggest reading the announcement in its entirety to get all the details. 

Synthetic Stock Market Never Closes

This is exciting. The news broke while we were having a BSC.News call, and I’m pretty sure I was mentally absent for the rest of the meeting. I couldn’t stop thinking about the possibilities that are likely on the way. We are finally seeing something real and tangible. Okay, it’s not real stock, but a synthetic version of the real thing, creating an entirely new marketplace that operates open and freely, around the clock. I believe that instant settlement of assets 24 hours per day will be an incredibly powerful driver to the expansion of Defi. 

DEFI With Stocks

The synthetic stocks being introduced by Mirror won’t be limited to UST LP pools on PancakeSwap. They are quite literally limited to nothing. 

Want to lend Amazon stock to earn interest? I bet you’ll be able to do that. 

Want to borrow Tesla stock against your Bitcoin collateral? Seems a bit degen, but it’ll probably be possible. 

Trying to earn trading fees from LP stock positions and compound with ease? Well, that starts this week. 

Will you be able to compound your synthetic stock positions in yield optimizers? I don’t see why not. 

First, users will be able to farm Cake right out of the gate this week using stock/ust LP pairs. Just to say it out loud, again, we’ll be able to earn cake with Amazon liquidity. Tesla liquidity. Google liquidity. Netflix liquidity. This is the point of everything that has been built up to today.

I’m not sure I can put enough bold font in this week’s article to express the excitement I’m feeling from this Defi innovation. I think what is being released will just be the beginning, and new opportunities and assets will become available quickly. I plan to watch the synthetic stock sector closely and take advantage of the new yield farming possibilities to come. 

Cheers to Mirror Protocol and PancakeSwap for bringing more innovation to BSC.


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Ben Antes

KCrypto is BSC News' Financial manager and one of the four founding team members. KCrypto self-proclaims himself as a yield farming "guru" who finds himself researching the latest De-Fi projects.