|Utility type||Trading fee discount|
Blockchain Board of Derivatives (BBOD) is a semi-decentralized cryptocurrency futures trading platform that provides a real-time, ultra-fast matching engine in conjunction with decentralised, secure blockchain based settlement.
BBOD accepts deposits in the stable coin TrueUSD (TUSD) and offers futures trading on 16 cryptocurrencies against TUSD, enabling one to make profits from both rising and falling cryptocurrency prices.
BBOD’s hybrid architecture offers the user experience of a centralised trading platform whilst providing the security and privacy of a decentralised exchange.
The exchange boasts a matching engine that can perform 1.25mln messages/sec and is known for its high capacity and low latency.
Behind the platform is a professional team of 35+ employees residing in Cambridge, Barcelona, Seoul, São Paulo, Manilla, Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai.
BBOD is primarily an altcoin margin trading focused exchange, differentiating itself from Bitmex, Deribit, Huobi DM, and Okex. The platform aims to average $100m trading volume per day by the end of 2019.
BBOD looks forward to launching the beta version in 2019.
BBD token is an ERC-20 utility token built on Ethereum and serves as a medium of payment for transaction fees on the BBOD platform. The total supply is constant at 117 million and will only decrease every day at a rate depending on trading volume due to the buyback and burn mechanism.
The BBD contract address is: 0xb79fc5505ea4f3b920ee7e3349de064226692717
Total Supply: 117,382,569 BBD
Max. Supply: 275,803,582 BBD
Please note that, Max. Supply is higher than Total Supply because BBOD performed a ‘token migration’ in 2018. BBD token-holders migrated the tokens from the old contract address to the current contact address. As a result, BBD token-holders received additional BBD tokens. The split ratio was 100-for-1.
The old contract address: 0x5ca71ea65acb6293e71e62c41b720698b0aa611c
*Definition of Total and Max. Supply: https://coinmarketcap.com/faq/
BBD is the native utility token that functions within the BBOD ecosystem and has several core use cases, including:
PAYING FEES – All trading fees as paid in BBD. Ultimately, traders need to buy BBD tokens to execute trades on our platform. The more transactions, the bigger the demand for BBD.
CASHBACK – Users will receive a % of fees paid by them according to their daily trading volume and BBD balance. This mechanism should increase demand as well as stabilise the price of BBD.
BUY & BURN – A portion of a daily income from trading fees and the insurance fund is used to buyback BBD at market price and burn them every day. The supply will shrink everyday based on the amount of trading volume.
Demand Increases & Supply Decreases – BBD token economics has a built-in natural mechanism of reducing supply and increasing demand that is contingent on trading volume. The Buyback & Burn mechanism will cause the BBD token supply to decrease every day while paying fees in BBD generates instant demand in order for users to transact on BBOD.
Assuming the increase in demand is equal to the decrease in supply, the shift in both supply and demand curves are proportionately equal. Effectively, the equilibrium quantity remains the same however the equilibrium price rises.
BBOD is classified as a semi-decentralised cryptocurrency futures trading platform. Currently, there are a few other futures trading platforms on the market, however, all of them are fully centralised.
BBOD is the only leveraged trading platform that offers non-custodial accounts for traders.
We have identified four other projects that portray significant similarities to BBOD with regards to their trading products offering.
Table 4. Main competitors
|Number of data feeds for index calculations||4||5||9||4||N/A|
|Number of underlying assets||4||8||16||8||+100|
|Collateral for margin trading||Multiples||Multiples||TUSD||BTC||Multiples|
The world’s first margin trading platform that introduces non-custodial accounts. The platform does not hold either the clients’ digital assets or their private keys.
HIGH LEVERAGED ALT TRADING
There is no other place to trade such a large variety of smaller altcoins with up to 50x leverage. This allows one to utilise capital more efficiently.
All balances of the clients’ smart contract accounts are visible on the blockchain (e.g. via Etherscan.io website). In comparison, traders’ deposits at centralised exchanges are located in one or several large wallets controlled by the owners of the exchange.
PROOF OF SOLVENCY
Due to the full transparency of our clients’ funds, BBOD proves solvency (assets = liabilities) every day, once the daily settlement on the blockchain has been performed. It is not clear if our competitors have sufficient funds to satisfy all of their clients’ withdrawal requests.
ADVANCED INDICES DESIGN
Our robust, efficient and intelligently responsive algorithm combines data feeds from 9 spot exchanges. The component spot prices are dynamically weighted according to the current market conditions.
FAIR LIQUIDATION RULES
Any remaining funds from liquidation stay in a clients’ account. Some competitors take all the remaining equity after liquidation.
BBOD is very conservative in terms of announcing future project developments. However, BBOD aims to add three key features to the platform moving forward:
> Q3/2019: Crypto Market Index Futures (10 most liquid cryptocurrencies)
> Q4/2019: Crypto Sector Index Futures (AI, Exchanges, Gambling)
> Q4/2019: Crypto Protocol Index Futures (POW, POS, dPOW)
> Q1/2020: New asset classes (commodities, stocks, forex, treasuries)
> Q2/2020: New deposit/collateral currencies: BTC, ETH and other stable coins
> Q2/2020: Vanilla Options on Futures
> Q3/2020: Altcoins futures offering +100 pairs
> Q4/2019: Customisable trading competitions
> Q1/2020: Enhanced Historical Market Data
> Q2/2020: Enhanced Reporting
> Q3/2019: Historical Data Playback
> Q4/2019: Copy (social) trading
> Q1/2021: Managed trading accounts
> Q2/2021: Build, test, optimise & run live your trading strategy
The most popular approaches to assessing the value of a token are the Discounted Cash Flow model (DCF) and Relative (multiple) Valuation model. Due to the lack of historical data related to the traded volume on BBOD, DCF is not an applicable model to assess the value of BBD tokens.
Thus, the Relative Valuation Approach using a dataset of comparable exchanges was adopted to derive a Market Value/Volume multiples (MV/Vol) for all selected exchanges to estimate a possible price range of the BBD token.
The MV/Vol ratio measures the dollar value of the traded volume relative to the total token market value (Market Value). This is a simple way to compare how the market prices one unit of traded volume across exchanges.
We sampled a set of 12 exchanges. The main factor was the Market Value of their tokens. We excluded some exchanges which may not report genuine trading volume.
First, we calculate the Average Daily Volume (Avg. Daily Volume) for each exchange as:
Avg. Daily Volume = 30-day Volume / 30
The MV/Vol ratio for each exchange is computed as follows:
MV/Vol = Market Value / Avg. Daily Volume
In order to compute the ratios, we selected comparable exchange tokens and collected the required data from https://coinmarketcap.com as of 10/02/2018.
Table 5. Overview of comparable exchange tokens
|Coin||Symbol||Price||Total Supply||Mkt Cap||Type|
After calculating the MV/Vol for each of the selected exchanges, we assigned weights to each exchange.
Weight = Market Value / Sum of Market Value for each exchange
Finally, we computed the Weighted Average Market Value/Volume multiple (WA MV/Vol). (Table 6)
WA MV/Vol = Sum of (Weight * MV/Vol) for each exchange
The valuation is highly sensitive to the weighting methodology. Due to the fact, that trading volume on many exchanges is often higher than in reality. Thus, we decided to assign the weights based on the Market Value of the tokens. We believe that the MV/Vol ratios of the tokens with the highest Market Value are more stable and more efficiently valued by market participants.
Interestingly, the decentralised exchanges offer higher multiples which may be a sign of a premium for proof-of-solvency and real volume calculation.
Table 6. MV/Vol Valuation
|Coin||Mkt Cap||30-day Volume||Avg. Daily Volume||MV/Vol||Weight|
Weighted Average Market Value/Avg.Volume multiple = 7.19
BBOD is planning to be launched in the coming weeks, thus we cannot assign an actual volume to the calculated multiple. The only way to assess the price of the BBD token is to present the hypothetical range of volume we can expect based on the average volume from similar exchanges.
We calculated the Avg. Daily Traded Volume of all relevant margin trading platforms. (Table 7)
Table 7. Main competitors and their Avg. Daily Notional Traded Volume
|Name||Avg. Daily Volume|
Predicted BBD Price = (WA MV/Vol * Avg. Daily Volume) / Total Supply
Table 8. Estimated BBD token valuation based on Avg. Daily Volume
|Avg. Daily Volume||Projected BBD Price||Total Supply||Market Value|
Thus, our estimation of 12-month EFV* for the BBOD tokens is in the range of $1.23 – $12.26 per BBD token depending on the traded volume. (Table 8)
*Estimated Fair Value
Please note, that the above valuation is based on the Total Supply of the BBD token. If Max. Supply is taken into consideration, our estimation of 12-month EFV for BBOD tokens should be multiplied by 0.426 (the ratio of Total Supply/Max. Supply) However, we cannot be certain that the remaining tokens are migrated (users might have lost their private keys or simply do not want to migrate their token in the near future).
We believe that due to the unique features of the platform, such as high-speed leveraged altcoin trading, stablecoin deposits and non-custodial client accounts, BBOD will start to capture a substantial share in the market segment of leveraged trading platforms
Overall, for the reasons listed below, BBOD Research affirms its view that:
Overall, based on our observations, the performance of leveraged trading platforms has been extraordinarily strong during the current bear market. The unprecedented drops in cryptocurrency prices that happened last year have created a unique environment for the potential of a dynamic bounce back. The favorable economic situation (the volatile crypto market) should create a strong demand for BBOD derivatives products in consequence stimulate demand for BBD tokens. New future product like other asset classes and vanilla options offering will, in our view, support the upcoming year’s valuation of the token.
We initiate a strong bullish stance towards the BBD tokens, Overweight, 12-month EFV in the range of $1.23 – $12.26 per BBD token depending on the traded volume.
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