The main risks of THORSynths to be aware of:

  1. Users are fully exposed to the price of the underlying asset

  2. If too much liquidity is being unlocked at once, it will create widening difference in the selling price due to high slippage

  3. Risk of THORChain failure

Introduction of THORSynths effectively increases LPers exposure to RUNE. LPers enjoy profits if RUNE price goes up, and suffer losses if it goes down. However, thanks to THORChain’s slippage-based fee, LPers enjoy an asymmetric upside by underwriting Synths, as long as RUNE price doesn’t vary significantly relative to the other pooled asset. This asymmetric upside is greater in shallow pools.

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