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DEFI Index Details

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The DEFI Index aims to reflect the performance of a representative selection of tokens in the decentralised finance space.

It follows the methodology outlined in the Index Overview.

Index Constituents#

Number of Constituents#

The Index is currently set up to contain four constituents.

Selection of Constituents#

The current constituents are the following.


Period Performance#

  • To have reasonably liquid price observation sources for the index performance, the price of the tokens is observed against Tether (USDT) on the following 3 exchanges: Binance, and KuCoin.
  • on the 3 token vs. USDT prices the median is taken.
  • At the same time the USDT vs. USD price is also observed on the Binance US, Bitfinex and Coinbase, and again the median is taken.
  • Finally, for each token the price vs. USD is calculated, by using the two median prices.
  • These values enter the performance formula in Index Value on any Date for the price_of_token[t=tj, a=i] at time t=tj the start of the series s=j and for price_of_token[t=tk, a=i] at time t=tk during or at the end of the series s=j.

Change of Constituents and/or Number of Constituents#

The youves governance process can alter the index composition and the index methodology. Constituents can be added, removed or replaced and details of the calculations may be altered if necessary.