Read time: 2 minutesSeptember 6, 2022

Referrals are LIVE now

How to access up to 20% off trading fees on Mycelium Perpetual SwapsReferrals are LIVE now

Referrals are LIVE for Mycelium Perpetual Swaps, with up to 20% off our already low trading fees. Referrers and traders mutually benefit when trading off a referral code, with boosted discounts as per volume traded.

Referral programs are a great way for our community to spread the trading fever and Mycelium is excited to reward eligible participants with up to 20% in discounts.

How to get started with referrals

Anyone can generate a code here.

The mechanism is simple.

Referrers earn commissions from the trading fees generated by users of their code.

Traders using the code can claim a trading fee discount when using the code.

Referrers earn commissions, Traders claim discounts. Simple and effective by delivering an enhanced trading experience by putting money back in Swaps’ user wallets.

How commissions and discounts are distributed

Every fortnight, both referrers and traders will be able to claim their commission and trading fee discounts accumulated over the previous 14 days. These will be visible and trackable on the referrals page.

The fee discounts will be applied to entry/exit fees, making trading Perpetual Swaps with Mycelium cost-effective for all traders taking out positions.

How to get a 20% discount

The discounts are tiered by volume traded.

We have structured the discount tiers and mechanics of the referral discount program for ease of use.

The more volume traded = the higher your discount will have.

There are three tiers of trading discounts: 10%, 15%, and 20%

Tier 1:

How to access Tier 1 for 10% discounts?

Do nothing! This tier gives traders and referrers access to 10% trading discounts regardless of the volume they trade with Mycelium Perpetual Swaps.

Tier 1 Trader = 10% off trading fees for code users

Tier 1 Referrer = 10% commission on fees for referrers

Tier 2:

How to access Tier 2 for 15% discounts?

Have at least 10 active traders using the referral code each fortnight Combined weekly volume of + $5 million Tier 2 Trader = 15% off trading fees for code users

Tier 2 Referrer = 15% commission on fees for referrers

Tier 3:

How to access Tier 3 for 20% discounts?

Have at least 20 active users using the referral code each fortnight Combined weekly volume of + $20 million Tier 3 Trader = 20% off trading fees for code users

Tier 3 Referrer = 20% commission on fees for referrers

FYI on upgrading tiers:

If you are outperforming the requirements for your current tier: Referrers will need to fill out a form to update the volume traded on the code to increase your discount rate!

See the relevant form on the “Referrals” page.

Spread the trading fever today: Referrals & start Trading.

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All of Mycelium’s products are hosted on Ethereum Layer 2, Arbitrum. Users will need to bridge their assets to Arbitrum in order to trade Perpetual Swaps, Perpetual Pools, or Lend via MYC Lending.

Arbitrum is a secure, low-cost scaling solution that ensures our users can access low-cost derivatives in a safe, simple, and speedy environment.

If you need assistance bridging your assets, our team has prepared a guide here.

Mycelium Perpetual Swaps is a decentralised derivative platform, which allows users to open leveraged long and/or short positions on crypto-assets.

Perpetual Swaps are similar to a Future where traders can take a position based on the future price of an asset, the key difference being Perpetual Swaps mechanisms allows traders to take this position at an unspecified point in the future, making it ‘perpetual’ or unable to expire. Mycelium Perpetual Swaps allows traders to take a position on digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Mycelium Perpetual Swaps doesn’t use an order book model for leveraged trading. Rather, all traders trade against the Mycelium Liquidity Pool (MLP). The MLP is a basket of blue-chip assets and stablecoins pooled together (ETH, BTC, LINK, UNI, BAL, CRV, FXS, FRAX, USDT, DAI, USDC) which acts as a global AMM for leveraged trading. Liquidity providers can deposit any whitelisted asset into the MLP pool in return for MLP tokens, which represent the LPs share in the diversified liquidity pool. By acting as a universal counterparty (AMM) to traders, meaning that it agrees to be the counterparty to any long or short trade at the given price, for an asset it holds, until it runs out of said asset.

In exchange for providing liquidity to the Mycelium Liquidity Pool (MLP), liquidity providers earn rewards. Primarily, MLP holders earn 70% of fees generated on the platform, which is distributed fortnightly in ETH and or esMYC.

  • ETH Rewards: The MLP pool earns 70% of fees generated from swaps and leveraged trading. These fees are converted to ETH, before being continuously distributed to MLP stakers.
  • Escrowed MYC Rewards: These are rewards in the form of a token which has the right to vest into $MYC when staked in the esMYC vesting vault.

The trading fees that make up this revenue are entry/exit fees, borrowing fees, and or a spot trading fees. For a full overview of the trading fees, visit this page.

Additionally, LPs earn rewards from a small bid/ask spread that is charged on long-tail assets (there is no spread on BTC or ETH). These rewards accrue as MLP, shown on our front-end as Market Making APR. These rewards can be redeemed at any time, in any asset form within the MLP basket of assets.

Yes. Perpetual Pools are a marketplace for leveraged tokens, while perpetual swaps simulate spot trading with margin. They are both derivatives, but Perpetual Pool tokens act most like a leveraged ETF, where positions are transferable.

Mycelium Staking is a program established by Mycelium to give utility to our governance token. MYC holders can stake their $MYC to earn ETH rewards. MYC Stakers effectively enter a loan agreement with the Mycelium Treasury to lend their MYC. The Loan Cycles occur fortnightly, meaning deposits and withdrawals are processed at the beginning/end of each cycle. Stakers can request withdrawals throughout the cycle, noting the withdrawal will be processed and distributed at the end of the cycle.

Don’t worry, you are earning rewards! The rewards only show at the end of the 14 day loan cycle.

The way the Perpetual Pool market calculates how much money to move from the losers to the winners prevents the loser from ever losing 100% of their money. The pool does this by, in extreme scenarios, sacrificing some of the gains of the winners in order to protect the losers from losing everything. This is why we say Perpetual Pool positions cannot be liquidated.

However; this does not mean you cannot lose money by trading with Perpetual Pools.

In August 2022, TracerDAO voted to transition and rebrand to core service provider Mycelium, and $MYC as the native token. All TCR holders are entitled to change their token 1:1 to MYC via this site:

The majority of TCR holders have migrated to MYC, but the site will remain active for approx. 3 years to ensure all TCR holders have the opportunity to migrate.

When a trader enters a short position, the liquidity pool will fully collateralise the position with stablecoins. For short positions, the liquidity pool is essentially a market maker that takes the opposite side of the position, increasing the long exposure of the pool. If the price of the base asset depreciates, the trader receives stablecoins from the liquidity pool. If the price of the base asset appreciates, the liquidity pool receives a portion of the user’s margin as compensation.

At close, the trader will only have to return the USD value of the initial notional value to the liquidity pool. Thus, the trader is effectively entitled to the inverse of the future “PnL” (Profit and Loss) of an asset.

With Perpetual Pools v2, users can deposit any sort of collateral for maximal optionality. Additionally, there is no minimum-commit size.

On Mycelium Perpetual Swaps traders can access up to 30x Leverage. On Mycelium Perpetual Pools traders can access up to 10x Leverage.

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