FAQ

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the CAP trading platform and the CAP token. We hope you can find answers to all your questions here!

General

What is the CAP trading platform and its goal?

CAP is a protocol for decentralized CFD (Contracts for Differences) trading on Ethereum. CAP provides a censorship-resistant leveraged trading platform for synthetic assets of any type.

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Briefly, how does CAP work?

CAP works by allowing users to leverage trade synthetic assets. Asset prices are provided by an oracle. Users can select their asset and leverage, then execute a position that attempts to predict if the asset will rise or fall in price. Winnings are deducted from a treasury, while losses are added to the treasury. This treasury is a warchest that CAP can use to grow, advertise, develop, audit, profit or save.

What assets are on CAP right now?

BTC (Bitcoin), ETH (Ethereum), LINK (Chainlink), AAPL (Apple), Tesla (TSLA), A (Alphabet), FB (Facebook), NFLX (Netflix), GOOG (Google), SP500 (S&P 500).

List of available assets mainnet: click here!

Will we see more in the future?

Yes. Including less liquid assets

Technology

What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?

Decentralized finance (commonly referred to as DeFi) is an experimental form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks, and instead utilizes blockchains. DeFi platforms allow people to lend or borrow funds from others, speculate on price movements on a range of assets using derivatives, trade cryptocurrencies, insure against risks, and earn interest in a savings-like account.

What is leveraged trading?

Leverage is a trading mechanism investors can use to increase their exposure to the market by allowing them to pay less than the full amount of the investment. Consequently using leverage in a transaction, allows a trader to take on a greater position without having to pay the full purchase price.

What are synthetics?

The combination of securities and/or assets in such a way that they produce the same financial effect as the ownership of an entirely different asset would. In short, synthetic assets are meant to imitate another investment. They can combine various derivative products such as futures, options, or swaps, to simulate an underlying asset. The underlying assets can include stocks, bonds, indexes, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, digital assets or interest rates.

What is an Automated Market Maker?

An automated market maker (AMM) is a type of decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol that relies on a mathematical formula to price assets. Instead of using an order book like a traditional exchange, assets are priced according to a pricing algorithm. This formula can vary with each protocol.

Applications

Who is going to use CAP now and in the future?

CAP is primarily going to be used by those who are familiar with the cryptocurrency community. CAP gives decentralized and safe access to leveraged trading of synthetic assets. In the future, CAP’s easy interface and universal usability should provide anyone with a way to trade.

What does CAP do that other platforms cannot?

CAP is highly censorship resistant. It cannot be shut down, blocked or disrupted. Every aspect of CAP from the ground up is decentralized. Traders who wish to use the CAP protocol will not be required to submit KYC documents or live in unrestricted countries.

What platform is CAP built on?

CAP is built on Ethereum. Governance, contracts, token, and future products will be built on Ethereum.

Is CAP blockchain agnostic? Could you use another chain or migrate?

Being that most of CAP is built using Ethereum, it would be difficult for us to migrate to another chain. If needed, it could be done though. We feel that Ethereum currently has a commanding lead as a platform for our application.

What are some other trading project platforms?

Synthetix, PERP, and Deus are some of CAP’s competitors. These platforms are different from CAP.

Decentralized trading platforms that can trade synthetic assets are becoming very popular. The regulatory pressure and litigation directed at centralized leverage trading platforms has been very strong.

What oracle does CAP use?

CAP uses an in-house oracle to get price feed data for its tradable assets.

Tokenomics / Trading

Does CAP have a cryptocurrency?

Yes. The CAP token.

What’s the Address of the token?

0x43044f861ec040db59a7e324c40507addb673142

What platform is CAP built on?

CAP is built on Ethereum (ETH) and is an “ERC-20” token.

Where can I store my CAP?

Anywhere you can store ERC-20 tokens. Ethereum wallets, myetherwallet, Metamask, Ledger, and Trezors with support for Ethereum. You’ll just need some Ethereum in the wallet (gas) to move it around.

What does the CAP token do?

In its current state, the CAP token functions as a governance token. Governance tokens are tokens that developers create to allow token holders to help shape the future of a protocol. Governance token holders can influence decisions concerning the project such as proposing or deciding on new feature proposals and even changing the governance system itself.

Will the CAP token ever do anything else?

With an accumulation in the treasury, CAP holders can vote to use the funds for marketing, developers, exchanges, or distribute the funds to themselves as earnings.

How do I find more information regarding changes to the CAP token?

Social channels announce changes such as voting results, proposals, and a variety of other information. Please join or follow them for the latest information.

How do I find more information on the CAP token and contract?

We suggest using Etherscan for evaluating token statistics, including holders, transactions, total wallets, contracts, and much more.

How do I find more information on CAP’s performance in the market?

CAP is currently tracking on all major charting and information databases. These include CoinGecko, AstroTools, DexTools, ChartEx, CoinMarketCap, LiveCoinWatch, Blockfolio, Delta, Coinbase, Crypto Slate, Coin Tracker, Nomics, and Crypto Atlas.

How many CAP tokens are there?

There are 100,000 total CAP tokens minted.

Are there other tokens that could be minted?

A total of 20,000 additional tokens can be minted if governance determines it. This fund would likely be used for exchanges, distributed, used to pay developers or it could be burned.

Was there always 100,000 tokens?

Yes and no. The CAP contract minted 100,000 tokens originally on July 4th, 2020. There used to be an inflationary model where up to 10,000,000 tokens could be created, but that model was abandoned. 9,880,000 tokens were minted and burned on October 6th, 2020. This left the 100,000 supply minted and a 20,000 reserve fund that could be activated by governance.

How many CAP Tokens are circulating?

100% of the CAP tokens are currently circulating.

How were the initial tokens distributed?

CAP tokens were put on uniswap on a first come, first serve basis.

Was there a presale or initial coin offering (ICO)?

There was no official or unofficial presale or ICO.

What was paid for CAP?

The price of CAP rose rapidly after it was listed on uniswap. Some individuals were able to acquire CAP for a low cost.

Where can I buy the CAP Token?

You can currently buy CAP on Uniswap. CAP was officially added on Uniswap on July 4th, 2020. Trading began to rapidly accelerate after that event.

Are you going to list on a centralized exchange (CEX)?

The CAP development team has had discussions about that, and with a few exchanges. At this time, CAP is only listed on Uniswap. Paying a large fee for an exchange listing would require a governance vote and paying fees..

What if I see you listed on an exchange that’s not Uniswap?

Exchanges that we feel are legitimate that list the CAP token will be linked in our documentation and announced on our community channels.

What level of liquidity is being provided on launch?

All of CAP’s tokens were put on uniswap on July 4th, 2020. There is no liquidity for the team to lock. Liquidity is being provided by private CAP owners. This reduces the chances the team could “rugpull”.

Is there a liquidity lock?

No, a team liquidity lock does not apply to CAP, as the team is not providing liquidity. Private users are. Liquidity is therefore “decentralized”.

Strategy

What is the general strategy of the team regarding growth?

Decentralization

The most important thing CAP can do is be censorship resistant. We have seen a strong regulatory push to contain leveraged trading platforms. CAP’s domain, code, marketing, liquidity, branding and user base needs to focus on decentralization so no one can kill the protocol. There are other problems associated with that, and it’s imperative that the CAP community come to a consensus and use governance to solve problems.

Treasury

The CAP treasury in the lifeblood of the protocol. The treasury provides liquidity to the trading platform, as well as a fund for CAP governance to delegate developers, marking, exchange listings, profitability and future development. A large treasury allows CAP to hold a wider variety of assets, including altcoins, commodities and complex financial instruments.

Participation

CAP protocol’s survival depends on participation and action from it’s community. As a decentralized protocol, it’s every more important that CAP holders vote, participate in discussions, make content, spread the word, and use the platform when they can. CAP’s community will have a direct effect on the success or failure of the protocol.

Does CAP have a roadmap?

July 4th, 2020: Token Listing

Q3 2020: CAP Beta released

Q4 2020: User Interface developed

Q1 2021: Cap Mainnet

Q1 2021: Landing page

Q1 2021: Domain designation

Q1 2021: Adding more assets

Q2 2021: Treasury funds used to audit protocol

Q2 2021: First treasury rewards

How did CAP build its contracts?

Contracts were built with well-established standards developed and developed by the original founders of the CAP protocol: Abe and Tony

How does CAP check the contracts it employs for bugs or updates?

We routinely verify new versions of solidity to see if those changes will require the modification of our contracts.

Has CAP had its code audited?

We have not done a code audit as of now. A code audit is viewed as essential by many in the community, and will likely be completed in 2021 after funds in the treasury allow it to be completed.

Is CAP partnered with any other cryptocurrencies or businesses?

CAP does not have any current partnerships with other organizations.

Does CAP do Ask-Me-Anythings (AMAs)?

CAP founders and the community building it can be found regularly on chats like Telegram and Discord.

Does CAP pay influencers to market its CAP token?

The CAP community does not pay any influencers to market the token at this time

Does CAP do regular updates?

Community updates are posted as they are made.

Is CAP attempting to reach Non-English speakers?

CAP has an international community behind it. So respective community members often reach out in their local languages to associates. CAP currently has a few non-english telegrams for discussion.

If there is something CAP is missing, can I talk to them about that?

Absolutely. Contact our community immediately with your request.

Governance

How does CAP governance work?

CAP governance is very simple. Proposals are made and voted on by the token holders. A passed proposal is then implemented.

How does one create a proposal on CAP governance?

Currently, you need 10 CAP to create a proposal. This ensures the system is not overrun with useless or malicious proposals.

What can be proposed on CAP governance?

As with most crypto on-chain governance systems (Compound, AAVE, etc), enforcement is limited to the functionality expressed in the contracts under governance. Therefore, our platform will initially be limited to proposals regarding CAP smart contracts currently under governance which will generally be: upgradeability, token supply, timelocks, and general features of CAP governance.

How are the votes distributed?

CAP voting is directly proportional. 1 CAP = 1 vote. 0.1 CAP = 0.1 votes. 200 CAP = 200 votes.

What is the expected amount of possible votes?

100,000 votes per proposal.

Is there a governance portal?

Yes it can be found in both the Links and the landing page.

Governance tutorial

Founders / Developers

Does CAP have a leader or a CEO?

There is no chief executive officer, founder, or official leader of CAP. Two public founders are known.

Are the founders public or private (anonymous)?

The founders are anonymous besides pseudonyms. The project and coding was started by them.

Why are the founders anonymous?

Mostly to protect against potential litigation from overzealous regulatory authorities. CAP’s founders feel more safe developing the project while not being doxxed.

How does the organization work?

Different members of the community have taken responsibility for code development, community moderation, document creation, marketing, and strategic decision making. Decisions are made based on discussion and voting.

Are the founders ever going to reveal themselves / become public?

The CAP founders will never likely reveal their identities.

Who are the community managers and community developers?

CAP’s community leaders and board are experienced copywriters, marketers, legal consultants, venture capitalists, blockchain specialists and know the crypto space very well.

Where does community interaction happen?

We have a Telegram, Discord, Twitter, Medium, Reddit, and a website. Our community is generally split between the discord and telegram. We have community managers and developers on both platforms. Unofficial channels also exist that focus on certain subsets of CAP.

Contents
General
What is the CAP trading platform and its goal?
Briefly, how does CAP work?
What assets are on CAP right now?
Will we see more in the future?
Technology
What is leveraged trading?
What are synthetics?
What is an Automated Market Maker?
Applications
Who is going to use CAP now and in the future?
What does CAP do that other platforms cannot?
What platform is CAP built on?
Is CAP blockchain agnostic? Could you use another chain or migrate?
What are some other trading project platforms?
Are trading platforms popular?
What oracle does CAP use?
Tokenomics / Trading
Does CAP have a cryptocurrency?
What’s the Address of the token?
What platform is CAP built on?
Where can I store my CAP?
What does the CAP token do?
Will the CAP token ever do anything else?
How do I find more information regarding changes to the CAP token?
How do I find more information on the CAP token and contract?
How do I find more information on CAP’s performance in the market?
How many CAP tokens are there?
Are there other tokens that could be minted?
Was there always 100,000 tokens?
How many CAP Tokens are circulating?
How were the initial tokens distributed?
Was there a presale or initial coin offering (ICO)?
What was paid for CAP?
Where can I buy the CAP Token?
Are you going to list on a centralized exchange (CEX)?
What if I see you listed on an exchange that’s not Uniswap?
What level of liquidity is being provided on launch?
Is there a liquidity lock?
Strategy
What is the general strategy of the team regarding growth?
Does CAP have a roadmap?
How did CAP build its contracts?
How does CAP check the contracts it employs for bugs or updates?
Has CAP had its code audited?
Is CAP partnered with any other cryptocurrencies or businesses?
Does CAP do Ask-Me-Anythings (AMAs)?
Does CAP pay influencers to market its CAP token?
Does CAP do regular updates?
Is CAP attempting to reach Non-English speakers?
If there is something CAP is missing, can I talk to them about that?
Governance
How does CAP governance work?
How does one create a proposal on CAP governance?
What can be proposed on CAP governance?
How are the votes distributed?
What is the expected amount of possible votes?
Is there a governance portal?
Founders / Developers
Does CAP have a leader or a CEO?
Are the founders public or private (anonymous)?
Why are the founders anonymous?
How does the organization work?
Are the founders ever going to reveal themselves / become public?
Who are the community managers and community developers?
Where does community interaction happen?