Operational Expenditure and Maintenance Costs

The protocol utilizes a number of third party platforms & networks in order to provide the optimal user experience.

While it would be nice if the protocol were a cost-free automaton, there are several user-experience upgrades and protocol features that require continual expenditure & upkeep. These are the main expenses used by the Premia protocol:

  • Chainlink Network

    • Chainlink Price Feeds for accurate Pool pricing

    • Chainlink Automation

      • Auto exercise of expired options

      • Convert protocol fees to PREMIA rewards

  • The Graph Network

    • On-chain Data Indexing for Premia smart contract events used on the front end

      • Wallet & Protocol analytics

      • Third-party tooling

  • Cloud Infrastructure

    • Volatility Surface Oracle

    • Front-end APIs and RPCs

    • E2E Testing and Verification

  • Contract Deployment & Servicing

  • Contributor Compensation

  • Traditional Business Expenses (Legal, Marketing, Recruitment, etc)

  • Strategic Service Providers & Partnerships

  • Misc. Compute & Infrastructure Costs

Some of these must be maintained on a per-chain basis, causing expenses to scale per additional chain supported.

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