Staking

Participants who stake tokens such as ETH, DAI, stable coins, and other eligible tokens into the platform will get INSUR as incentives, also known as mining, which is adopted by many other DeFi projects such as Curve, YFI, Sushi Swap, etc.

Since InsurAce.io has both Insurance and Investment arms where customers will stake capital at both sides, the INSUR tokens will be mined together controlled by the below equation.

Speed(Investment)+Speed(Insurance)=CSpeed(Investment)+Speed(Insurance)=C

where C is a constant determined by the token economy adjusted over time.

This equation will create a delicate balance between the Insurance and Investment functions. When the insurance capital pool faces insufficiency which will pose higher risks and lift the premium, the mining speed on the Insurance side can be increased to attract more capital to the insurance pool. Similarly, once the capital pool on the Insurance side is sufficient, the mining speed on the Investment side can be increased to attract more investment funds. This balance is driven by the SCR mining mechanism at a lower level.

SCR mining is to dynamically adjust the mining speed among the insurance capital pools according to the capital sufficiency status represented by the SCR ratio, incentivizing more capital staking to the less staked pools represented by the SCR ratio, which will help to reduce the premium on those new or high-risk protocols as a whole. The mining speed will be back to normal when the SCR ratio is equal to or above platform defined SCR ratio.

Specifically, assume SiS_i is the number of tokens staked in an insurance capital pool at time tt, SmaxS_\mathrm{max} is the number of tokens staked in the largest pool at t1\mathit{t-1} whose mining speed is Speedmin\mathit{Speed}_\mathrm{min}, then the mining speed for pool ii will be calculated by,

Speedi={Speedminif SiSmaxSpeedmin×λ(1Si/Smax)if Si<SmaxSpeed_i = \begin{cases} Speed_\mathit{min} &\text{if } S_i\ge S\mathit{max} \\ Speed_\mathit{min} \times \lambda(1-S_i/S_\mathit{max}) &\text{if } S_i<S\mathit{max} \end{cases}

where λ is the speed scale, e.g if λ = 2, the maximum mining speed will increase by 200% from standard speed.