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According to the company’s announcement, the synthetic will track the sentiment of the WallStreetBets subreddit, measuring bullishness by the number of positive comments in the community.
uSTONKS will be a monthly token, with the uSTONKS basket being updated regularly so the index can remain in line with the WSB community’s top picks. The 10 chosen tickers in the uSTONKS Index launch will be GME, AMC, NOK, BB, SLV, TSLA, PLTR, SNDL, AAPL, and SPCE, with each stock representing 10 points on the index. The uSTONKS token will base its index off of the 31 December 2020 exchange closes.
The synthetic will launch with a monthly token, uSTONKS-APR21, and its basket of WSB tickers will rotate every quarter. The token will launch at the end of March and run until 4:00 PM EST on 30 April. Yam Finance said the final settlement of the uSTONKS index will be calculated according to the exact closing prices for each stock on the NYSE, NYSE Arca, and NASDAQ exchanges.
A liquidity mining rewards program will also be launched to encourage users to mint and provide liquidity for uSTONKS. UMA and YAM rewards will be airdropped each month to users who both mint and provide liquidity, proportionally to their share of the pool.