Publish on 2023-03-22
Token Symbol: ICX5S
ICON (ICX) Network is an open blockchain for general-purpose smart contract development, with a focus on providing infrastructure to support BTP with the goal of "connecting crypto to the real world and advancing our society towards true hyperconnectivity". ICON aims to reach this goal by connecting independent blockchains and enabling transactions between them. To do this, ICON uses the self-developed Loop Fault Tolerance (LFT) consensus mechanism. Built on on the Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) Tendermint mechanism, LFT improves it by increasing performance through a consolidation of network messages.
ICX5S is a leveraged token that goes short on ICX with 5x leverage, which means that for every decrease in the price of ICX in the market, the leveraged ICX token seeks a 5x increase in its price. ICX5S is required to maintain its target leverage and does so through dynamic rebalancing to gain a net value increase by 5% when the price of ICX falls 1%.
Due to such rebalancing and investment costs, ICX5S may suffer a net value loss when the market fluctuates. Please note, AscendEX’s leveraged tokens are not suitable for long-term investment. Investors must be cautious while investing in leveraged tokens and manage their investment risks in a timely manner.
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