Index Coop Docs


Have a question? We have answers.

I have questions, what should I do?

Your best bet is to join the Discord:
Then, send your question in #help. You'll be sure to receive a helping hand or two!

Why an owl? 🦉

Owls are wise and those who hold indices are wise. Owls are very far-sighted meaning they can't focus on near objects. They only have long term vision. The Index Coop strives to embody this long-term perspective.

How can I earn $INDEX?

The short answer 😀 contribute meaningful work!
The 3 paths to do this today are
  1. 1.
    Submit & run a growth experiment with the Growth Working Group
  2. 2.
    Claim a bounty
  3. 3.
    Make a meaningful contribution that furthers the goals of the Index Coop and get remunerated by the Treasury Committee

Have the Index Coop's contracts been audited?

The Index Coop’s farming contracts are based on forks from Uniswap and Compound with minimal changes and have not been audited.
The Set Protocol contracts have been audited by ChainSecurity and Trail of Bits
The new MetaGovernance module completed an audit with ABDK on 13/11/2020.

What's the opportunity you are pursuing?

The index/ETF market is huge. Within 27 years, the ETF industry has grown to $4 trillion in asset value as of 2019 in the US alone, and $6 trillion worldwide. If we overlay the opportunity in the crypto world, crypto ETFs have the potential to make up a significant portion of the crypto market.
‌The ETF market is a winner takes most market, where we have the opportunity to become the early significant mover. In the traditional finance world, most people only know about Blackrock, Vanguard, and the S&P500/DJIA, which all enjoy the benefits of higher visibility, higher profits, and publicity from their early market dominance. With Index Coop, we see the opportunity to have the same impact in the crypto world where we can offer high quality index products and gain an early advantage as market leaders in the space.
Learn more: An Expanded Vision of Index Coop (Nov. 20 Forum Post)