Basics

What are ACO tokens (Auctus Crypto options)?

ACO tokens are tokenized options that convey to its holders the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying cryptoasset at a specified price (Strike Price) at any time before or at expiration.

What is the difference between put and call?

With a call option, the buyer has the right to buy the underlying asset at a specified price at any time before or at expiration.

With a put option, the buyer has the right to sell the underlying asset at a specified price at any time before or at expiration.

How to read an ACO token symbol?

The components of an ACO token symbol are:

  1. Symbol of the underlying asset

  2. Strike price & Strike Asset

  3. Option type, either P or C, for put or call

  4. Expiration

Example: ACO ETH-200USDC-C-26JUN20-0800UTC

Component

Value

Location in symbol

Underlying asset

ETH

ACO ETH-200USDC-C-26JUN20-0800UTC

Strike Price & Asset

200 USDC

ACO ETH-200USDC-C-26JUN20-0800UTC

Option Type

CALL

ACO ETH-200USDC-C-26JUN20-0800UTC

Expiration

26JUN20-0800UTC

ACO ETH-200USDC-C-26JUN20-0800UTC

The above symbol represents a call option on ETH, expiring on 26 June 2020 08:00 UTC, with a strike price of 200 USDC.

One token "ACO ETH-200USDC-C-26JUN20-0800UTC" gives the owner the right to buy 1 ETH for 200 USDC (that's the strike price), regardless of the market price of ETH, until the expiration time.