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Welcome to the docs for the Satori Perpetual Protocol. Satori is a decentralized financial derivatives platform built on Polkadot. It features a hybrid of orderbook and AMM models to provide comprehensive exposure to a wide range of assets, and an “off-chain aggregation and on-chain settlement” design that combines the security and transparency of a decentralized exchange, with the speed and usability of a centralized exchange.

Perpetual Contract Concepts


Satori enforces margin requirements for users -- an initial margin reqirement to open and size-up positions, and a maintenance margin requirement to avoid liquidations. The margin requirements are calculated as follows:


The margin rates are determined on a per-token-pair basis:

Token Pair Initial Margin Rate Maintenance Margin Rate
BTC/USD 4% 3%
ETH/USD 4% 3%
LTC/USD 10% 5%
XRP/USD 10% 5%

All collateral is held as USDC, and the quote asset for all perpetual markets is USDC. Satori uses cross-margining by default, meaning the margin is shared among all of the user's positions.

Transfer out restrictions

Users are not allowed to transfer out their account balance when the margin rate of their position is less than the alert margin rate.


Accounts where the margin rate is less than or equal to the maintenance margin rate may be liquidated.

The platform will continuously calculate the risk factor of position burst:

When a position burst is about to be triggered, the platform will cancel all current open orders to release margin and maintain the position.

If the maintenance margin requirement is still not met after the cancellation of an outstanding order, this remaining position is taken over by the strong closing engine at the bankruptcy price (i.e., the price at which the equity in the user's account equals zero).

The user's forced liquidation record can be seen directly in the history of commissions and transactions. The price shown will be the bankruptcy price, not the forced liquidation price.

After the system takes over the position, if the market price is better than the bankruptcy price, the order will be delegated to the market to be filled in a matchmaking manner as soon as possible.

Upon forced liquidation, all the user's positions in all contracts will be forced to close. The loss of a user subject to forced liquidation is close to or equal to all the assets in his virtual contract account.

Contract Losses

Insurance Vault

When a user is liquidated, their remaining positions will be taken over by the forced liquidation system. If the liquidation cannot be filled by the time we reach the bankruptcy price, the loss will be covered by the insurance vault, a reserve maintained by the platform.

The main sources of the insurance vault are a percentage of the commission generated by the transaction, and the surplus of the burst position.

Automatic Deleverage System

In the event that the insurance vault is insufficient to cover a liquidation loss, the Automatic Deleveraging System (ADL) will automatically deleverage traders holding positions in the opposite direction.

The ADL will deleverage traders in descending order of profit and leverage, i.e. the higher the profit and the more leverage used the higher the ranking.

Traders can view their priority ranking for automatic position reduction via the “ADL Ranking” indicator in the UI.

Positions will be reduced atomically: after the first user's position in line has been fully reduced, the second position will continue to be reduced and so on.

ADL ranking calculation method


Funding Costs

We anchor the price of perpetual contracts to the spot index price through a funding fee mechanism.

Long positions pay short positions when the market is bullish; short positions pay long positions when the market is bearish.

The funding fee is charged every 8 hours, at 4:00, 12:00 and 20:00 each day.

The funding fee is calculated as follows:

Funding Fee Rate Calculation

The funding fee rate is comprised of two components: the interest rate and the premium.

The premium is calculated as:

where the impact bid and impact ask prices refer to the average execution price for a market sell (bid) or market buy (ask) of the impact notational value.

Altogether, the funding fee rate is calculated as:

where for BTC, ETH, EOS, XRP, BCH, BSV, ETC, LTC, TRX, a = -0.3% and b = 0.3%

The Clamp function Clamp(x, min, max), returns min when x < = min and max when x>= max.

Index Price

The Index Price refers to the price of the underlying asset on the spot market. It's an aggregate price based off price data from multiple exchanges and is used to trigger stop orders.

The exchanges we aggregate from are as follows for each currency pair:


Okex Binance Coinbase Bitstamp


Okex Binance Coinbase Bitstamp


Okex Coinbase Bitstamp


Okex Coinbase Bitstamp

We have implemented logic to ensure that index fluctuations are within the normal range when there is a significant deviation from the price of a single exchange.

If an exchange price deviates by more than 3% relative to the median price of all exchanges, the weight that exchange is given will be reduced.

Oracle Price

The Oracle Price is an aggregate price calculated using multiple on-chain price oracles. Oracle prices are used to determine collateralization and liquidations on Satori.

Since the oracle price is also an aggregate price, it offers similar protection from flash crashes as the index price does.

For the Alpha launch, Satori runs its own oracle nodes on Layer 2.


Orders will be aggregated by price-time on a FIFO basis. A transaction happens if there is a buy order that has a price equal or greater than a sell order, or if there is a market order placed in one direction and orders exist in the opposing direction


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Error Code Meaning
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