Arrow Markets x Avalaunch: IDO Announcement

Arrow Markets is revolutionizing options trading by harnessing the power of Avalanche’s infrastructure. Their innovative approach combines the efficiency of centralized platforms with the transparency of blockchain technology, offering the most cost-effective and streamlined trading experience in the Web3 space. Unlike traditional platforms that require intermediaries, Arrow Markets operates on-chain, eliminating middlemen and passing the savings onto its users and liquidity providers – a significant advantage in an industry where yearly profits run into billions.

Arrow Markets has placed a deep focus on building a highly intuitive platform which is accessible to all options traders. Its user-friendly options trading tools empowers users to design custom strategies aligned with their market outlook, whether for speculation or hedging purposes. For sophisticated options traders, Arrow offers a state of the art platform with the most innovative tools, designed to enhance their trading efficiency.

Arrow Markets allows users to buy and sell options directly, without the need for a middleman, on popular assets like AVAX, ETH, and BTC. It offers a broad range of possibilities for creating financial products on top of Arrow Markets – from covered calls and variance swaps to different types of options spreads. These can all be constructed through Arrow’s flexible and composable architecture.

Arrow Markets is currently gearing up for its V2 launch on Mainnet, which will introduce game-changing features designed to provide users with the best possible pricing and liquidity. This update underscores Arrow’s commitment to fulfilling the pressing demand for a superior options trading platform in the DeFi ecosystem and to further enhancing the range of financial instruments available. Options play a key role in limiting risk, and Arrow is at the forefront of expanding these essential tools that will shape the future of DeFi.

By choosing to build on Avalanche, Arrow guarantees high throughput, near-instant finality, minimal transaction fees, and resistance to front-running, positioning Arrow to lead the next generation of decentralized derivatives markets.

Arrow V2: Innovation Meets Accessibility

As part of its upcoming V2, Arrow Markets is introducing a pioneering RFE (Request-for-Execution) system that provides options traders with the best prices. This system leverages an incentive model for market makers and an API that seamlessly delivers quotes on a wide range of underlying assets. With its RFQ product, Arrow positions itself as a go-to solution for retail traders by offering the most competitive prices and a refined user experience that rivals the efficiency of centralized exchanges.

Through Arrow’s KPI-driven incentive program, its RFQ system enables multiple market makers to compete for order flow. This competition ensures that users are provided with the most competitive prices. Additionally, Arrow’s focus on accessibility means that the platform includes educational resources and a vibrant social community, further enriched by trading competitions and web3 social campaigns. Its dedication to democratizing these powerful financial tools transforms Arrow Markets into a hub for innovation and collaboration, setting new standards in the DeFi industry.

ARROW Token Utility

The platform is powered by the ARROW token, which, when staked, grants users several benefits:

  • By staking ARROW, users receive a share of the fees generated from every options trade. These fees are distributed in USDC.
  • The amount of ARROW staked, along with the duration of the stake, directly influences the proportion of revenue each user is entitled to.
  • In the future, ARROW may be used in the following ways:
    • Protocol governance
    • Margin and option writing insurance
    • Discounts on platform trading fees


The Arrow Research Group, established in 2020 by Patrick Kiefer and Edward Mehrez, who are both trained financial economists, serves as the foundation for Arrow Markets. The core team at Arrow Markets is made up of researchers and engineers with expertise in financial economics, mathematics, and computer science.

Partners & Backers


“We are excited to partner with Arrow to help fuel their growth of the onchain options market. Crypto options have been historically struggled to gain widespread adoption due to capital inefficiency and illiquidity. Arrow’s hybrid exchange aims to address these issues by enabling a fast, cheap trading experience while minimizing counterparty risk. Arrow’s design will simplify the options trading experience, making it easy for retail and institutions alike to trade any options strategy onchain.”

Roy Learner, Principal, Framework Ventures

Official Links

Website | X | Discord | Telegram | Medium | Youtube

Arrow Markets: Avalaunch IDO

Arrow Markets team on working with Avalaunch:

“Avalaunch is the premier Avalanche platform for IDOs. It’s not a mystery why either: their team is fantastic at what they do. Everything from cultivating an amazing community of superfans to assisting on the ins and outs of a successful token launch — they are top notch.”

Co-Founders of Arrow Markets, Patrick Kiefer and Edward Mehrez



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This article contains information that is of a general nature and does not address the circumstances of any particular person. Readers assume the sole responsibility of evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of any information contained in this article before making any decisions based on such information.

Supply Breakdown

Total Supply: 72,000,000 ARROW

  • Staking Rewards and Community Rewards: 23.760M ARROW (33%) 
  • Foundation and Treasury: 15.672M ARROW (21.7666667%)
    • Including but not limited to marketing, partnerships, operations etc.
  • Founders: 10.8M ARROW (15%)
  • Seed sale: 6.84M ARROW (9.5%) 1.42M USD at .2083—15M FDV
  • CEX & DEX Liquidity Provision/Market Making: up to 7.2M ARROW (10%)
  • Private Sale A & B: 3.768M ARROW (5.23333333%) 3.925M USD at 1.0417 USD—75M FDV
    • (Private B to provide insurance funds to protocol)
  • Pre-Token Launch Sale (in progress): 1.8M ARROW (2.5%) $1.875m USD at US$1.04166667— 75m FDV
  • Avalaunch: 250k USD for 720K ARROW (1%)  at .3472 USD—25M FDV
  • Polkastarter: 250k USD for 720K ARROW (1%) at .3472 USD—25M FDV
  • Initial Marketing: 250K USD for 720K ARROW (1%)

Vesting Following TGE

  • Staking Rewards and Community Rewards: Variable over 10 yrs
    • 30-day cliff 
    • Not exceed 8% of total supply in any calendar year
    • Any tokens not distributed will be turned over to a Community DAO for Treasury Management. 
  • Foundation and Treasury: Variable over 5 Years
    • 3-month cliff 
    • To be deployed in concert with expansion
    • Not to exceed 6% of total supply in any calendar year 
  • Founders: 1 year lock, linear quarterly vest over 3 yrs 
  • Seed sale: 1 yr lock, linear monthly vest over 1.5 yrs
  • Liquidity Provision: 50% at TGE, remainder contingent upon additional listings
  • Private Sale A: 2 yr lock, linear monthly vest over 1 yr
  • Private Sale B: 1 yr lock, linear monthly vest over 1 yr
  • Pre-Token Launch Sale: 1yr lock, 6 month vest
  • Avalaunch/Polkastarter: 25% unlocked at TGE, weekly vesting beginning immediately over 4 months (16 weekly unlocks with 4.6875% released each week)
  • Initial Marketing: Monthly linear vest over 180 days

ℹ️ Please note: The TGE for ARROW will occur shortly after the sale concludes. Stay tuned for further updates from the Arrow Markets team regarding the finalized plans for CEX listing and the confirmed date for the TGE.

Other Info

  • Initial Circulating Supply (excl. liquidity): 1.44M ARROW (+180k ARROW initial marketing)
  • Initial Liquidity: Minimum 750K USD and 2.16M ARROW
  • Avalaunch IDO: 250K USD at 25M FDV

Arrow Markets IDO Schedule

Registration Schedule

Registration Opens: Thursday, May 2 at 3:00 p.m. (UTC)
Registration Closes: Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. (UTC)

Sale Schedule

Validator Round Begins: Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 a.m. (UTC)
Validator Round Closes: Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. (UTC)

Staking Round Begins: Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. (UTC)
Staking Round Closes: Sunday, May 12 at 6:00 a.m. (UTC)

Booster Round Begins: Sunday, May 12 at 6:00 a.m. (UTC)
Booster Round Closes: Sunday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. (UTC)

How to Participate

To participate in Avalaunch sales, users will have to:

  • Complete their KYC Registration | Tutorial
  • Stake XAVA to secure their allocation | Tutorial
  • Register for the sale when Registration opens | Tutorial

About Arrow Markets

Arrow Markets (v2) is a Request-for-Execution (RFE) system that leverages an incentive system for market makers and an API that enables them to seamlessly provide quotes for option contracts on a rich set of underliers.

Arrow is the go-to solution for retail options traders. It offers competitive prices, a polished product that rivals centralized exchanges, complete with an educational section and social community.

About Avalaunch

Avalaunch is a launchpad powered by the Avalanche platform, allowing new and innovative projects to seamlessly prepare for launch with an emphasis on fair and broad distribution. With its values deeply rooted in the early Avalanche community, we are able to offer projects confident, informed users who are aligned with the long-term goals of the rapidly expanding application ecosystem. Leveraging Avalanche’s scalable, high-throughput, and low-latency platform, Avalaunch is built by users, for teams, to help grow strong communities.

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