JonesDAO is an options strategies protocol that helps users actively manage complex option strategies like spreads to maximize yield.
Jones DAO offers multiple vaults depending on the underlying asset and risk profile. The aim of Jones Vaults is to generate yield through complex and appropriately hedged options strategies. The PnL of the vaults is denominated in the underlying asset with the goal being to accumulate more of the asset over time. Each asset has a primary Jones Vault used to mint jAssets with auxiliary vaults for different risk appetites. Primary vaults seek to generate risk-averse and stable yields in all market conditions. The majority of funds are used to earn yield by writing covered calls with up to 5% of funds used to hedge this position through purchasing calls, puts or perpetuals. These vaults may also arbitrage inefficient option pricings across platforms to lock-in a small amount of risk-free yield. Auxiliary vaults are designed to cater to different risk profiles as they utilize more aggressive, directional option bets. Auxiliary vaults cannot be used to mint jAssets. At the start of each epoch, Jones opens deposits for a certain time window for users to deposit their assets and mint jAssets. Users can withdraw their assets plus any yield earned by burning their jAsset at the end of each epoch. jAssets are yield-bearing tokens that unlock liquidity for assets locked in options strategies.
The platform generates revenue similar to a traditional asset manager by charging fees on the total value locked (TVL) and performance fees. Currently, the protocol collects a 2% annual fee on the total TVL (applied at each epoch) and a 20% performance fee on any yield generated.
You can generate yield by locking JONES tokens to receive veJONES, which is inspired by Curve tokenomics. veJONES holders can vote on gauge weights to direct more protocol emissions towards certain vaults and liquidity pools. Users who hold veJONES also earn a portion of protocol fees and inflationary protocol emissions.