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Index Calculation

The index value is the spot value of the DeFi Pulse Index and is calculated with the Laspeyres formula which measures price changes against a fixed quantity weight, the weightfactor.

\[Indexvalue_{t} = {\sum_{i\ in\ Tokens} {wf_{i,t} \cdot p_{i,t}} \over Divisor_{t}}\]

  • Weightfactor (wf): fixed quantity of tokens determined at the most recent Determination Phase from circulating supply and prices that ensure the index is market cap weighted with a capping.
  • Price (p): market price of the token in USD using Coingecko as a reference source.
  • Divisor: a constant that is adjusted on each Reconstitution Date to maintain the continuity of the index value.

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