Earthquake vaults redefine a core traditional Financial product, catastrophe bonds (CAT), while applying the primitive to a native DeFi setting. A CAT bond is an instrument that pays the issuer when a predefined disaster risk is realized, such as a hurricane or an earthquake. Earthquake uses the CAT bond concept but applies it to a de-peg event for stable coins, liquid wrappers and other derivative products in DeFi.
Users can hedge against these assets de-pegging by depositing ETH collateral into the Hedge vault and receiving y2ktokens (Vault Tokens) in return.
Initially, users can hedge against FRAX, USDC,USDT, MIM, and DAI de-pegging with weekly and monthly time periods. More assets will be supported in the future.