MPSICs in detail

Sambata, 03 Noiembrie, Anul 4 d.Tr. | Autor: Mircea Popescu

What is an MPSIC ?
Short for Mircea Popescu Standard Identification Code. It's true that it's not very standard, but on the other hand it's very code-y, so it all evens out in the end.

That's not really very true, they are quite standard. Let's see details.

Cx All Cx prefixed MPSICs describe some sort of cash or another. Already registered :

  • CxBTC - Bitcoins
  • CxDVC - Devcoins
  • CxLTC - Litecoins
  • CxNMC - Namecoins
  • CxSLL - Second Life Lindens
  • CxAUD - Australian Dollars
  • CxBRL - Brazilian Reals
  • CxCAD - Canadian Dollars
  • CxCHF - Swiss Francs
  • CxCNY - Renminbi
  • CxDKK - Korean Kwon
  • CxEUR - Euros
  • CxGBP - British Pounds
  • CxHKD - Hong Kong Dollars
  • CxJPY - Japanese Yen
  • CxNZD - New Zealand Dollars
  • CxPLN - Polish Zloty
  • CxRUB - Russian Ruble
  • CxSEK - Swedisk Krona
  • CxSGD - Singapore Dollars
  • CxTHB - Thailandese Baht
  • CxUSD - United States Dollars

Cx may also be followed by a single lowercase letter, allowing for trading smaller units of currency. So far defined are c for centi (or 1/100 of the currency unit) and m for mili (or 1/1000 of the currency unit). Thus CxcUSD is the code of the USD cent whereas CxmEUR is the code of a tenth of an eurocent.

B. All B. prefixed MPSICs describe some sort of bond. In order for an asset to qualify it must have a fixed maturity date at which time the principal is repaid. The instrument may or may not have a specified, fixed, floating or variable interest rate. Already registered :

  • B.MPCDO.* - Tranched CDO issued by Mircea Popescu on MPEx

F. All F. prefixed MPSICs describe some sort of fund. Funds are purely financial vehicles with a periodically published NAVi. Their owner normally buys and sells in a spread around the NAV. They may but do not typically pay dividends. Already registered :

    none.

O. All O. prefixed MPSICs describe an option. The six to eight characters immediately after the dot describe the options' underlying and pricing unit. For instance O.BTCUSD are Bitcoin options struck in USD. O.USDEUR would be USD options struck in Euros. The six to eight characters are followed by a dot and either C for a Call option or P for a Put option. Following the C or P three digits describe the strike, floating with the double of the underlying exchange rate (thus if the underlying trades at 4.55 the three digit number will be regarded as if trailed by E-2, whereas if the underlying trades at 51 the three digit number will be regarded as if trailed by E+1. Finally after the three digits one letter will describe the option expiration by identifying a month, as follows : T identifies the current month. N identifies the next month. Further letters may be allocated as the need for options further out arises.

Already registered :

  • O.BTCUSD.C010T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 1 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C020T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 2 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C030T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 3 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C040T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 4 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C050T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 5 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C060T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 6 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C070T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 7 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C080T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 8 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C090T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 9 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C100T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 10 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C110T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 11 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C120T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 12 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C130T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 13 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C140T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 14 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C150T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 15 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C160T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 16 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C170T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 17 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C180T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 18 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C190T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 19 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C200T - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 20 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P010T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 1 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P020T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 2 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P030T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 3 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P040T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 4 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P050T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 5 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P060T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 6 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P070T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 7 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P080T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 8 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P090T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 9 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P100T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 10 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P110T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 11 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P120T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 12 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P130T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 13 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P140T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 14 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P150T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 15 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P160T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 16 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P170T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 17 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P180T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 18 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P190T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 19 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.P200T - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 20 USD expiring this month
  • O.BTCUSD.C010N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 1 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C020N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 2 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C030N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 3 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C040N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 4 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C050N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 5 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C060N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 6 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C070N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 7 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C080N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 8 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C090N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 9 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C100N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 10 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C110N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 11 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C120N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 12 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C130N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 13 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C140N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 14 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C150N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 15 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C160N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 16 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C170N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 17 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C180N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 18 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C190N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 19 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.C200N - Call option for 1 BTC struck at 20 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P010N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 1 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P020N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 2 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P030N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 3 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P040N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 4 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P050N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 5 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P060N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 6 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P070N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 7 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P080N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 8 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P090N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 9 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P100N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 10 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P110N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 11 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P120N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 12 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P130N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 13 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P140N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 14 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P150N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 15 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P160N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 16 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P170N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 17 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P180N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 18 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P190N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 19 USD expiring next month
  • O.BTCUSD.P200N - Put option for 1 BTC struck at 20 USD expiring next month

S. All S. prefixed MPSICs describe a stock. Already registered :

  • S.MPOE - MPOE/MPEx.
  • S.DICE - SatoshiDICE!
  • S.BVPS - BitVPS.

X. All X. prefixed MPSICs describe a future. Already registered :

    none.
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