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Cross Gems trading games details

From Wednesday 15th February until Friday 17th February 10 am UTC, we will be running additional trading game incentives for users wanting to practice for the next Mainnet Simulation games (SIM2).

The games will be divided into two parts, both based on trading.

Trading funds: 1000 USDXX will be transferred on Wednesday at 10 am UTC, an additional 1000 USDXX will be transferred on Thursday around 10 am UTC.

Part I: Wednesday 15th February to Friday 17th February 10 am UTC Measuring the PNL on ADA/USD and/or XRP/USD market, it is up to you to choose if you want to trade on one or both of the markets. You can find the leaderboard here.

Part II: Thursday 16th February to Friday 17th January 10 am UTC Measuring the PNL but taking the first days trading result into account. See the example calculation below. Trading will be done on ADA/USD and/or XRP/USD, it is up to you to choose if you want to trade on one or both of the markets. You can find the leaderboard here.

Leaderboard calculation

Part II PnL:

(PnL - PnL at start) / (PnL at start + funds transferred)

Example User A:

At the start of the incentive on Thursday (10 am UTC) user A has made a PnL of 500 USDXX thanks to a good start during the first 24 hrs, at that time we have transferred 1000 USDXX on Wednesday and 1000 USDXX on Thursday.

At the end of the incentive on Friday 10 am UTC they have made a total of 1500 USDXX PnL the calculation would be the following:

Part I : PnL 2000 USDXX (higher is better)

Part II: (1500 - 500) / (500 + 2000) = 0,4 (higher is better)

Example User B:

At the start of the incentive on Thursday (10 am UTC) user B has made a PnL of -200 USDXX due to a tough start during the first 24 hrs, at that time we have transferred 1000 USDXX on Wednesday and 1000 USDXX on Thursday.

At the end of the incentive on Friday 10 am UTC they have made a total of 600 USDXX PnL the calculation would be the following:

Part I : PnL 600 USDXX (higher is better)

Part II: (600 + 200) / (-200 + 2000) = 0,44 (higher is better)


The asset you will use for trading on ADA/USD and or XRP/USD which will be transferred to your registered ETH address on Sepolia.

Aim for the top spots of the leaderboard's below in order to receive the reward according to the distribution table below. Trade using either our console, or API. Of course you can win both games.

How to participate in the incentive games

    Users that did not apply for Mainnet Simulations 1:

  1. Go through the registration for Mainnet Simulations 1 here.
  2. All participants

  3. Like and retweet the incentive tweet
  4. Start trading on ADA/USD and or XRP/USD market using the Console or API.
  5. End up at the top of one or more leaderboards in order to collect your reward!

Please note that the following instruction is for testnet only! If you are using a local CLI wallet, you are required to run version v0.67.0 or later, as for the Vega Wallet Desktop app v0.8.2 or later is required. You can download the appropriate wallet by following these instructions.


The following is the reward structure for the incentive games, 2000 $VEGA in total.

Game I PNL Rewards

10xsmieth100 VEGA
2AngelDelN75 VEGA
2*arturoqezada75 VEGA
3ChomskyPoel60 VEGA
4hanselbennet150 VEGA
5MarialeS_0740 VEGA
6miriam_store35 VEGA
7MtnzLautaro35 VEGA
8RaftCrypto35 VEGA
9ChumelWorked35 VEGA
10singwin135 VEGA
11*ds_danlee25 VEGA
11*CesarMaguia225 VEGA
11amorftrade25 VEGA
12NeddleRain25 VEGA
13hans5476115025 VEGA
14AcidMonkey_425925 VEGA
15imtestdog25 VEGA
16ladder4uss25 VEGA
17AcidMonkey419025 VEGA
18show_zou25 VEGA
193ndHand25 VEGA
20everygain225 VEGA
21*VictoryZou25 VEGA
21*mawarchan525 VEGA
21jepegeden25 VEGA
22nino_chaan25 VEGA
23planets4peace25 VEGA
24MagicMan_z25 VEGA
25senewe1025 VEGA
26winswinner125 VEGA
270xygeneration25 VEGA
28oxkliwon25 VEGA
29snapfireee25 VEGA
30VTiapin25 VEGA

Game II PNL Rewards

1miriam_store100 VEGA
20xsmieth75 VEGA
3*arturoqezada60 VEGA
3AngelDelN60 VEGA
4MinaLeg3nd50 VEGA
5ReinaSual940 VEGA
6ChumelWorked35 VEGA
7RaftCrypto35 VEGA
8amorftrade35 VEGA
9*ds_danlee35 VEGA
9*CesarMaguia235 VEGA
9NeddleRain35 VEGA
10AcidMonkey_425935 VEGA
11ladder4uss25 VEGA
12imtestdog25 VEGA
13show_zou25 VEGA
143ndHand25 VEGA
15everygain225 VEGA
16*mawarchan525 VEGA
16*VictoryZou25 VEGA
16LanternZh25 VEGA
17jepegeden25 VEGA
18singwin125 VEGA
19hans5476115025 VEGA
20Erdian8701636625 VEGA
21planets4peace25 VEGA
22nino_chaan25 VEGA
23AcidMonkey419025 VEGA
24ChomskyPoel25 VEGA
25MarialeS_0725 VEGA
26MtnzLautaro25 VEGA
27hanselbennet125 VEGA
28tcn10101025 VEGA
29MagicMan_z25 VEGA
30XRPJohnTitor25 VEGA

*4 users were missing from the leaderboard by no fault of their own so they have been added to the winners list without punishing anyone already there.

By competing in a lifelike market for a share of the VEGA incentives, you’ll learn about Vega and find out first-hand what it’s like to trade on Vega markets.

In addition to the trading game incentive, we would highly appreciate any bugs or suggestions of improvements to the console to be submitted on github discussions.

The project will also benefit from all the data created, metrics collected, and feedback received, which will help develop and improve the protocol. If we’re really lucky and something goes wrong we might even find and fix some bugs!

Market details

Market details will be visible through Console and APIs.

All announcements for this market will be made via the Vega Protocol Twitter account @vegaprotocol so make sure you follow to stay up to date.

Incentive Governance

In case for some reason the incentive has started and run for at least 12 hours and runs into issues that prevent it from continuing, including restarting, within a reasonable amount of time, it is up to the community to decide what to do by incentive governance.

Incentive governance means that the community members are allowed to make proposals through the Ambassadors, on how to settle the incentive. The proposals should be added to a vote which will be had at the end of the original incentive.

The following needs to be true for a governance vote to be valid.

  1. The incentive must have ran for at least 12 hours.
  2. No specific user can be named in the reward structure, e.g. user AB receives all rewards.
  3. The amount of total rewards can not exceed the original amount.
  4. In case it is decided to reward people
  5. The incentive has reached its end and users were not able to participate in a way that made it possible for users to participate in the intended way.
  6. Only registered participants in the incentive votes are valid, this includes twitter, discord and vega public key
  7. At least 2 different alternatives need to be available to vote for, and users need a sufficient amount of time to vote.

Example of an option for voting

  1. Change the reward structure to raffle 20 $VEGA to 75 users
  2. Keep the current reward structure


After 10th March 2023, winners will be able to get a token claim link by logging onto the token rewards website with the Twitter account used to register for Fairground Incentives (this is the Twitter handle on the list above). You will be asked to confirm your country of residence - unfortunately, those in restricted countries will not be able to claim tokens.

This is a unique, one time use link, and not specific to any individual so it can be used by anyone to claim tokens. Please treat it with the same security as you would a token. Unfortunately, Vega cannot rectify any mistakes, lost links, or links that have already been used. You know the drill!

All tokens have a linear vesting. All tokens, either locked or vested, can be staked on the Vega network once it is live.

Further information

All announcements for this incentivised period will be made via the official Fairground Twitter account @VegaFairground so make sure you follow to stay up to date. This includes changes, updates and early closing of the period.

Check out the Incentive Terms and Conditions for information related to all incentives.


  • Breaking things is encouraged! Tell us how you broke them and we may give you a tip if it’s found to be a critical bug. Demonstrate exactly how to reproduce it here. Include screenshots/code snippets in as much detail as possible to be eligible for a tip.
  • The Vega project reserves the right to not reward participants that are not participating in the community spirit of the incentive programs i.e. botting to collect as many rewards as possible or using an exploit to win an incentive.
  • In the event of unforeseen issues and/or a network crash (or essential reset) we will either restart the event OR track and reward those that participated successfully. The course of action will depend on the unforeseen issue. If you miss out, don’t worry, there are many more incentives planned for the coming weeks and months.
  • Attempting to create multiple entries by changing twitter handles, having multiple personal accounts, using bot or farmed twitter accounts or by any other means will result in disqualification from this, and any future, incentives.


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