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Trading game details

gm Vegabonds! You’re invited to test out Perpetual Rewards.

This release is hot off the press, so bugs are expected!

Before the new rewards and governance-initiated transfers can be made available for network upgrades, we need your assistance again! Immerse yourself, learn more about this type of derivatives and the different reward types, and stand a chance to win — there are rewards worth 2500 $VEGA up for grabs!

Running until Tuesday, October 24th at 2:00 pm UTC, we will be conducting a referral and rewards game, this time on BTC/USD-R. Join a referral set, create a referral set, and receive rewards from the reward pool for the highest average position, maker fees received, or basically any other reward you can think of.

In order to win you can

  1. Receive the most reward for the highest average position which is measure over 3 epoch's so 3 hours. - 5 Winners
  2. Receive the most reward for maker fee's received. - 5 Winners
  3. Have the referral set with the highest notionaltaker volume. - 5 Winners
  4. Receive the most rewards in total. - 5 Winners
  5. Appear in top 40 in total rewards received. - 10 Winners

Rewards are sent in the settlement asset of the market at the end of every epoch (1hr), which you can follow on the rewards page.

To appear on those leaderboards, you'll have to enter a referral code to test out Vega's new referral system! But don't miss out on the chance to create one as well and get users to trade using your code!

The Browser Wallet, CLI Wallet and Desktop Wallet are the wallets that are compatible with this incentive, so please remember to use one of these three.

If you participated in the previous GOLD perps incentive you will reacieve the settlement asset at the start of the incentive, if not then you can faucet USD-R using this form, and then wait for the team for the team to deposit USD-R, just one time, so be careful not to get liquidated and lose it all in one trade degen.

Referral CODES

Enter Referral Code - You will need to either create your own referral set or join a set created by another participant to take part in this incentive


Traders in the Market with Largest average positions (in size)

The participant who holds the average in largest trades wins! Note, the reward pools checks the average position size over 3 epochs, every epoch users then receive USD-R from the reward, which current can be tracked in ledger entries in portfolio, the ones' that has received the most at the end of the incentive wins. So make sure your keeping those trades open anon!

PositionPublic keyRewards
1127bcb128b82fa4202b931740ad026ae5775199aefa9556e9008fac8e5130d4b100 VEGA
2e33d9ff6fd4588ca799beaccb0a6fabcad3c648b1bae0b597b13cc3f44ac6591100 VEGA
319a6e39bdd081b7dea86534d75ec7c1124d1e6932a6e9863951f75acbc690631100 VEGA
46b9fb2a07d5932f37bf013744859d1e1d35d06a7d16284da3c1b87fa9a9cf31b100 VEGA
5476b10c9a608db3de934ed07ddd5a5dfee639586fd3bf2e2ac7c25e9c0a5380d100 VEGA

This leaderboard can be found here! And the reward transfer can be found here!

Traders in the Market with the most maker fees received collected

The participant who holds received the most Maker fees! wins! Note, every epoch users receive USD-R from the reward, which current can be tracked in ledger entries in portfolio.

PositionPublic keyRewards
1476b10c9a608db3de934ed07ddd5a5dfee639586fd3bf2e2ac7c25e9c0a5380d100 VEGA
2c422ac48d958b8b31fb9a20f3348dad44f7bee7dc9a8c129df37641de0ab0f83100 VEGA
3127bcb128b82fa4202b931740ad026ae5775199aefa9556e9008fac8e5130d4b100 VEGA
41b9f9f36a53869538043167c65b32994b3c8ad48e1dc7b27c408d4eeaf82dd40100 VEGA
576dea323e25f8ca6da7f57b70fc11031ad176c34a023bbfe73ece9c0ff167061100 VEGA

This leaderboard can be found here!

Top Referral Set - The set with the highest notional volume on the USD-R market.

This leaderboard tracks Notional volume for each created referral set. The prize of which will be given to the creator of the referral set.

PositionPublic keyRewards
19f733c4c6a04de0bd33548797935295be29884a4c37a9fe0c5f5049441c0927d100 VEGA
2c422ac48d958b8b31fb9a20f3348dad44f7bee7dc9a8c129df37641de0ab0f83100 VEGA
3e6e60d495bc5adb089abc07b07551bbc29e65da4f6d54a6e5a5e853d9ea4bc34100 VEGA
43e19692a9de975e28e3701637e24f7d983180e83090602aecc5dc843b2983e97100 VEGA
50065663706b3f24dee9cfe54d395c720abe3567c3b6b1dc6b555c772137c24cb100 VEGA

*Please note that if you have not linked your public key to your twitter ID which is described here, by the end of the incentive at the latest, you will not be receiving any reward.

Traders in the most rewards collected (excluding infrastructure rewards)

There are a lot of reward pools being funded during this incentive, marker fees paid, maker fees received, staking, average volume, read more about them here! This leaderboard tracks them all, and of course they can be used to trade with.

PositionPublic keyRewards
1c422ac48d958b8b31fb9a20f3348dad44f7bee7dc9a8c129df37641de0ab0f83100 VEGA
2127bcb128b82fa4202b931740ad026ae5775199aefa9556e9008fac8e5130d4b100 VEGA
3476b10c9a608db3de934ed07ddd5a5dfee639586fd3bf2e2ac7c25e9c0a5380d100 VEGA
4e33d9ff6fd4588ca799beaccb0a6fabcad3c648b1bae0b597b13cc3f44ac6591100 VEGA
51b9f9f36a53869538043167c65b32994b3c8ad48e1dc7b27c408d4eeaf82dd40100 VEGA

The leaderboard can be found here!

Current active rewards are:

Maker Fees Paid Rewards, Maker Fees Received Rewards, Liquidity Provision Rewards, Average Position Size Rewards, Maker Paid Fees Rewards, Maker Fees Paid Rewards Governance Transfer

Maker Fees Resceived Rewards Governance Transfer, LP Fees Received Rewards Governance Transfer, Average Positions Rewards Governance Transfer

Each epoch's reward payout can be found here!

Raffle between the top 50 in the total reward leaderboard.

The participant who appearded in the top 50 of the total reward leaderboard has a 1 in 5 chance to win 50 $VEGA each!

PositionPublic keyRewards
1655b9314a212800a32d69c82c040dabb16ad6ee97d73f3135d4d62556caf729050 VEGA
28aa28ffc5f1e4f422ca7b2f08e547e60b1ec4b60e60c8f80b6462bcfe827fe7b50 VEGA
3344f29ebfe4b7f9e8aa8fdb6c40898d7e22a31859b9fff3e07f81fc2a3577c0450 VEGA
4e2b6bf194a966fd8b42aa7efee201545486a8a161d92894e217b03aa88ac100350 VEGA
5b6c28b54155671324e6e2fda27dd19a7180e89881ffc13a66e44757c596e93ed50 VEGA
666e30954b947f45556fac9a17123e47d417015341105ba13d79be1c4230338b350 VEGA
74aa3cd091f2f0664849d2ba05225b4ccddb6d3fb25cb5f02b1e336e9d604617150 VEGA
8679d9cf76cc02616472137c5338c358285058e8f367a60b642e127a667ab7ef250 VEGA
9e6e60d495bc5adb089abc07b07551bbc29e65da4f6d54a6e5a5e853d9ea4bc3450 VEGA
10625c29e21e7b52788e643d5dc921271798f8deb7db26f1e742675bdde78fee3150 VEGA

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!

How to participate in the incentive game

    New participants

    In an effort to simplify the process of sign up, we have made this NEW form that will guide you through the process and also faucet you USD-R!

    Once completed the form:

  1. Wait for the transfer.
  2. Create a referral code and share it in the #testnet-general channel on Discord and or in your incentive tweet.
  3. Use one of your friends referral codes or access #testnet-general on Discord and enter the referral code on the Referrals section on Console.
  4. Start trading on the BTC/USD-R market using the Console or API. Make sure to try out Browser and CLI wallets!
  5. Look for your Vega public key on the leaderboards. Make sure you end up at the top of the leaderboard in order to collect your reward!
  6. For feedback please use github discussions so that we can track it and follow up.
  7. All participants

  8. Like comment and retweet the latest incentive tweet!

Please note that the following instruction is for testnet only! If you are using a local CLI wallet, you are required to run version v0.73.0 or later and for the Browser Wallet (Chrome, Firefox). You can download the appropriate wallet by following these instructions.

Market details

Market details will be visible through Vega Alpha 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.


After 28th October 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 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 help iron out these bugs.
  • 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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