Åzone
Pronounced like the word ozone. The invented term incorporates references to azone, ancient Greek for “without nation,” and to Åland, a unique and autonomous region of Finland (and the site of a Guggenheim-led retreat where this project was initiated).
Activist
One of the top 50 investors in terms of total trades executed.
Buy Price
Amount of cåin it costs to purchase one share of a future.
Cåin (Å)
Pronounced like the word “coin” and denoted by the symbol Å, it is the currency of Åzone Futures Market.
Contributor
Invited artists, architects, designers, theorists, writers, and others who have contributed to or intervened in the architecture of the market.
Cover
Buying a future to cover a short.
Forecaster
One of the top 50 investors in terms of net worth.
Fund
Either fixed or actively managed portfolios assembled by contributors that reflect contemporary worldviews that are conditioning our future.
Future
Technology-enabled potential future conditions that until recently were confined to prototypes or science fiction.
Hot Tip
Reason for making a trade on a particular future in the form of a link to information online, often to breaking news.
Hot Tip Reward
Reward of 50Å given to an investor who introduces a hot tip every time another investor in turn uses that information to make a trade.
Index
Two-dimensional field used to visualize trends in the entire market, based on tradeoffs in the effects of each future.
Influencer
One of the top 50 investors in terms of total hot tip rewards.
Investor
Åzone Futures Market user.
Leader
Top influencer, activist, or forecaster.
Net Worth
Total current value of an investor’s portfolio and cash balance.
Portfolio
All futures owned by an investor.
Sell Price
Amount of cåin received when selling one share of a future.
Short
A bet that the price of a future will go down by selling a future that an investor does not own with the intention of later buying the same future to cover the short. Shorting is only available to investors with a net worth over 15,000Å as it is an advanced and risky activity that can result in unbounded losses if prices increase.
Trade
Buying, selling, or shorting a future by an investor.