Introduction
The first generation DACO Protocol
At Neptune Mutual, we aim to build the first generation DACO, a fully decentralized autonomous cover organization. From purchasing cover from a pool, reporting an incident, dispute resolution, to claims payout, everything is fully transparent and decentralized.
Neptune Mutual DAO is not a decentralized insurance protocol. The Neptune Mutual protocol is based on the parametric coverage model which is an alternative form of insurance to protect policyholders from financial risks.
Unlike a discretionary mutuals, you do not need go back and forth between the underwriters, claims assessors, loss adjusters, or any middlemen, centralized party, and privileged users to receive your claims payout. There is no need for a verification and assessment of the cover you purchased. Anyone who has cToken can fully claim the cTokens for an equal amount in stablecoin payout whenever a cover incident occurs. If a cover claim is valid for one, it is equally valid for the rest of the policyholders.
In an index-based or parametric coverage model, the trigger or incident does not necessarily have to result in your financial loss. Meaning, you can speculate or predict an incident will occur in the future if you believe so. You don't need to show any proof, upload files or screenshots, and engage with a special/privileged user to prove you were a victim of an incident and wait for a decision. If you have a cToken with an expiry date greater than the incident date, you can claim your cTokens for a USD stablecoin after the reporting period, if the resolution is in your favor. There is absolutely no wait time between filing a claim and receiving a payout. Additionally, the amount you receive is never a partial payout. You will receive payouts in full, minus protocol fees.
Through governance, the Neptune Mutual DAO can easily handle any cover situation. However, we’re only focusing on the smart contract and exchange coverage initially. The primary reason is commercial and competitive advantages and opportunities for our DAO.

Neptune Mutual vs Nexus Mutual Comparison

Topic
Neptune Mutual
Nexus Mutual
Protection Model
Based on parameters defined in the contract. Resolution achieved via governance portal.
Open, fair, inclusive, and non discriminatory
Discretionary
Based on the discretion of special privilege users.
Closed, requires KYC and special membership, possibility of discrimination via discretion
Triggered By
Incident or Exploit → Reporting
Claim → Assessment
KYC
Not Required
Required
Proof of Loss Submission
No need
Required
Guaranteed Payout (On Positive Resolution)
Yes
No guarantee
Token Name
NPM
NXM
Maximum Supply
1,000,000,000 NPM
Unlimited
Supply Model
Deflationary
Inflationary
Resolution Achieved Via
Governance portal
Claims assessor's decision
Centralization Risk
Very low
Claims Process and Decision (On Positive Resolution)
Fast and immediate
Extremely slow and complex based on the discretion of claims assessor
Scalability
Highly Scalable. A single resolution will be applicable for everyone.
Less Scalable. Decision for each claim has to be individually assessed.

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