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Bonds are unique tokens that can be utilized to help stabilize price around peg by reducing the circulating supply of CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd if the TWAP (time-weighted average price) goes below peg, 1.00.
Bonds can be purchased only during periods of supply contraction and when the TWAP of BOMB is below 1.00.
At the beginning of every new epoch during contraction periods, Bonds are issued in the amount of 3% of CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd's circulating supply, with a max debt amount of 35%. This means that if bonds reach 35% of the circulating supply of CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd, no more bonds will be issued.
Note that during a zen epoch (when an epoch ends with a TWAP between 1.0 - 1.001), no Bonds will be issued, even though the Boardroom does not print.
BOND TWAP (time-weighted average price) is based on the CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd TWAP from the previous epoch as it ends. In other words, the CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd TWAP is real-time but the Bond TWAP is not.
You can buy Bonds if any are available through CZpegs in the Bond section. Anyone can buy as many Bonds as they want as long as they have enough CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd to pay for them.
There is a limit of available Bonds per epoch during contraction periods (3% of CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd's current circulating supply), and are sold first-come-first-serve.
The first and most important reason to buy Bonds is that they help to maintain the peg, but they are not the only measure in place to keep the protocol on track.
Bonds don't have an expiration date, so you can view them as an investment in the long-term health of the protocol to be redeemed for a premium at a later date.
The idea is to reward Bond buyers for helping the protocol, while also protecting the protocol from being manipulated by big players.
So after you buy Bonds using CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd, you have two possible ways to get your CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd back:
- 1.Sell back your Bonds for CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd while the peg is between 1 - 1.05 with no redemption bonus. This is in place to prevent an instant dump as soon as peg is recovered.
- 2.Sell back your Bonds for CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd while the peg is above 1.05 with a bonus redemption rate.
The longer you hold, the more both the protocol and you benefit from Bonds.
- 1.When CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd = 0.8, burn 1 CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd to get 1 Bond (Bond price = 0.8)
- 2.When CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd = 1.15, redeem 1 Bond to get 1.105 CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd (Bond price = 1.27)
So, which one is better?
If I buy CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd at 0.8, and hold it until 1.15 and then sell, I'm getting +$0.35 per CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd.
But, if I buy CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd at 0.8, burn it for Bonds, and redeem it at 1.15, I'm getting 1.105 CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd * 1.15 (CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd current price) = 1,271 (+$0.47) per Bond redeemed.
But, what if getting back to peg is taking too long?
We will adjust our use cases to have different behaviors on contraction and expansion periods to benefit both CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd and Bond holders when needed.
To encourage the redemption of Bonds for BOMB when CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd's TWAP > 1.05 and in order to incentivize users to redeem bonds at a higher price, Bond redemption is designed to be more profitable with a higher CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd TWAP value. The Bond to CZbomb/CZbnb/CZemp/CZbusd ratio is 1:R, where R can be calculated using the formula as shown below:
You can only redeem Bonds for a premium when the previous epoch's TWAP is greater than 1.05.