Bonding (1,1)
Bonding is the secondary value accrual strategy of Twilight. It allows Twilight to acquire its own liquidity and other reserve assets such as DAI by selling ZONE at a discount in exchange for these assets. The protocol quotes the bonder with terms such as the bond price, the amount of ZONE tokens entitled to the bonder, and the vesting term. The bonder can claim some of the rewards (ZONE tokens) as they vest, and at the end of the vesting term, the full amount will be claimable.
Bonding is an active, short-term strategy. The price discovery mechanism of the secondary bond market renders mints discounts more or less unpredictable. Therefore, minting is considered a more active investment strategy that has to be monitored constantly in order to be more profitable as compared to staking.
Bonding allows Twilight to accumulate its own liquidity. We call this liquidity POL (Protocol Owned Liquidity). More POL ensures there is always locked exit liquidity in our trading pools to facilitate market operations and protect token holders. Since Twilight becomes its own market, on top of additional certainty for ZONE investors, the protocol accrues more and more revenue from LP rewards bolstering our treasury.
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