Olympus Pro Bonds
“Olympus Pro is the new industry-standard platform to help protocols acquire their own liquidity. Protocols no longer need to pay out high incentives to rent liquidity, while also guaranteeing the permanence of liquidity to facilitate transactions.” -Olympus DAO Olympus Pro allows users to buy discounted INV tokens in exchange for assets in a process called bonding. The bond contract essentially sells a token (ex: INV) at a discount in exchange for assets (e.g. INV/DOLA LP tokens). Bonds operate by initializing the price for LP tokens above market price and then applying a discount function that decrements price until a bond is purchased, which pushes the bond price back up. This mechanism allows the market to determine the optimal price for bonds. Olympus Pro takes a 3.3% fee for providing this bonding service to protocols such as Inverse Finance. If you want to read more about Olympus Pro, you can read their documentation here.
Inverse Finance’s bonds will have a 7-day vesting period to ensure that discount buyers don’t immediately sell into the market. This helps align the goals of bond participants with the goals of the protocol. In addition to purchasing INV at a discount, bonders know that they are providing permanent liquidity to the Inverse Finance treasury. An additional benefit of bond programs is that they eliminate impermanent loss inherent in traditional liquidity mining and the discount is locked in at the point of purchase.
DOLA bonds increase DOLA’s strength in the marketplace by allowing the protocol to own more DOLA. The bonded DOLA is used for protocol liquidity and to increase revenue-generating business operations, accruing to the Inverse treasury. The treasury revenue will be used in three primary ways: internal operations costs, reinvestment, and revenue sharing of DOLA to INV holders. The bonds currently come in three variants with 7, 14 and 28 days vesting