Wonderland - $TIME

Code Review - 11/06/2021

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Written by Marcus Kelly
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Built from a fork of OlympusDAO, Wonderland is the first decentralized reserve currency protocol available on the Avalanche Network, based on the TIME token. Each TIME token is backed by a basket of assets (e.g., MIM, TIME-AVAX LP Tokens etc.) in the Wonderland treasury, giving it an intrinsic value that it cannot fall below. Wonderland also introduces economic and game-theoretic dynamics into the market through staking and minting. In the long term, the team behind the project believes this system could be used to optimize for stability and consistency so that TIME can function as a global unit-of-account and medium-of-exchange currency. In the short term, they intend to optimize the system for growth and wealth creation, but also to achieve price flatness for a representative basket of goods without the use of fiat currency, in order to allow the cryptocurrency industry to detach once and for all from the traditional finance world. Currently, most of the decisions are taken by the core team, but they plan on turning this into a DAO-governed model as soon as possible, developing the needed infrastructure to do so.

Similarly to the way OlympusDAO works, there are two main strategies for market participants: staking and minting. Stakers stake their TIME tokens in return for more TIME tokens, while minters provide LP tokens or MIM tokens in exchange for discounted TIME tokens after a fixed vesting period. The main benefit for stakers comes from supply growth. The protocol mints new TIME tokens from the treasury, the majority of which are distributed to the stakers. Thus, the gain for stakers will come from their auto-compounding balances, though price exposure remains an important consideration. That is, if the increase in token balance outpaces the potential drop in price (due to inflation), stakers would make a profit. The main benefit for minters comes from price consistency. Minters commit a capital upfront and are promised a fixed return at a set point in time; that return is given in TIME tokens, and thus the minter's profit would depend on TIME price when the minted TIME matures. Taking this into consideration, minters benefit from a rising or static price for the TIME token. As per social networks information, the protocol is currently going under a proper audit. The token associated with the protocol is trading and available on both centralized (Gate.io) and decentralized (TraderJOE) exchanges.

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