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Glossary

This section is used for science popularization before the actual use of the sAssets functions. We will take sMatic, one of the functions, as an example in the following. MAT is the governance token of sMatic.

APR

Annual Percentage Rate, is the annualized interest rate without taking the effect of compounding into account.

APY

Annual Percentage Yield, is the normalized representation of an interest rate, based on a compounding period over one year. Note that APYs provided are rather ballpark level indicators and not so much precise future results.

BCV

Bond Control Variable, is the scaling factor at which bond prices change. A higher BCV means a lower discount for bonders and higher inflation by the protocol. A lower BCV means a higher discount for bonders and lower inflation by the protocol.

DAO

Decentralized Autonomous Organization, is a governance mechanism for making decisions in a more trustless and collaborative way. Voting rights are often bound to a governance token. In sMatic the governance token is sMAT.

DCV

Deflation Control Variable, is the scaling factor at which protocol defined buy pressure changes. A higher DCV means more buy pressure from the protocol, resulting in a higher deflation. A lower DCV means less buy pressure from the protocol, resulting in a lower deflation.

PVM

Polygon Virtual Machine, is a state machine in which all Polygon accounts and smart contracts live. At any given block in the chain, Polygon has one and only one canonical state, and the PVM is what defines the rules for computing a new valid state from block to block.

LBs

Liquidity Bonds, are LP token bonds. Examples are MAT-Matic LP bonds and MAT-USDT LP bonds.

PCV

Protocol Controlled Value, is the amout of funds the treasury owns and controls. The more PCV the better for the protocol and its users.

POL

Protocol Owned Liquidity, is the amout of LP the treasury owns and controls. The more POL the better for the protocol and its users.

PoR

Proof of Reserve, is the mechanism of strengthening the reserve of sMatic treasury via the sales of bonds. Bonders provide liquidity to the treasury, thereby building its reserve. In return for their service, bonders get paid in MAT.

RBs

Reserve Bonds, are single asset bonds. They are sometimes refeered to as “naked” bonds. Examples are Matic bonds and USDT bonds.

RR

Reward Rate, is the configured percentage of MAT distributed to all stakers on each rebase relative to the total supply. The reward rate is precisely set by the policy team.

RY

Reward Yield, refers to the actual amount of MAT received by each staker on each rebase. The reward yield is a rough target from a policy point of view. It can almost never be maintained precisely due to e.g. fluctuating amounts of MAT staked.

RFV

Risk Free Value, is the amount of funds the treasury guarantees to use for backing MAT.

QLP

QuickSwap Liquidity Provider, is the token received when providing liquidity on QuickSwap. For instance LP bonds require QLP tokens of the MAT/Matic pair.

TVL

Total Value Locked, is the dollar amount of all MAT staked in the protocol. This metric is often used as growth or health indicator in DeFi projects.

TaaS

Treasury as a Service, is the business model of decentralized custody of partnership funds. sMatic is designed for TaaS by selling bonds and absorbing partner’s liquidity into its treasury as a result.

TWAP

Time Weighted Average Price, is the average price of an asset over a specified time. TWAPs are used to represent the fair value of an asset as defined by the market.