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Please note that none of this is financial advice. You should do your due diligence to become an informed investor by doing your own research, coming to your own conclusions, and taking note of the risks and responsibilities associated with participating in Tomb.Finance.
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# Why Tomb.Finance?

Why have a token that’s pegged to the price of $FTM when you could just use$FTM itself instead?
Good question. But before we dive into what $TOMB could mean for you as an investor, let’s break down the potential impact of$TOMB’s long-term success on the Fantom ecosystem as a whole.
For Fantom to continue running as the fast, secure, and cost-effective blockchain we all know and love, its validator nodes will continue to rely on its $FTM token remaining staked and locked up.$FTM is distributed as a reward to validator nodes, which will continue to increase in number to sustain the network's growth, whereas the $FTM token itself has a fixed maximum supply. At the time of writing this, the staking requirement for a validator node requires 3,175,000$FTM, and "if the rewards stay at the current levels (depending on governance decisions), it will take more than two years to distribute all the rewards and to reach a full circulation of the total supply... and All the tokens taken together will never exceed the total cap of 3.175 billion FTM."
So if $FTM is intended to be "ideal for sending and receiving payments" as a decentralized alternative to stablecoins, what will happen when there just isn’t enough Opera-native$FTM to go around?
If $TOMB succeeds in holding the peg, this will create a mirrored, liquid asset that can be moved around and traded without restrictions, all while benefiting from the price appreciation of the native$FTM token. Reaching the peg and holding the peg is crucial, and this will ultimately be what drives the value of $TOMB for investors. In the short term, this would mean attractive APRs for liquidity providers on what would essentially be a stable pair. So, once a liquid market is the norm, what happens next? What are some other reasons you’d want to hold$TOMB?

1.Buy TOMB and exchange it for TBOND. If you are LP'ing, you can break the LP to exchange $TOMB for$TBOND, and use the remaining $FTM to buy$TOMB to also exchange for $TBOND. Now you have a big fat bag of$TBOND, and you've also helped bring $TOMB back above peg so that the Masonry can resume printing. 2.Sell$TBOND for a redemption bonus once $TOMB is back over peg (above 1.1 TWAP). 3.Profit. ## 2. "What is 50/50?" 50/50 is the method best suited to provide stability for both the platform and for your underlying investment. By boosting liquidity, the 50/50 strategy reduces price volatility, and helps$TOMB stay above the peg for longer to keep the Masonry printing. This, in turn, attracts new investors and keeps the ecosystem growing. 1)When you claim your $TOMB rewards in the Masonry, sell 50% of them for$FTM. 2)When you go to provide TOMB-FTM LP, stake the entirety of your remaining TOMB with the $FTM you've just purchased. ## 3.“There's so many auto-compounding vaults, what should I do?” If you are in a$TOMB-FTM LP auto-compounding vault, you are creating buy pressure on $TOMB. If you are in a$TSHARE-FTM LP auto-compounding vault and you also hold $TSHARE elsewhere, the auto-compounding vault will be suppressing its price since it is continuously selling$TSHARE.
(Please Note: Always proceed with caution. We DO NOT recommend putting more than 5% of what you are staking on Tomb into a single auto compounder. Defi involves significant risks and users should manage risks accordingly. For example, users should only put in what they are willing to lose. DO NOT invest your life savings and do your homework before getting active in Defi.)

## 4. "APR is much higher in the Masonry than in the cemetery for TOMB-FTM LP. Why would I not just invest everything there?"

The cemetery APR is linear and prints 24/7, regardless of Tomb's relation to the peg. Masonry, on the other hand, prints only when Tomb's TWAP is above 1.01. Therefore, it may not always be that an investor gets a higher return from the Masonry than from the TOMB-FTM pool. Because $TOMB follows the price of$FTM, the TOMB-FTM LP is akin to holding $FTM in your wallet, except with the bonus of a high farming APR on top of it. In other words, if you're bullish on$FTM's price action, the TOMB-FTM LP is a way of holding exposure to that single asset while also reaping high APRs.

## 1. "What is an expansionary epoch?"

An expansionary epoch is the amount of $TOMB that is printed by$TSHARE in order to increase the total circulating supply.
To simplify the explanation with a hypothetical example, let’s say an epoch is 3 days long and there are $100 dollars in the circulating supply. If the money printer grows the supply by 10% of the existing circulating supply each day, at the end of the 3 days you'd have 100*1.1*1.1*1.1 =$133.
Then, let’s say the emissions decrease to 5% per day.
You’d then have have $133 *1.05 *1.05 *1.05 =$153 at the end of this second epoch.

## 2. “What is compounding in the context of Tomb.Finance?”

Earning a return on gains you've already made from previous periods is what is commonly referred to as compounding.
For example, consider a 3% daily APR on an initial investment of $100. After 24 hours it would grow to$103.
After 365 days without compounding: $1195. After 365 days, compounding once daily:$4,848,272.

# Masonry

## 2. “What happens if I interact with the Masonry in any way?”

Any interaction with the masonry will reset both timers. That's 3 epochs (18 hours) to withdraw your TOMB rewards, and 6 epochs to unstake your Tshare (36 hours).

## 3. “Are the masonry rewards pro-rated by time? I.e if I stake three hours before the end of an epoch vs five hours before the end of an epoch, do I get different rewards?”

No, it's determined by how much you have staked at the time of printing (i.e. end of one epoch and start of the other). It doesn't matter if you stake 3 hours before or 30 seconds before the emissions occur.

## 4. "If I remove my $TSHARE from Masonry without first collecting my$TOMB, will it be lost forever?"

No, it will still be there to collect whenever you need.

# Ecosystem Partners

## 1.“How do auto-compounding vaults work?”

Staking either $TOMB/$FTM or $TSHARE/$FTM LPs in these vaults rewards you with more of the same LP (liquidity pool) tokens that you have deposited. They deposit your LP tokens in the same yield farms that are available to everyone on $TOMB.finance, and then, every set amount of minutes, they harvest the$TSHARE that you’ve earned, sell a portion of if, and use the proceeds to mint more LP tokens on SpookySwap, before finally depositing those LP tokens back into the $TOMB.finance pools, growing your allocation. You can actually do this yourself if you prefer not to have to pay fees; it’s simply a service offered as a time-saver for those that don’t want the hassle of going through the whole process themselves all day every day. Note on the tokenomics of auto-compounding: Both the$TSHARE/FTM LP and the $TOMB/$FTM LP pools pay rewards in $TSHARE: If you’re in the$TSHARE/$FTM pool, 50% of your$TSHARE rewards are sold for $FTM each time the protocol auto-compounds. If you’re in the$TOMB/$FTM pool, 100% of your reward is sold and used to purchase half$TOMB and half $FTM each time. Unlike the TOMB/FTM vault, the TSHARE/FTM vault does not put any buy pressure on$TOMB.

# Calculating Rewards

## 2. "What is the formula to calculate the redemption bonus for $TBOND?" To encourage redemption of$TBOND for $TOMB when$TOMB's TWAP > 1.1, and in order to incentivize users to redeem at a higher price, $TBOND redemption will be more profitable with a higher$TOMB TWAP value. The $TBOND to$TOMB ratio will be 1:R, where R can be calculated in the formula as shown below:
$R=1+[(TOMBtwapprice)-1)*coeff)]$
$coeff = 0.7$

There is a balanced state "at peg" when $TOMB's TWAP is between 1.00 and 1.01, and this means there is neither contraction nor inflation. ## 4. "When can I swap$TBOND back to $TOMB?" You can swap it back again when the following two criteria are met: 1:$TOMB TWAP is above peg and
2. There is enough in the treasury to cover it the redemption.

## 7. "Please, ELI5. Why do people keep saying $TBOND is a longer-term investment?" Say, for example, that you buy 5,000$TBOND at the time of writing this. That's about $1,000. Then, say the market flips super bullish and$FTM goes back to $0.60 and$TOMB pushes up to $0.90. You could redeem your$TBOND at that point for 11,250 $TOMB, which would be worth$10,125.
That's over $9K in profit if you hold your$TBOND.

## 8. "When can I redeem $TBOND for a bonus?" TBOND TWAP (time-weighted average price) is based on TOMB price TWAP from the previous epoch as it ends. This mean that TOMB TWAP is real-time and TBOND TWAP is not. In other words, you can redeem TBOND for a bonus when the previous epoch's TWAP > 1.1. # FTMpad ## 1.“What is FTMPad and how will it benefit$TOMB investors?”

FTMPad is a launchpad/incubator for the hottest new projects on the Fantom network! As a $TOMB investor, you will have the first seat at the table.$TOMB will buy you a seat to buy a certain % of the pre-sale rights, and this $TOMB is then burned and removed from circulation. Then, you use FTM to buy the tokens based on the total allocation you’ve reserved with$TOMB. This effectively means that if you are in masonry printing $TOMB, you’re printing yourself a seat to all the newest projects on FTM. Others will have to buy$TOMB to get involved with the launchpad.
TLDR; Until now, staking in the Masonry gave you two choices for what to do with your rewards: sell, or compound.   With FTMpad, you can now put your $TOMB to a third and unique use: buy a seat at the table by burning your$TOMB. $TSHAREs print you the tickets, so non-masonry participants will have to buy$TOMB to participate.

FTMpad serves as an incubator. You submit your project proposal, and, once governance is active, $TSHARE holders will vote on whether it will make it to the launchpad. Once your project has been voted in, the team will assist with tokenomics and other technical questions you may have. All projects using FTMpad will be adding their liquidity into Spookyswap— that's a prerequisite. ## 3. “What’s the advantage of participating in FTMpad as an investor? Does launching on Tomb's FTMpad mean the project has been thoroughly vetted, and therefore that I as an investor can rely on Tomb's assurance, compared to if I were to buy it from somewhere else?" Tomb does not represent nor guarantee the particular outcomes of any investment. That being said, the Tomb team will perform thorough vetting of each project in accordance with best practices. Investors should still always do their own research. As an early-stage investor, participating in FTMpad will give you access to an immediate discount, intimate knowledge about the project’s development before it reaches the broader public, and a relationship with the community built around it during its incipient stages. # Concerns and Panic ## 1. "Why can't I swap$TOMB for another token on Spooky?"

Here are couple troubleshooting tips.
-Try swapping $TOMB ->$FTM directly. -Remove decimals so that you're trading a round number of \$TOMB. -Refresh your page and try again. -Restart your browser and try again. -Switch to a different RPC URL and try again.