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Where can I find out more about Tempus?

There are many places you can find out more about what Tempus does, the team, and the exciting plans ahead. Below are some useful links for you to explore further. You can also check out the community resources section as well.

Where can I buy TEMP?

TEMP is currently available on the following exchanges:
DEX (Ethereum)
DEX (Fantom)

Where can I stake my TEMP tokens?

Alchemist

On Wednesday 8 December, Tempus launched its Crucible Rewards Program on Alchemist.
Alchemist is a platform that offers liquidity pool reward programs through the use of virtual vaults called Crucibles. Existing holders of a Crucible who have already added TEMP/WETH Balancer Pool Tokens (BPTs) to their Crucible are able to view and subscribe to the Tempus rewards program.
This 3-month rewards program, subject to extension, distributes 1,000,000 TEMP and 4,800 BAL tokens between depositors initially. Through the program, depositors benefit from a 10x scaling multiplier over the course of 60 days.
How to participate?
Deposit into the Alchemist reward program.

Bancor Single-sided Staking

Through the single-sided staking mechanism of Bancor, all $TEMP holders can now provide $TEMP to the $TEMP/$BNT pool on Bancor. Bancor matches the amount of deposit with $BNT of equivalent value and adds it to the pool.
As trades continue to happen in the $TEMP/$BNT pool, all single-sided stakers of $TEMP get paid in $TEMP with respect to their proportion in the pool.
The impermanent loss protection offered by Bancor starts 30 days after the deposit at the rate of 30% and gradually increases 1% per day until it reaches 100% protection.
How to participate?
Deposit into the Bancor Temp pool.

AMM Liquidity Providing

TEMP can be paired with ETH, USDC, BNT or FTM (Fantom network) in one of the DEXs mentioned above. As a liquidity provider, you can earn a share of all trading fees from the respective DEX.
How to participate?
Deposit into one of the AMM pools listed above.

How is the fixed APR calculated?

Effectively, fixing the yield means swapping all of the minted Yield tokens for Capital tokens. The amount swapped depends on the ratio of the tokens in TempusAMM.
For example, at the beginning of the pool, a user deposits 100 backing tokens to the pool. In return, he gets 100 Capital tokens and 100 Yield tokens. Let's say the Tempus AMM has a 100:3 ratio for Yield and Capital on a 6-month DAI pool. The user would get back 3 Capital tokens for the 100 Yield tokens they swap. In this case, the user ends up with 103 Capitals. Therefore, this results in a 3% fixed yield from the time of deposit until the maturity of the pool. As the deposit was initially made at the pool's inception, we get that effective Fixed APR of 6% with simple scaling.

Why would a pool have insufficient liquidity?

A pool always has a certain amount of liquidity depending on the amount of assets Liquidity Providers have committed. This liquidity is then also split between Capital and Yield tokens, this is also referred to as the "pool ratio."
If a user wants to deposit more value than the pool can accommodate, the swap part of the AMM would fail.
If you see this message during deposit try reducing the deposit amount.

Why would a pool have a negative yield?

Illustration of negative yield
When a pool is initialised, the share price at initialisation is set as the base APR. If the prevailing yields fall cause the over yield to fall below the base APR for a consistent period of time, then that causes a negative yield within the pool.
If a pool experiences a negative yield then the AMM is halted and further deposits, swaps and mints will be disabled, however, users with deposits can still withdraw from the pool.

How can the variable apr be lower than the fixed apr?

The variable apr is simply the apr of the yield-bearing token plus swap fees from the Tempus AMM. Occasionally, the variable APR can drop lower than the fixed APR due to a short-term drop in the variable yield with the yield source.

Feedback & Support

I have found a security issue, where can I report it?

Tempus has an open bug bounty with ImmuneFi with rewards to anyone who finds a security issue within the Tempus Protocol.
You can submit any findings directly to ImmuneFi: https://immunefi.com/bounty/tempus/.
Or alternatively, you can reach out to the Tempus Labs dev team in Discord.

Where can I submit feedback about Tempus?

We believe in the wisdom of the crowd.
If you have a proposal on how to grow the Tempus community, ecosystem, and overall growth, please join the community and submit a proposal in the Tempus Forum.

Who is the team behind Tempus?

Tempus Labs is currently leading the development of Tempus with the support of the Tempus community contributors. As the Tempus DAO matures and the community grows, we envisage an increasing number of DAO contributors will increase greatly.
Check out the Team page for more info!
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Where can I find out more about Tempus?
Where can I buy TEMP?
Where can I stake my TEMP tokens?
Alchemist
Bancor Single-sided Staking
AMM Liquidity Providing
How is the fixed APR calculated?
Why would a pool have insufficient liquidity?
Why would a pool have a negative yield?
How can the variable apr be lower than the fixed apr?
Feedback & Support
I have found a security issue, where can I report it?
Where can I submit feedback about Tempus?
Who is the team behind Tempus?