Treasury Bill Pricing
Treasury Bills are dynamically priced directly proportional to demand, and inversely proportional to time. Accordingly, Treasury Bill pricing is determined by three primary factors:
  1. 1.
    The price of the input LP tokens that are used to purchase the Bill
  2. 2.
    The price of the output token (i.e., BANANA or a partner project token)
  3. 3.
    The time since the last Bill was purchased
  4. 4.
    Demand for a specific Bill
These factors combine to establish a discount on the output token, relative to the current market price on that output token.
Treasury Bills start out at a specific discount, set by ApeSwap. Over time, that discount will increase if the price of the input LP tokens (#1) and the price of the output token (#2) has no change in value, to make the Bills more attractive to purchase.

How Discount Amounts Change

If the price of the output token increases, and the price of the input LPs decreases or stays the same, the discount of the Treasury Bill will increase, as you can now purchase the output at a larger discount (because the output token is worth more, and the input LP is worth the same or less). The two price points are diverging away from each other, increasing the discount.
If the price of the output token decreases and the price of the input LPs increases or stays the same, the discount of the Treasury Bill will decrease, as you can now purchase the output token at a lower discount, as the output token is worth less and the input LPs are worth the same or more. The two price points are converging towards each other, decreasing the discount.

What if the Treasury Bill Discount is Negative?

If the Treasury Bills discount indicator is a red, negative number, it means that purchasing the NFT will not return output tokens at a price lower than the current market rate. Users can still purchase Treasury Bills and receive BANANA tokens and their NFT, but must acknowledge that they are purchasing at a price higher than the current market value.
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