Constellation Tokenomics Update
I wanted to provide you all with an update on our newly revised tokenomic model. As you may know, our old model had the founders holding 20% of the tokens, with the Foundation having another 26.6%, resulting in a combined total of 46.6% of tokens being centrally held. We have always preached about being decentralized and putting our community first, and wanted our model to reflect that even further. This update establishes an improved model that is more community and validator rewards focused.
With this enhancement to our token model, we want to reaffirm community confidence in what we’re building and show, not just tell, that we believe strongly in the future of this business and our network.
So, what changes have we made? In relation to their previous percentages, both the founders and the Foundation are reducing their allocations and shifting to double the validator network. The founders are now holding 64% fewer tokens, and the Foundation is holding about 27% fewer tokens. See below tables. Most importantly, we are doubling the total validator reward pool to incentivize node validation.
We want developers who are excited about building on top of Constellation to have more access to rewards. This new model will not affect anyone who previously purchased tokens, nor will it increase the token supply. We’re not minting any new tokens, we’re merely opening up a larger piece of the network to those that build, adopt, and validate transactions on our network. We hope that this will foster developer growth and a stronger community sentiment for years to come.
Ben Jorgensen CEO
Founders 20.00% 800,000,000 Partners & Advisors 13.43% 537,065,000 Foundation Tokens 26.32% 1,052,810,165 Community Tokens 2.00% 80,000,000 Validator Rewards 20.00% 800,000,000 Private Sale 18.25% 730,124,835 Total 100.00% 4,000,000,000
Founders 7.20% 288,000,000.00 Partners & Advisors 13.43% 537,065,000.00 Foundation Tokens 19.12% 764,810,165.00 Community Tokens 2.00% 80,000,000 Validator Rewards 40% 1,600,000,000.00 Private Sale 18.25% 730,124,835 Total 100.00% 4,000,000,000
If you have any questions on the new token model or the decisions behind it, please reach out to us on Orion or Discord.
Ben Jorgensen CEO
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These tokens are available for issuance to the employees, consultants, and advisors of the Constellation Foundation, in each case with a vesting schedule commensurate with the token allocation. For example, token grants to employees will be subject to a four-year vesting schedule with a 12-month cliff. Additionally, tokens held in treasury are available to further the mission of The Constellation Foundation.
These tokens are used to incentivize community participation in the Constellation ecosystem through airdrops, developer initiatives, and academic grants that will be available through our community portal.
These tokens are issued to validators on the Constellation mainnet when it is launched in 2019. They are intended to be released over a period of 10 years to validators on the Constellation mainnet.
Originally published at Constellation Labs Blog.