Wanchain Staking Pilot Update — Bidding to Start March 15th

Dan Reecer
Jan 29, 2019 · 6 min read
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Hey Wanchain Community -

Below we have included many details about the staking pilot, as promised. It’s quite a bit of information, so here are the key points:

  1. The smart contract address for bidding will be released on March 8th (one week prior to bidding)
  2. Bidding starts on March 15th and results will be visible on a live bidding board
  3. For those who gain a place in the staking pilot, the 3-month locking period for the staking pilot is April 3 — July 3.

Other details are below. We are happy to answer questions you submit to this Reddit thread.

Thanks!

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Details of the Pilot:

1000–5000 WAN

40 WAN per 1000 WAN Staked (4% of WAN Staked)

4 million WAN

: March 8 at 1:00pm UTC

: April 3 at 0:00 UTC and ends on July 3 at 23:59 UTC.

: The bidding amount will be released automatically and sent back to respective owners along with the staking reward between July 4 0:00 UTC and July 6 23:59 UTC

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The Bidding Period

March 15 at 0:00 UTCMarch 31 at 23:59 UTC

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The Live bidding board will be available on this dedicated Wanchain explorer page (Link will be released with the March 8th Smart Contract Address)

Very Important Notes:

2. When submitting your first bid, the first transaction sent to the bidding smart contract must have an amount equal to or larger than 1000 WAN, later transactions sent from same WAN address don’t have this restriction. If the first transaction sent to the bidding smart contract is lower than 1000 WAN, it will be rejected, and the transaction amount will be sent back to original WAN address.

Selecting Addresses

Since places are limited, WAN addresses with higher bids will have a higher chance to stake. Transaction amounts can be higher than 5000 WAN, and one WAN addresses can send multiple transactions to the smart contract in order to increase the bid thus the chance to win the place. If two amounts are the same, the staking position will be granted to the address of the user who submitted (first come, first served basis). Please remember that staking rewards will only be given on up to 5000 WAN, even if more than 5000 WAN is contributed.

When the bidding period finalizes, each Storeman group will open to funding and the smart contracts will sort WAN addresses by bidding amount, starting locking with the highest bids and working down the list. If over 5000 WAN was sent in the bid, the entire amount will still be included in the locked WAN. The Storeman group’s smart contract will not activate until the staking target (4M WAN) is reached or until all bidding addresses have their bidding amount locked.

The WAN addresses that are not chosen in the staking program will have their bidding amount returned between April 1st 0:00 UTC and April 3 23:59 UTC.

1. = 2% of sum of staking reward (assuming 4M WAN target is met, total reward = 160k WAN), which is 3200 WAN.

1st prize : 1 winner, 200 WAN

2nd prize : 10 winners, 100 WAN per winner

3rd prize : 100 winners, 20 WAN per winner

In total, there will be 111 winners and 3200 WAN for lottery prize (bidding users).

2. 10% of valid answers (56 winners)

1st prize : 1 winner, 200 WAN

2nd prize : 5 winners, 100 WAN per winner

3rd prize : 50 winners, 20 WAN per winner

In total 56 winners and 1700 WAN for lottery prize

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The Staking Period

: April 3 at 0:00 UTC and ends on July 3 at 23:59 UTC.

The addresses that win the bids will have their WAN locked for 3 months.

Bidding amount will be locked during this period and early release of funds is not possible (this is all coded in the smart contract). Bidding amount will then be released automatically and sent back to their respective owners after the period is up along with the staking reward. Please note: funds will be automatically sent back to the original address from which the user sent the original funds.

Between July 4 0:00 UTC and July 6 23:59 UTC, the bidding amount will be released automatically and sent back to respective owners along with the staking reward. Please note: funds will be automatically sent back to the original WAN address from which the user sent the original funds.

Calculation of staking reward:

a. If total bidding amount equals or surpasses 5000 WAN, then staking reward is 200 WAN.

b. If total bidding amount equals or surpasses 1000 WAN and is smaller than 5000 WAN, then staking reward is 4% of total bidding amount.

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If you are interested in the results from the Staking Pilot Interest Form Results, we’ve placed those below:

411 responses:

1. Yes (390 responses) — 95%

2. Not sure (20responses) — 5%

3. No (0 responses) — 0%

411 responses:

1. 10,000+ (115 responses) — 28%

2. 5,000+ (110 responses) — 27%

3. 1,000–2,000 (84 responses) 20%

4. 2,000–4,000 (70 responses) 17%

5. 10,000 (32 responses) — 8%

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Wanchain is a blockchain platform that connects isolated blockchain networks to enable decentralized transactions between them. Wanchain’s economic infrastructure enables cross-chain financial capability for distributed applications. Wanchain currently enables cross-chain transactions with Ethereum, Bitcoin, and ERC20 tokens. Going forward, we will continue to bridge blockchains and bring cross-chain finance functionality to companies in the industry. Wanchain has employees globally with teams in Beijing (China), Austin (USA), London (UK), Paris (France), and Madrid (Spain).

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Wanchain

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Dan Reecer

Written by

Community & Growth, Polkadot and Kusama @ Web3 Foundation. Advisor/Consultant @ Acala.

Wanchain

Wanchain

Our mission is to provide an open and trusted platform to power transfer of digital assets across siloed blockchains. We believe this will enable us to connect and empower communities globally.

Dan Reecer

Written by

Community & Growth, Polkadot and Kusama @ Web3 Foundation. Advisor/Consultant @ Acala.

Wanchain

Wanchain

Our mission is to provide an open and trusted platform to power transfer of digital assets across siloed blockchains. We believe this will enable us to connect and empower communities globally.

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