"Token Distribution" TAG

Does Farming Represent Progress in Token Distribution?
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In late 2019, Smith + Crown published a report on issues of fairness related to token distribution mechanisms. A key takeaway identified in this research was the significant extent to which a project’s choice of token distribution mechanism reflected its priorities regarding incentivizing certain initial contributions and ongoing user behaviors. In the two years since,...
Issues of Fairness in Token Distribution
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Key Takeaways Choices in token distribution strategy are early signals of how different kinds of contribution will be valued and how contributors are likely to be treated. Given its impacts on sustaining key contributor support, fairness is a quality worth consideration; rightly or wrongly, it will be a quality by which a project is judged....
Introduction to Token Distribution Mechanisms
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Key Takeaways Throughout the industry’s history, projects have employed a wide variety of strategies to distribute tokens at network genesis. The most common has been a token sale, though newer projects are more frequently exploring other designs. Recently, interactive airdrops have gained prominence, allocating tokens to target user groups based on network contribution or interest....