October 4, 2021 Token Generation Event
The initial circulating supply at launch is about 1.5% of the total supply. This 1.5% is controlled exclusively by Beyond Protocol insiders — specifically, the following pools (the final three listed in the chart above):
- Core Team
- Employee Pool
- Ecosystem Growth & Operations
This smaller fraction of supply will be all that’s available for the first thirty days of trading. And being exclusively from the above pools — controlled by those who are most personally invested in Beyond Protocol’s long-term success — means our community is protected from the harsh, largely VC-fueled price dumps seen so often with other ICOs on day one.
So what about the rest of the supply? Our mindset here is simple — token supply should scale up in lockstep with fundamental value, driven by clear use-cases. With this in mind, we will be increasing the available circulating supply very gradually over the next several years:
- on Day 30, circulating supply will increase from 1.5% to 3.3%, and will continue to increase incrementally every thirty days until reaching just under 30% by the time of our mainnet launch (Q2 of 2022)
- by the one-year anniversary of TGE, circulating supply will be 37%
- after one more year, 67% — eventually culminating in 100% of supply being available at the five-year mark
The decision to structure supply release in this way was made after thoughtful consultation with multiple exchanges, investors, and advisors, and will ensure adequate token supply is available to the market as Beyond Protocol continues to develop novel use-cases and announce new partnerships.