# 💹 Tokenomics

This section goes over the tokenomics and release schedule of NIBI, the staking and utility token of Nibiru Chain. This token plays a pivotal role in powering the network’s Proof-of-Stake consensus, decentralized governance, and payment for computation on the network.

# Table of Contents

# Token Distribution: Overview

Nibiru will have a fully diluted token supply of 1.5B tokens. The tokens will be distributed among the following groups:

Split (%) Group Description Schedule
60 Community Stakers, Development grants, hackathons, liquidity provision, partnerships, and general community governance Non-linear schedule based on a normalized exponential function.
15.3 Core Contributors / Team Core team, strategic advisors, and future hires. Subject to employee token options. 0% TGE, vesting linearly.
8.5 Investors (Seed) Seed funding round in 2022 (opens new window) co-led by Tribe Capital, Republic Capital, NGC Ventures, and Original Capital. 0% TGE. Cliff for 25% at month 9, followed by linear vest for the other 75% over 36 months.
8.2 Investors (Post-seed) For partners and private investors. Excess from this category would remain in strategic reserve. 0% TGE. Mixture of 24-month and 36-month linear unlocks.
8.0 Public Sale (CoinList) Community Sale on CoinList. 10% unlocked at launch. Linear vest for the other 90% over 12 months.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2024.

# Community-Centric Token Distribution

The NIBI token supply is engineered to foster long-term stability and community engagement. This Nibiru token release schedule is takes inspiration from other large Web3 protocols that came before Nibiru (e.g. Aptos, Uniswap, Solana, Binance, Sui). The majority of the NIBI token supply is allocated to the community to be used for groups like stakers, builders, liquidity providers, and ecosystem grants.

The token supply is distributed over an 8-year time frame with the following release schedule.

As more tokens are released into the ecosystem, Nibiru will be governed primarly by community members.

# Core Token Utility (NIBI)

The staking and utility token of Nibiru Chain is called "NIBI". This token plays a pivotal role in powering the network’s Proof-of-Stake consensus and decentralized governance, a process by which NIBI stakers can decide on and bring about changes in the network. NIBI is also utilized to secure the network and pay for computation in the form of gas fees, essential for facilitating the creation of new blocks on the chain.

Token holders who stake or delegate their tokens to a validator operator for purposes of securing the network and achieving consensus may receive staking rewards.

# Community - Community Pool

  • Usage Incentives: (Subject to decentralized governance) Likely used to incentivize liquidity provision or dApp usage on Nibiru Chain.
  • Builder Grants: See Nibiru Grants (opens new window).

# Community - Strategic Reserve

The treasury is constructed as a discretionary fund to ensure the stability of the protocol. The treasury will initially be managed by multi-sig wallets held by members of the core team or their related smart contracts.

# Common Questions

Q: When it says that unlocks/vests are linear, does this mean quarterly, monthly, or another distribution timeline?

All linear vesting is continuous and handled automatically by smart contracts following the math exactly such that a small amount of micro-NIBI unlocks every block.

Q: Was there a pre-seed venture capital round?


Q: Are the private investors staking the vesting tokens that are still locked?

No, there is a fair distribution of the token supply

Q: From where is the emmission curve derived?

It's a normalized exponential decay over the community portion of the total supply with a decay factor of 0.2. The exact curve is approximated on-chain with a 5-order polynomial and implmented in the x/inflation module from Nibiru's protocol code. More detailed information on this will be uploaded here on the tokenomics page soon.

# Disclaimer

This is not an offering or the solicitation of an offer to purchase tokens. This document may contain hypothetical, future/forward-looking and/or projected figures which are not guaranteed. Although we strive for exact accuracy, actual numbers may vary. The Nibiru Foundation (MTRX Services, Ltd.) makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of this presentation and it is subject to change without notice.