The ecosystem is the largest allocation and will be the main source entering the circulating supply in the near future. The tokens from the Ecosystem will be used to fuel growth of Oraichain products and services. This will occur by incentivising Oraichain node validators, AI test case providers or boosting platform adoption on the Oraichain AI Marketplace, yAI.finance and future products. The foundation will support the company’s operations, future partnerships and other corporate business requirements. The marketing allocation will help expand Oraichain’s awareness, help position our products and services, and boost customer acquisition.
Oraichain Token Allocation
Token burn: 13.17%
Oraichain token economics highlight a strong commitment and focus for the long term. The token release schedule is extended until 2027, with a release curve designed to avoid supply shocks and make the release of tokens gradual over time.
To provide further transparency on the short and mid term outlook, the graph below highlights the expected circulating supply for the next 3 years (2021, 2022 and 2023). Oraichain will make sure the circulating supply grows gradually ensuring there are no supply shocks. This means the following: approximately 10, of the total supply is planned to be in circulation by June 2021, 20, by July 2022 and 30, by April 2023 as can be seen in the following graph:
The principles driving the tokenomics update
Long term vision and sustainability
It’s imperative Oraichain continues its journey as the world’s first AI-powered oracle and its business model remains sustainably over time.
Oraichain values its seed and early investors and
wants to protect their interests.
Attractiveness for investment
As Oraichain develops its ecosystem, new investments might be needed. Therefore, Oraichain aims to create a beneficial scenario for all ORAI token holders, both current and future ones. This might include retail, future funding and onboarding strategic partners or equity investments.
Avoid supply shocks
Oraichain understands that short-term supply shocks harm the health of the project and the value of ORAI tokens. The tokenomics will follow this principle avoiding shocks on future circulating supply releases.
AI industry growth correlation
The artificial intelligence industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.2, from 2020 to 2027, with software and services representing the majority of the market according to a report from Grand View Research. Oraichain aims to develop an ecosystem of products and services that unlock the full potential of AI and Blockchain. As Oraichain looks towards disrupting both industries in the future, a degree of correlation to the AI industry growth has been applied in the Oraichain tokenomics.
ORAI token utility
With the launch of the Oraichain mainnet on February 24th 2021, the ORAI token will be required to secure and power the decentralized oracle network of validators. The native ORAI token is also used in different scenarios within the Oraichain AI ecosystem.
1) StakingValidators in the Oraichain network are required to stake ORAI in order to be selected to create blocks or fulfill data requests.
2) Transaction fee
ORAI tokens are required as a method of payment for AI oracle services (price prediction, risk score, price feeds, etc.), AI services (run AI requests sent to the Oraichain network, utilize AI APIs and Testcases on the Oraichain AI Marketplace, have access to yAI.finance AI-based strategies, or use AI Oracle services for NFT on aiRight.io) and future products and services powered by Oraichain.
Participation in the governance of Oraichain: the Oraichain network will be organized in the DAO manner, with protocol upgrades and parameter changes to be voted by ORAI token holders.