Initial Allocation: Team 20%, DAO 80%.
The community will become responsible for the spending of the DAO's QUARTZ upon deployment of Snapshot and then, the DAO.
QUARTZ has been whitelisted by UMA. This allows us to craft KPI options in order to significantly improve the capital efficiency of emissions and ensure they are providing a value to the DAO that is comparable to the amount being spent. They also allow Sandclock to prevent dilution of existing holders, provided KPIs are met, aligning incentives between the community and the success of the protocol.
Our recommendation for the allocation no longer contains hard values. Instead, we list relevant areas for efficient DAO spending, listed below:
QUARTZ might be used to capitalize an insurance fund. Once in place, Quartz stakers will benefit from the coverage.
- Liquidity Mining/Bonds
QUARTZ can be distributed to incentivize additional liquidity (e.g. through KPI options).
- TVL Mining
QUARTZ can be distributed to increase the TVL of Sandclock's metavaults (e.g. through KPI options).
- Ecosystem Development/Grants
QUARTZ can be granted to incentivize development or marketing of our growing ecosystem.
At least 30% of QUARTZ shall remain locked in perpetuity. The purpose of this QUARTZ is to incentivize TVL growth, Giving, or other actions on-chain without diluting existing holders. It achieves this through a delegative function, whereby a trusted backend can delegate voting power to an address on Polygon without transferring ownership of the tokens.
It was initially designed in order to incentivize giving, but it can fulfill other objectives while preserving the value of QUARTZ.
3,235,547 were sold during Phase I
500,000 were sold to a limited number of strategic partners (partnership incentive alignment and additional development services, 50% still being vested until October 23 2023)
1,371,376 were sold during Phase II
116,279 were loaned to Lindy Labs for liquidity provision on SushiSwap (matched with 2,000,000 USDC)
29,412 were loaned to Wintermute for liquidity provision on SushiSwap (matched with 500,000 USDC)
56,088 were used for Liquidity Mining on SushiSwap
168,500 were used for Liquidity Mining on Olympus
470,583 were loaned to Wintermute for market making on KuCoin
20,000 were given to KuCoin (plus an undisclosed amount of USDC) for listing purposes
22,000 were given to KuCoin for their marketing campaign
23,673 have been used for grants