Methane Token White Paper
A massive part of the utility for the Bulls & Apes Project is the gamified tokenomics framework that has been delivered with our erc20 token, Methane, as a backbone. Our gamification is fun, engaging, and is brought to life by rich storytelling seen in our lore. The combination of our lore and tokenomics creates an interactive Bulls & Apes Project universe with ongoing strategy, decision making, and entertainment.
Methane is an in-game utility token that is a means to an end, the fuel of our gamified B.A.P. ecosystem hosted on our website – BullsAndApesProject.com. Holders of our NFTs or NFTs of any of the Tokenized Communities (as identified on B.A.P.’s website) earn Methane tokens by owning certain NFT characters and/or engaging within the NFT platform. With Methane rewards, holders are able to trade in Methane tokens for new NFT elements or characters that further enhance and unlock additional gameplay elements.
BAPMethane – erc20 contract controlling the minting and transfer of Methane
BAPMethaneVesting – contract controlling the vesting schedule for vesting allocations
Orchestrators – set of contracts used to control Holding Rewards business logic
Version 1 Allocations
Holding Rewards 210m
Treasury Vesting 187.6m
Team Wallet Vesting 140m
Version 1 Allocations were developed and implemented prior to our first product launch and were based on assumptions that have now evolved and require a new set of allocations based on current assumptions. We originally intended to use the Team Wallet Vesting allocation for team member rewards. This allocation still resides in the BAPMethane contract. None of the allocation to team members for rewards was ever issued.
Version 2 Allocations
Holding Rewards 300m
Treasury Vesting 237.6m
The use cases and participation in our gamified tokenomics have increased dramatically with the next phase of our tokenomics implemented and warrants a revision to our Holding Rewards allocation from 210m to 300m. This will allow for a more aggressive and continual flow of Methane supply to offset the demand pressure created by the increase in use cases and participation.
When we first launched our tokenomics we wanted to balance recirculation with supply control and implemented a 50/50 approach where 50% of all Methane traded in was burned, removing that Methane from the supply, and 50% was directed to the Treasury for future recirculation. The original approach will result in a total of 20.9m Methane burned and removed from the supply. Now that we have more insight with respect to the participation, use cases, and supply vs. demand, we will no longer employ the 50/50 approach going forward and will instead employ a 100% recirculation approach whereby 100% of Methane traded in will be recycled into Treasury and available for future recirculation.
Supply vs. Demand – Holding Rewards vs. Use Cases vs. Participants
In a perfect scenario the supply of Holding Rewards would perfectly balance to the demand of use cases by participants. This will never be the case as the variables involved are influenced by the behavior of holders and participants. Holders - those owning NFT collectibles eligible for rewards - are required to engage and collect rewards based on engagement. Participants - those holding Methane - decide which use cases to participate in and how often they participate. We will monitor these variables on a monthly basis and evaluate discrepancies that require adjustments, but also recognize that imbalances could cause supply imbalances. To help fill in supply shortages we are offering Methane bundles for sale through our NFT platform on our website. By offering Methane bundles current and potential Participants can purchase Methane when there is a supply shortage.
Methane is an in-game utility and intended to be used as a means to an end within our NFT platform. In a perfect scenario Methane would have a price that is relatively stable. Pricing is certainly influenced by the supply and demand considerations addressed above, but is also influenced by the fluctuation of Ethereum to fiat currency pricing. Our NFT platform is on the Ethereum blockchain and as such all NFT elements or characters are transacted using Ethereum. Ethereum, like all crypto currencies, has a highly volatile price translation to fiat currencies such as US Dollars. These price fluctuations are outside the B.A.P. ecosystem and influence the price of Methane.
To help maintain price stability we have introduced DynaPricing for Methane bundles and for access to certain elements and characters. DynaPricing will use a proprietary algorithm that will analyze participant behavior within our ecosystem to adjust associated costs automatically. DynaPricing will remove human subjectivity by analyzing participant behavior to determine cost adjustments. The automated cost adjustments based on participant behavior combined with Methane bundles balancing supply will smooth imbalances for stability and relativity. We will monitor factors and DynaPricing results on a monthly basis for adjustments to the algorithm and/or technology supporting DynaPricing. We will also have exception reporting for DynaPricing to catch potential issues as they occur.
Our goal is to provide a healthy in-game utility token that maintains value stability, satisfies demand, and enables participation in the ecosystem. With the complexity of supply/demand and Ethereum volatility, offering Methane bundles with DynaPricing will help maintain the health of Methane.
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