Rewards and Tips
Learn how community members get rewarded by contributing to AirSwap
Protocol fees on AirSwap support development, growth, and upkeep of AirSwap protocols and apps. Protocol fees are routed to two destinations: a contributor tips pool and a voter rewards pool. This guide explains the system and how you can be rewarded for helping to operate it.
Community members (like you!) trigger token distributions and withdrawals from the Split contract to their final destinations earning a 1% reward for doing so. Anyone can trigger these at any time by clicking the “Distribute & withdraw for all” on the 0xSplits web app.
Our current split percentages are 86% to voter rewards and 14% to contributor tips according to AIP 46. What this means is that rewards and tips do not top up until a withdrawal is triggered by a community member—so keep an eye on the split balances if you’d like to help out.
Our current split contract is configurable by the Ops multisig, which means split percentages can be updated by AIP community vote. AIP 79 was recently accepted, so our split percentages will be updated to 70% to voter rewards and 30% to contributor tips if conditions are met.
In case of a shortfall in protocol fees against the monthly base amount (below), AST is withdrawn from
treasury.airswap.ethto ensure the monthly base amount is met.
The funds are allocated to two Coordinape circles. The Tech circle funds development and design activities for building our protocols and products. The Growth circle funds direction and marketing activities for growing the protocol.
The distribution of funds between the two circles depends on the number of Contributors in each circle. A larger weight is placed on the Tech circle to prioritize our activities on building the protocol and product.
New Contributors who have recently contributed to AirSwap will need to be nominated and vouched in by 3 Contributors before they can enter the Coordinape circle. If you have not yet been added to the circle, please ping someone you have worked with who can vouch for your work.
Coordinape circles will open 1st - 6th of each month for all contributors to reward their co-workers with GIVE tokens. Contributors will start with 100 GIVE tokens. These GIVE tokens are used to reward team members with according to their impact in the circle during the current cycle.
After the allocation period is complete, any GIVE tokens not distributed will be burnt (there is no use holding GIVE tokens for yourself!). Individual contributors will be rewarded from the circle funds proportionally to their GIVE allocations received.
At the end of each voting period, a number of points is awarded based on the number of AST used to vote. Points enable you to claim a certain percentage of the rewards pool based on the formula
where R is the rewards you can obtain, P is the number of points used to claim (multiplied by 10^4), B is the token balance in the rewards pool, S and M are community adjustable parameters (currently set to S = 10 and M = 100).
The formula results in rewards being distributed on a smooth curve based on the number of points used to claim.
Current rewards are distributed on a curve based on the number of points
⚠ Note that fees are continuously streaming into the community pool and participants are continuously claiming tokens. Due to the dynamic nature of this process, slippage on claims is possible.
KPI (key performance indicator) targets may be set with rewards for contributors who help to achieve them. At time of writing there are two active target KPI rewards.