The Icon Foundation, the group behind the Icon blockchain network, is giving away 3 million ICX tokens - worth ~$570,000 - in anticipation of its upcoming Public Representative elections.
The giveaway will last from August 26 to September 24 for IXC token holders who opt to participate in P-Rep voting.
Icon shared news of the giveaway in a press release on Aug. 13.
According to the announcement, the giveaway is an effort to promote community involvement in the so-dubbed P-Rep elections, and to advance decentralized control of the network.
As per the announcement, ICX holders must participate in voting and staking in the upcoming P-Rep in order to receive tokens from the giveaway, so the giveaway acts directly as a participation incentive.
"With the giveaway, we expect not just to re-distribute 3 million ICX for better decentralization and voting capabilities, but we also hope to encourage current ICX holders and ICON community members to transfer their coins to ICONex wallet, so they can properly stake and participate in the upcoming P-Rep elections."
As explained in a report by Decrypt, the Icon Foundation currently controls a lot of its coins, but not for long.
DApp Connectivity Per the press release, Icon is a blockchain network that aims to connect blockchain projects together.
As reported by Cointelegraph in May 2018, Icon partnered with the Japanese messaging app Line via joint blockchain initiative Unchain.
According to the report, Line aimed to bring its blockchain mainnet closer together with its DApps via Icon's blockchain solution.
Icon to Giveaway $570,000 in Tokens to Promote Voting, Decentralization
Publié le Aug 14, 2019
by Cointele | Publié le Coinage
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