Axie Infinity
AXS Staking is Live!

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Key Points

  • You can now stake your AXS here! Rewards will be turned on in 24 hours.
  • Check out our detailed staking handbook for guidance.
  • We will upgrade the staking system over time with the goal of creating fundamental ownership of the ecosystem we’ve all created together.
  • We are distributing AXS tokens to our founding community member’s Ronin wallets based on the snapshot taken on October 26th, 2020.

Today, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our AXS staking program! This is an important step towards our long term goal of genuine co-ownership of Axie Infinity with community members that contribute meaningfully to our rapidly growing movement. Staking allows you to lock up your precious AXS to earn AXS rewards. Reward distribution will start tomorrow, this is to ensure that our AXS holders in all time zones have a chance to stake before rewards are turned on.

These initial rewards are taken from a pool set aside to encourage you to lock up your AXS.  Over the months and years to come, staking will ultimately enable community members to jointly make decisions on the future direction of Axie, including having a say on the uses of the Community Treasury.

What is AXS?

Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) were introduced in November 2020 to ensure Axie becomes the first game owned by the community that plays and supports it. Today, AXS tokens can be earned by placing on the leaderboard during our PVP Seasons and by winning tournaments.  They can also be purchased on various crypto exchanges around the world.  As we progress through our journey, there will be many new ways to earn AXS both through gameplay and contributions to the ecosystem.  If you don’t own any AXS yet, there’s no need to worry!  AXS has been designed to seek out those that deserve and want it the most.

The Numbers

During the first month of staking we will distribute 2,000,000 AXS. This is 64,516 AXS per day and 2.24 AXS per block (there are ~28,800 blocks in a day).

We are currently working on updating our staking math with Delphi Digital based on new data and findings from across the industry. We will not touch the total supply, but will smoothen and perhaps lengthen the emission schedule.

As a refresher, the max supply of AXS tokens is set at 270 M. There are currently around 58 M AXS tokens circulating, with the rest of the supply to be released over time through staking, gameplay rewards, and ecosystem reward structures.  As thousands of new players are now joining our community each week, it becomes important to begin releasing these tokens over time so that everyone in the community has opportunities to hold a piece of the Axie universe.

The Future

This is a minimum viable staking dashboard. Over time, along with our community, we will upgrade it in lines with our principles of co-ownership and co-creation. Governance of decentralized communities is still in a very early stage and we will be taking note of promising experiments that use tokens to empower the users and builders of the future. We believe that the next round of building in crypto will be centered around social coordination and governance tooling. While we have many strong opinions about how to do this effectively, we’ll be watching this unfold for inspiration as we think about how to orchestrate a revolution using token and community design.

A Gift For Our Founding Members

Last year, we announced that at some point in the future, we’d recognize approximately 10,000 of our founding community members with a gift of AXS tokens. Today, we will distribute 800,000 AXS to these missionaries that helped form the bedrock of our digital nation. This is over 50,000,000 USD worth of tokens and represents our commitment to making sure that Axie becomes a community-owned game.

The snapshot was taken at this Ethereum block:

The snapshot took into account Axies and land owned, marketplace activity, and battles won through our application. When we took the snapshot we were quite busy and gearing up for the launch of the AXS token. The snapshot gave us the data necessary to come back to the gift at a later date. We did some initial modeling and projections of hypothetical drops at that time and decided to revisit the math when we had more time to digest. In retrospect and in full transparency it would have been best to lock in a certain amount and communicate it to the community at the time. We did not do this but this also meant that we had flexibility to adjust the math to reward true believers more as we gave the gift greater thought over time. That said, in reflecting back to that time, we couldn’t have imagined that we would be able to reward our founding community members in such a meaningful way.

We will send your gift to the Ronin address attached to your old Axie Ethereum address. If there is no attached address, we will send it to your Ethereum address on Ronin. You can simply import the address into your Ronin wallet and you will find your gift.