March 20, 2023

This is quite a thorn out of the foot of dYdX users. The platform which was preparing this week to release 150 million DYDX tokens for investors, advisors and employees has finally decided to extend the deadline to December 2023. This represented almost 300 million dollars at the current price, and an increase of 67% of supply.

dYdX delays token release

This deadline had the effect of a sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of DYDX token holders. The dYdX platform planned to add 150 million new tokens to circulation on February 3, 2023, intended for investors who participated in the financings, consultants and employees.

This quantity of new tokens represented a mass of approximately 288 million and a multiplication by 1.67 of the total supply. A movement which would therefore have had the effect of massively dilute the value of tokens already in circulation and undeniably drag the price of the DYDX down.

Nevertheless, the dYdX platform has decided to postpone this deadline to December 1, 2023. A news that had a relief effect among token holders and that allowed during the DYDX to appreciate by more than 20% in the space of 24 hours.

The token started Wednesday at a price of $1.56 before starting a real bullish rally even driving it beyond 2 dollars. As of this writing, the DYDX is trading around $2.1. As a reminder, dYdX is a decentralized trading platform and one of the few to have taken advantage of the fall of FTX to repatriate users.

Note, however, that this rise started long before the official announcement of dYdX. Indeed, it is undeniable that the initial investors to receive their tokens on February 3 were informed in advance of this decision.

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What is dYdX’s schedule now?

Although this announcement is positive in the short term, it only postpone the deadline for the release of these new tokens to December 1, 2023. Let’s take stock together of what to expect from this event.

In total, the foundation created 1 billion DYDXs. At the time of writing these lines, only 232 million tokens are in circulation. This quantity increases almost linearly every 28-day period in order to reward the traders of the platform in particular.

As of December 1, 2023, the release of the 150 million new tokens will be as follows: 45.8 million for employees, 21 million for the foundation for future recruitments and 83.2 million for investors who participated in the financing rounds.

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Allocation of DYDX and prediction of token release over time

What should also be remembered is that the 83 million DYDXs intended for investors represent 30% of what they will receive in total. After the first event of December, 40% of total tokens will be unlocked monthly over the following six months, then 20% over the following year and finally 10% the year after.

Note also that the DYDX is ranked 123rd among the most valued cryptocurrencies, with $305 million capitalization. Eventually, with 1 billion tokens in circulation – and assuming a price always equal to 2.1 dollars – the token would end up in 32nd place in this ranking.

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