SKALE Token to Launch on Codefi Activate on August 17th, 2020
New York, NY, July 16, 2020 — Activate, by ConsenSys Codefi, is the first platform designed to launch decentralized networks and allow customers to purchase, manage, and use their tokens in one application. Today ConsenSys announced that the SKALE Network’s SKALE token (SKL) will be available for purchase through a 3-day Dutch auction on the platform on August 17th, 2020 at 12:00PM EST. Announced in February, the SKALE Network is the first project to launch with Activate, which has since accepted registrations to participate. For users verified on the platform, registrations for the auction are now open on https://activate.codefi.network/skale.
The SKALE token supports the highly anticipated SKALE Network, an open source elastic blockchain network designed specifically for scaling Ethereum by increasing transaction speeds, lowering transaction costs, and creating seamless workflows for end users and developers building applications on Ethereum. The SKALE Network’s mainnet has been live since June 30th. Each application using the SKALE Network gets its own chain for executing transactions at sub-second block times, with over 2,000 transactions-per-second. In addition to running full-state smart contracts, SKALE chains offer decentralized storage and can execute machine learning in smart contracts. Over 40 decentralized applications are currently building on SKALE, ranging from games to decentralized finance, to streaming audio and more. The combination of SKALE and Ethereum is a truly decentralized cloud that allows Web 3 applications to compete with Web 2 on both a cost and performance basis.
“There has been fantastic growth in decentralized applications and DeFi being built on Ethereum. ConsenSys Codefi is designed to enable the builders of our ecosystem with modular tools for commerce and finance, including the applied use of tokens. SKALE is a major step forward for the operating progress of the Ethereum economy, and we are thrilled to support the team,” said Lex Sokolin, Global Co-Head of ConsenSys Codefi.
“Our goal has been to build a vertically integrated platform that enables a robust network launch and on-going use — where people can purchase and put their tokens to work as they’re intended. On Activate, after users purchase SKL tokens, they can start contributing to the security and scalability of the network through staking, starting from genesis,” said Collin Myers, Token Strategy Lead at ConsenSys Codefi. Users may be eligible to earn rewards through this activity.
Not only can users buy SKL tokens directly from SKALE Network on the Activate platform, but SKL token holders can stake SKL tokens in accordance with the SKALE Network’s protocol, and receive staking rewards directly from the network in return, without having to leave the application. Activate’s network dashboard makes it easy for users to decide which staking-as-a-service provider to choose to delegate their SKL tokens on the network. The SKL token is a hybrid-use token that participates in the network security mechanism, and is used as a means of payment for SKALE chains.
Activate uses the “Proof of Use” distribution mechanism designed to get tokens to holders whose primary purpose is utilizing network tokens for their intended purpose. Proof of Use programmatically requires users who acquire tokens during a launch to actively “prove use” of their tokens on the network’s mainnet in specific use cases before they’re allowed to transfer or redeem them. In the case of SKALE, participants will be required by the protocol to delegate at least 50% of their purchased tokens for 90 days before being able to transfer them outside the network. This creates a measurable incentive mechanism aimed at minimizing speculative behavior from participants, while maximizing active contribution to the network. Proof of Use aligns with Codefi Activate’s Token Launch Standards which establish fair, accountable, and transparent practices.
Registrations for the auction are now open on https://activate.codefi.network/skale
ConsenSys is an industry-leading blockchain software company. Our full-stack Ethereum products — MetaMask, Codefi, PegaSys, Infura, and Diligence — help developers build next-generation networks and enable enterprises to launch more powerful financial infrastructure. ConsenSys serves millions of users, ranging from financial institutions to developers and retail users of the public Ethereum mainnet. Ethereum is the most trusted open-source blockchain, preferred by leading businesses because of its easy-to-use tooling, advanced security, privacy and permissioning features, and always-on reliability.
SKALE is an elastic blockchain network that gives developers the ability to easily provision highly configurable fully decentralized chains that are instantly compatible with Ethereum. SKALE chains can execute sub-second block times, run up to 2,000 tps per chain, and run full-state smart contracts, support decentralized storage, execute Rollups, and machine learning in EVM. The SKALE Network is an open source project with many contributors including SKALE Labs, Inc. headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The SKALE Network’s supporters include Blockchange, ConsenSys Labs, Hashed, HashKey, Floodgate, Multicoin Capital, Recruit Holdings, Signia VP, and Winklevoss Capital. The SKALE Network is supported by top validators in the world including Blockware, ConsenSys, Certus.One, Chorus One, Dokia, Figment Networks, Hashed, Staked, StakewithUs, and Stake X, as well as key infrastructure player Bison Trails. For more information please visit www.skale.network, @SkaleNetwork on Twitter, and @skaleofficial on telegram.
ABOUT N.O.D.E. Foundation & Anstalt
The Network of Decentralized Economics (N.O.D.E.) Foundation is a non-profit entity based in Liechtenstein created to carry out the mission of supporting the SKALE Network open source project. The foundation is supported by the N.O.D.E. Anstalt, a subsidiary business arm of the Foundation. The Foundation is also supported by SKALE Labs, Inc. headquartered in San Francisco, CA. SKALE Labs provides support to the Network by contributing to the open source code, community growth, and other key efforts to facilitate the growth and adoption of the SKALE Network.
James Beck ([email protected])