Which ways of distribution of Tokens are being used beside ICO/STO?

by The_Holy_One   Last Updated January 11, 2019 12:28 PM

Assume, I've created my own ERC-20 Token and published it to the Ethereum Blockchain. By doing so I also got access to all of the initially created tokens.

If I'd like to distribute them, the only ways i know would be either to:

  • Sell them via an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or Security Token Offering (STO)
  • Gift them directly / indirectly, also called Airdrops.

Which other ways of distribution are commonly used for ethereum Tokens?

Tags : ico airdrop


Answers 1


I think the ways you mentioned are the most common ones.

Some other ideas/possibilities:

  • Sell them in an open crowdsale contract which is not part of an ICO/STO. The contract might not even have an end date but it may sell tokens indifinitely until no more tokens are for sale - or it keeps minting new ones all the time.

  • Distribute them based on some work/effort. Either for on-chain or off-chain actions. For example bounties or contribution to some on-chain effort.

  • Distribute based on random other criteria. For example whenever thing X (a transaction of another token, Ether transaction to a certain address, other transaction, ...) happens on-chain you send your tokens.

Lauri Peltonen
Lauri Peltonen
January 11, 2019 12:19 PM

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