Arbitrum to Airdrop new token and transition to DAO

CoinDesk Analysis Team
CoinDesk Analysis Team

16 Mar 2023 2:50 PM

Arbitrum, the biggest player in Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling landscape, is finally getting a token. The Arbitrum Foundation said on Thursday that ARB, A...

  • Arbitrum, the biggest player in Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling landscape, is getting a token called ARB.
  • ARB will mark Arbitrum’s official transition into a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).
  • ARB holders will be able to vote on key decisions governing Arbitrum One and Arbitrum Nova.
  • ARB’s total circulation will number 10 billion.
  • The other 44% of ARB’s circulation will go to the investors and employees of Offchain Labs.
  • Unlike ether (ETH), which is used to pay out fees on Ethereum (and Arbitrum), the ARB token will only be used for protocol governance.
  • ARB’s introduction has been timed to coincide with the launch of Arbitrum Obit.

The article has a positive sentiment as it talks about the launch of a new token for Arbitrum, which will make the ecosystem more decentralized and allow ARB holders to vote on key decisions governing Arbitrum One and Arbitrum Nova.

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