GLMR Transparency Commitment

Updated September 30, 2022

The Moonbeam Foundation (“Foundation”) is committed to the longevity, development, and security of the Moonbeam network. We recognize that transparency is core to the sustainable success of the network. As part of this commitment to transparency, we are providing the community the following information on the Foundation’s token holdings, token actions to date and token supply.

Foundation Objectives & Statement of Use

The Moonbeam Foundation uses tokens under the Foundation control to help ensure the following three immediate strategic goals: (i) parachain sustainability, (ii) security and protocol development, and (iii) grants and ecosystem development.

(i) Parachain sustainability: the Foundation uses tokens from the “Parachain Bond Funding” and the “Parachain Bond Reserve” allocations to help ensure that Moonbeam maintains its parachain slot on the Polkadot network. Ultimately, the Moonbeam network needs to secure enough DOT to remain in a parachain slot in perpetuity. Multiple strategies will be employed by the Foundation to assist the Moonbeam network to achieve this DOT accumulation goal including, but not limited to, community token events to borrow DOT, deposits into and use of Moonbeam-based defi protocols, and potential liquidations of tokens for DOT. The next Moonbeam parachain slot auction is scheduled for October 2023. Any liquidations of GLMR for DOT will conform to the Foundation’s structured selling guidelines below.

(ii) Security and protocol development: the Foundation uses tokens from the “Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem Development” allocation for a variety of initiatives that help ensure network security and that help drive the network’s long-term utility. These include supporting security audits, core protocol development, integration and testing of parachains and remote chains, infrastructure related test and integration environments, public RPC endpoint services, block explorers, developer support, education, and documentation. The Foundation encourages teams that can provide these kinds of services to apply via the Grant Program or through the Treasury.

(iii) Grants and ecosystem development: in addition to the “Developer Adoption” program designated as pre-launch incentives for early Moonbeam adopters, the Foundation also uses tokens from the “Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem Development” and the “Liquidity Programs” allocations to attract cutting-edge teams and builders to Moonbeam through cash or token grants, competitions, incentive programs, and more recently, ecosystem investment funds. Through the end of July, the Foundation has already disbursed approx. 9.5M GLMR from the Liquidity Programs allocation and 3.7M GLMR from the Developer Adoption allocation as token grants, jointly funded the Arrington Moonbeam Growth Fund with Arrington Capital to fuel further network adoption (Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem Development allocation), and disbursed $2.2M as fiat and stablecoin grants to selected projects and teams. Selection for these initiatives is based upon a myriad of factors including the team’s technical capabilities, their product innovation, and community engagement.

In order to achieve these stated objectives:

  • The Foundation may re-balance Foundation-controlled accounts from time to time, creating new addresses or removing old addresses. Any update to account addresses will be reflected below in order to ensure transparency.
  • The Foundation may liquidate GLMR from time to time, when expenses cannot be paid in GLMR. A prime example would be liquidating GLMR in order to accumulate DOT for parachain sustainability purposes as described above. When undertaking these activities the Foundation will strictly adhere to the following Structured Selling Guidelines:
    • The seller only makes offers above market price, and doesn’t sell into bids.
    • Daily sales remain materially below a fixed amount set based on medium term volumes, and with the constraint of remaining below 5% of estimated real market volume on any given day.

Genesis Addresses Under Foundation Control

The Foundation has published below the non-circulating and circulating genesis* addresses of the tokens held under Foundation control for the community to monitor.

Non-Circulating Genesis Addresses:

0xec5849f7b9f7b5188e53e6546d07062b7d2b46a0
0xe15a2e4f35215a553151df283a39c7d17db8aaec
0xee050f48ff5ff71604d5ca32020a6ba1c070f1b2
0x3ad24a37d4b6ebd24e70a2c87241a63d92a6b288
0x835d6f7b649e109470f966a936308f78fdebec2d
0x02f50d4c3861c279aa0467caf49f8077b3c0ca60
0xce216241675657f40203679aa8f6472d8c140ab0
0xf1e35633ebbb793f1d22e6cc6b279afe8c33b381
0x906ea348769389c32f2732b79615d12b2514274e
0x91ad9c2608d04722400a22215d2d951dedb11cb4
0x6e87680133c34c96c86ffd101844b14fd63f0fe1
0xe51df5c29bfe022854fde7ebc4b06a6cdb94b60e
0x98091cad1243f4a6d2454a7f0ca3258fb053c152
0xb29f4d175953faf999869036bb170e4a99dba62c
0x0344cb6a7acb0f074237943e2ffb0bfce6e6c1fc
0xfb43cc3136a81d6df94b92637b007f0235b92563
0x418671c5e8e14095720bae1f063df18c6414239b
0xaab463ba7bf4eca75d5f84aabfb077dc9b9fbf0c
0xa99716fdf1a1e45969cc5469f3fadec7c3b4666f
0x72990280c6e37995f5a7446d7d420eb7bcd8ffa8
0xc6956173029911a93483e00ec4c5378f1aaf37f1
0xd0ae4f927db4d4adf162336f4f088b02f24f7e09
0x3628e309c5b745eb35f92bcf81fc6f9794e0f15c
0xa9349a0191c93534f8b9ca295ebf2b8a87c89062
0x6f39cba057acb67df748efce6d14b94c53b16574
0x41f666ac944a4613df26d00a5d3926e64574a6be
0xef24bcef8052cf5f2758ea23ed02d48c0f788bd5
0xd985dd9453bb9bae5f2bcb79f90b3ed724033ca0
0x47b69aef78183b282c6dfad76eecfcd0676a85f3
0xb00af4494099bf419c79768cc3d2e1f45a106b54
0x7882fc72720e2bd786dc1e2dda3b37f76ef7ac1a
0x2afbdaeed55af511d2f4f54048db5347993c41d1
0xb49e71e2516084f4697e21b7f2ebeddbfc900887
0xe5a56b7ff1aa39376588968e057f73ba9dc43ac1
0xb843fa0c53382a24386c4bfd6e26156b6c1aa502
0x286c93de3767bdc37694ff5326a2ec074a271841
0x4599d3fb61afbe53ec0c74e9d3e662df14c011bc
0x18cb64d0d2b5cecb7d0f08e4bec9c955f3a221ed
0xeee7f269e04163dea8f9c8c075429e0b9928a6f8
0xbfa14eb753e03ec28f1fca98e60227f1e3631451
0x471ac074b60dab1ce62eec90b766a7e3da5719bf
0x85b46641d2f1c1c207d50c1d0e04f8e57c8cf2f8
0x7f8d1c2b3d770693a4c0ebc02731dc3107bca672
0x670762abc78c65aee1274bc2ed179da7b8bd3b81
0x7f1ba0b92943a38a55ea344676f5685afbfe5ad5
0xac6d13f8b148acfc5fca4d4d6b4eaa5a78c6079c
0x365cb79b68552a44ecce2cfc698de5edfaf452c0
0x93041c0aa0b6e96c4e5f98831c58673f2e318274
0x0a2f88f2c8ec33ab7d5118a09b09eef844e3be72
0x49700fb3ddb67d7f7e366261fcbdfac0b90f6f5a
0xb2e3e0b8cecfbd8b4f3dc1849ddf3c79c21300bd
0x5a97a6f687d7c76d3ea7563a60cc615c6c939d54
0xcb95c0e6fcce0e78f62f7f809ab5ec161722fa17
0x97292e7fb192323faa3490fb084c1a450278206c
0x9c2284cbbeaacf3fae4aea80ad5d690f4c40fec6
0x734bbb2d0b28b36fac6de190978a54f294199f98
0xf1d1587678f6eb30b7c7a9773268b952a4b3e29f
0x0af55f1f6daf6efa8ebec64965120fd4053b1017
0xa5577da5f45aa886ce77f46e93a52802dba556f9
0x8ebb465d98e7589855485cd190c7bed6a36c4c34
0xfc02d8861d624d89e1c4c364a5d534aed0e75b45
0x10a75c8b30543dae7ff2ed6704c1bf769b3376b5
0x0dfd2741fa7f5e6a22b1c7fb13c3554550ecc9d5
0x02a28a296dfc6be50199e6a877b0b981055da8e7
0x5489fd1637f76c6f11198a06a1dc05a7f1f7e629
0xbc9429cbfa409ebfa9ba218f2c02eeda1e4a5203
0xd749a1c1a2b538609c722872637ac23bb4df6514
0xeace0fb4d9051d5c1d006a6953caa7e7ca140481
0xa4d9ac2893f430ad101d9691d9587be24f30aed9
0xda5531c9329426F4f3d4051291D98947F219ae20*

*This account was not a genesis address but was subsequently added to the list above to maintain reporting transparency.

Circulating Genesis Addresses:

0xb3e64ef8fc9df438c9a54f4b189eddc1807b55a5
0x01bb6ce8b88f09a7d0bfb40eff7f2ad5e0df2e98
0xe751b9ea560a200161d1b70249495e3d22ec5b00
0xf02ddb48eda520c915c0dabadc70ba12d1b49ad2
0x84e84c5b3f0fd7d6edea829653787a8b9cb92783
0x7368ef98577a419280974a60e7fe590379c21e6a
0x71a30f3b36e29ac78f3e94f446b938f19f0b40e7
0x06ac5fe4eee12a35e996571ef1f72ea237eec806
0x8134502ddcd2598d8f40f7b35a59c77c6bff1f6a
0xcfbf79a75a35baa595b7e0d376c87fa47f6ef3da
0x2719c3b290189dc43abd179a35a438dc2baa47e3
0x948cdcf0102d948fd391256682d666e52ce65e86
0x23e8a745062874355f391acf4677fc69bdc52626
0x98C5eeCffdb6c8eE3c18f6FBD8E498763bB40b83

Protocol Controlled Addresses

Crowdloan Pallet Funds:

0x6d6F646C43726f77646C6f610000000000000000

Treasury:

0x6d6f646C70792f74727372790000000000000000

State of GLMR Supply as of July 31, 2022

Circulating Supply: 334.8M
Total Supply: 1,029M
Gross Inflation: 29.2M
Net Inflation: 29.1M
Burnt Fees: 95k

As of July 31, 2022, total GLMR supply was 1.029B, consisting of 1B genesis supply and 29.1M cumulative net inflation (defined as newly minted inflationary GLMR less burned transaction fees). Cumulative gross inflation totaled 29.2M through 7/31/22, reflecting a 2.92% increase over genesis supply of 1B. Actual gross inflation through the end of July was slightly below the pro-rated 5% annual inflation rate target mainly due to average block times exceeding the 12-second assumption used to support this target.

Since the launch of the network, approximately 20.4M tokens have been minted and distributed to collators and delegators in the form of inflationary protocol rewards consistent with GLMR’s inflation model. Collators and delegators are integral to the security and sustained operation of the network and, as such, earn a proportionate share of the supply’s 5% target annual inflation rate for their network contributions (approximately 20% and 50%, respectively).

To ensure long-term parachain sustainability, a portion of Moonbeam supply inflation (30% of total supply) is also designated to the parachain bond reserve to ultimately secure a Polkadot parachain slot in perpetuity. The parachain bond reserve has grown by approximately 8.8M GLMR to 13.8M GLMR since the launch of the network via its proportionate share of supply inflation.

In line with GLMR’s token economic model, approximately 80% of transaction fees related to smart contract execution are burned and removed from token supply. It’s worth noting that cumulative burnt fees don’t precisely match the 80% targeted proportion due to imprecise fee calculations in earlier Moonbeam releases, resulting in the issuance of additional rewards to collators instead of these GLMR being burned. The overall increase to supply was 51.2k GLMR (0.0051% of genesis supply), which was more than offset by the lower amount of inflation attributable to slower block times (mentioned above). The other 20% of transaction fees are allocated to the community on-chain treasury. As of July 31st, 2022, 36.6M GLMR have been allocated to the treasury through its proportionate share of transaction fees.

Approximately 32.5% of total GLMR supply has been released into circulation as of July 31st, 2022, which is further detailed in the following sections.

Glossary:

  • Circulating Supply: all tokens that are held in accounts outside of the non-circulating Moonbeam Foundation and protocol-controlled addresses listed above
    • Circulating supply includes circulating accounts under Moonbeam Foundation control (listed above) such as collator and other operational accounts that were classified within the Long-Term Protocol and Ecosystem Development allocation. The combined total genesis balance of these accounts was released into circulating supply at network launch.
  • Total Supply: the number of tokens that are (i) circulating, (ii) under the Moonbeam Foundation control, (iii) under the Protocol Control

Tokens Released Into Circulation

Historical Token Release Since Network Launch(1)(2)

GLMR Token Release Schedule - Updated October 2022

  1. Token release schedules are approximate and subject to change. Please refer to https://moonbeam.foundation/glimmer-token/ for information on token allocations and please see the information below for further detail on the release of tokens.
  2. Forecast token releases for allocations are not included in the figures above. As such, only historical activity is presented from network launch through 7/31/22 for the selected allocations in the chart.

The release of GLMR into circulation from select non-circulating genesis allocations is reported on a cumulative basis since network launch. Subsequent updates to the Transparency Page will include reporting for the subject six-month period in addition to cumulatively.

Genesis Allocation

Cumulative GLMR Released thru 7/31

 Crowdloan 2021 70.1 million 
 Take Flight 98.2 million 
 Developer Adoption Program 3.7 million 
 Liquidity Programs 9.5 million 
 Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem Development 45.9 million 
 Seed Funding 25.5 million 
 Strategic Funding 54.5 million 
 Key Partners & Advisors 6.9 million 
 Treasury (on-chain community treasury) 45 thousand 
  • Crowdloan 2021: 150M GLMR was allocated to the Moonbeam 2021 Crowdloan, of which 30% was distributed at network launch (when transfers and EVM were enabled) and the remaining 70% continues to vest linearly over the 96 weeks of the parachain lease. Through July 31, 2022, over 70M GLMR rewards have been claimed by crowdloan participants
  • Take Flight: The 98.2M GLMR tokens that were allocated to community members during the Take Flight token event (September 2021) were disbursed in full to participants on February 20, 2022.
  • Developer Adoption Program: Cumulatively through the end of July 2022, the Foundation has distributed 3.7M GLMR from this allocation as grants to 18 project teams as contractual milestones have been achieved. Of note, the majority of grants are subject to 24-month linear vesting schedules beginning on the date of milestone achievement and, therefore, will be released gradually over the two year vesting horizon (rather than as a single disbursement). Notable projects deployed on the Moonbeam network who have received GLMR grants are included in the list on the Moonbeam Foundation’s Grants Program page. It’s worth noting that in addition to the 3.7M GLMR distributed from the Developer Adoption allocation, the Moonbeam Foundation has disbursed an incremental $2.2M from its cash and stablecoin reserves in the form of fiat/stablecoin grants to 30 teams and developers building on the Moonbeam protocol.
  • Liquidity Programs: Approx. 20% of the 50M total Liquidity allocation has been distributed in the form of liquidity grants and incentives to spark DeFi activity on Moonbeam and to attract the next wave of cross-chain connected applications to the network. The majority of funds were released in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Campaign, which was paused on 8/3/22 in light of the third-party Nomad bridge hack taking place. The Foundation continues to evaluate the situation and will determine when (if ever) may be an acceptable time to restart the campaign in the future or will reallocate designated Harvest Moon funds as appropriate.
  • Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem Development: As of the end of July 2022, the Foundation has disbursed 45.9M GLMR from the designated Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem development allocation. The majority of spend was contributed to the Arrington Moonbeam Growth Fund as well as loaned to liquidity providers in conjunction with liquidity & treasury management services for the Foundation. Three Arrows Capital (3AC), a firm who has recently declared bankruptcy, was one of multiple service providers that the Foundation engaged for such management services. Other Long-Term Protocol & Ecosystem Development funds were used in support of community and ecosystem engagement such as funding the ambassador and collator programs, expanding the team of advisors, and to cover marketing and other network operational expenses.
  • Seed Funding: The 140M Seed Investor allocation was subject to an initial 3-month lock-up with equal unlocks in months 3-24. The first distribution took place on April 11, 2022 and through the end of July, 25.5M GLMR has been distributed to Seed Investors. Distributions will continue monthly per the defined vesting and unlock terms.
  • Strategic Funding: The 120M Strategic Investor allocation was subject to an initial 2-month lock-up with equal unlocks in months 2-12. The first distribution took place on March 11, 2022 and through the end of July 2022, 54.5M GLMR has been distributed to Strategic Investors. Distributions will continue monthly per the defined unlock terms.
  • Key Partners & Advisors: The approx. 39.5M allocation consists of advisor and partner allocations that are subject to various unlock terms. Seed partners were subject to an initial 3-month lock-up with equal unlocks in months 3-24. Strategic partners were subject to an initial 2-month lock-up with equal unlocks in months 2-12. Most advisors were subject to an initial 7-month lock-up with equal unlocks in months 7-24. As of July 31, 2022, 6.9M GLMR was distributed to partners and advisors. Distributions will continue monthly per the defined unlock terms.
  • Treasury: The network’s first treasury proposal in the amount of 45,454 GLMR was awarded on June 17, 2022, which is visible as Proposal #0 on the Subscan blockexplorer. The ~45k GLMR was awarded to ZKValidator for the production of an event and education series focused on promoting the development of privacy technology within the Moonbeam ecosystem (additional details are provided on Polkassembly).