Yesterday, we removed 16.8 million QRDO tokens from the validator allocation, burning roughly the same amount of tokens as vested during August.
Here's what you need to know:
16.8M total QRDO burned (4M approximate value in $USD)
~1.7% decrease in total supply — from 943.2M to ~ 926.4M
73.6M QRDO total burned to date (7.36% of the total supply)
Burn transaction (TX ID):
This is the second burn event in a monthly burn schedule, Qredo is now burning an equal or greater number of tokens each month than those that vested during the previous month.
Despite the name, burning doesn't involve dousing tokens in gasoline and setting them ablaze. Burning is simply destroying tokens, which is usually achieved by sending them to an inaccessible address from which they can never be recovered. In this instance, we are invoking the burn function on the QRDO smart contract.
This burn is one of several supply-reducing mechanisms that are being implemented in response to community demand.
Doubled vesting periods
Network fees paid with $QRDO (and partially burned)
More validator NFT burn events