* Cliff period — token lock-up period. The countdown starts from the moment the token is listed on the exchange.
* Vesting period — gradual unlocking period for tokens. The duration is calculated taking into account the cliff period.

PoolAllocationCliff periodVesting period
Seed round4%6 months2 years
Private round3%3 months1 year
Pre-sale7%No cliff2 years
Public Sale on DEX2%
Community & Marketing10%
Staking Rewards10%
Team7%12 months4 years
Advisors2%No cliff2 years
Reserve Fund5%
CEX Listing3%
Other Rounds5%

This token distribution plan has been carefully designed to support the sustainable growth and development of the WorldScreener ecosystem, ensuring that various stakeholders, including investors, team members, and community contributors, are appropriately incentivized. The allocation structure also accounts for the necessary periods of token lock-up and vesting to promote long-term commitment and alignment of interests among all participants.

Seed round (4%) — 40 million WST tokens will be distributed among business angels and early investors of the project. Over the course of three years, $480,000 has been raised for the creation of the MVP, testing, obtaining a license from S&P Global, developing a full-fledged product, initial launch, and preparing WorldScreener for scaling. To guard against rapid token sales, a vesting period of two years with a six-month cliff will be applied to this pool. Token unlocking will occur according to the following schedule:

After 6 months – 10% of tokens

After 12 months – 20%

After 18 months – 30%

After 24 months – the remaining 40% of tokens

Private round (3%) — 30 million WST tokens will be allocated among a select group of project investors to secure initial funding for the development of the WS product ecosystem, marketing, and team expansion. Vesting for one year, with a three-month cliff. Tokens will be unlocked in equal portions.

Pre-sale (7%) — 70 million WST tokens will be distributed among venture funds and launchpads to launch WS products onto the global market, drive sales, and form partnerships. Vesting will extend over 24 months without a cliff. Tokens will be unlocked in equal portions.

Public Sale (2%) — 20 million WST tokens will be offered through an Initial DEX Offering (IDO) on the leading decentralized exchange (DEX) at a price of $0.036 per token. This will attract a broad range of investors, strengthen positions on the global stage, provide funds for expanding the ecosystem, and ensure swift token exchange and liquidity. There are no vesting or cliff conditions.

Liquidity (7%) — 70 million WST tokens will be allocated to maintain token liquidity on exchanges, stabilize token price, and facilitate exchange between various cryptocurrencies.

Treasury (15%) — 150 million WST tokens will be placed in the central fund to finance the development and scaling of the project. At later stages of the project’s development, this fund will cover expenses such as developer salaries, team expenses, infrastructure development, licensing, and other operational costs. Token distribution from this fund will be decided through voting in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) with the participation of an advisory board and official report publication. If necessary, vesting and cliff mechanisms may be applied to the tokens.

Ecosystem (20%) — 200 million WST tokens will be used to support the internal economy and stimulate the growth of the WorldScreener ecosystem. Tokens will be repurchased from clients paying for WS products and services with WST tokens at a discount of up to 30%. A portion of the revenue (up to 70%) will be distributed to WST token holders through token burning, effectively functioning like dividends. Burning (reducing the total token supply) will contribute to the increase in the price of WST tokens, making it deflationary. Additionally, the pool will be used for developer grants, bonuses, cashbacks for users, partnership tokens, bounties, and loyalty programs. The volume of burning and other payouts will be determined through voting in the DAO with the participation of independent specialized teams advising on various aspects of the project’s activities.

Community & Marketing (10%) — 100 million WST tokens will be allocated to the project community and marketing initiatives. This pool will encompass various initiatives including collaborations, referral programs, CPA networks, airdrops with potential vesting, and other incentives for community participants.

Staking Rewards (10%) — 100 million WST tokens are designated to reward token holders participating in the WS ecosystem’s staking activities.

Team (7%) — 70 million WST tokens are allocated to the project team, with 25 million tokens held by the project founder and 5 million tokens by the lead developer. The remaining 40 million tokens are intended to motivate new key team members, incentivizing top management’s long-term involvement in the project’s development. To ensure long-term commitment, a four-year vesting period with a 12-month cliff is applied to this pool. Token unlocking will occur in equal portions: the first 25% of tokens after 1 year, followed by 25% annually for the next three years.

Advisors (2%) — 20 million WST tokens will be allocated to professional consultants of the project. Vesting will extend over 2 years without a cliff. Tokens will be unlocked in equal portions.

Reserve Fund (5%) — 50 million WST tokens will be held in reserve. To ensure long-term stability, development, and support of the project in changing and unexpected circumstances, the reserve fund may be utilized in various future situations.

CEX Listing (3%) — 30 million WST tokens are intended for listing on the centralized Binance exchange.

Other Rounds (5%) — 50 million WST tokens are reserved for listing on additional exchanges to increase token liquidity and accessibility to a wider audience of potential investors and traders. In the early stages of the project, 5 million tokens will be allocated for targeted airdrops to attract the attention and interest of influential members of the crypto community. Some tokens may also be used for additional sale rounds and attracting strategic investors in the later stages of the project.

The WST token will be seamlessly integrated into the WorldScreener ecosystem, serving as a pivotal element in the economy of all WS products and services. Token holders will enjoy privileged access to exclusive and enhanced features across the WS ecosystem, including analytics, forecasts, and reviews of investment opportunities in global financial markets, all within their personal dashboard.

Functionality of the WST token within the ecosystem:

  •     Discounted WS Services and Products: Users can avail WS services and products with up to a 30% discount when paying with WST tokens. This will incentivize token demand from both platform users and the B2B segment.
  •     Dividends: A portion of the revenue generated from WS products and services will be distributed to WST token holders through token burning, mirroring dividends.
  •     Loyalty Programs: Active users will be rewarded with additional WST tokens as part of loyalty programs.
  •     Stacking and Farming: Token holders and farmers will be able to stake and farm WST to generate passive income from the operation of WS products and provide liquidity to other participants in the ecosystem.
  •     Voting: WST will be utilized for voting on crucial development and governance matters within the WS ecosystem via DAO, for token holders holding more than 0.1% of the total tokens.

In this manner, the WST token will facilitate the functioning and advancement of the WorldScreener product and service ecosystem, with complete integration into the economy of all WorldScreener products and services. This will stimulate token demand and provide added value for WST token holders.

The WorldScreener ecosystem will be managed through a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) based on the consensus of token holders. 

The allocation of tokens from pools such as Treasury, Ecosystem, Community & Marketing, Liquidity Incentives, Staking Rewards, Team, Advisors, Reserve Fund, CEX Listing, Other Rounds will be coordinated with the Project WS Oversight Council, taking into account the recommendations of relevant teams. Subsequently, the community will be informed about the distribution directions in a public report, followed by a vote among token holders. 

The governance and voting mechanisms will be embedded in the WST token smart contract. This will create a truly decentralized ecosystem, governed by the community.

DAO Mechanisms:

  •       WST token holders with a share of at least 0.1% have the privilege to apply to the community to receive voting tokens (WS DAO). The community decides on the amount of tokens allocated to the applicant. The standard approach involves allocating 0.1% of DAO voting tokens (WSD) for every 0.1% of WST tokens. If the applicant is an expert and has provided information about their competencies, they may be eligible for additional tokens. However, if the identity of the applicant raises doubts within the community, the allocation of WSD tokens may be reduced or not allocated at all.
  •       Various individual conditions may be set for joining the community. For instance, a proposal for staking WST tokens for a minimum period of three months may be suggested to prevent the possibility of an immediate sale of all WST tokens right after receiving WSD tokens. 
  •       When new members join the DAO, WSD tokens are proportionally distributed among all holders.
  •       The required majority for decision-making is 60%.
  •       The quorum threshold for decision-making is 35% of the total number of WSD tokens.
  •       Proposals can be made by all WSD token holders.
  •       The transfer/sale of WSD tokens, i.e., the transfer of voting rights to other individuals, is possible only after community approval through the standard voting procedure.

This approach will contribute to fair and sustainable governance of the WorldScreener ecosystem in the interests of all stakeholders.

Reporting and KPIs:

  •       Quarterly reporting with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on the expenditure of funds from each pool.
  •       Annual independent audit of the reports.