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February 14, 2024

The Role of the SKL Token in Powering the SKALE Network

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The SKALE Network uses the SKL token to bring everyone in the ecosystem together. The token is key to how the network operates and scales. It has inherent value for validators, developers, token holders, and network users in different but important ways, with the purpose of aligning interests between all parties.

The Four Uses of the SKL Token

1) Validating, Executing, & Securing

In the SKALE Network, the staking of SKL plays a dual role in both network operations and incentivizing participation. Token holders can delegate their tokens to be staked with validators, who are pivotal in running the network's nodes. These nodes are responsible for essential functions like validating blocks, executing smart contracts, and maintaining overall network security. This process is crucial for the network's integrity and performance.

2) Rewards for Validators & Delegators

Simultaneously, this staking mechanism serves as a reward system for those contributing to the network's maintenance and security. Validators and delegators earn rewards, calculated based on the reward rate of SKL tokens. This reward structure is designed to encourage continuous and active participation in the network. It ensures that those who invest their resources and efforts into maintaining the network's health are compensated, thereby keeping the network solid and well-maintained.

3) Developer Subscription Fees

For developers, SKL tokens are the key to unlocking the capabilities of the SKALE Network. By paying a subscription fee in SKL tokens, developers gain access to their own SKALE Chain, unlocking the necessary resources for building and deploying their applications on a scalable EVM blockchain network.

This is an innovative economic model in the Layer 2 landscape unlocking several possibilities. A key advantage is that subscription fees paid by developers allow to offset gas fees for SKALE Network users creating a Zero Gas Fees experience.

Developer subscription fees also favor the SKL economic model. They create a consistent demand for SKL, as developers need to acquire tokens to pay for their subscriptions. This demand not only supports the token's value but also integrates it more deeply into the network's functionality,

4) Governance & Voting

The SKALE Network also allows SKL token holders to participate in the network governance process, marking a significant step towards decentralized decision-making. SKL delegators and stakers can submit proposals and vote on-chain to have a direct impact on the network's development. This level of involvement is a hallmark of decentralized governance, ensuring that the network's direction and roadmap are influenced by its community. SKALE governance empowers token holders with a voice in the network's future, aligning it with the principles of decentralization and community-driven development.

A Refresher on SKL Tokenomics

SKL tokenomics are designed to ensure alignment with multiple network participants such as validators, delegators, and network users. Below you can understand how tokens are distributed with their unlock schedule to ensure SKALE's long-term growth and sustainability.

SKL Token: Unifying the SKALE Ecosystem

The SKL token is fundamental to the SKALE Network, effectively aligning the interests of token holders, delegators, validators, and developers. It's the key element that ensures network security, incentivizes participation, facilitates development, and empowers governance. The multifunctional nature of SKL fosters a cohesive ecosystem where each participant's success contributes to the collective strength and growth of the network.

About SKALE

SKALE is the world's fastest blockchain, designed for fast, secure, user-centric Ethereum scaling. SKALE chains offer zero gas fees to end-users and have advanced features such as AI/ML smart contracts, on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, zero-cost minting, and enhanced security features.

The SKALE Network enables developers to deploy their own EVM blockchain in minutes without sacrificing speed, security, or decentralization. Welcome to the SKALEverse.

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