📊Standard Allocation

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Tokens and projects typically feature a variety of allocations, with some possessing over 10 allocations due to the absence of standardized naming conventions.

The TokenUnlocks Standard Allocation method simplifies token allocation by categorizing them into six specific groups based on purpose and beneficiaries. This enables efficient comparative analysis across multiple projects.

A TokenUnlocks' Tokenomics standard curates a chart for easy understanding and cross-project comparison of token allocations by grouping different names of allocations from various tokens into an easy-to-understand category.

Standard Allocation: A TokenUnlocks Tokenomics standard for easy understanding and cross-project comparison of token allocations.

Definitions Below:

TokenUnlocks Standard AllocationDefinitionsExamples

Founder / Team

The allocations for a group of people who has the most ownership and responsibility to drive business and product

Founder Team Advisor Core contributor Future Employees

Private Investors

The allocations for investment entity who purchased equity that later can be converted into tokens, excluding public investment in open markets. Their costs are likely to be less than public.

Strategic Round Series A Series B Angel Investor VC

Public Investors

The allocations for token sales in public channels or exchanges, it may include selective criteria. These allocations are usually not subject to vesting period

Whitelist IDO (Initial Dex Offering) ICO (Initial Coin Offering) ILO (Initial Liquidity Offering) IEO (Initial Exchange Offering) Crowdsale Launchpad Coinlist


The allocations for future receivers that are not clearly defined. This allocation is likely to be controlled by company, DAO or foundation for operating expenses.

Foundation Treasury Endowment Ecosystem Marketing Non-profit foundation Ecosystem grants Reserves


The allocations for public participation which used to incentivize engagements and grow the project

Airdrop Liquidity Mining Staking Reward Bounty Program Contest Initial LP


The allocation cannot be categorized into any of the above standard allocations.

Mixed allocation

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