Usually, a percentage of the tokens is sold to ICO participants and a percentage kept for the company’s needs. The token distribution and allocation of the token is usually a chapter in the future company whitepaper. A pie chart displays how and to whom tokens will be allocated. But how much tokens are allocated (amount) and what are they used for? how
I’m trying to answer all these questions at https://ico.tokens-economy.com/distribution/ You can discover how much token
After analyzing 896 ICO, up to 24 main categories used to describe token distribution have been identified:
advisors, airdrop, bonus, bounty, burned, community, company, crowdsale, ecommerce, foundation, founder, investors, legal, lockup, marketing, operations, pool, premined, presale, referrals, research, reserves, team
The tedious work was to get the data and map categories (people used a huge amount of synonyms: up to 1936 unique words/sentences, including typos) down to 24 categories!
- crowd-sale: is, sales, crowd sale, crowd-sale, free sale, ICO round, main-
ico, coinsale, coin sale, ICO token, public, …
- bounty: ICO bounty, bug bounty, gift, bounties
frozen: frozen, lock-up, vesting, lockup
- and the list goes on….
After that, graphing all these values was easy thanks to #google charts API
I will update the data regularly, so keep visiting this page in the future.
How it was done
- Data are stored in Google Sheet, 2190 ICO, read from Whitepapers using PDFBox.
- A category parser read and match token distribution categories (> 1936 unique words/sentences) and their respective values
- A category reducer reduce the number of categories to a more manageable number by mapping similar category together. E.g. Early Bird investors -> preico
- A category analyzer can query these data using multiple category selector strategies.
I will improve the category reducer over time to catch more and more synonyms and increase the coverage of ICO taken into account by the category analyzer.
I plan to export the rules used in the category reducer and display them beside each pi chart soon.