TopicStarter: BombToken –
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Myself and three friends got a little bored during the bear market and decided to create the
world's first self-destructing currency called BOMB.
The rules are simple
1) There were originally 1,000,000 Bomb created.
2) Each time a Bomb is transferred, 1% of the transaction is destroyed.
3) There will never be newly minted Bomb.
First and foremost, we acknowledge and anticipate an incoming amount of skepticism/negativity
towards this project. I'll be the first to admit, the concept still seems a little whimsical when we
explain it to people. At the same time, the more research we did into economic incentives and
history of the financial system, the more curious we became:
Outside of transactional currency, can a hyperdeflationary asset survive?
When given away for free, would people actually want to keep or store it?
With an evolving crypto landscape, is there a place for this alternative asset class?
At the current rate of hyperdeflation, how long will it take for all Bomb to be destroyed?
While there is no way of knowing the answers to those questions, we wanted to create a
case study to find out. For that reason, Bomb is nothing more than a
social experiment of human psychology and economic exploration.
There are quite a few projects that inspired the tokenomics behind the project (MKR especially),
and many projects already using the burn method in their system. That said, the intent
of BOMB is not to be used as a transactional currency or utility token, but rather
a hyperdeflationary and decentralized store of value.
On the first day of putting the website up, we had over 200+ people claim the tokens.
As of today (one week since launch), there has been over 136,750 claimed tokens,
and over 1300 tokens burned during the distribution process. On average, every
five minutes a new person claims their Bomb. While this doesn't add true
validity to the project by any means, it did show us
other people are as intrigued as us.
The tokens have already been minted and 25,000 have already been released
into the wild for people to play with. We aren't doing an ICO, and everything
will be completely self-funded out of our own curiosity and development.
Trash them. Sell them. Save them. We don't care.
We just want to see where this case study goes.
If you would like to participate in this experiment with us, we encourage you to
grill us with questions below. We understand the the amount of distrust in the
industry and want to be 100% transparent with everything we do.