Chain4Energy’s C4E token operates as the backbone of the platform, facilitating a range of core functions that underpin the success of its unique ecosystem. Operating on its own Cosmos SDK-based and IBC-compatible chain, the C4E token is the lifeblood of our project, offering a myriad of utilities and advantages to its holders. Let’s delve deeper into these functions and their implications for the Chain4Energy community.
Core Utilities of the C4E Token
- Transaction Fees: As the native token of the Chain4Energy blockchain, C4E is essential for executing transactions, covering the costs associated with ‘gas’. Transaction fees are shared among the validators and delegators responsible for maintaining network security. Portion of these transaction fees is also incinerated to promote scarcity and value preservation.
- Staking: Users can delegate their tokens to validator nodes, enhancing network security and receiving rewards in return. These incentives come in two forms: staking rewards, sourced from inflation and transaction fees. This system incentivizes active participation in the network, providing mutual benefits for all stakeholders.
- Governance: Validators and delegators can actively contribute to the platform’s future direction via governance rights. Our governance system encourages community engagement, with recent proposals achieving an impressive 90% participation rate, highlighting the community’s dedication and engagement.
- Product Discounts: The C4E token also provides tangible value to its holders, offering significant product discounts to those who lock their tokens in the vault for the duration of a contract. Contracts in this energy market can last up to five years, providing substantial long-term benefits.
- Access to Services: The C4E token grants access to premium products that would be otherwise unavailable. This feature extends to products offered by Chain4Energy and partners launching their services on the C4E platform. Even if users utilize a FIAT on-ramp, the platform itself swaps to C4E, granting access to these products.
These utilities make the C4E token an indispensable element in the Chain4Energy platform, extending a wide array of benefits to its users.
Token Flow & Revenue Distribution
The C4E token benefits from diverse revenue streams, including electric vehicle charger (EV) owners, business-to-business (B2B) transactions, and energy communities. These revenues, considering C4E staking discounts and payments in both C4E and FIAT currencies, will be partially converted to C4E and subsequently distributed within the ecosystem.
The revenue distribution is divided into several categories, such as the treasury, discounts model (the more C4E token staked the bigger discount), liquidity in C4E/Stablecoin pairs, token burns, and incentives for validators and delegators (real yield). The exact distribution depends on DAO governance, ensuring fair and democratic decisions regarding fund allocation.
This revenue model aims to secure the C4E platform’s long-term sustainability, providing continual incentives for community participation and contributions to network growth.
To learn more about our tokenomics, explore C4E Litepaper: https://c4e.io/litepaper/.
Blockchain is the key to C4E project not only for token but also EV charging and energy distribution
Blockchain technology introduces new layers of trust, transparency, and decentralization in various applications, including the world of EV charging (with portable chargers from our partner GreenCell) and energy.
- Proof-of-Location: This mechanism verifies the physical presence of hosts offering charging services within a specified geographical location. It establishes trust, prevents fraud, and underscores the decentralization principle.
- Proof-of-Availability: Blockchain-based proofs validate the real-time status of chargers offered by hosts, ensuring they are readily available to EV users. This mechanism minimizes downtime and delivers a seamless user experience.
- Proof-of-Usage: The platform uses this verification mechanism to confirm a device’s active utilization during a specific epoch or time period. It provides immutable proof and enhances accountability.
- Proof-of-Green Energy: This unique verification mechanism offers evidence of an EV Charger utilizing green or renewable energy sources, tracked by the platform’s energy tracking functionality. It promotes sustainable energy tracking, eco-friendly accountability, and the adoption of renewable energy sources.
Blockchain technology brings transformative solutions to the energy and EV charging sectors, making services more accessible, reliable, and transparent. By marrying these cutting-edge technologies with the robust utility of the C4E token and it’s discount staking possibilities, Chain4Energy is primed to become a leader in the renewable energy blockchain sector.