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Features of The Launchpad

The Launchpad is the user interface that brings launchers and investors together. It will contain all features for managing the lifecycle of a token launch. This includes:

  • Deployment of a smart contract(s) to manage the token launch including generation of tokens
  • A User Interface that supports all rounds of sale:

    • Markets upcoming Project Launch Proposals
    • Allows investors to interact with the token launch
    • Management of whitelisted wallets for the launch, if required
    • Performs KYC
    • Facilitates claiming of tokens during the vesting schedule
    • Options to leverage utility of the token, including staking tokens in the relevant protocol
  • Direct integration to protocols launching on Atlo that support functions like staking. Claimed tokens can be directly staked from the launchpad. This gives the investor one place to leverage the full utility of their tokens they have invested in on Atlo Protocol.

  • DeFi activities that could be developed around vesting tokens. Borrowing against the forward value of vesting tokens is one such example that can be developed.

Know Your Customer (KYC)

KYC on Atlo is not mandatory to participate if the launch method used does not require it. Where KYC is required, KYC will be performed once per wallet on Atlo Protocol. This single KYC status of the wallet will be used for validating whether the wallet can participate in a particular launch or not if the launch requires KYC.

Launch Methods

Atlo will support a number of methods to launch tokens on the Launchpad. Atlo is an extensible platform that evolves over time and will continually enhance and add launch mechanisms. Atlo will also work closely with Teams and Labs in Terra and cross chain to implement any new methods the community believes are valuable to Atlo. These new launch mechanisms can be proposed via governance for development and addition to the Protocol.

Atlo will develop, but is not limited to, the following methods on the Launchpad:

  • Multiple Swap Options
  • Farming of UST allowing investors to stake UST in return for tokens over time
  • Fair Launch Auctions

Token Launch Proposals will specify which launch mechanism is to be used for each token launch.

Token Generation Events (TGE)

Token Generation Events are also complex and challenging events in the launch process. During this time, launchers need to perform the following:

  • Generate their tokens if not already done so
  • Provide liquidity to swap pools
  • Ensure vesting schedules are in place and started at TGE
  • Protect participants from scams including fake tokens and fake swap contract addresses
  • Minimise the impact of Bots that manipulate liquidity and prices at the very start of the TGE

As already mentioned, these are not activities or tasks that most projects want to manage. Projects want to continue building on their core product instead of spending considerable time developing code for TGE and Atlo will facilitate Token Generation Events by handling the steps of TGE on behalf of the launcher, if they request it.

Protocol Owned Liquidity

One of the most challenging tasks for a new project is to build enough liquidity in their swap pools after token generation events. It's a balancing act of attracting liquidity stakers to their pools using token rewards while minimising the impact of emissions of those token rewards on the pool itself. Atlo is keen to improve the way this can be done and will be investing in research and development in this area. As an example, Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools can be used to build significant Protocol Owned Liquidity during the launch process and reducing the capital impact of liquidity on projects. By using Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools and committing funds raised via this mechanism to liquidity, it is possible to generate Protocol Owned Liquidity as part of the launch process. Each project will have its own unique setup regarding tokenomics, but assisting launchers to build Protocol Owned Liquidity as part of their launch can be a significant benefit for those projects and their communities in the longer run.

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