Blockchain development team ChainSafe has announced a new Polkadot index token to offer investors balanced exposure to the emerging Polkadot ecosystem.
In an April 14 announcement, ChainSafe revealed that it will be building a Polkadot Index Network Token called PINT. The source code is now public on Github.
The latest crypto index is part of a collaboration between ChainSafe, staking services provider Stateless Money, and DeFi organization StakerDAO, which voted on its creation using funds from its treasury.
Raising a PINT
The all-encompassing Polkadot index token will also allow parachains to choose to allocate a portion of their tokens to PINT. This will effectively hedge a project’s token volatility while betting on the overall evolution of the Polkadot ecosystem, the blog post stated.
Supporting the index can also enable access to financing from its treasury for Parachain Lease Offerings (PLOs), which can work out to be expensive. StakerDAO explained the capital advantages PINT could bring to parachain projects:
“One complexity for parachains is deciding which assets to hold in their treasury reserve. If a parachain holds only their native token, the price volatility of that token may impact the long-term viability of their parachain slot or ability to finance ongoing development.”
It also added that PINT enables approved protocols to contribute a portion of their native asset treasury in return for the diversified index of assets within PINT.
Four part structure
The organization of PINT will be split into four parts;
- ChainSafe primary developers
- Stateless Money focusing coordination efforts
- A council made up of seven Polkadot ecosystem experts for governance
- A constituent committee made up of one representative from each project with assets in the index
Six Polkadot projects have already made commitments for inclusion in the index. These are the Acala Network, Equilibrium, HydraDX, Litentry, Moonbeam, and Plasm.
There was no mention of an official launch date. However, a four-phase roadmap indicates that the mainnet could be live within three months.