Continuing the discussion from AptosPad Project:
Token launchpads have been launching left and right since DeFi’s inception. They promise one stop defi hubs, fair launches and good marketing.
Does any of that happen though? I tend to say no. I have yet to see a useful “pad” that actually fulfils the core promise which is to launch a token.
In my opinion most Pads on different chains have notn delivered enough, in fact I thinjk most take too big a spoon into their mouths with all the empty promises.
So let’s get to the point. What is actually important in a launchpad, do we even need one etc.
To me personally a launchpad must offer the following:
A unique identifier that checks for lligibility in case of a presale and a dashboard to organize.
Absolutely top notch measures to impede and prohibit sybil attacks/botting/flashbuys.
Some marketing incl google ad sense, powered by the project pleasd to the launchpad.
The most important aspect is thwe 2nd one, too often have I given my best to be elligible and be able to participate in a presale just for the site to fail on a simple bug like being able to buy before countdown when clicking the right buttons/not loading properly.
Or another side of the same story would be me buying a token just for flashbotters to instantly buy it and drain the pools.
With that being said, what do you think? Should launchpads offer all those features or just the core ones? I definitely tend to say the core ones as I’ve seen it more often than not that they even fail at providing those, and that’s not solely on them! It’s hard! Attackers know many vectors from different projects and in general neither launchpads nor projects think about those things actively .
Cheers let me know what you think