- Tokenomics of Aptos. Where is the catch?
APT is the token of the Aptos project. At the time of writing, it is trading at $8.31, has a market cap of $1.081 billion, and a diluted market cap of $8.257 billion.
The total emission of tokens is equal to 1 billion. Below is the distribution of tokens among the participants of the ecosystem:
So, 51.02% will be distributed among community members;
19% will receive Aptos Labs;
16.5% - Aptos Foundation;
and 13.48% - funds.
In total, the funds invested $350 million. With a total issue of 1 billion, the funds will receive 134 million tokens. In order to understand at what level the market makers of funds are supposed to keep the price, we divide the investment amount by the volume of received tokens and get $2.6. It seems to be pure mathematics. However, in our opinion, in order to understand the real cost of one token for funds, it is necessary to divide the amount of investment by the amount of tokens that the funds themselves, the developers, and the Aptos structures (Aptos Labs and Aptos Foundation) will receive. Then we get $350M / 490M APT. Total, 1 APT = $0.7.
Let’s take a closer look at tokenomics. Below is the unlock model for APT tokens.
- Conclusions. Is it worth investing in Atpos?
So, there is no point in buying APT coins to stake. After all, if for funds the cost of 1 APT was $0.7 (and no one gave us the opportunity to buy at such prices), now the price is already $8. Too expensive coins to benefit from the sale of rewards. With any bullish market movement or a $25,000-$30,000 bounce in Bitcoin, big players will use this moment to pump the price of the token to maximum highs. If bitcoin shows a positive movement for a month or two, then APT can be raised to $40-$50. And then, in the bear market, the price of the token will plummet, the funds will sell off their staking rewards throughout the year, and then the unlocked coins.
If you believe in a bull market and that bitcoin will rise in the near future, then it makes sense to take some tokens, wait for the funds to start raising the price and throwing it off. In this case, you can get 2, 3, or even 4 x from the initial investment.
In addition to staking and holding coins, you can earn on tokens of new projects on Aptos. In recent days, large projects on the Solana blockchain have begun to announce their transition to Aptos, and there are also a lot of young and promising projects that are being built and optimized immediately for the Aptos blockchain. At the moment, almost all of these projects are working in test mode, conducting testnets and stabilizing their protocols. At an early stage in the development of such stories, you can make good money. However, despite the fact that almost every NFT collection on Aptos now gives X, we advise you to always conduct a fundamental analysis of such projects and study each of them in depth before entering. In our Telegram channel, we left the first part of a selection of projects that, in our opinion, have development and growth prospects.
Everything said in the article is not investment advice or investment recommendation. Make all decisions only on the basis of your personal analysis.