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Road to Mainnet: Zircon Final Beta Launch & Airdrop Rehearsal
Getting ready for mainnet launch on September 15!
🎉 The day is coming. After more than a year of R&D we’re finally ready to go live on Moonriver mainnet with Zircon Gamma!
We’ve just deployed the final version of Zircon Beta to the Moonbase Alpha testnet. This is the mainnet release candidate, an audited and finalized version of the Zircon smart contracts, which include Pylon, our unique single-sided liquidity & impermanent loss mitigation system.
Coupled with that, we’re releasing the new and improved Zircon Gamma UI.
⏰ What’s more, in exactly 4 days we will launch Zircon Gamma on Moonriver mainnet!
🏁 Beta Testing & Mainnet Launch on September 15
We’re using the final beta test as a rehearsal for launch. This will help us fine-tune the parameters, UI, and finish testing to make sure the launch goes as smoothly as possible. The launch is scheduled for Thursday, September 15. Unless we find critical bugs during this testnet, it’s all ready to go!
That also includes the Zircon Gamma Token (ZRG) Airdrop!
As a reminder, Zircon Gamma is the degen-friendly, fair launch version of Zircon with its own token called ZRG. It comes with no VC share, no team share. The only insider allocation is a total 5% reserved for the development company.
The maximum supply is 1 billion tokens.
We have decided to bootstrap the initial set of ZRG token holders to avoid the inflationary death spiral that cursed many other projects with heavy liquidity mining.
This means that up to 8% of initial ZRG supply is airdropped to users.
1.5% goes to our whitelisted users, spread along their Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze tiers (based on Poinz).
Up to 0.4% of the supply goes to those who contributed feedback to our Beta using the form. The submissions were ranked with a score from 0 to 3, and multiple submissions were added together. More than 120 people submitted their feedback to us, so thank you!
1% goes to anyone who interacted with our previous beta deployment (launch on March 27). This is about 1700 wallets.
0.5% is reserved for those who originally signed up for the beta through a form on our website, plus the early beta users (March-April). Each eligible wallet gets 2000 ZRG. Unfortunately because of a high likelihood that many transactions in the early beta test were faked by bots, those who only interacted with the beta (without signing up for it) will need to claim tokens manually. We will soon provide instructions to do so.
The remainder of the airdrop supply is given as a further community & DAO bootstrapping mechanism. We want as many people as possible to bridge to Moonriver to join our DEX and the upcoming #ZRGRush liquidity mining initiative.
2% of the supply goes to users who provided liquidity or traded in the last 30 days in various DeFi protocols:
Moonbeam and Moonriver: Moonwell Artemis, Moonwell Apollo, StellaSwap, BeamSwap, Solarbeam, Solarflare.
Ethereum: Sushi, Uniswap V2.
Another 2% of the supply goes to those who swapped for more than $2,000 in the past 30 days in these DEXs:
Moonbeam and Moonriver: StellaSwap, BeamSwap, Solarbeam, Solarflare.
Ethereum: Sushi, Uniswap V2.
In total there were approximately 4600 minters and 26000 swappers. Individual amounts each were assigned randomly according to tiers (the luckiest get about 20x as much as the unluckiest). Head over to beta.zircon.finance to see how much you received!
👨🔬What can I do on the beta?
Couple of things:
You can check if you got the airdrop and how much.
If you think you should’ve gotten something but didn’t, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can help us test this beta even more by clicking and trying everything, spreading the word about it, and submitting bugs to the form: https://forms.gle/hPpJFu44CBXUNm2s9
To get some testnet tokens, use the Moonbase faucet: https://apps.moonbeam.network/moonbase-alpha/faucet/
You can stare at the countdown to mainnet on zircon.finance ;)
You can use this widget to spread the word and signal that you’re a Zircon Beta user (this is required to get any swag & participation rewards that might come!)