Information and estimates of the LIBRE coin supply.

History and Distribution

Libre mainnet was launched on July 4, 2022. Initially, there were 10 validators which have grown to 21+ by Oct 2022 and 27+ by Jan 2023. Validators each earned 4 LIBRE per block that they produce. A block is mined every 0.5 seconds. Validators rotate through production every 12 seconds.

There is a halvening every 6 months for the block rewards (total of 2 halvenings). Approximately 113M LIBRE was owned by validators as of Dec 15, 2022 and 90% of it was be staked for an average of 264 days.

The supply of LIBRE is always 100% transparent and visible on-chain.

No Premine

Libre has "no premine" - meaning that no tokens were given for free to any founders or team - the chain was launched with an initial issuance of only 4200 LIBRE and it was staked to vote in the initial validators who had been running the Phoenix Testnet for the previous 6-8 months.

These are the accounts, which can be validated on-chain in the Libre block explorer:

genvote1, genvote2, genvote3, genvote4, genvote5, genvotea, genvoteb, genvotec, genvoted, genvotee, genvotef, genvote12, genvote13, genvote14, genvote15, genvotei, genvotej

These stakes were claimed (a total of 4209.1045 LIBRE) and donated to Libre DAO (dao.libre) after the initial voting period.

10M LIBRE was allocated to an airdrop that began July 13, 2022 - as of Jan, 2023 only ~277,000 LIBRE have been claimed. The airdrop will conclude on Jan 25, 2022 and the remaining tokens will be allocated to the DAO treasury controlled by all token holders.

On December 15, 2022 the Mint Rush began accepting contributions. There was 200M LIBRE available to mint. At the end of the Mint Rush, a matching amount of 200M LIBRE was placed into the AMM liquidity pool (swap.libre) together with all of the BTC contributed to the Mint Rush.

The Mint Rush staking yields are as much as 3x higher than existing staking yields for validators.

Participants on Day 0 of Mint Rush can earn up to 400% APY vs current yields of 130% (approx staking return for LIBRE staking on Dec 15, 2022). This will result in much higher tokens at the end of the staking periods for the Mint Rush participants as a category. If these are re-staked, the Mint Rush participants will be in majority voting control of the chain.

As of Jan 2023, there was no account with more than 9% of the supply based on the current stakes ending in the next 4 years.

In Nov 2023, the DAO voted to conduct an auction of 10M LIBRE for 60 days which ran from Dec 1, 2023 to Feb 1, 2024.

The active supply and market cap can be viewed on the Defi Dashboard.

Previous Estimates

Actual supply is difficult to estimate since it depends on the stake amounts and lengths chosen by users. Previous estimate of 1/15/2023 was close to accurate.

As shown below - this was the screen cap of Jan 15, 2023:

This was our 10/10/22 estimate of what we anticipated for 1/15/23:

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