BitDAO jumps up 20% on $100m buyback announcement

The market reacted with nice enthusiasm to BitDAO (BIT) token holders voting to approve BIP-18 proposal to enact a $100 million BIT buyback.

In response to information gathered from decentralized governance platform Snapshot, the vote has not but concluded. As of press time, the holders of 148 million BIT tokens — value practically $50 million — voted in favor of the proposal with not one token holder voting towards it.

Contemplating that token holders have a monetary incentive to vote in favor of decreasing the BIT circulating provide, a change in sentiment is unlikely.

If the vote concludes in favor of the proposal, BitDAO will purchase $2 million value of BIT each day for 50 days beginning on the primary day of January. Contemplating this morning’s BIT market cap of below $590 million, this provides as much as a major buyback of about 17% of the token’s whole market cap.

Nonetheless, the crypto-centric Twitter account Huma factors out discrepancies on this information.

It’s potential that CoinMarketCap’s information considerably underestimates BIT’s provide. BitDAO’s official web site places the estimate at about $2 billion — this is able to lower the buyback proportion to a noteworthy, however not as spectacular 5%.

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BitDAO is a crypto challenge that’s centered on constructing decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) on the Ethereum blockchain. Particularly, it helps construct platforms that allow the creation and administration of DAOs. It additionally focuses on offering instruments and assets for builders and customers to construct and interact with DAOs. Furthermore, the challenge is engaged on constructing a decentralized trade (DEX) that may allow the shopping for and promoting of tokens inside DAOs.

BitDAO was earlier uncovered to the FTX scandal, because it made a public promise with Alameda Analysis to maintain one another’s tokens for 3 years, or till November 2, 2024. Nonetheless, in early November the dramatic drop in its pricing sparked a fast response from the BitDAO neighborhood, who suspected Alameda of dumping the BIT tokens and breaking the mutual no-sale public promise. The BitDAO neighborhood requested for a budgetary allocation to watch and ensure Alameda’s dedication to retaining BIT cash to pinpoint the causes of BIT’s value decline. 

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