Hedera Council Boosts Blockchain Innovation With Billions in HBAR

Hedera Council Boosts Blockchain Innovation With Billions in HBAR

The Hedera Council announces an allocation of 4.86 billion HBARs, primarily focused on bolstering initiatives like the HBAR Foundation, Hashgraph Association, and DLT Science Foundation.

Hedera Council Commits 4.86 Billion HBARs

In a move towards enhancing its network and decentralized governance, the Hedera Council has approved an allocation of funds amounting to 4.86 billion HBARs, Hedera’s native cryptocurrency. This decision, aimed at bolstering ecosystem development, comes as part of the council’s strategy to fortify its base.

The bulk of this allocation, totaling 4.248 billion HBARs, is earmarked for existing initiatives. These include the HBAR Foundation, the Hashgraph Association, and the DLT Science Foundation. The grants for the HBAR Foundation and Hashgraph Association are scheduled for distribution within the first quarter of 2024, while the DLT Science Foundation will receive funds as it reaches milestones throughout the year.

The Hedera Council has today announced that it has voted to give the board approval to allocate 4.86 billion HBARs of additional funds toward further development of the Hedera network and enabling its decentralized governance.

The vast majority of that allocation – 4.248 billion…

— Hedera (@hedera) January 12, 2024

A separate portion of 614.06 million HBARs is designated for the operational expenses of the Hedera Council. This allocation also covers payments to early SAFT (Simple Agreements for Future Tokens) purchasers, a move that fulfills the council’s commitment to its early backers as well as giving future potential investors more confidence.

Betsabe Botaitis, the Chief Financial Officer of the Hedera Council, expressed enthusiasm about the initiative in a blog. “2023 saw the accelerated adoption of the Hedera network with more than 33 billion real-world transactions, largely due to the significant contributions of our ecosystem partners,” said Botaitis. He continued:

With a solid foundation already in place, the Hedera Council is pleased to further reinforce the development and utilization of the network through these new grants.

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