Algorand (ALGO) is outperforming leading stalwarts like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) posting double-digit gains against the two.
By adding roughly 20% versus the two leading coins, ALGO has now more than doubled in the past trading month, surging 80% according to statistics from coin trackers.
ALGO Market Performance
The coin is changing hands at 44 cents and up 20% against the USD.
At this valuation, ALGO is now up the rankings leaderboard with a $114 million market cap.
Already, there are 259 million coins in circulation from the 2.5 billion in total supply.
Shift in vesting Schedule
Spurring demand for the coin is what’s in store for ALGO coins in supply as laid out in their vesting schedule.
In their white paper, it was clearly laid out that after the first year, the amount of ALGO issued to Node Runners will be reduced from 50% to 3%.
The impending supply/emission shock, and given stable market forces of demand and supply, is what analysts say is driving ALGO’s prices.
“ALGO has been pumping because of new tokenomics that will reduce Node Runners issuance rate in 2020 from 50% to 3%. This is because of changing the vesting schedule (see below). Unvested ALGOs will vest over an accelerated 5-year period instead of the original 2.”
1/ $ALGO has been pumping because of new tokenomics that will reduce Node Runners issuance rate in 2020 from 50% to 3%. This is due to changing the vesting schedule (see below).
Unvested Algos will vest over an accelerated 5 year period instead of the original 2 (with a caveat). pic.twitter.com/bcDXV4dydq
— Ceteris Paribus (@ceterispar1bus) February 21, 2020
ALGO vesting depends on an array of Factors
The unvested ALGOs will be vested over an accelerated 5-year period. In 2021, the vesting amount will rise to 8%.
However, the amount of ALGO to be vested will be accelerated over the years depending on prevailing market rates.
As elaborated by one Twitter user:
“The supply isn’t guaranteed to be unlocked over 5 years. As an example, if the price reaches $1.20 at the end-of-year 3 (167% from here), the total supply will be unlocked. This will put downward pressure if price gets out of hand by unlocking new supply.”
“The change in tokenomics will significantly reduce short-term selling pressure vs old model, but total supply doesn’t change, and the supply can vest quicker than 5 years if there’s a significant price run. This will help cap significant price runs with increased inflation.”
The emission shock that’s impending will drastically reduce the coin’s selling pressure and circulating supply.
Prices are now re-adjusting higher.
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