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An Overview of IDO Launchpads

Apr 7, 2021 · 5 min read

By John Jimin Noh, and Genevieve Yeoh

The current crypto bull market has seen an unprecedented number of new projects looking to raise capital. While some are undoubtedly in it for the quick cash grab, effective fundraising methods are necessary for developing ecosystems and building towards the decentralized future. Some popular fundraising methods include IEOs (Initial Exchange Offerings), ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and LBPs (Liquidity Bootstrapping Pools). This post will cover the emergence of another form of fundraising – IDOs (Initial DEX Offerings) on launchpads. We believe well designed launchpads can play an important role bootstrapping ecosystems, filtering out low quality projects, offering more equitable token distributions and helping developers get their ideas off the ground.

At a high level, launchpads generally work the following way. In order to get access to a new token that’s launching, participants need to stake the launchpad’s token and participate in its community for an

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