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Ergo-First-Year-Token (EFYT)#

EFYT was systematically airdropped and then listed on the Waves DEX in May 2017, with an initial supply of 100,000 tokens. This launch aimed to build an early community around the platform and raise capital for development and marketing before launching the mainnet.


EFYT, which was issued on the Waves Platform, is a separate entity from ERG, the native token of the Ergo blockchain. ERG became available after the launch of the Ergo mainnet and could only be obtained through mining. For more information on Ergo's emission see this page

Distribution and Allocation#

Total Supply#

The maximum supply of EFYT is capped at 1,970,945.0, mirroring 10% of Ergo's first-year token emission which corresponds to the amount of ERGs the Ergo Foundation recieved in this same period.

Redemption Process#

EFYT holders could exchange their tokens for ERG at a 1:1 rate via the Waves gateway. This option was available until July 1st, 2021, with unclaimed EFYT tokens totaling 188,330 by the end of the offer. Overall, the Treasury exchanged 1,782,615 ERG for EFYT.

Compensation and Expenses#

Initially, EFYT was used for team and external contributor compensation, and operational costs like server and integration expenses. In 2018, approximately 150,000 EFYT was allocated for compensation for developers.


The project avoided a traditional ICO, opting for minimal private investment and focusing on accredited angel investors to align with regulatory standards. In total, 500,000 EFYT was sold to three private investors.


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