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FACT utility

The Orcfax platform includes a Cardano-native utility token named FACT.

The FACT token is used for:

  1. Payment for on-demand, oracle data publication
  2. Staking by our data validator nodes
  3. Reward payments to validators
  4. Voting power in Orcfax DAO governance decisions

There is a fixed supply of 1 Billion FACT tokens with 50% reserved for validator node rewards.

Utility 1: Payment

The FACT token is used in the Orcfax network as the form of payment for the fees charged to publish new fact statements.

If an Orcfax feed consumer (e.g. dApp, smart contract) would like a more current update for a given datum feed (e.g. ADA/USD), then an on-demand publication request can be triggered. The cost of publishing this new fact datum on-chain is quoted and paid in FACT.

Utility 2: Staking

The FACT token is used by Orcfax validator node operators as staked collateral to incentivize good performance and trust in the network.

If, for whatever reason, a node reports irregular data or has persistent networking issues then their deposited stake will be slashed by the protocol. This is both a penalty for jeopardizing the integrity of the Orcfax network, as well as an incentive to re-calibrate their node operations.

Utility 3: Rewards

The FACT token is used to reward Orcfax validator node operators. Each time a fact datum is published by an Orcfax node, the participating validators split the FACT publication payment.

As well, one validator node is nominated randomly each publication event to publish the fact datum and submit the audit log archival package to the Arweave network. These random nodes are rewarded for this function in FACT.

A full 50% of the FACT token allocation is reserved to pay validator node rewards. This will incentivize network participation long enough to allow the network to become fully self-sustaining via its publication fees.

Utility 4: Voting

Governance of the Orcfax network, including its technical operations, R&D, community management, new feed nominations, fee schedule, etc., will all be transitioned from Orcfax Ltd. to a Decentralized Autonomous Organization after the network has proven to be healthy and self-sustaining.

As different proposals are brought to the Orcfax DAO for approval, the FACT token will serve as stake in weighted voting scores. That is to say, the more FACT that an Orcfax DAO member holds, the more weight their up or down votes will have.