BitDAO passes BIP-21 token optimization and branding proposal

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The BIT token will quickly endure a branding transformation to grow to be Mantle, after a measure was accredited by way of a excessive majority vote on Might 19 to optimize the token forward of the launch of a brand new layer-2 mainnet.

As Cointelegraph reported on Might 12, the BIP-21 proposal sought to unify the BitDAO ecosystem beneath a “One model, One token” precept. Now that it’s handed, with a reported vote tally of 235 million BIT voting sure and 988 BIT voting no, the BIT token will ultimately grow to be MANTLE. As per an AMA (ask me something) cited in a Mantle weblog submit:

“Many individuals have been anticipating a separate fuel token and didn’t perceive that the utility of $BIT was rising. With the adjustments, Mantle will act because the widespread binding thread throughout the ecosystem.”

Whereas no particular date for conversion has been given, the weblog submit states that the conversion will happen earlier than the implementation of the Mantle L2 mainnet in an effort to save holders from having to pay fuel charges related to the conversion.

The proposed adjustments will reportedly don’t have any impact on governance. Per the textual content of the BIP-21 snapshot, these adjustments are “a beauty rebranding” solely. In response to the proposal, they’re crucial to reduce confusion, unify branding and optimize the BitDAO ecosystem forward of the mainnet launch.

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BitDAO was fashioned in 2021 after closing a $230 million funding spherical led by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, whose different high-profile ventures embody, amongst others, Fb (now Meta), Airbnb, LinkedIn and Stripe. It’s supported partially by way of contributions from Bybit, a cryptocurrency alternate positioned in Dubai.

With the BIP-21 proposal within the rearview, it could seem that Mantle’s subsequent step would be the implementation of its mainnet. In response to the aforementioned AMA, “The proposal and its implementation won’t considerably decelerate Mantle’s mainnet launch.”

On the time of publication, it seems as if the Mantle L2 mainnet is slated for launch in “quarter two, 2023.” Within the meantime, per the AMA, “the group and neighborhood members will proceed researching a possible token conversion course of.”

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