Community Contributions come in the form of a percentage of cash games and tournaments. These numbers are incredibly low for the individual player, but collectively contribute in our efforts to bring bigger community-centric promotions, overlays, CHP token burning, and much more.
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Since starting in 2017, CoinPoker has been operating as a commission-free platform in order to encourage users to test and try crypto poker. In order to continue to progress and deliver value to the community, CoinPoker will introduce low community contribution rates to cash and tournament tables, as well as initiate token burning practices to boost CHP value.
Traditional poker rooms both online and brick and mortar sustain themselves with revenue from table commissions. While keeping CoinPoker low-cost and easy-to-access for everyone is still a priority, growing and delivering more value is also the key to moving forward. Community contributions make value-driving activities like token burning possible and deliver the means to attract potential partners and advertisers as we continue to scale.
There is no commercial incentive behind this, and all contributions are reinvested into CoinPoker with the aim of continuing to build a thriving community and ensuring the value growth of CHP.
While it may sound like a destructive process, token burning is a common practice by token-holding companies like Binance, who burns tokens every quarter, and Eidoo, who burned tokens post-ICO and after generating revenue. In accordance with the economic law of supply and demand, by destroying or “burning” tokens you reduce the supply on the market, thereby increasing demand and monetary value.
After the successful introduction of burning tokens mid-2019, the next step for CoinPoker is to focus on increasing our promotions and community experience even further. We will do so by burning 10% of the contribution.
The burning process, for some, might seem counterproductive but our advisors, and avid cryptocurrency experts, explains why it is an essential step in a long-term growth strategy for CHP.
While the best strategy for increasing token price is delivering user value through your product, burning a small percentage of tokens collected from community contributions will allow us to test and develop technical ways to drive up CHP price.
The token burning is done by transferring a certain number of tokens to what is called an “eater address”, which is also referred to as a black hole. The explanation behind the name is that these addresses are inaccessible, rendering all coins sent to them permanently off the market.
Burned CHP tokens will also be reported along with a transaction number, allowing anyone in our community to view and verify the tokens burned on the Ethereum blockchain. Community contributions are designed for our players, which is why transparency is integral to the success of this new phase of our long-term growth strategy.
Community contributions have been a part of our roadmap since CoinPoker’s ICO stage, and while our plans have evolved and adjusted over time, the overall goal remains the same. While 10% of contributions will contribute to token burning, the remaining CHP will be returned to the community in the form of community-centric promotional activities, partnerships, and more.
Community contributions on cash games are currently set at 2% with a cap of 3 big blinds, while tournament contributions are set at 5%, CC for OFC games is 1% and CC for Push or Fold is 0.4%. These figures are subject to change depending on community feedback, which will be monitored closely. For now, the CC caps for cash games are as follows:
Having contributions from the community is a big move, yet CoinPoker will still have one of the lowest collection policies on the planet as far as online poker rooms go.
In addition to delivering community incentives in the form of a better gaming experience and higher token value for investors, community contributions can also be put towards attracting more partners and advertisers, which is also an essential part of building a thriving community.
Adjusting the percentage of tokens burned is constantly being reviewed and changes to it would be done to accommodate for bigger campaigns and attract partners and audiences interested in joining the CoinPoker community. These campaigns would be geared towards incentivizing advertisers and influencers to promote CoinPoker and help us spread our vision of crypto poker to all corners of the world.