Community Developer Fund
The Community Developer Fund (CDF) is designed to reward the extraordinary efforts and contributions of individuals and groups that help push Neos towards its grand vision (outlined in the whitepaper) through development, content creation, outreach efforts, event organizing, and other activities. This is intended to proceed in multiple phases and details of Phase I were published in an official announcement on 5th April 2020.
All members of the Neos community are eligible to receive CDFT awards including the Neos team volunteers, but excluding the Solirax Ltd. founders Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík and Karel Hulec. The Neos Team and Founders aim to consider all creators and contributors known to them, however community members are encouraged to submit an application for themselves, or particularly to vouch for others, so that no one deserving is missed. When reviewing applications, teams will try to reach a consensus based on the following rough guiding criteria:
- How much value is the community member bringing, and for how many people?
- How long term are their efforts?
- How many new users do their contributions attract?
Efforts that bring a lot of value to a small amount of Neos users, for example accessibility tools, as well as efforts that bring value to a lot of users, such as highly popular worlds and games will qualify. The third criterion carries less weight. Community member contributions will be judged by the Founders and Neos Team. Neos Team member contributions will be judged solely by the founders to avoid conflicts of interest.
It was originally stated that the Neos Team aimed to have a good estimate of the number of CDFT awards granted by the time batch 50 of the ICO was reached. However, owing to unexpectedly rapid minting progress, that target was not met and Karel has mentioned that awards will continue to be finalised over time.
Once you have been chosen to receive CDFT, you will receive both an email from our CEO Karel and an in-game message from the "Neos" user. Both of these messages will provide the amount of CDFT awarded and some statistics about its value.
You can check to see the received CDFT by checking the "Tokens" facet that's on the home screen of your dash.
If you are a new receiver of CDFT, then you may receive an instant conversion of some of that CDFT into NCR straight away, this is just because you did not have CDFT before the CDFT conversion occurred.
When you receive CDFT, it initially is stuck as CDFT. You will not be able to send, transact or sell it.
Each time the main NCR ICO has enough NCR minted to make up 25 NCR Batches(2,500,000 NCR), 1/20th of your CDFT will be converted into NCR. Which you can then send, transact and sell as normal regular NCR. This is called a CDFT Batch.
CDFT batches are directly tied to the speed at which NCR is minted, if there is a sudden mint of NCR it is possible for CDFT conversion to happen at an accelerated rate. You can see this on batches 5 and 6 which occurred very soon after each other.
|CDFT Batch Number||NCR Batch||Date|
|1||25th||29th June 2020|
|2||50th||5th November 2020|
|3||75th||21st April 2021|
|4||100th||2nd September 2021|
|5||125th||3rd November 2021|
|6||150th||5th November 2021|
|7||175th||14th November 2021|
|8||200th||14th November 2021|
|9||225th||15th November 2021|
|10||250th||16th November 2021|
|11||275th||16th November 2021|
|12||300th||23rd November 2021|
|13||325th||26th November 2021|
Based on Discord messages and in-game historic Neos messages, there may be some inaccuracies
Phase 1 and CDFT
Rewards from Phase 1 are distributed as CDFTs, non-transferrable tokens allocated to a Neos account or group at the discretion of the Neos Team and Founders.
As per the NeosVR whitepaper, 2,000,000 NCR (4% of the total supply) is kept for allocation via the CDFT system. The NCR from every 25th minting batch is reserved for CDFT holders. As such, every 25th batch is automatically cleared upon completion of the previous batch and disbursed to any current holders of CDFTs. Any un-allocated NCR generated in this way, resulting from an un-allocated pool of CDFTs, are stored and subsequently distributed upon receipt of CDFTs.
From a user’s perspective, 1/20th (or 5%) of their CDFT is converted into NCR upon completion of every 25th minting batch. Upon receiving any new CDFT, the conversion for previously completed batches is performed immediately. Users are notified of the change via the in-Neos messaging system and by email.
If all CDFT holders chose to sell their converted NCR immediately upon conversion, the received value would be 11,039,364 US Dollars ($, USD). If all NCR derived from CDFT were held and sold at the minting cap price, the received value would be 59,061,185 USD. Hence the CDF Phase 1 will support and reward community contributors with substantial liquidity via CDFT.
CDFT awards after the ICO ends
It was announced on 12/17/2021 by Karel that the ICO would end at an earlier point than batch 500 at some point in Q1 2022. It was announced on 21/12/2021 that "The CDF batches affected by shortening Neos ICO will continue minting as usual according to market prices." source
Phase 2 and beyond
In the official announcement on 5th April 2020 it was stated that, after batch 100 of the ICO, enough Ethereum and other assets would have accumulated to officially start the NCR Buyback Programme to increase liquidity for existing CDFT holders, and to provide NCR for CDF Phase 2 and beyond.