NFT marketplace Sudoswap unveils governance token and retroactive airdrop

Quick Take

  • Sudoswap, an NFT marketplace on Ethereum, announced a new governance token.
  • The Sudoswap team also revealed a retroactive airdrop for its liquidity providers.

NFT marketplace Sudoswap revealed a new token to help transition the project to a decentralized autonomous organization, a structure in which a community of users can make collective business decisions.

The Sudoswap team said today that the SUDO token will be used for governance of the marketplace. The team is decentralizing the protocol to its community, something that typically involves a token for crypto projects.

Launched in July, Sudoswap is a rising NFT marketplace with an automated market maker (AMM) model similar to Uniswap. This model uses liquidity pools that allow users to instantly swap between two assets.

On Sudoswap, any user can create an NFT pool from a particular collection paired with ether. Such pools offer trade quotes to buyers and sellers of NFTs and can instantly swap them for ETH, or vice versa.

The total supply of SUDO tokens will be 60 million, a portion of which will be distributed as an airdrop to its early contributors and holders of XMON tokens, which are discussed below. 

Token distribution

The Sudoswap team allocated the 60 million SUDO tokens to be gifted across multiple user categories based on certain criteria. The largest share of the tokens will go to those who lock the crypto token XMON, the native token of an NFT collection called 0xmons that was previously founded by the Sudoswap team.


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Per the distribution details, 25.12 million SUDO tokens, or 41.9% of the supply, will be up for grabs for XMON token holders who lock their XMON in smart contracts to receive the airdrop. XMON token holders will have to lock their funds for three months, after which they can be withdrawn.

0xmon NFT holders will receive a 1.5% supply, or 900,000 SUDO tokens.

The Sudoswap team also announced a retroactive airdrop for its liquidity providers (LPs), which are users who have deposited NFTs and ether to its pools. These LPs will receive a 1.5% supply of SUDO divided equally among them.

Based on the distribution, 15% (9 million) of the SUDO supply has been set aside for initial team members. Another 15% will be awarded to SudoRandom Labs, the core development company working on the project. These tokens allocated to team members and SudoRandom Labs will be subject to a three-year vesting period and a one-year cliff.

The last category to receive the tokens is the project treasury, which is set to receive 25.1% or 15.08 million tokens. These funds will be overseen by the community members for growth and expansion activities. At this time, SUDO tokens cannot be claimed and will only be unlocked after a governance vote at a future date.

Today's event makes Sudoswap the latest crypto project to issue its own token with a retroactive reward.  So far this year, other projects including Optimism, CowSwap and Hop Bridge have also unveiled governance tokens along with airdrop plans for early adopters.

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Vishal Chawla is The Block’s crypto ecosystems editor and has spent over six years covering tech protocols, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Vishal likes to delve deep into blockchain intricacies to ensure readers are well-informed about the continuously evolving crypto landscape. He is also a staunch advocate for rigorous security practices in the space. Before joining The Block, Vishal held positions at IDG ComputerWorld, CIO, and Crypto Briefing. He can be reached on Twitter at @vishal4c and via email at [email protected]