The Hedera Council, the governing body of the Hedera network, has approved allocating 4.86 billion HBAR — Hedera Hashgraph’s native cryptocurrency, for further development and advanced decentralized governance.
In a blog post, the Hedera Council announced its decision to allocate 4.86 billion HBARs ($408.2 million) to develop the Hedera network. The lion’s share of this allocation, specifically 4.248 billion HBARs, will be directed toward existing initiatives, including the HBAR Foundation, the Hashgraph Association, and the DLT Science Foundation.
This action aligns with Hedera’s goal to strengthen its base following its 2023 performance, characterized by over 33 billion real-world transactions on the network. In addition to supporting ecosystem growth, a segment of the designated HBARs, totaling 614.06 million, will be used for operational costs of the Hedera Council and compensating early simple agreement for future tokens (SAFT) buyers.
The Hedera Council has today announced that it has voted to give the board approval to allocate 4.86 billion HBARs of additional funds toward further development of the Hedera network and enabling its decentralized governance.
The vast majority of that allocation – 4.248 billion…
— Hedera (@hedera) January 12, 2024
The Council’s chief financial officer, Betsabe Botaitis, said in the post that the HBAR Foundation and Hashgraph Association grants are slated for disbursement within Q1. At the same time, the DLT Science Foundation will receive grants as it achieves critical milestones throughout the year.
Meanwhile, Botaitis highlighted the vital role ecosystem partners play in boosting Hedera’s rapid adoption. He expressed, “With this foundation firmly established, the Hedera Council is happy to continue backing network development and use through these new grants.”
The HBAR Foundation and Algorand Foundation, on Jan. 11, unveiled the DeRec Alliance through prominent figures in the Hedera and Algorand ecosystems. The alliance aims to create a decentralized recovery system for digital assets.
According to executives from the two decentralized finance (DeFi), the DeRec Alliance aims to streamline the process of securing and recovering digital assets, aligning with conventional Web2 experiences.