Axie Infinity could face selling pressure as $215m worth of AXS tokens owned by insiders and early investors are expected to unlock.
Axie Infinity co-founder and chief operating officer Aleksander Larsen announced the unlocking is projected to take place on October 26.
Around 21.5 million tokens totalling 8% of the overall supply were reportedly freed up prior to the end of the vesting period that expired yesterday.
Once the tokens unlock, half will be split into three amounts. Roughly $57m will be directed to members of the developer team, $25m will go to advisors and $20m to early investors in a private sale round, according to the TokenUnlocks dashboard.
The other half, around 11 million tokens, will go toward play-to-earn rewards, future staking rewards and ecosystem funds.
“With the upcoming $AXS token unlock there is a lot of misinformation that should be clarified. First, tokens unlocked are not the same as tokens in circulation”, said Larsen in a Twitter post.
“According to the unlock schedule, there could be 151m in the market, but there are only 102m in circulation”.
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