The price of VeChain (VET), a Singapore-based enterprise blockchain platform for financial services and supply chain management, has jumped over 75% since Thursday morning after the project announced that it would boost the VeThor (VTHO) rewards for its economic masternodes, starting on September 1st.
— VeChain Foundation (@vechainofficial) August 16, 2018
According to the announcement, VeChain is planning on waiving the maturity period of its node upgrades, meaning that investors will get to benefit from days-to-months of additional rewards. This is in celebration of the project’s recent mainnet launch.
Traditionally, the VeChain nodes’ maturity periods are dependent on the type of node an investor operates:
- Strength Nodes Maturity Period: 10 days after a trackable wallet has a minimum balance of 1,000,000 VET;
- Thunder Nodes Maturity Period: 20 days after a Strength Node has a minimum balance of 5,000,000 VET;
- Mjolnir Masternodes Maturity Period: 30 days after a Thunder Node has a minimum balance of 15,000,000 VET.
VeChain leverages a twin-token system to facilitate its platform, namely, VET and VTHO. The function of VET is to serve as a value-transfer medium within the ecosystem while VTHO represents the underlying cost of using VeChain.
This news came on the same day of a Nasdaq report indicating that VeChain has been “tasked to achieve” a blockchain-based solution for recording data related to vaccine production in China. Additionally, Binance, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange, announced a few weeks back that it will airdrop 100 million VTHO to holders of VET on their platform, equating to approximately $4.2 million in free tokens.
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