BLD - Agoric's Governance Token
The BLD token is a critical asset on the Agoric chain. It has several current and possible future use cases:
- 1.Proof-of-Stake security for the Agoric chain
- 2.Governance of chain upgrades and core decisions
- 3.Elects the Inter Protocol Economic Committee
- 4.Earns fees for supporting core chain infrastructure such as Inter Protocol
In the future, BLD may also be used as a primary liquidity pair and/or airdrop recipient for projects launching on the Agoric chain.
Your BLD is best used vs. sitting idle in your wallet! BLD can currently be staked to earn a return in exchange for providing security to the chain, or can be provided as liquidity to earn trading fees.
BLD can be staked to Agoric validators using the Keplr wallet or several other major Cosmos wallets or block explorer front ends. See How To Stake or Delegate on how to stake.
Several Cosmos decentralized exchanges such as Osmosis and Crescent have liquidity pools that include the BLD token. Holders can pair their BLD with the other token in the pool to offer liquidity to traders in exchange for a portion of trading fees. Note that liquidity provision is a complex financial position that exposes you "Impermanent Loss." Make sure you understand the risks before diving in!