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Welcome to the FAQ section. Here you will find a lot of answers to common questions. You should also check out our whitepaper and our website explainer video when you have a chance.
I if you still have any questions that need answers, feel free to send us a message in the Contact Us section.
And once again Welcome to Gain DAO!
Gain DAO is a series of crypto-currency denominated trading pools that generate a passive return for our token holders.
Hybrid Finance is a unique value proposition that combines the best attributes from Decentralized Finance (DeFi), with the scalability and infrastructure of Centralized Finance (CeFi). Gain DAO operates using a hybrid model of regulated brokers and vetted pool managers, while maintaining cryptocurrency as the underlying asset. These managers operate in the CeFi and DeFi space to generate attractive yield for our pool participants.
As a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) our token holders are able to submit proposals that are voted on by our community. These DAO proposals cover a wide variety of topics including electing the best and brightest Pool Managers, the Brokers the Gain DAO partners with, as well as other key elements of the Gain DAO ecosystem.
We want Gain to become a flourishing ecosystem and we need our community for this!
We offer tokenized Bitcoin, Ethereum and USD denominated pools. All Gain DAO trading pools are actively managed by our DAO elected pool managers to generate a return for our token holders through trading operations across various financial markets. All pool funds are held in regulated brokers and audited on a daily basis.
Gain DAO does not offer a fixed APY, however our pool managers have managed to generate attractive returns for our pool participants. Please refer to our audited historical performance for more details:
Ethereum Pool (note: links to myfxbook like on homepage)
Pick a pool: Choose between Bitcoin, Ethereum and USD denominated pools.
Tokenize: Convert your cryptocurrency into Gain DAO tokens.
Earn: As the pool grows in size, the value of your token increases.
Harvest: Convert your Gain DAO tokens back into Bitcoin, Ethereum or USD by Harvesting.
42,000,000 in the Ethereum pool.
42,000,000 in the USD pool.
2,100,000 in the Bitcoin pool.
Tokens are burned as users harvest (this is when the tokens are used to redeem crypto-assets from our pools), so the total supply decreases (deflationary).
It is recommended, however you should always check the price on uniswap and other marketplaces to get the best available rate.
Gain DAO team members are located all around the world. They are vettedexperts in various industries including blockchain, DeFi, software development, trading, finance among others.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org , introduce yourself and attach your resume. We will get in contact with you to discuss employment opportunities.
Gain DAO ecosystem covers fixed expenses through revenue generated by our pools trading activities, as well as our Treasury Management Services program.
All Gain DAO ecosystem pools hold a full reserve for all circulating Gain tokens. GAIN, uGAIN, and bGAIN tokens are backed 1:1 with their pools' underlying asset. Our ecosystem doesn’t loan or leverage our pool assets to generate revenue. Pool managers are only permitted to spot trade in the financial markets, which removes contagion risk associated with platforms that offer loans to generate yields. All yield generated by our pool managers is verified by our third party auditor on a regular basis.
Gain DAO was created for one simple purpose; to offer a passive yield for our token holder in Bitcoin, Ether or USD without the risks associated with loan-based cryptocurrency platforms.
Currently our voting mechanisms are slated to be implemented in Q1 of 2023.
Yes! Gain DAO offices are located in San Salvador, El Salvador.Contact us if you want to arrange a visit.
Gain Enterprises INC is the token issuing entity.
Address: 3-212 Governors Square, 23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue, P.O. Box 30746, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman KY1-1203, Cayman Islands
Gain DAO has a limited voting system. Holders of the GAIN governance token can:
• Elect or replace the DAO Manager, Pool Manager or broker
• Community based initiatives involving marketing and promotion
• Launch new pools for with different underlying assets
Trading does have a steep learning curve and requires a thoughtful risk management plan, along with a sound trading strategy, which is why Gain DAO only elects pool managers with a proven track record and plenty of experience.
The GAIN token is the medium through which participants redeem their Ether and vote in the DAO. The token is designed to increase in value over time.
Ø Maximum Supply: 42 Million Tokens
Ø GAIN is a ERC20 Utility Token that operates on the Ethereum network.
Ø 100% of all GAIN tokens harvested will be permanently burnt, therefore stimulating long term holding.
Ø Governance Token: GAIN tokens are used for proposing and voting on important ecosystem decisions.
Ø Redeemable for Ether: GAIN tokens represent a share of the Ether in the Ethereum pool.
Ø Gaining on Ether: GAIN tokens are designed to increase in value relative to Ether as new participants enter the Pool and as the Pool Managers grow the number of Ether in the Pool.
Ø Price Floor: The Harvesting smart contract creates a price floor for the GAIN token by allowing GAIN tokens to be directly exchanged for the Ether present in the Pool. This mechanism protects the value of the GAIN tokens from downside speculation.
You can buy the GAIN token via this website. Just click on the Connect Wallet button on the corresponding pool you would like to join. Alternatively you can also purchase Gain DAO tokens on the open market, with protocols such as Uniswap.
There are two methods you can use to liquidate your Gain DAO tokens;
-Harvesting your tokens
-Selling your tokens on the open market
The team allocation totals 7.5% (3,150,000) of the total 42,000,000 GAIN token supply. These tokens are vested indefinitely as they must be purchased from our Distribution Contract from the revenue generated via our ecosystem.
Token holders can swap GAIN, uGAIN and bGAIN on Uniswap or via Harvesting.
Go to the Ethereum pool on our website. Connect your wallet. Once you’re connected you can import the corresponding token to your wallet. Once you import it, you will now see the Gain DAO tokens on your wallet with their corresponding value in USD.
You can store Gain DAO on any hardware wallet or webwallet that is self-custodial and accepts ERC-20 tokens..
Please contact the exchange and verify they have listed the specific Gain DAO token you would like to send to the broker prior to sending.
This means that full distribution has been achieved and all tokens are now in circulation. In order to purchase Gain DAO tokens, you will have to do so on the open market.
The genesis rate for GAIN tokens is 3000 GAIN for 1 Ether. When the distribution contract reaches full distribution, you will be able to exchange 1 GAIN for 1 Ether. In addition, harvested tokens will be burned, which will increase the scarcity of GAIN tokens. Finally, as the pool increases in size, the redeemable rate of GAIN tokens will increase proportionally.
The most challenging aspect of our ecosystem is the selection of our community elected pool managers. If the token holders select poor quality pool managers the performance of our token will reflect this. As the selection of the pool managers is considered as “work” and is an indispensable component related to the success of our ecosystem, Gain DAO tokens pass the Howey test and should not be considered a security.
One should always check the going rate on the open market and the current rate from the distribution contracts and go with the best available rate.
Make sure to follow the links from our website to ensure you’re exchanging the real Gain DAO tokens. Double check the contract address. Gain DAO tokens will only be available on reputable exchanges.
Steps to Harvest:
• Connect your web wallet; Once connected you will see your available Gain token balance.
• Designate the number of
• Once connected, select which GAIN tokens you would like to harvest and the amount to be harvested. Note that 100% of the GAIN tokens you harvest will be burned in exchange for ETH.
• Execute the Harvesting function. This will send your GAIN tokens to the Harvesting Contract to be redeemed at the next harvesting.
• Now that you have patiently waited for the Harvesting, it is time to reap your rewards. Once again you will need your web wallet to be connected to the harvesting contract (Connection link).
• Once connected, you will see the redeemable amount of Ether from your harvest. Keep in mind this may take up to 7 calendar days after the Harvesting date, as the process of withdrawing the crypto currency from the broker to the Harvesting Contract is a manual process. Once the Ether is sent to the Harvesting Contract, the redeemable Ether will appear.
• Execute the Redeem function. This will send the redeemable Ether from the Harvesting Contract to your web wallet. The GAIN tokens have been successfully exchanged for Ether and the Harvesting process is now complete.
Once registered, the harvesting process may take between 3 to 5 weeks.
Token holders have until the 15th to register for the harvest of the following month.
Token holders can claim their yield as of the 7th of each month. Note that you may have to wait up to 7 calendar days since the original harvest date.
There is a 1 year claim limit, after which the Gain Treasury can recall the underlying asset.
No, you cannot. You will have to go through the harvesting.
The amount of tokens you receive depends on the harvesting rate. Once you harvest, you will be able to see your estimated yield and the amount of Ether you will receive.
Gain DAO offers harvesting to provide a service to token holders to exchange any amount of GAIN with the corresponding value in the underlying asset. This is possible by backing 1:1 every Gain DAO pool. In addition, all harvested tokens are burnt to reduce the total supply of Gain DAO tokens, making them deflationary.
This is the redeemable amount of Ether for your GAIN tokens. It is determined by the ratio between redeemable GAIN tokens and Ether held in the Gain Pool.
Ø There are 10,000,000 redeemable GAIN
Ø 100,000 (1%) of all redeemable GAIN tokens are sent to the Harvest contract.
Ø The Gain Pool has a balance of 50,000 Ether at the close of the quarter.
In this case, the Spot Harvesting Rate would be:
200 = 10,000,000 GAIN / 50,000 Ether
Meaning that for every 200 GAIN tokens sent to the Harvesting contract, 1 Ether will be exchanged.
To harvest, token holders have to pay a farming fee. These funds are allocated to cover Gain DAO operational expenses associated with broker fees, transaction fees, legal and administrative costs among others.
This depends on a few factors, one being the price of GAIN tokens on Decentralized and Centralized exchanges. When there is a premium for GAIN tokens on exchanges, it is better to simply sell your GAIN tokens on an exchange as opposed to Harvesting, as you will receive a better rate for your tokens.
Another factor is your time horizon for your investment. If you are a long term holder and believer of crypto as an asset class, it will behoove you to simply hold your GAIN tokens vs harvesting them, which comes with some associated costs.
100% of GAIN tokens harvested are burned.
Pools and Pool Managers
1.) Pick the pool of your liking.
2.) Connect a web wallet to interact with the distribution contract.
3.) Convert your cryptocurrency into Gain DAO tokens.
Once you get your tokens, you are automatically staked. Gain DAO tokens represent a share of the corresponding pool.
GAIN token holders elect Pool Managers to generate crypto-based returns for our pools. These managers have to meet strict criteria in order to manage an allocation of Gain pools.
Gain DAO pools are audited through myfxbook. This platform audits our pools several times per day. Users can check the trading pools at any moment and look at the data themselves.
The performance of each pool can differ depending on which broker is being used. Gain DAO pool managers might use different brokers. Some brokers may not have the same liquidity providers. This can impact trading strategies at specific times. It is the pool manager's job to optimize their strategies based on the trading conditions.
Pool managers are responsible for generating profits. This is done through algorithmic trading in various financial markets, increasing the redeemable rate of Gain DAO tokens.
Returns are not 100% guaranteed every month. However, based on the trading history of our pool managers, they usually succeed in making a profit. In fact, our historical returns are superior to what is being offered through loaning platforms.
The beta account is used for testing. It was used at the beginning of the project to test trading strategies with our initial pool manager Cornerstone. Users can only join the crypto-currency based trading pools.
100% of the funds collected from the distribution contract go to the pools. This is to back 1:1 all Gain DAO tokens to their underlying assets.
Gain DAO works with the biggest regulated brokers on the market. Gain DAO is partnered with IC Markets, Tradeview, and Axi who are the most trusted brokers for Forex.
The DAO Manager has access to withdraw funds from the pools on harvesting dates. It is the one who withdraws the underlying assets from the pools to distribute them to the users who harvested.
No. Gain DAO does not loan out any funds from the pool.
Gain DAO pools will constantly generate revenue. Even with full distribution, token holders can expect to keep earning 3-6% monthly through the pools.
Holders of the GAIN governance token can propose new pools with different underlying assets.
Go to Gain DAO decentralized voting page https://snapshot.org/#/gaindao.eth. Select “New proposal”. Describe the pool that you want to propose and let the community vote for implementation.
Gain DAO pool managers go through a strict selection process. Gain DAO requires:
• Minimum of 1 year of audited live testing results
• Performance metrics achieved. 3-6% of monthly returns, profit factor of 1.25 or higher, trading expectancy of 5.0 pips or higher, and limit maximum drawdown to 20%
• All trading strategies deployed should demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of stability using 99.9% modeling quality
ent underlying assets.
Treasury Management Services
Treasury Management Services provides blockchain projects with the same technology that drives Gain DAO pools. This service is intended to increase cash flow whilst maintaining a conservative risk profile.
TMS only uses the algorithms used by our pool managers. TMS clients can fund their account with USD, Ethereum, or Bitcoin.
Send us an email at email@example.com. The team will get in contact with you to discuss business opportunities or answer any questions.