News-based Tokens

PUBLISH 2.0 leverages the concept of News-based Tokens to enhance reader engagement, incentivize quality news creation, and integrate dynamic pricing mechanisms. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how this works, along with examples to illustrate the concept.

Key Components

  1. Token Creation and Issuance

  2. Pricing Mechanism

  3. Utility and Engagement

  4. Reward Distribution

  5. Threshold, Burning, and Liquidity Mechanisms

  6. Trading and Profit

  7. Security and Governance

1. Token Creation and Issuance

Creation Process:

  • Verified Publishers and Journalists: Only verified publishers and journalists (Proof-of-Authority) can create news-based tokens using Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs).

  • Article-Specific Tokens: Each token is tied to a specific news article.

Initial Supply:

  • Determined by the Publisher: The initial supply is set by the publisher or journalist based on expected demand.

2. Pricing Mechanism

Bonding Curves:

  • Dynamic Pricing: The price is determined by a bonding curve, which adjusts based on supply and demand.

  • Example Formula: 𝑃(𝑥)=kx𝑃(𝑥)=k⋅x, where 𝑃𝑃 is the price, 𝑥𝑥 is the token supply, and 𝑘𝑘 is a constant defining the curve's steepness.

3. Utility and Engagement

Direct Support:

  • Purchasing Tokens: Readers buy tokens to support specific articles.

  • Exclusive Access: Holding tokens may grant readers access the premium content.

Engagement Incentives:

  • Reward for Interaction: Readers earn additional rewards by engaging with the article.

  • Enhanced User Experience: Creates a more interactive and engaging experience.

4. Reward Distribution

Revenue Sharing:

  • For Publishers and Journalists: A portion of the revenue from token sales goes directly to the content creators.

  • For Readers: Token holders can earn rewards for holding and engaging with the tokens.

5. Threshold, Burning, and Liquidity Mechanisms

Market Cap Threshold:

  • A specific market cap threshold (e.g., $50,000) is predefined.

  • When the market cap of a token reaches this threshold, a migration process to a DEX may be triggered.

Token Burning:

  • A portion of the unsold tokens are burned during the migration.

  • This reduces the total supply, potentially increasing the value of the remaining tokens.

Liquidity Provision:

  • Funds raised from token sales are collected.

  • Part of these funds are added to a liquidity pool on a DEX along with an equivalent value of the token.

Liquidity Pool:

  • Ensures sufficient liquidity for trading on the DEX.

  • Supports continuous trading activity and price discovery.

6. Trading and Profit

Potential for Profit:

  • Secondary Market: Once the token is on the DEX, readers can trade their tokens.

  • Price Appreciation: If demand for the token increases, holders can sell their tokens at a higher price, realizing a profit.

  • Early Supporter Advantage: Early buyers can benefit from lower initial prices and potential price appreciation as the token gains popularity.


  • A reader buys EnergyTokens at an initial price of $0.01 each.

  • As the article gains attention, the price increases to $0.10.

  • The reader can sell their tokens on the DEX for a profit.

7. Security and Governance

Identity Verification:

  • DIDs: Ensures only verified individuals can create tokens.

  • Reduces Risk: Lowers the risk of fraud and rug pulls.

Smart Contract Audits:

  • Regular Audits: Ensures the security and reliability of the token issuance and trading processes.

Decentralized Governance:

  • Community Participation: Token holders can participate in governance decisions.


Integrating News-Based tokens into PUBLISH 2.0 provides a novel way to engage readers, support journalists, and dynamically price tokens using bonding curves. This system ensures security through identity verification and smart contract audits while offering multiple incentives for all participants in the ecosystem. By allowing direct support and engagement with specific articles, PUBLISH 2.0 enhances the overall experience for both readers and publishers, fostering a more interactive and financially rewarding journalism environment.

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