VSP Token: Supply, Issuance, & Rewards
In addition to the yields generated by the pools, users can also earn the native VSP token. Users earn VSP tokens in three ways: participating in Vesper pools, providing liquidity, or staking VSP. These are described below.
VSP are dripped to users (a little is issued to them every block), and held by the smart contract until the user withdraws from the pool, which triggers the contract to deliver the VSP to their address.

Earning VSP: Vesper Grow Pools

Each Vesper Grow pool is assigned an amount of VSP tokens, and these are distributed to participants proportionate to size of their stake in the pool. Initial pools are incentivized for twelve months after launch.
These VSP tokens are an extra reward on top of the passive yield the pool generates.

Earning VSP: Staking VSP in the vVSP Pool

Users can deposit their tokens to the VSP treasury pool. Just as depositing your ETH in the ETH pool creates vETH, depositing VSP tokens in the VSP treasury creates vVSP.
After withdrawal and yield fees are collected in the pool (ETH, BTC, USDC, etc.), they go to the Treasury Box and are used to buy back VSP on Uniswap. This VSP is delivered to vVSP pool participants as yield on their deposit. ​

Earning VSP: Liquidity Provision

In addition to VSP farming on Vesper pools, liquidity providers to VSP-ETH market pairs can also earn VSP rewards when they stake their tokens into the corresponding Vesper liquidity pool.
The token pairs will be incentivized for the first twelve months. Any extensions beyond the first twelve months will be decided upon by VSP holders.

Supply Dynamics

At launch, Vesper will have a total supply of 10,000,000 VSP:
    6.5M VSP (65%) goes to the community, which includes 2.55M for the Incentivized Launch Pools, 1M to incentivize liquidity providers, and 2.95M to the Vesper Reserves.
    3.5M VSP (35%) is for Vesper team, advisors, and strategic partners, which is subject to vesting over twelve months.
The initial policy is to keep the supply at 10 million. Twelve months following public launch (after open beta), the community may vote on whether to burn the admin keys and fix the supply at 10 million forever, or, assign minting ability to a DAO for future management. It is up to the community to decide whether limiting future minting benefits the overall Vesper project. For the first 12 months, any amount of VSP beyond 10 million is locked.

Beta Program

Before the official Vesper launch, there will be a brief beta program where users can deposit funds and participate in the initial Vesper pools. There is no active VSP drip during the beta (as there is after), but average balances across the entire period will be recorded and beta users will receive VSP proportionate to their deposited assets after the conclusion of beta.
450,000 VSP is allocated as beta rewards to be distributed to early users of Vesper's open beta. These rewards will be delivered as a multi-send airdrop to each beta participant's wallet on launch day. No further actions are required for beta participants to be eligible.

Token Emissions

Please note that these emissions are not finalized, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the community. (For more on Vesper’s governance, refer to the documentation’s chapter on Vesper’s decentralization plan.)
    Launch Pools (2,550,000 VSP)
      450,000 allocation to pre-launch Beta participants, airdropped at launch
      2,100,000 over twelve months, heavily weighted towards the first three months
    Reserves (2,950,000 VSP)
      Reserves for ecosystem growth and developer/community incentives, as determined by VSP voters
      NOTE: A small amount of reserves have been leveraged to further boost rewards on Grow Pools.
    Liquidity Providers (1,000,000 VSP)
      Incentivization for LPs on Uniswap, SushiSwap, 1inch and Loopring (with SushiSwap retaining majority)
      1,000,000 distribution over 12 months, heavily weighted towards the first month (and more acutely — the first weeks)
    Team and Advisors (2,500,000 VSP)
      208,333 (1/12) unlocked at launch
      2,291,667 (11/12) vested with streaming unlock (constant drip each block) for eleven months following launch
    Strategic Partners (1,000,000 VSP)
      83,333 (1/12) unlocked at launch
      916,667 (11/12) vested with streaming unlock (constant drip each block) for eleven months following launch
Emissions Breakdown
SushiSwap LP rewards for the first month were distributed via Geyser (gysr.io). Months 2-12 are distributed through a merkle claims process at Pure Finance for liquidity providers who deposit their LP tokens to SushiSwap Onsen (thus receiving $SUSHI rewards as well).
Uniswap LP rewards are distributed via Geyser for the full twelve month duration following the schedule below. You can interact with the Uniswap Geyser here.
1inch LP rewards are distributed through 1inch multi-farming support for those who deposit to 1inch VSP-1inch LP farming. They receive VSP in the same manner as they received 1INCH initially, and 1inch team also has the opportunity to extend their supplied 1inch rewards as well.
Loopring LP rewards are handled through Loopring directly. VSP is rewarded to market makers on the orderbook exchange and follows a formula that multiplies the volume of a user’s buy/sell orders by time-spent within 2% of the market price. You can learn more about Loopring’s orderbook liquidity mining in the post here.
Additionally, users can earn LRC when they trade across the VSP-ETH AMM. A VSP/DAI orderbook will be included soon as well.
Note that the sum of SushiSwap and Uniswap LP rewards is 1,000,000. The additional 107,800 VSP across 1inch and Loopring was funded out of the reserves allocation.
Team, Advisor, and Partner tokens are held in a Sablier contract. Recipients can interface with the contract to claim VSP as frequently or as seldom as they prefer. They receive 1/n of their total VSP allocation over the entire n blocks of their vesting period.
Below outlines VSP emissions. Several assumptions are made:
    All tokens are claimed as soon as they are available.
    No additional VSP is granted from reserves.
    Existing reserve holdings are not counted towards emissions.
Vesper launched on 2/17/2021

UPDATED 8/16/2021 (VIP-10: Emissions Upgrade)

From 8/13/21 - 8/16/21, vVSP holders voted unanimously in favor of an overhaul to VSP emissions to platform participants.
VIP-10 outlines a new system for emissions that utilizes two global VSP allocations: one for all Vesper Pool participants and one for all liquidity providers. Each Vesper pool earns a portion of the global allocations depending on TVL, and each market receives a share based on the volume traded. These metrics are polled each month and weights are updated accordingly for the coming month.
This approach enables Vesper to continue to incentivize usage of new products without necessitating additional emissions beyond what is currently accounted for and agreed upon.

VSP Allocation for Vesper Pools

Each pool is assigned a number of "points" to reflect their weight in the global emissions. The points breakdown is as follows:
    #1 highest TVL pool: 5 points
    2-3: 4 points
    4-5: 3 points
    6-8: 2 points
    9+: 1 point
New pools will automatically be allocated 3 points for the first month after launch and 2 points for the second month, and are absorbed into the above methodology starting their third month.

VSP Allocation for Vesper Liquidity Providers

Each market is assigned a number of "points" to reflect their trading volume versus other exchanges.
    SushiSwap: 5 points
    #1 highest volume (excluding SushiSwap on ETH Layer 1): 3 points
    2-3: 2 points
    4+: 1 point
New markets start with 2 point allocation in their two months, and are absorbed into the above methodology starting their third month.
NOTE: Uniswap v2 LP rewards are immutable through Month 12. Uniswap will be absorbed into this mechanism starting Month 13.

Updated Emissions Breakdown

Month 7
Month 8
Month 9
Month 10
Month 11
Month 12
Month 13+
Vesper Pools
120,000
90,000
67,500
52,500
40,000
35,000
30,000
Vesper LP
34,500
34,500
34,500
34,500
34,500
34,500
45,000
Uniswap
23,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
0
NOTE: See deprecated emissions for total VSP emissions (which remain unchanged). If emissions exceed DAO reserves, vVSP holders can vote to mint more VSP to the reserves at any point in time after Month 12.

Deprecated Emissions (replaced Month 7: 8/16/2021)

TOTAL
Month 1
Month 2
Month 3
Month 4
Month 5
Month 6
Month 7
Month 8
Month 9
Month 10
Month 11
Month 12
Team
2,000,000
333,334
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
166,667
0
Partners & Advisors
1,500,000
250,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
125,000
0
vETH
770,000
125,000
150,000
100,000
100,000
75,000
55,000
40,000
30,000
22,500
17,500
13,333
11,667
vUSDC
720,000
125,000
150,000
100,000
50,000
75,000
55,000
40,000
30,000
22,500
17,500
13,333
11,667
vWBTC
770,000
125,000
150,000
100,000
100,000
75,000
55,000
40,000
30,000
22,500
17,500
13,333
11,667
vLINK
75,000
0
0
20,000*
27,500
17,500
10,000
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sushi
600,000
111,000
75,000
69,000
54,000
48,000
36,000
34,500
34,500
34,500
34,500
34,500
34,500
Beta Rewards
450,000
450,000
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Uniswap
431,200
74,000
50,000
82,000**
31,200
32,000
24,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
23,000
1inch
100,000
0
16,666
16,666
16,666
16,666
16,666
16,666
0
0
0
0
0
Loopring
7,800
1,300
2,600
2,600
1,300
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cumulative
7,338,000
1,594,634
2,480,567
3,262,500
3,938,833
4,479,966
4,963,000
5,433,832
5,873,000
6,312,166
6,751,333
7,190,500
7,338,000
NOTE (7/16): Further months emissions are largely a placeholder while ongoing discussion of tokenomics/revenue V2 take shape. *vLINK pool rewards began on April 29th (middle of "month 3"). vLINK rewards breakdown is as follows:
    Month 1 (First thirty days starting Apr 29): 40,000 VSP
    Month 2: 15,000 VSP
    Month 3: 20,000 VSP
**Error in Geyser deployment duplicated VSP rewards for liquidity providers to Uniswap through the duration of month three. Rewards were prorated slightly in month four in response.
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