Splinterlands Asset Flywheel v1 - April 2022 Edition

in #splinterlands5 months ago

Splinterlands Asset Demand Flywheel - April 17, 2022 - Cover.png

After the post introducing initial details of SPS Validator Nodes, I started thinking about all the interactions between different assets in Splinterlands and wanted to draw it up, so I decided to put together what I'm calling the "Splinterlands Asset Flywheel". This is version 1 and I need your help to improve it. Please comment below if you have anything to add or if you disagree with any of the assessments I've presented here. Thank you!

List of effects captured in this version:

  • As SPS price goes up, it creates demand for DEC and Cards to generate airdrop points (effect ends late July 2022)
  • As SPS price goes up, demand for cards increases due to increased rewards potential in ranked battles (w/ new ranked rewards) and tournaments
  • Validator Nodes create demand for SPS to purchase licenses
  • Validator Nodes create demand for vouchers to purchase Nodes (in Presale phase) and to obtain discounts (in Tranches 1-7)
  • Validator Node sale Tranches 1-7 drive up price of vouchers through discount mechanism
  • Validator Nodes introduce new supply of Vouchers (20k/day) driving up supply of Vouchers
  • As Validator Nodes are purchased, supply of SPS is burned, making SPS more scarce
  • As Voucher prices go up, it increases the APR% of SPS, driving up the price of SPS
  • As additional utility is brought to vouchers (e.g. promo cards, Riftwatchers) it drives up the price of Vouchers
  • As SPS price goes up, the amount of SPS required to buy Nodes decreases (not the $ amount, but the SPS amount), making Nodes more accessible to SPS holders and driving up demand for Nodes
  • As card prices go up, demand for Chaos Legion packs increases as expected pack value increases

Effects not yet captured:

  • As more Nodes are sold, rewards / node decrease
  • As overall asset prices (and crypto prices in general) increase, demand for CL packs increase as the sale price ($4) is fixed and becomes cheaper (doesn't inflate with other assets)

Splinterlands Asset Demand Flywheel - April 17, 2022.png

Again this is v1 and I put it together in somewhat of a silo, so I'm sure there are lots of improvements to be made. Please let me know below what you'd change so I can improve it.


More new players -> everything goes up.

Haha... Yes this is probably true :)

I was just going to say something like this.

More players causes demand for cards, SPS, and DEC to go up.

Causes the DEC rewards pool to go down per player. May also dilute the SPS airdrop pool per player (though this effect would be minor with new players I'd say).

Other ideas:
Increasing staked SPS in total causes a stationary amount of Staked SPS to produce less vouchers.

This is fantastic! You sort of build a model in your head over time, but extremely useful to actually see it mapped out. Looking forward to updated versions in the future. 😍

This little infographic is awesome! Did you make it because I'd love to use it in some promotions if you'd allow me?

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Thanks - I'm glad you like it! Yes I made it, and it's v1 so I'll be making upgrades over time. Yes you may use it (thanks for asking!); could I please ask you to mention me when you share it? If sharing on Hive, you can mention @bravetofu and if elsewhere (e.g. on Twitter) you can mention my Twitter handle @topicaltofu. Thanks!


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