Arbitrum DAO dips into $3.9B treasury, activates staking

Arbitrum is slated to distribute more than $100 million in its native ARB token to anyone willing to to lock their tokens with the protocol’s DAO. 

The staking mechanism passed a governance vote early Monday morning. Supporters say the payouts will put Arbitrum’s inflated treasury to use by rewarding long-term token holders. However, detractors argued that high yield would create sell pressure, and the staking proposal could make ARB appear to be a security.

Under the proposal, users will receive greater returns the longer they keep their tokens held by Arbitrum DAO. The maximum locking length will be one year.

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