There is a project out there (will share the name when confirmed) that is intending to do a token sale. Most of the tokens will be sold for xDAI via a auction - but currently the idea is to sell some of the token for Circles.
While I was initially exploring the idea of using Group Currencies for this, there seems to be a simpler way: There can be an “organisational wallet” that can trust a number of Circles accounts. The project would set up this account. They would announce how much of their tokens they are willing to sell for Circles: e.g. 100.000 tokens. Now they would need to define a sales period (e.g. 1 week). During this week anyone can send Circles (directly if directly trusted or transitive otherwise) to this wallet via the regular circles.garden interface.
At the end of the sales period the tokens are distributed evenly to all sales participants. E.g. of in total 20.000 Circles were raised it would mean that everyone who send Circles would receive 5 tokens per Circles they send.
To make this happen:
- TheGraph, pathfinder and Circles.garden needs to support organizational wallets.
- Somehow the project needs to come up with a list of Circles they accept. Note that this also limits the numbers of Circles they can theoretically receive at max. Since Circles is only a few month old each Circles account has only ~1000 Circles in existence. So if they trust 10 accounts the maximum number of Circles they could receive would be 10,000. To not have that a limiting factor they should probably at least trust 1000 accounts.
My suggestion would be to start with 5-20 manually selected/ verified accounts and then do a graph analysis. E.g. “median graph distance” to those 5-20 starting points and select the 1000 nodes that are closest in the graph.
@alculexum or Christian R. - would that be something you could do with your tooling? (create a list of something like the 1000 most trusted Circles accounts?)