Clover Finance is an infrastructure platform focused on cross-chain compatibility and enables developers to bridge DeFi dApps between Ethereum and Polkadot. It contains a storage layer, smart contract layer, DeFi protocol layer, and external dApp layer that work in unison to accomplish blockchain interoperability.
CLV is Clover Finance's native utility token and is used in the following functions:
Governance: CLV token holders can vote on network governance decisions.
Transaction Fees: Users will require CLV tokens to pay for network transactions. There is an option to pay fees on behalf of other addresses, and act as a "Relayer".
Network Consensus: Users can stake CLV tokens by running a validator node, or via a nominated validator (nominated PoS). This allows users to participate in the network consensus. Note that staked tokens may be slashed if the validator node misbehaves.
The platform consists of the following major components working in conjunction:
SPV Chain Simulation Technology: A trustless two-way peg system between blockchains, with cross-chain communication capabilities.
EVM Compatibility Infrastructure: Enables the easy migration of existing dApps from Ethereum onto Clover Finance.
Gas Fee Re-distribution: A redesign of Ethereum’s gas model, which distributes part of the gas fees to network nodes maintaining the network, and the other goes dApp developers.
Gas Fee Innovation: Introduces “Relayers”, which are users that cover gas fees in CLV token on behalf of other users. In return, Relayers will receive compensation in the denominated asset.
The project raised 38.85MM USD from their Coinlist token sale, where 15.00% of the CLV total token supply has been sold at the following token sale prices: 0.20 USD / CLV, 0.29 USD / CLV, and 0.35 USD / CLV.
As at July 29th 2021, the total supply of CLV is 1,000,000,000 and the current circulating supply is 128,777,778 (~12.9% of the total token supply).