Status Network Token

SNT powers and incentivizes participation
in the Status Network.

The Basics

  • Open Source

    Status is an entirely open source project in which anyone can use the code and token to suit their needs. Our research shows that open source and governance structures impact project economic value.

Using SNT

SNT is required to power certain application features and create an open source, decentralized economy. Dive deeper into each of the SNT Use Cases below to learn more about the cryptoeconomic research and how value flows throughout the network.

Network Incentivization

In research

Create a framework and incentivization structure for people to deploy and use Status nodes. SNT is used to incentivize and reward network participants to run a node in order to ensure the app continues to work if all nodes in the Status-hosted cluster are down. This includes paying for forwarded messages and paying for offline messages.

Teller Network

In development

Designed as a DApp within Status which provides a borderless, peer-to-peer, fiat-to-crypto ‘Teller Network’ that allows Stakeholders to find nearby users to exchange their cash for digital assets and currency. SNT is required to become a seller in the network.

ENS User Name


ENS addresses are like usernames. Jenny.eth names can point to a personal account, enabling others to send tokens or find on Status chat. ENS addresses can be searched in Status chat, wallet and browser.

Registering a stateofus.eth ENS name costs 10 SNT. Once a name is reserved, the SNT is locked into a registry contract for 1 year. After the year is up, the name can be released to get the tokens back—or take no action to hold on to it.

Sticker Market

In development

Stickers offer a fun way for users to visually interact with their friends and family. The Sticker Market within Status will allow anyone to create and sell their own designs to users all over the world, and begin using stickers within any Status chat.

SNT will be required to buy stickers through a curated marketplace.

Tribute to Talk

In development

Tribute to Talk will introduce an economics-based anti-spam filter – in this case for receiving messages and “cold” contact requests from users. This enables stakeholders to set a minimum amount of SNT that must be deposited in order for someone outside of their network contact him/her directly.

DAO & Governance

In research

A core part of the Status Network Token is giving stakeholders the ability to choose the direction that the software is developed. SNT is used to make decisions on proposals, which can be made by any Stakeholder. For each decision, the token is cloned into a separate decision token. The amount of tokens you hold at that time becomes your voting power for that decision and it does not cost SNT to vote.

DApp Curation


The Status DApp Directory provides a way for stakeholders in the network to discover DApps, as curated by other community members. It will also provide a way to navigate by category and rating, enabling users to find exactly what they are looking for. SNT will be required for curation and signaling in the directory. A deposit of SNT will be required by DApp Developers who wish to attain greater attention to their DApp.

Voting DApp


A first step towards community governance, the Status Voting DApp enables stakeholders to influence the future of the network. The Voting DApp can be used by anyone to set up a community vote with SNT. Leveraging quadratic voting, the amount of SNT in your wallet determines how many votes you can cast.

Acquisition Engine

In research

Achieving our mission ultimately requires one thing: widespread end-user adoption. Using the Status Network Token, we can design mechanisms for growth that have been tried and tested in Web 2.0, whilst providing greater transparency and better alignment of incentives for participants. The Status Acquisition Engine provides a cryptographically provable and transparent means of growing the user base.


The Status team is conducting research on the cryptoeconomic models for each SNT use case to inform product and feature development as well as incentivization of the Status Network.

These cryptoeconomic models are an ongoing research effort and we encourage anyone to explore, critique, and review the work.

The models help project the value of a SNT Utility feature and its impact on the Status Network Combined Utility Values based on usage, growth rate, SNT supply and circulation.

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Combined Utility Value Workbook

Review the Status Network Combined Utility Values Workbook and test our own models.

Learn More

Many of the SNT use cases are in active research and development. Join the public discussions or read the SNT FAQ's to learn more about the SNT use cases and token economic research.

Create Your Own SNT Financial Model

We encourage anyone to get involved and test the economic models outlined in the workbooks. If you are a researcher, economist, or simply curious about the financial models, please get involved.

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