The SEC filing relating to $700M was not for an additional financing event. The filing instead relates to grants for hbars to Hedera employees, founders, contractors, advisors, and certain early service providers. Those grants provide for the recipient to receive coins in the future, typically over a four-year period. Our view is that the coins released under these grants should not be viewed as securities at the time they are delivered. However, there is uncertainty about the characterization of hbars before they are delivered, and it remains possible that hbars will be deemed to be securities even at the time of delivery. In addition, the grants themselves are contracts for the future delivery of coins and may be viewed as investment contracts. Because of the uncertainty, to ensure the grants are compliant under either outcome, we have decided to treat the grants as we would need to if the SEC were to view the grants and/or the hbars as securities. That includes ensuring that each of the grants falls within a securities law exemption, and filing the associated forms. The dollar value of the grants reflected in the SEC filing is based on the “fair market value” of the grant. Because there is not currently a market for hbars, we used the $0.12 price from our last round of financing.
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- What is the latest update on the token economics review?
- When are the next distributions of hbars scheduled?
- Will I receive proxy stake earnings on hbars from my SAFT that have not yet been distributed to me?
- How do I create a Hedera Portal profile and set up my Hedera wallet, to receive my HBAR distribution?
- Where is the SAFT Portal and how do I request a copy of my SAFT(s)?
- Why did Hedera file a form with the SEC about an offering of almost $700M?
- How many coins are allocated to founders, employees and others as compensation? What are the lockup periods?
- Does Hedera consider Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFTs) to be securities?
- What is the current and year one valuation based on the token distribution metrics?
- Who are some of your investors?