BTRST is not stock and is qualitatively different from stock. It’s not a form of equity, and it’s not a dividend or profit return mechanism. Its value is in its utility on the Braintrust network, providing its holders and the Braintrust community control and ownership of the network itself.
When it comes to governance and control, BTRST does have some distinct advantages over stock:
- It’s finite: There is a cap of 250 million tokens of BTRST, and no more or less will ever exist. That means BTRST cannot be diluted.
- It’s equal in value: All tokens are created equally, so there are not different classes of token. Simply put, one token = one vote.
- It’s instantaneously global: BTRST’s utility extends beyond any particular company or organization, and is tied to the decentralized talent network it supports. Anyone around the world can earn and hold BTRST tokens.