Governance Capital for DAOs
Much better than Web2 SaaS, Ink Finance uses the QUILL tokens to align the interest of the platform and its DAO users.
DAOs that use Ink Finance’s facilities are required to stake QUILLs to unlock the features offered by the protocol. Unlike the subscription model of the Web2 SaaS, user DAOs can preserve such working capital and sell them when they decide to exit their operations, instead of paying the irrecoverable subscription fees. This is an innovative utility model in which the users are also the partial owners of the software that they use. It’s akin to a traditional startup buying real estate or machinary to run its business; if it doesn’t succeed at its mission, the company can liquidate those assets to recapture, or even gain appreciation on, the initial investment.
Neither building a DAO’s own infrastructure nor paying cash for a subscription can match such an advantage. By staking the QUILL tokens, DAOs also gain governance rights of the Ink Finance protocol and earn the staking rewards. It is a mutually beneficial economic model in which the QUILL holders and the user DAOs share their growth, making real sense out of the term “stakeholders”.