Injective Unveils INJ Burn 2.0: A Paradigm Shift in Tokenomics

Wisdom Oguzie
3 min readAug 24, 2023

Injective, at the forefront of decentralized finance (DeFi) innovation, is proud to announce its most expansive tokenomics upgrade to date — a transformation poised to revolutionize the weekly INJ burn mechanism. This groundbreaking enhancement opens the door to a dynamic ecosystem where all dApps on the Injective platform can participate in the INJ burn auction, fostering a stronger on-chain economy fueled by the native INJ token.

A Visionary Background: The Genesis of Token Burn Auctions

Injective has consistently pioneered innovative mechanisms, with the introduction of its Token Burn Auction standing as a testament to its trailblazing spirit. Originally launched with the mainnet, this unique system efficiently channels protocol fees into collective protocol value. Initially, 60% of all fees collected from exchange dApps built on Injective were auctioned, subsequently culminating in the burning of tokens used to settle the auction basket.

Every week, exchange dApps directed a significant portion of their transaction fees to an auction basket, offering community members the chance to vie for the entire week’s earnings through competitive bids. Following the auction’s conclusion, payments made for the auction basket were promptly incinerated, resulting in a decrease in the overall token supply.

This pioneering approach ingeniously transformed transaction fees into a community-driven incentive, cultivating heightened user engagement and involvement. This innovative model has led to the permanent burning of over 6 million INJ tokens.

INJ Burn 2.0: Expanding the Horizon of Possibility

As Injective’s influence expanded, so did its aspirations. The platform evolved into a global powerhouse, becoming the fastest Layer 1 (L1) blockchain and welcoming a diverse array of dApps spanning beyond exchanges. This progression highlighted the need for an evolved token burn mechanism that could accommodate the evolving ecosystem.

INJ Burn 2.0 constitutes a monumental upgrade aimed at democratizing the token burn mechanism, enabling any dApp within the Injective ecosystem to actively participate in burn auctions. This upgrade extends the benefits of the token burn concept to a broader spectrum of protocols, including those related to DeFi, lending, options, NFTs, gaming, and social finance.

Under the new system, diverse dApps have the flexibility to contribute to the auction burn, tailoring their level of involvement based on their specific needs. Protocols can allocate varying proportions of their collected fees, even channelling up to 100% of these fees into the auction basket.

To facilitate this expanded engagement, Injective has revamped its developer documentation, providing comprehensive guidance on how new dApps joining the platform can seamlessly contribute to the auction basket. Detailed instructions can be found here.

A Catalyst for Collective Growth and Innovation

INJ Burn 2.0 heralds a new era of empowerment and collaboration within the Injective ecosystem. By embracing an inclusive approach, the platform amplifies community engagement and fosters a more resilient economic foundation. The increased participation from a diverse array of dApps not only enhances potential auction rewards but also accelerates the rate of INJ token burning.

Injective’s INJ Burn 2.0 isn’t just a technical upgrade; it symbolizes the platform’s unwavering dedication to nurturing a thriving and interconnected Web3 ecosystem. This dynamic expansion cultivates collaboration, innovation, and collective growth — all rooted in the core principle of empowering the community.

Forging Ultrasound Money with INJ 2.0

Beyond the technical evolution, INJ 2.0 introduces a financial paradigm shift. Just as Bitcoin introduced the concept of true sound digital money, the Injective ecosystem takes this concept a step further, birthing an entirely new system that ushers in the era of true ultrasound money: INJ.

Embracing inclusivity and adaptability, Injective empowers a diverse range of dApps to participate in the auction burn, fueling both community engagement and a more robust economic ecosystem. This transformative upgrade reflects Injective’s unwavering commitment to constructing a resilient and collaborative environment that consistently pushes the boundaries of innovation.

As the DeFi landscape evolves, Injective remains steadfast in its pursuit of innovation and community-driven growth, solidifying its position as a visionary leader in the decentralized revolution.



Wisdom Oguzie