# VeThor (VTHO)

Understanding VeChain's transaction/gas token, VTHO

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Understanding VeChain's transaction/gas token, VTHO

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VIP180: VeChain's Fungible Token Standard

VIP180 is VeChain's implemented improvement proposal defining a fungible token standard. It's a superset of Ethereum's ERC20 standard, making it widely compatible and the most used fungible token standard across blockchains. VTHO, as a VIP180 token, powers the VeChainThor blockchain by:

Serving as the cost for transactions and smart contract execution

Rewarding Authority Masternodes for block production and network maintenance

VTHO Supply Dynamics

Unlike VET, VTHO doesn't have a fixed maximum supply. Its supply is governed by:

Generation: VTHO is generated by holding VET

Consumption: VTHO is used for transaction fees

Burning: 70% of used VTHO is destroyed

Rewards: 30% of used VTHO goes to Authority Masternodes

This dynamic supply model allows VeChain to adapt to network demand and maintain economic stability.

The Purpose of VTHO Burning

VTHO burning serves several crucial functions:

**Supply Control**: Helps regulate the circulating supply of VTHO**Value Stability**: Aims to maintain a stable VTHO value for predictable transaction costs**Flexibility**: Allows VeChain to adjust parameters based on network adoption and demand

Earning VTHO

VET holders automatically generate VTHO at a constant rate, without the need for active staking or node operation. This passive reward system encourages long-term holding and participation in the VeChain ecosystem.

VTHO generation formula

VTHO transaction cost formula

On the other hand, for each transaction, a transaction fee must be paid to pay for the computation on the network. Mathematically, we can write it as:

This dual-token model, with VET generating VTHO and VTHO powering transactions, creates a flexible, scalable economic system for the VeChainThor blockchain. It allows for transaction cost stability while maintaining the potential for VET value appreciation, making it attractive for both enterprise use and individual investment.

VTHO is generated from holding VET at a constant rate of $5 \cdot 10^{-9}$ VTHO per VET per second or 0.000432 VTHO per VET every 24 hours. Mathematically, we can write it as:

$E_{gen} = v \cdot V \cdot t$

Where $E_{gen}$ denotes the amount of VTHO generated from holding $V$ amount of VET. $v$ is the VTHO generation velocity which is a constant equal to $5 \cdot 10^{-9}$, per second. Let $t$ be the amount of time in seconds. An example would be, if an individual had 10k VET in an account, they would generate 4.32 VTHO every 24 hours.

$E_{con} = p \cdot G$

Where $E_{con}$ is the price in VTHO for performing a transaction. $G$ denoates the amount of gas required to process the transaction and $p$ the gas price in VTHO, which is a constant equal to $1 \cdot 10^{-5}$. An example would be, if an individual were performing a transaction costing 21k gas, they would have to pay 0.21 VTHO.

The gas price $p$ can vary in the range $[p^{base}, 2 \cdot p^{base}]$ where $p^{base}$ is a parameter that can be adjusted according to the market supply and demand of VTHO. Currently, we set $p^{base} = 1 \cdot 10^{-5}$.

Type

Token contract address

0x0000000000000000000000000000456E65726779

Precision

18 decimal places

Supply

VTHO is the energy or the cost of carrying out the payment and smart contract transactions on the VeChainThor blockchain.

Consumption

70% of the transaction fee paid in VTHO in each block is burned and the remaining 30% is rewarded to the Authority Masternode which produces the block.