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Sui is a low-latency, high-throughput permissionless layer-1 chain. It focuses on horizontal scaling through “transaction parallelization,” allowing transaction processing in “parallel agreement.” Its instant transaction finality makes Sui a prime candidate for on-chain use cases like DeFi and GameFi.








Proof of Stake



Token Strength.

Token Utility:

The $SUI token serves four primary functions:

- Stake and delegate to participate in the PoS consensus.
- Used to pay for gas fees.
- Unit of account, medium of exchange, or store of value — especially for DApps.
- Governance and on-chain voting.

Demand Driver:

Governance Rights:
Token holders who want a say in the protocol’s development and decision-making process will buy and hold $SUI to exercise their governance rights.

Staking Rewards:
Users who want to earn more $SUI while securing the protocol will buy and hold $SUI to participate in the Delegated Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism.

Speculative Forces:
Investors who recognize the team’s and investors’ credibility will buy and hold $SUI for speculative reasons.

Value Creation:

The value created by the protocol is intended to address scalability issues since it scales horizontaly reaching a very high throughput and high transaction finality. The gas pricing mechanism allows to transact at a very low fees and anchors users' expectations to a predictable gas fee throughout an epoch (24-h). Thanks to low-latency features, Sui is a perfect candidate for different use cases like GameFi, DeFi, and SocialFi. There is also a rebase option available to users to receive back any storage fees paid in the past for free storage. 

Value Capture:

Value accrual to token:
$SUI captures value in the form of staking rewards. Increased staking rewards lead to more tokens being locked, reducing supply and creating buying pressure. Higher onchain data demand leads to a larger storage fund, reducing the amount of $SUI in circulation.

Value accrual to protocol:
$SUI coin enables future benefits and acts as a coordination element among ecosystem participants with an incentive model. Income source for validators and delegators is gas/storage fee which increases with user adoption, leading to more earnings for validators.

Business Model:

Revenue comes from:
Transaction fees
Computation fees are paid to validators/delegators for proof-of-stake participation and to prevent spam/denial-of-service attacks
Storage fees are used to fund the storage fund, which compensates future validators for data storage costs

Revenue is denominated in:

Revenue goes to: 
Validators/delegators for staking rewards and to the storage fund for future compensation.


Protocol Analysis.

Problems & Solutions
In traditional blockchains, gas fees go up and down based on the network demand, which can result in a costly operation, even for a simple swap. Transactions are executed individually (vertical scaling), limiting the system's scalability.

Sui focuses on horizontal scaling, which lets validators scale fast and execute parallel independent transactions. The gas pricing mechanism stabilizes fees throughout each epoch, giving users low and predictable gas fees.
Solana: is a blockchain platform designed to host decentralized, scalable applications. Sui leverages the Move programming language, a derivative of the Rust one used by Solana.

Aptos: is a layer 1 blockchain that uses key elements of the former Diem blockchain and Move. Aptos uses the core Move's global storage, while Sui uses its own. Moreover, Aptos does not have a concept of resources or objects owning other resources; instead, it uses an address-centric model like Ethereum.

Investment Take

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Tokenomics Timeline.

  1. 2021-12-12

    Series A round

    Series A funding round - 36m

  2. 2022-07-15

    Sui wallet release

    First release of official Sui wallet to public

  3. 2022-08-13

    Incentivised Testnet

    Launch of incentivized testnet program

  4. 2022-09-08

    Series B round

    Series B funding round - 300m

  5. 2023-04-15

    Community Access Programm

    Allowing early contributors to acquire $SUI at discount

  6. 2023-05-03

    Mainnet launch

    6% of total supply is injected into the market




Ecosystem Users.

Coin holders
They can delegate their coins to validators to participate in the Delegated Proof-of-Stake mechanism. Moreover, coin holders have governance rights over the protocol.
They use the platform to create and transfer digital assets or communicate with Dapps powered by smart contracts.
They carry out transaction processing and execution on the platform. The Sui network keeps its security features as long as two-thirds of the total stake is allotted to honest parties.