If you did any contracting work for BuildTeam in the past, you would have received compensation in BUILDTEAM tokens, which you could stake on Hive-Engine to receive both Steem and Hive discretionary rewards for the growth of BuildTeam services. The tokens could also be sold on the secondary market, the tokens were never sold to any investors and were always given as rewards for work done.
The last bear market was particularly brutal on BuildTeam products and we narrowed down our service office and mainly kept Dlease.io and Ginabot running when Hive forked from Steem and deprecated all other products that weren't economically viable to port across.
Dlease.io continued to drive returns for BuildTeam token holders for several years since inception and continues to do so, just enough to keep the services going and provide some returns for all parties.
However, the regulatory space is becoming very restrictive and tokens are once again under scrutiny, it won't be long before KYC/AML requirements will be imposed on projects that provide revenue streams to users, so we wish to get ahead of that curve and retire the BUILDTEAM token, which also will free up an administrative burden.
We however do not feel it would be right to just cease the token economic model abruptly and would like to do so honourably and gracefully, so we would like to offer all BuildTeam token holders the opportunity to have them bought back at a 0.20 USD valuation over time.
Currently, according to the BuildTeam staking spreadsheet, there are 110055.394 issued BUILDTEAM tokens with a valuation of 22,011.0788 USD at the aforementioned 0.20 USD buyback price.
Starting from the 1st October 2021, we will at the start of each month, put aside some of the Dlease (monthly in arrears) nett revenues that would usually be distributed, instead, towards discretional buyback purchase orders on the Hive-Engine market. We are targetting around $1000 per month in buyback orders, this could be more or less depending on market conditions, we will try for as much as we can to speed up the process. Purchase orders will continue until the total ~22K USD valuation has been placed as buyback orders on the market.
We also reserve the right to reduce or stop the buybacks should at any point the market or profits of this endeavour not support it, or any other unforeseen issue arises making it infeasible to carry out. This buyback is non-contractual and totally discretionary.
We hope the BuildTeam token holders have been satisfied with the ongoing and stable rewards they have been receiving over the years, the revenues to date alone would be adequate compensation however we feel the buyback initiative just wraps everything in a nice bow.
Dlease.io will continue on after the buybacks have been settled as long as it is feasible to remain operating.
Thank you again to our loyal token holders and fellow builders for your support to date, thanks for coming on the journey with us.