The Collator Pool is distributed to active Collator Nodes. Each active collator is distributed an equal share of EFI every block.
Collator pool tokens are divided into a portion for the node and a portion for stakers. Collator nodes will need to spend approximately $1000 per month on sufficient hardware and networking, and will need to adjust their EFI earnings to be sufficiently compensated for their operational costs.
The Community Pool allows the Efinity community to distribute EFI to projects that benefit the ecosystem.
Using the governance process, the community may propose and vote on grants that transfer EFI to the chosen project. Grants are vested using the Scheduler module and subsequent governance may also reverse a treasury grant.
The Community pool will start off with 2.5% of EFI tokens and will be replenished with 10% of the EFI transferred to pools by the network thereafter.
Price Discovery Pool
The price discovery process is designed to create unprecedented network effects for NFT transactions. Bid orders that facilitate price discovery of NFTs will receive EFI tokens from this pool (and fees related to the token) until the order is filled or beaten by a higher bid.
This creates an incentive for users to price every asset and initiate transactions on the network. As long as the top bid remains valid, the offering party will be compensated for this service.
This dynamic encourages people to discover the current base price for non-fungible tokens (that are otherwise very difficult to price), based on the Ask Orders and Bid Orders on the network. This price discovery functionality is expected to be further developed by third party apps and interfaces.
Fuel Tank Pool
The Fuel Tank pool provides a replenishing source of EFI that may only be used for paying transaction fees.
Fuel tanks will slowly increase their access to a share of this pool by performing non-smart-contract transactions over a period of time.
Since fuel tanks cannot be withdrawn from, the pool is solely used for subsidizing transaction fees for active projects.