Overview
Shard is a global, decentralized and interoperable cryptocurrency, utility token and governance token. Building the future of decentralized finance and improving digital asset accessibility, decentralization and interoperability. Providing everyone with the opportunity to benefit from blockchain technology and participate in an open and collaborative community, guiding the ecosystem towards the future in an effort to decentralize the world!
Shard is used to govern Shard and the Infinity Protocols. Additionally Shard is the native coin across a range of platforms and protocols, providing access to a wide range of benefits, governance, rewards, incentives, discounts, burns and many other use cases.
Shard is a cross-chain cryptocurrency that is currently accessible to anyone on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, with plans to extend to other blockchains in the future. Shard is also used as an incentive to ensure the continuous growth of the Infinity ecosystem and community.
Shard: the future of decentralized finance
We strive, together with the community, to revolutionize the cryptocurrency experience. Allowing users easy access and usability, bringing Shard and decentralized finance to the mainstream for mass adoption and utility in daily life, across a range of innovative platforms and protocols for all of humanity!

Shard History

Shard was originally launched in 2018 as its own fully functional, decentralized and fast transaction blockchain for low-cost payments and utility.
At launch, Shard utilized the proof of work (POW) and proof of stake (POS) consensus, allowing for a fair launch via mining. In the beginning, Shard had a hard cap of 900,000,000 million, this was however reduced to 210,000,000 million after consultation with the Shard community and a vote in agreement to reduce the hard cap maximum supply.
Since its inception, the direction of Shard has been continuously influenced by the community. One of the most impactful topics discussed thus far, was whether to swap Shard from its native chain to become a token residing on another chain (e.g, Ethereum or Binance Smart Chain). After a consultation with the community on the future of Shard (March 2021) and following voting, the community decided for Shard to become a native ETH (ERC-20) token and be bridged to BSC. It was collectively decided that this would provide more opportunity for growth, and better enable Shard to become a fully decentralized governed digital currency "DAO" and utility token.
This decision has allowed for Shard to become a decentralized and self-governed token, as well as the governance token for the Infinity Protocol. As an ETH & BSC token, the new supply has changed from being historically minted via Proof-of-Stake rewards for securing the blockchain. Shard tokens are instead distributed via rewards to liquidity providers, staking rewards, grant applicants, incentives and multiple other methods that the community may vote on, using the Shard community governed treasury to bring long term adoption, growth and incentives to the ecosystem.
Furthermore, as a native ERC-20 token, Shard benefits from the decentralized security of the Ethereum chain. As well as being able to benefit from the existing rich infrastructure of supporting users, exchanges, wallets and bridges for Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, with additional chains available to expand to in the future.
Shard can be bridged to any EVM compatible chain, as has already been achieved with BSC. This allows Shard to interact with Infinity Crypto and the Infinity Protocol, which have been initially launched on BSC before releasing on Ethereum. With future plans for bridging to other chains such as Polkadot and Polygon.
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