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The mission of the Blockzero DeFi Accelerator is to educate, incentivize and onboard the next 1,000,000 users into the world of decentralized finance.






Focused on quality of users, Blockzero has a community of over 7800 passionate DeFi users from around the world that we call Citizens.


Total Assets Managed

Blockzero Labs currently has over $50,000,000 in total assets managed by our Citizens.


Program Partners

The DeFi Accelerator is made possible by the collective collaborative efforts of our Program Partners.

When a project joins the Blockzero DeFi Accelerator, there are three primary goals the project can choose from.


Education is the core building block of mainstream adoption. We help users learn about projects through explainer videos, walk-through tutorials, and interactive AMAs.


We believe the best way to engage new users with new projects is through strategic, mutually-aligned, and hyper-targeted token reward opportunities.


With the proper education and incentives in place, projects are able to efficiently onboard new users into their ecosystems to meet specific growth KPIs

Here are just a few examples of what is possible through the Blockzero Accelerator.

Explainer Videos

Blockzero Labs can create customized educational content and walk-through tutorials to help users learn about how a project works and why they may want to use it.

Interactive Interviews

Blockzero Labs can facilitate interviews on the Around the Block Video/Podcast series that is hosted by Lea Thompson. ATB guests include Stani Kulechov (Aave), Nick Johnson (ENS Domains), Robert Leshner (Compound), Paul Berg (Sablier/Mainframe), and many more!

Mass Blasts

Any content or interviews created could be distributed to potential users through our highly engaged email, SMS, and social channels.

  • 7,000+ Email List
  • 1,200+ SMS List
  • 15,000+ Social Following

Token Awareness

Blockzero Labs can feature projects with native tokens as a primary asset on the Flashstake Dapp. As Blockzero’s flagship protocol, Flashstake reached over $10M in TVL and $3M volume within six weeks post launch.


KPI Campaigns

Blockzero Labs can help onboard Citizens into protocols and projects by rewarding individuals for completing specific tasks. Some examples include:

  • Liquidity Providers: LPs must provide at least $1000 worth of liquidity for 50 days
  • Borrowers/Lenders: Must lend or borrow at least $500 worth of capital for 25 days
  • Developers: Through a digital hackathon, developer must build a proof-of-concept that integrates your specific protocol

These are just examples – your campaign can be personalized to meet your specific needs and requirements!

Onboarding Incentives

To facilitate and incentivize engagement for these campaigns, Blockzero Labs would donate $10,000 to $250,000 $XIO tokens to any project that is accepted into the Accelerator. The $XIO token is the primary governance token of Blockzero and has over $4,000,000 worth of liquidity on Uniswap.


In return, projects accepted into the Accelerator are expected to offer $10,000 to $250,000 tokens to Project Partners and the Blockzero Index.

To ensure that assets are securely locked and incentivizing Blockzero Citizens to support projects/protocols for many years to come, the Blockzero Index utilizes a deflationary distribution model. The only way to remove tokens from the Index is by burning $XIO tokens.

Blockzero Labs is powered by over 18 core Citizens from all over the world.

The World’s First Flashstaking Token is Born

The World's First Flashstaking Token Is Born

The $FLASH token contract was deployed at 3 pm UTC.
The contract is: 0xB4467E8D621105312a914F1D42f10770C0Ffe3c8
You can view the contract here:

At 3:41 pm UTC, the Foundation claimed 500,000 $FLASH that was to be used for initial liquidity.
You can view this transaction here:

At 4:00pm UTC, a $62,800 $FLASH uniswap liquidity pool was created using 50 ETH +97,808 FLASH.
The initial price was set at $0.315 which gave it an initial market cap of $31,500.
You can view the Uniswap pool here:

This liquidity will stay in the Uniswap protocol for a minimum of 3 months with possible liquidity mining rewards in the future.

At 4:12pm UTC, the unused $FLASH (400,000) was burned. You can view this transaction at

While the token has been created, the FLASH protocol, FLASH claims, and Flashstaking dApp will not be deployed until New Years day.

To learn more about $FLASH, you can go here (the website will be updated next week with more information):

Early LP Program Is Open

***Editors Note – The Flashstake dApp is now live! Click here to start pooling***

To ensure a healthy amount of liquidity is in the FLASH protocol for New Years launch, the XIO Foundation is offering early LPs a chance to add any tokens they want to the protocol. If you would like more information on how to participate and reserve your spot as an Early LP, go here:

Why would you want to be an early LP?

LP’s of the protocol provide FLASH + (Any ERC) they want to the protocol. In doing so, just like on Uniswap, LPs earn fees for every single transaction that is made.

However, unlike the 0.3% fee that Uniswap provides, FLASH LPs can earn up to 10% of every Stake or Swap on the protocol. The fee is calculated by taking the FPY and dividing it by 5.

To better understand the FPY (FLASH Percentage Yield), you can view this document.

With so many eyeballs on the New Years mainnet launch, we believe becoming an Early LP can provide a great chance to support the protocol get off the ground while capturing many of the early fees available. If you have any questions, please join us on telegram at

If you are just learning about FLASH or XIO, welcome! XIO (soon to be Blockzero) is a blockchain token studio. We think of, create, and launch tokens into the decentralized world. If you want to join us, start by becoming an XIO Citizen.

For a quick download to catch you up to speed, be sure to read our XIO in 5 explainer blog.

$5000 XIO Token Studio Ideas Tournament

Tournament Overview

Do you have what it takes to think of the next viral token idea?

We are giving away $5000 to XIO Citizens who help come up with unique, innovative, and unorthodox token ideas. Each participant will submit their “Token Idea” to the XIO Social Forum for entry.

After submitting, eight members of the XIO Foundation will vote on which ideas are best. The Top Four token ideas (possibly eight, depending on the quality of entries) will earn entrance into the official Token Idea Tournament starting December 13th. There will then be a Two Round Tournament (possibly Three Round) bracket to see who comes out on top.

Round One: 1 vs. 4 Seed
Round One: 2 vs. 3 Seed
Round Two: Winners of Round One

XIO Citizens will then use their tokens on our official Snapshot Page to vote which Token Idea they like more. The person who wins 1st place will receive $3000 + be included in the official XIO Token Reveal on December 22nd for a chance to be one of the tokens we launch in 2021.



1st Place = $3000
2nd Place = $1500
3rd + 4th Place = $250


  • Applications start December 8th.
  • Deadline is December 12th.
  • Voting begins December 13th.
  • Winner announced December 22nd.

Voting Criteria

  • Uniqueness – Is this idea creative and new or has it been done before? The more unique and original, the higher the score.
  • Clarity – Is your proposal clear and easy to follow? From beginning to end, is it structured in a cohesive manner? The more clear, the higher the score.
  • Feasibility – While we love great ideas, we need to know what you’re presenting on is feasible. Any supporting statements that can help articulate the feasibilty of your idea, the higher the score.
  • Passion – Ideas are cool, but are you passionate about what you’re presenting? Submitting your idea with a video of you introducing yourself, explaining the idea, and painting the vision is incredibly powerful.
  • Impact – Is your idea solving a real problem in the industry? If we build it, will it positively impact the industry? How? The better you explain this, the higher the score.
  • Simplicity – The less complex the better. An idea doesn’t need to have a massive system to be efficient. Let’s start simple, and go from there.

The Judges

There will be eight individuals from the XIO Foundation that will give each of the above criteria a score from 0 to 3. The total score will be tallied and divided by six to give your token an XIO Token Score. These are the individuals who will be judging the tokens.

9 Days of XIO Christmas Calendar + Livestream AMA

$XIO Christmas Calendar

💡Dec 8: $5k Token Tournament
🕹Dec 10: $100k Comp Rd 4
💸Dec 10: XLP + XSI Distro
📸Dec 11: Daily Flashshots
🤯Dec 15: Rebrand Proposal
🕹Dec 18: $100k Comp Rd 5
👀Dec 22: 2021 Tokens Revealed
🎄Dec 25: Special Announcement
⚡️ Jan 1: $FLASH Mainnet

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Mainnet Launch Proposal: $FLASH to the Future + $XIO Token Studio + New Years Flashshot

Today, the XIO Foundation is submitting our official mainnet launch proposal to the community:

Use $FLASH as the fundamental flashstaking token while elevating $XIO to be the primary staking, community, and token studio asset of the network.

The remainder of this proposal will outline a brief history of XIO, why we believe the future of flashstaking is $FLASH, what the proposed tokenomics are, and how the $XIO token would fuel crypto’s first ever token studio.


Since day one, the core mission of XIO has been the same: Launch ideas into the decentralized world.

As time passed and as we continued to listen to our community, the path to achieving this mission has become an adventurous road of exploration and experimentation.


Era One | The Incubator

The first concept to achieve our mission was to create an incubator for blockchain startups. We envisioned a model similar to that of YCombinator. Crypto projects would bring their ideas to us and we would provide them with the community, resources, and capital to grow.

Our first pilot of this incubator model was incredibly well received as over 2,000,000 XIO tokens and 1000 XIO Citizens joined in on the incubator. Although we received over 75 startup applications to the XIO Incubator, we kept coming to the same realizations. The model couldn’t scale. It needed to be automated.

As we began tinkering with ways to automate the XIO Incubator, several internal development breakthroughs began to happen. One concept in particular caught the imagination of our community and thousands of new individuals around the industry: flashstaking


Era Two | The Flashstaking Protocol

Similar to flashloans where anyone can borrow any amount of capital as long as they pay it back within one ethereum transaction, flashstaking works in a similar way. However, instead of borrowing money, you stake capital for a predetermined amount of time and earn the entire reward. 

Instant, upfront, all in one ethereum transaction. 



When your stake duration is completed, you can unstake and retain 100% of your original capital. We believe this innovation can be a crucial building block that provides startups with the needed resources to get off the ground.

$FLASH to the Future

So why use $FLASH as the flashstaking token and not $XIO? This is a very fair question and one we have not taken lightly during our research. We have identified eight primary benefits to using $FLASH as the flashstaking token while reserving $XIO to be the primary staking, startup, and token distribution mechanism of the network.


1 | Value Independence

Startups are hard. Most of them fail. Especially when you’re trying to do something that has never been done before. 

To us, XIO is more than flashstaking. XIO is a community, and one we have put an endless amount of energy into building. Over the last year, we have slowly connected and collaborated with some of the highest quality crypto connoisseurs from all around the world. 

As flashstaking was born directly out of the minds of our Citizens, it showed the power of crowdsourcing ideas at scale. We believe our community will be the inspiration of many more ideas to come. 

Using $FLASH the primary flashstaking token allows us to separate the value proposition for $XIO to be independent of the success or failure of an experimental protocol. 


2 | Simplified Token Architecture

As we began building out the flashstaking features, the entire architecture began to get extremely complex and strayed away from what we value most: simplicity. With each new problem we wanted to fix, the XIO flashstaking protocol began to get clunky and vulnerable to feature creep.

Creating a flashstaking specific token allows us to extrapolate the complexities of the protocol and let it focus on doing one thing better than anyone else: flashstaking.


3 | Expedite Development Timeline

While new protocols are always under attack from potential hackers, rarely does a new protocol launch with $2M+ behind it.

Given the new protocol is experimenting with a never before built technology and an internal mint/burn functionality, it became clear that the $2M+ XIO Liquidity Pool (XLP) would be given an extraordinary amount of attention from bad actors on day one. 

To protect the protocol while getting to market with flashstaking before anyone else, we felt using $FLASH as the original flashstaking token would expedite the launch to mainnet and help provide additional security/peace of mind to the members of the XLP.


4 | Mainstream Branding 

Although many Citizens have become extremely integrated and comfortable with the XIO brand, the naming does not have much inherent connection to flashstaking. 

We believe to dominate the flashstaking market, we need to be first of mind and first to rank on google when people search for us. For this reason, $FLASH allows us to immediately resonate and connect with new/future token holders while increasing our chances to optimize SEO and rank on google for decades to come.

To jumpstart the creative process, we have developed two conceptual branding designs for $FLASH. 


5 | Defensibility + Composability

Much like when we created the world’s first deflationary currency, we expect and anticipate many people to copy our token design. Rather than fighting it, we have created $FLASH in a way that any other flashstaking concepts or ideas can build on it.

With the $FLASH token design, anyone who believes they can create a better flashstaking mechanism can plug their smart contract logic into our protocol. For example, the very complex “v3” token architecture and blackpaper design we previously released now sits on top of the $FLASH protocol instead of inside it.

Similar to the YFI model, if people choose to use an externally created smart contract design, the creator of this smart contract can take a fee when people use their design.

This moves $FLASH away from competing with others projects to providing the core protocol for inspired individuals to build on.

6 | Four Times the Ownership

With XIO, there are several programs needed to sustain the day-to-day operations and growth of the Network. With $FLASH, however, the reserve funds we control as the Foundation (XLP, XFO, XSI) and Founders will not claim any $FLASH. 

This means there will likely be less than 25M $FLASH, giving Citizens 4x the amount of ownership.

7 | Aligned Incentives with Founders

Rather than reserving any tokens for the team, the only way for the Foundation to earn any $FLASH is through the staking activity of the protocol. When any person stakes $FLASH, a portion of the stake will be “matched” and sent to a wallet controlled by the XIO Foundation.

We believe this model 100% aligns the incentives, motivations, and economic opportunities of the Citizens and the creators. We don’t succeed unless the protocol does.


8 | Flashminting

While flashstaking allows you to earn instant upfront yield on your crypto, flashminting allows you to mint an infinite amount of $FLASH as long as you burn an equal amount in the same ethereum block transaction.

Flash Tokenomics

Using $FLASH as the primary flashstaking token gave us the safest, fastest, and easiest transition for the protocol.

Instead of migrating your XIO, we are proposing a flashshot taken on December 31st of all existing XIO holders. Based on how much a Citizen has in their wallet, they will be able to redeem an equal amount of $FLASH at a 1:1 ratio.


  • Mainnet Token | $FLASH
  • Flashshot Date | December 31st
  • Dapp Launch | January 1st
  • Liquidity Mining | January 1st
  • XIO:FLASH Claim Ratio | 1:1
  • Initial Liquidity Pool | $100,000
  • Initial Price | Same as $XIO
  • Estimated Token Supply | < 25M

If you have funds in the XLP, you do not need to move these. In fact, if you keep your tokens in the XLP, you will automatically begin liquidity mining the next token that comes through the token studio starting January 1st.

The snapshot will take into consideration how many XIO are in your UNI-v2 token at the time of the snapshot. A follow up article will be released with a step-by-step walkthrough on how to claim your $FLASH. What we can tell you is it will be as easy as the $UNI claim system was. One click claims!

While we have intentionally never requested listing on a centralized exchange, it is possible you may have tokens on a centralized wallet like Hotbit or ParJar. The most important thing to know right now is you need to get your $XIO off any centralized exchanges.

Only wallets with $XIO at the time of snapshot will be able to claim XIO. If you don’t control your wallet, you can’t claim $FLASH.

The Future of $XIO: Token Studio

Over the last year, we have built one of the highest quality, most engaged, and extremely curious communities in crypto. We continue to rediscover how many people in the industry are as fascinated as we were to explore new concepts and token architectures.

At the core of XIO, we like to explore. We like to try and do things that have never been done before. We love building things that other people don’t think to be possible. We love showing the world new visions of reality.

This is what gets us out of bed in the morning. It is in our DNA.

In addition to the upcoming release of $FLASH, the last few months of recruiting new team members and building out the protocol has shown us how much overwhelming opportunity there is in this extremely early industry. 

Endless problems to be solved. Infinite ideas to be explored. Massive markets to be dominated.

In a progressive movement to put the community first, incentivize a natural state of curiosity, and encourage a culture of experimentation, $XIO will remain the primary token of the XIO Network and fuel blockchain’s first ever token studio.


What is a Token Studio?

From logo to launch, our mission is to explore and build experimental tokens with our community. For providing feedback, liquidity and marketing support – we give 100% of any tokens we develop away to the XIO Citizens who help bring them to life.

In short, this means if you hold $XIO, you will receive 100% of all future tokens we develop through the XIO Network. A list of the current tokens we are exploring will be listed later.


Incubator vs. Token Studio

As opposed to a traditional incubator model where the creative process and idea stage is outsourced to existing startup, the token studio allows us to build and launch projects from within our own community. Instead of only earning a small portion from a startup, we retain 100% of the tokens and give them away to our Citizens.



Launch Process

One of the reasons it has taken us a year to build XIO is the unforgiving nature of immutable code and fear of failure. The token studio model allows us to explore and iterate on new ideas at an exponentially faster pace than before.  To help us accomplish our mission, we follow this four step process.


Step One: Explore.

Is this an idea worth exploring? Does it give us goosebumps to think about? Has anyone done this before or are we just reinventing the wheel? Does this have the chance to make an impact on the world? If no, we don’t explore it. If yes, we start building immediately.


Step Two: Build.

If we believe the idea is worth exploring, our first step is to build a Minimal Viable Token. In other words, what is the simplest token architecture and application we can build to test the viability of the idea? XIO is built on rapid prototyping and interaction. If it takes more than three months, we don’t build it.


Step Three: Launch. 

After we explore the idea and we build the MVT, we need to launch it and test the demand for the solution. On launch day, we create a $50,000+ liquidity pool using $XIO/$ALT and give the newly created tokens away for free to our XIO Citizens.


Step Four: Scale.

If there is clear evidence that the product has no interest, we stop building entirely. If there is, however, evidence that the idea is gaining interest from the community, we recruit and compensate a token founder to lead the project further. 


More information on our Token Founder Program below.

Token Studio Nominees

While $FLASH is the first token we are going to release through the token studio, we have several experimental tokens in our pipeline set to be distributed exclusively to $XIO holders.

Here are just a few of the current token models and ideas in the Explore stage of the token studio that are set to be released in the coming months.

All of these names and logos are yet to be decided. To join us in the discussion on which token to launch first and how to brand it, join us here in the XSI Forum.

On the day that $FLASH is released, we will announce the next token to come out of the XIO token studio. Immediately, Citizens will be able to stake their XIO + XLP assets and begin earning rights to the next token.

For the following months after $FLASH is launched, we will observe the interest from the market and provide the necessary liquidity, development, and marketing as needed.

Token Founders Program

Zachary Dash, the founder of XIO, is not a developer by trade. We believe there are endless amounts of smart, passionate, and talented Citizens in our community who may not be programmers, but have the ability and lead crypto projects.

To help us scale multiple projects into existence at the same time, we need to scale our talent of founders. The Token Founders Program is an initiative to find and appoint talented Citizens from our community to lead projects of their own.

If appointed, creative and strategic decision making will be given to the chosen founder.

To get involved with the conversation and help us make important decisions before launch, please join the XSI Forum and provide feedback. We are looking for SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of the given $FLASH launch proposal.

We are XIO.

For anyone uncertain of our commitment or focus to the XIO token, we would like to remind our Citizens that the entire operational ability of the Foundation and economic activity for our founders is still 100% in the $XIO token itself. 

Without $XIO and without the $2M+ liquidity pool, future development will not be possible. Maintaining this asset in a sustainable manner is our priority above anything else.

$XIO is and will always be the primary token of the XIO Network.

  • We are a community of entrepreneurs, innovators, and problem solvers from all over the world.
  • We build and launch experimental tokens and protocols into the decentralized world.
  • We believe innovation is born out of the consistent collaboration of positive people from all over the world.
  • We believe opportunity is discovered through the rapid experimentation and exploration of unorthodox ideas.
  • We believe in building passionate communities at scale. 

We are XIO, the industry’s first token studio.

How to Incentivize Crypto Communities at Scale | Jörno Joins XIO as Head of Social

More than six months ago, we launched the XIO Social Initiative (XSI) as a way to reinvest in our amazing community. Since launch, over $500,000 of rewards have been paid to Citizens for providing much needed feedback, insight, and engagement to our development process.

Today, we are welcoming the new leader of the XSI program, Jörno, to help us restructure and re-imagine our social initiatives. There will be four changes that will be implemented effective immediately (October 15th, 2020).

0:02 Who is Jörno?
3:10 Why did Jörno want to get involved with XIO
6:00 What is Jörno’s background with psychology?
10:21 What items about XSI is Jörno most passionate about changing?
16:00 More Ways to Earn with Sponsored Posts
22:52 Different Hashtags for Different Goals
33:13 Adjusted Snapshot Timeline
35:30 Clear Grading System and Expectations
37:48 The future of XSI
41:00 Closing remarks

For those that have been involved with XIO, you definitely recognize Jörno, an always consistent voice of perspective with the community and telegram group.

With over 10 years of higher level education in social and organizational psychology, it came as no surprise as to why he was consistently a top ranker within the XSI Leaderboard. While Jörno could have just focused on himself and how to protect his 10% per month earnings, he began to think of ways to step up and give back to XIO.

Two months ago, Jorno noticed a need for a central hub of communication and led the creation of the XSI Forum. Given his experience of designing/organizing team buildings and learning workshops of different kinds, his background in work and organizational psychology and noticing his passion for all things around XIO Social, today we are officially appointing Jorno as the Head of XSI and bringing him on-board the XIO Council.

His responsibilities will include:
– Overseeing all grading of XSI Credits
– Strategic positioning to help scale the XSI
– Help plan and create XSI discussions (moderate and facilitate these where needed)
– Assist with evaluating selected discussions and providing feedback to the community
– Focus on further development of the forum

If you want an in detail breakdown of Jörno’s updates to XSI, head over to the XIO Social Forum and earn some XIO Credits:…

You can also earn XSI Credits by liking and commenting #XIOfeedback on this video or on twitter directly.