A token to unlock the potential of OSS
TEA is a cryptographic token that governs access to the tea Protocol and the way value is distributed and shared amongst OSS projects, developers, and community members interacting with the tea Protocol.
TEA has a unique blend of characteristics that catalyze demand and strengthen its essentiality. As an infrastructure for OSS projects, TEA is required to register and support software projects and pay gas fees for transfers and protocol activity. As an application to improve the resilience of OSS, vulnerability reporters must stake TEA to submit vulnerability reports & earn bounties.
TEA will serve as a universal primitive for a decentralized marketplace for the OSS ecosystem, facilitating full composability regardless of a project’s package manager, dependencies, and dependents. In this sense, TEA will allow developers to capture the value they create with fair incentives for their contributions.