Decentralized governance has been part of the design of OpenSwap since day one and upon launch, a Governance Portal will be available to transparently govern the protocol. Upon launch, the OpenSwap team will serve as ‘Transparent Guardians’ utilizing the Governance Portal to carry out all key decisions on the protocol. To enable this to work, a defined pre-mint of 20,000,000 OSWAP tokens will be minted and immediately locked into the Governance contract to enable the OpenSwap team to carry out governance. None of these tokens will be in circulation nor serve any other purpose than to ensure an adequate stake to provide protocol governance. These initial tokens will be locked for at least 1 year to ensure enough time for the community to mature and take over governance.