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What is the meaning of Linear Vesting?

Linear vesting is a form of vesting schedule, and it defines when will you be the owner of all the shares promised to you (in more specific terms, when will all your shares be vested). In Linear Vesting, the same amount of stocks are vested periodically. For example: if the vesting scheme runs for 4 years and is issued yearly the employees/founder(s) receive 25% of shares every year. The same logic applies to monthly or daily linear vesting schedules.


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