Unlock Schedule is engineered first and foremost to ensure usage and liquidity
While it is impossible to predict the exact timing of the Ethos tokens unlocks due to the variability introduced by the Extended Airdrop, one possible scenario could be:
Unlock schedule is slower in order to incentivize self-custody instead of enriching a founding team or third-parties
An astute observer will note that in this situation, it will take about 3 years for half of the tokens to unlock, 5 years for 80% of the tokens to unlock, and approximately 10 years for the total token supply to unlock. This is a much slower unlock than tokens of blue-chip DeFi protocols such as 1inch, Euler, Curve, Lido, Uniswap, Mina, Ribbon, Compound, Aave, Yearn, Sushi, and so on. This is because the tokens here were designed to stimulate product usage, not enrich the founding team or third parties.