Allocation is a word that is commonly used in the context of managing crypto holdings. Crypto asset allocation, for example, is the process of allocating a portion of your portfolio between Bitcoin and a mix of altcoins.

To ensure the long-term success of a business model in the blockchain world, crypto ventures must decide on the distribution of the token and their budget, which often includes marketing, software development, and operational expenses. There are treasuries and foundations for many blockchain projects, each with its own token. It's also common for blockchain companies to provide early team members with a certain proportion of tokens with the restriction that they can't sell them for a set length of time. If a team has an organization or a foundation that is in charge of money/funds, it may opt to set aside money for a token treasury that may be utilized how the team or community sees appropriate.

Investors have the option of receiving allocations in several rounds of investment. Private sale rounds may benefit early investors because companies typically designate a significant number of tokens to this auction as a favour for their initial contributions. In this case, each of these investors would receive a portion of the total amount offered in that round of sales.

Before the beginning of the sale, team members working on a certain currency, protocol, or project may be rewarded with a specified proportion or number of tokens. These allocations might, for example, be phased out over time according to a predetermined timetable or distributed all at once on a single day, such as the token production event.