# What is the treasury
The CUDOS treasury is a pot of tokens that are used to incentivise the network and help it grow. The treasury has two main sources of income: 20% of the CUDOS paid for transactions requested through the CUDOS smart contracts, and tokens that get slashed from participants due to malicious behaviour.
These tokens will be used mainly for:
- Staking rewards
- Development foundation
- Development grants
- Shared with developers of marketplace templates
This will help incentivise developers and the whole ecosystem. For instance, developers will be rewarded for creating apps for the CUDOS marketplace, for the CUDOS smart contracts to use.
Similarly, treasury funds will also be used to give developers and participants grants, in order to enable new functionality in the network, to improve it, to propose changes, etc.