So no, we are not just giving out tokens for free for trading, that would not be very fair for our investors who bought tokens. I think it is easier to think of it as a market making reward, Neuron just addressed this in our chat so I am going to post his answer for everyone:
Neuron, [30.07.18 16:14]
but the plan is to make a fully decentralized path towards DAO autonomy.
At first, we are going to enable small fees that we will collect as funds for development, and give people SATURN tokens in exchange for paid fees.
The token holders will be able to stake their votes for Saturn Protocol decentralization (aka going full DAO mode). Once enough SATURN token holders vote, the DAO will activate itself and all the newly collected fees will start going into DAO treasury account.
You can think that it’s a sort of ICO where by trading on the exchange, you receive voting rights. As soon as enough people vote to take control from founders and assume full control as a DAO - it’s going to happen.
I think this is also a good path for attracting institutional capital. They might not be comfortable investing in Neuron & company, but when the path to investment is completely decentralized they won’t have a chance to say no to this opportunity of a lifetime to invest in the decentralized exchange with decentralized ownership.