6. ML Token

6.1. ML token #

The ML token serves a utility purpose in the ecosystem. 400,000,000 ML tokens are pre-mined and are either distributed in the market or locked, according to the token distribution table.

6.1.1. Staking #

The primary purposes of the ML token include paying for transaction fees and covering extra costs associated with specific transactions, such as token creation. Additionally, ML tokens enable users to stake and participate in the network as block producers, thereby earning block rewards through the consensus protocol.

Mintlayer’s consensus protocol relies on pools acting as block producers within the network. This approach allows users with any amount of ML to actively participate in the network and earn rewards. A pool must be established with a minimum of 40,000 ML tokens, equivalent to 0.01% of the total initial supply, as a pledge from the pool owner. However, any user can delegate their tokens to a pool to earn rewards later.

For the first 10 years of the network’s operation, each block produced will include a block reward. These rewards are paid in ML, with the specifics outlined in the following table:

Year after launch ML Per Block
1st 202 ML
2nd 151 ML
3rd 113 ML
4th 85 ML
5th 64 ML
6th 48 ML
7th 36 ML
8th 27 ML
9th 20 ML
10th 15 ML
.. 0 ML

6.1.2. Community Engagement #

Mintlayer is an open-source project. To encourage a community-driven protocol, the ML token allows its holders to express their opinion regarding the development of the network. Users can help prioritize roadmap events, suggest features, and more.

6.1.3. Ecosystem Tools #

ML tokens can be used to pay network fees as well as the token issuance fee that users pay when issuing a token on Mintlayer.

RBB LAB services can be bought using ML tokens:

  • Mintlayer smart contracts development
  • Security audit of Mintlayer smart-contracts
  • Software Engineering of decentralized application on Mintlayer

6.2. Token distribution #

Pool name Token Amount Pool Share Vesting Type
Pre-seed 2,500,000 0.62% 4
Seed 54,600,000 13.65% 2
Strategic sale - Long Vesting 52,000,000 13.00% 5
Strategic sale - Short Vesting 26,000,000 6.50% 2
Marketing and Listing 48,000,000 12.00% 1
Protocol Development 40,000,000 10.00% 4
Community Incentives 20,000,000 5.00% 3
Company Reserve 106,900,000 26.73% 5
Team & Advisors 50,000,000 12.50% 4

( pool share are rounded to 2 decimal places )

Vesting Types:

Type Unlock at TGE Unlock after TGE
1 12% 8% monthly over 11 months
2 10% 6% monthly over 15 months
3 10% 5% monthly over 18 months
4 0% 4 months locked, then unlocking 5% monthly over 20 months
5 0% 4 months locked, then unlocking 2% monthly over 10 months, then 4% over 20

The initial unlocked token supply is set to 15,820,000 ML at the Token Generation Event.

6.3. Roadmap #

View the roadmap on the main site

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