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ML Market Stats

  • Price $0.27492
  • 1H Change +0.14%
  • 24H Change -6.6%
  • 7 Day Change -1.84%
  • 30 Day Change -21.91%
  • 1 Year Change +200.52%
  • All-Time High $0.98884
  • % From ATH -72.21%
  • ATH Date Jan 11, 2024

Mintlayer Info

Mintlayer is a Layer 2 solution that enhances the Bitcoin blockchain by introducing capabilities for decentralized finance (DeFi), smart contracts, atomic swaps, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized applications (dApps). It functions as a secondary chain alongside Bitcoin, aiming to expand Bitcoin’s utility by incorporating DeFi elements directly within its infrastructure.

The architecture of Mintlayer is strategically built to ensure seamless interaction with Bitcoin, leveraging a unique approach that differs from conventional account-based systems. It operates on the Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) model and incorporates modern cryptographic techniques, such as the Schnorr signature scheme and Bech32 addressing format. Importantly, Mintlayer is not Turing complete, indicating a focused approach to functionality and security.

Mintlayer distinguishes itself by facilitating direct swaps of Bitcoin for other assets created on its platform, without the need for middlemen or the use of proxy tokens like wrapped or federated tokens. This capability for direct atomic swaps is a significant advancement, providing a platform where Bitcoin can directly engage with various financial instruments without the usual risks associated with intermediaries.

On the decentralization front, Mintlayer has optimized its node operation to be extremely resource-efficient, allowing for broad participation. The system is designed so that even basic computing hardware, such as a standard desktop or a low-cost Raspberry Pi, can contribute to the network. This inclusivity significantly lowers the entry barriers, promoting a more decentralized and robust network. The practicality of running a node on affordable devices like a Raspberry Pi, as demonstrated by the main pool’s operations, underscores Mintlayer’s commitment to accessibility and network health.

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