Permission-less Proof of Stake blockchain networks like MakeOS requires a native digital currency primarily for providing network security via staking.
A native currency is also used to incentivize network participants to provide compute resources that help the network perform its core functions consistently.
On Proof-of-work chains, they contribute to the security of the network by incentivizing network participant to compete to create new blocks which raises the mining difficulty and makes it expensive for attacks to occur frequently or be sustained.
MakeOS introduces a currency known as Latinum.
Latinum is one of two currencies on MakeOS. The other currency is Dilithium - The gas currency for paying protocol taxes and transaction fees.
Latinum is mined by burning Dilithium. Validators create Latinum when they burn Dilithium during block transaction processing. The amount of Latinum created by block is proportional to how much Dilithium was burned.
Latinum is a deflationary behaviour like Bitcoin. There will only ever be 700,000,000 (Seven Hundred Million) Latinums. At launch, there will be an initial supply of not more than 150,000,000 (One Fifty Million) allocated to the early team, investors and the community.
For paying network fees.
For providing network security via staking and delegating.
For incentivizing network participants.
For network and repository governance.
For stopping Dilithium decay via staking.
15% - Founders
10% - Core Contributors and Non-founding team.
20% - Strategic Partners.
15% - Ecosystem.
38.7% - Public Distribution.
1.3% - Ellcrys Contributors.
Note: Since MakeOS is the successor of the defunct Ellcrys project, 19,000,000 ELL distributed to Ellcrys investors & bounties participants will be reallocated proportionally to the initial supply of the MakeOS platform. Given that MakeOS initial supply is 90% less than the Ellcrys supply, a total of 1,900,000 Latinum will be allocated to Ellcrys investors, bounty and airdrop participants.