The cost of mining & A5T

The vast majority of A5T are to be ‘mined’ by traders on Alpha5. So how do we estimate what the cost of mining will be? After all, this may affect market behaviour and pricing. There are 2 components to consider when thinking about the cost of mining: 1. Cost of acquiring A5T (in the distribution) 2. Cost of ‘unlocking A5T’ Let’s go step-by-step! Starting March 1st, Alpha5 will distribute tokens as per the emission schedule (A5T Whitepaper). This means on Day 1, 88,888 A5T will be distributed to those that pay trading fees on that day on a pro-rata basis.