MintCoin is a new Proof of Work (POW) / Proof of Stake (POW) hybrid cryptocurrency coin. It's objective is to become the next innovative, secure, and energy efficient cryptocoin in the market. MintCoin is distributed using a fast POW distribution mechanism, and after 5 weeks, it becomes a pure POS coin. This makes the coin completely energy efficient in order to sustain itself, not having to depend on resource intensive mining rigs. MintCoin now runs on 100% Proof-of-Stake to secure the network. After the year 2016, stakers will receive a fixed 5% indefinitely as reward for securing the network. PoS variable interests: - 1st year: 20% - 2nd year: 15% - 3rd year: 10% - 4th and subsequent years: 5% MintCoin is often compared with its close counterpart - Peercoin and NXT.