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Upcoming Mintlayer Milestones

2024 marks our most significant year yet, with the mainnet live, we're pushing forward with new technologies to open up Bitcoin to Decentralized Finance for all.

Mintlayer Use Cases Ecosystem
Bitcoin Atomic Swaps

Bitcoin Atomic-Swaps will enable DeFi on Bitcoin allowing Bitcoin holders to swap their real BTC to any dApp developed on Mintlayer Protocol. Unlocking swaps between BTC and any MLS asset Minted on Mintlayer.

Mintlayer Use Cases DeFI
Zk Thunder Network L3

Will be a superfast EVM compatible smart-contract execution layer 3 that will settle on Mintlayer

It combines with the robustness of Mintlayer L2 and boosts the usability of Bitcoin.

Mintlayer Use Cases Exchange DEX
RWA SaaS Platform - Testnet

Real World Asset (RWA) SaaS Platform running on Testnet for testing purposes. This platform will help institutions with a template to deploy tokenized RWA and assist with built in compliance services.



  • Q1

    Mintlayer DEX prototyping

  • Q2

    Implementation of UTXO and BLS on Substrate

  • Q3

    Testnet fullnode with basic PoS consensus

  • Q4

    Launch of “Von Neumann” Testnet


  • Q1

    New node codebase to replace Substrate started

  • Q2

    Mobile wallet version (Bitcoin enabled)

  • Q3

    Mobile wallet support for Bitcoin Lightning Network

  • Q4

    Library for the node database


  • Q1

    Token Generation Event

  • Q2

    Launch of “Lovelace“ testnet

    Fullnode release candidate for Linux, Windows, Mac

    MLS-01 and MLS-03 standards in testnet

  • Q3

    Public release of testnet

    DSA Consensus System v.0

  • Q4

    Testnet debugging and improvements

    Testnet Consensus upgrade


  • Q1

    Mainnet launch

    Wallet integration of ML and MLS tokens

  • Q2

    Hardware Wallet Support: Trezor and Ledger

    MLS01 and MLS03 on block explorer and Mojito

    Mojito Mobile with ML / MLS01 and MLS03 support

  • Q3

    Bitcoin Atomic Swaps - HTLC Contracts

    Same-Chain Atomic Swap Contracts

    MLS01 Token Factory - Simple Token Deployment Template

  • Q4

    RWA Saas Platform running on Testnet - Token Factory & Compliance Service

    ZkThunder Network - Testnet

In progress

2025 and beyond

Free gas market for transactions

Lightning Network Integration

ZkThunder Network mainnet

Roadmap Terms

Better understand the milestones in our roadmap with these simple explanations.

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Mintlayer Glossary Testnet

The testnet is test blockchain network that is used during testing and development. The testnet allows development teams to carry out tests without affecting the operation of the original network. Testnet coins do not have any monetary value.

Mintlayer Glossary MainNet

The mainnet - or main network - is a fully functioning blockchain that has been tested, developed, and deployed. It is running on its own network with its own technology and protocol. In the mainnet, all transactions are actively being broadcasted, verified, and recorded on a digital public ledger.

Mintlayer Glossary Atomic Swap
Atomic Swap

An atomic swap is an exchange of cryptocurrencies from different blockchains. The swap is conducted between two entities without a third party’s involvement, with no centralized intermediaries like regulated exchanges, and gives token owners total control.

Mintlayer Glossary Lightning Network
Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is a payment protocol that is layered on top of Bitcoin. It allows users to make or receive payments from each other. Transactions processed through the Lightning Network are faster, less costly, and confirmed more quickly than those on the standard Bitcoin blockchain.

Mintlayer powers
the next evolution of Bitcoin.

Mintlayer Glossary DSA Consensus
DSA Consensus

Dynamic Slot Allotment, or DSA, is Mintlayer’s Proof of Stake consensus protocol used to ensure all nodes on the network agree on the state of the blockchain.

Mintlayer Glossary Node

A node is a device or devices that hold a copy of the distributed ledger that is the main foundation of blockchain. They are communication points with the purpose of verifying the validity of each succeeding batch of network transactions called blocks.