# Mint

Only a mint can issue new digital assets.

A mint has a one-to-one relationship with both an issuer and a brand. So it can only mint new assets of that brand and is the only mint that can mint new assets of that brand.

# makeIssuerKit(allegedName, amountMathKind)

  • allegedName {String}
  • amountMathKind {MathKind}
  • Returns: {IssuerKit}

While not a method called on a mint, clearly it's important to know how to create a new mint. makeIssuerKit() returns a new issuer, mint, amountMath, and brand. See here for details.

# mint.getIssuer()

  • Returns: {Issuer}

Get the Issuer associated with this mint. From their creation, a mint is always in an unchangeable one-to-one relationship with an issuer.

const { issuer: quatloosIssuer, mint: quatloosMint } = makeIssuerKit('quatloos');
const quatloosMintIssuer = quatloosMint.getIssuer();

// returns true
issuer === quatloosMintIssuer;

# mint.mintPayment(newAmount)

  • newAmount {Amount}
  • Returns: {Payment}

Important: mint.mintPayment() is the only way to create new digital assets. There is no other way.

Create new digital assets of the mint's associated brand. From their creation, a mint is always in an unchangeable one-to-one relationship with a brand.

Returns a payment containing the newly minted assets.

const { issuer: quatloosIssuer, mint: quatloosMint
        amountMath: quatloosAmountMath } = makeIssuerKit('quatloos');

const quatloos1000 = quatloosAmountMath.make(1000);
// newPayment will have a balance of 1000 Quatloos
const newPayment = quatloosMint.mintPayment(quatloos1000);