Frankos are created out of thin-air by an open-source computer mining system similar to a lottery, converting energy into a commodity similar to platinum.
I’ll now try to explain the key words here “lottery” and “platinum” as they relate to Franko mining.
“Lottery” meaning that your computer is basically trying to decipher a really big unique number before anyone else on the mining network does. Each time your computer gets the 64-byte string of numbers correct before anyone else, a new block is created and 0.25 FRK (currently) is awarded to the miner or pool (group of miners). But this isn’t a normal lottery. This lottery is millions of times more difficult than a normal lottery, thus why miners spend a lot money on new hardware for mining. Therefore, the faster your system can mine the higher probability you will be rewarded.
“Platinum” meaning only 11,235,813 Frankos will ever be created just as only X amount of platinum will ever be discovered on Earth. Thus, this form of payment tends to see an opposite affect of that which you are used to. Frankos become worth more as time goes on (finite supply) vs. traditional currencies today which lose more value as time goes on (infinite supply; central banks like Federal Reserve can print money at their discretion, and they do all the time).
So, would it make more sense to invest in a currency that is finite(limited) like Franko, or infinite(endless) like the US dollar?