Business model

Matera generates revenue from two sources:
  • Protocol fees from smart contract interactions such as asset verification and monetization. These fees are captured in Matera Treasury in ETH, Stablecoin, or MATR.
  • Layer 2 processing fees. These fees are captured exclusively in MATR.
The majority of the fees will be distributed back to asset and MATR token holders. The following table lists events and fees charged by Matera:
Fees charged
Asset verification fee
To verify assets, creators pay a fee based on asset complexity and size. The fee is charged in ETH, Stablecoin, or MATR.
Asset tokenization fee
On tokenization event, 5% of the total supply of Asset tokens is sent to Matera Treasury. Matera therefore indexes a small supply of all asset tokens and benefits from the growth of all assets.
Reward claim fee
When initiating reward claims, users pay a small % of the reward amount as a fee, charged in MATR. If the user doesn’t have MATR, it will be converted from his ETH balance at market value.
In-experience transaction fee
When paying for items in-game, a % of the transaction value is charged as a fee in the currency of the payment (ETH, Stablecoin, or MATR)
Royalties fee
When selling Asset NFTs on the secondary market, creators get royalties. A small % of royalties is captured as a fee and sent to the Matera Treasury.
Layer 2 transaction processing fees
Fees charged in MATR for processing asset-related transactions on the Matera L2 network such as minting, transfers, and other transactions. The fees will vary based on the type of transaction.
The exact percentage of fees will be modeled and agreed on during the development and validation phase of the protocol and are subject to change.