# [−][src]Type Definition polymesh::service::Balance

type Balance = u128;

The balance of an account. 128-bits (or 38 significant decimal figures) will allow for 10m currency (10^7) at a resolution to all for one second's worth of an annualised 50% reward be paid to a unit holder (10^11 unit denomination), or 10^18 total atomic units, to grow at 50%/year for 51 years (10^9 multiplier) for an eventual total of 10^27 units (27 significant decimal figures). We round denomination to 10^12 (12 sdf), and leave the other redundancy at the upper end so that 32 bits may be multiplied with a balance in 128 bits without worrying about overflow.