Let's apply another constant to our crypto model. We have spoken about the entire mass of the universe being a constant. However, we can look deeper. The mass we're talking about in physics is called baryonic matter. There is a problem in physics called baryon asymmetry. This describes the imbalance between matter and anti-matter in the universe. The Big Bang should have produced equal amounts of both matter and anti-matter, yet this is not what is observed. There is a massive imbalance as it seems the majority of the observable universe is comprised mainly of matter. Several competing hypotheses try to explain this asymmetry.
Nevertheless, anti-matter appears in tiny amounts after nuclear reactions and some high-energy interactions. Anti-matter is routinely used in medicine, microelectronics, sensors, etc. For instance, PET – Positron Emission Tomography – has been used in oncology, neurology, cardiology, etc. for quite a long time (since 1974).
When anti-matter interacts with matter both disappear completely – the particles annihilate and release massive amounts of energy. This only happens where the mass-saving law breaks, as in all other interactions the mass stays unchanged no matter what happens. So, burning a block of wood only transforms the matter from one form to another. The wood's exact mass would be converted to charcoal, soot, gases, and other particulates.
Annihilation, in turn, is the type of reaction with the largest energy release in the universe. Only 0,5 grams of matter reacting with the same amount of anti-matter releases the same energy as 21,500 tons of TNT (a 21.5 kiloton equivalent – just over 40% more than the atomic bomb
dropped on Hiroshima
in 1945). Just imagine: this interaction releases so much energy, that all the explosives used in World War II can be represented by just 100 grams of matter and anti-matter!
What does annihilation represent in crypto? Indeed! It is token burning. When an asset goes through a burning procedure to remove a portion of that issued asset from circulation, it has the knock-on effect of making the asset more valuable due to increased scarcity.
The annihilation of the asset releases energy in the form of a higher price, sending healthy signals to the whole market through the asset's increased value, engaging the community and improving global visibility.