ATLAS is the transactional currency used throughout the metaverse and the lubricant of the digital economy. It is often being compared to what is often called "in-game gold" in other games. ATLAS is used for virtually every transaction within the metaverse, and it will also be one of the primary financial reward mechanisms for its inhabitants.
Originally the intent was to have ATLAS provide a 33% discount on certain asset purchases from the developer such as Ships and Components. This feature however did not make it into the final tokenomics.
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