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$BEAM's role

Attention: with MIP-28 and MIP-29 passing, all $MC tokens are migrated to the $BEAM token. As of the 26th of October, 2023, and for the following 12 months; $eMC and $MC holders will be able to convert their tokens to $BEAM tokens, following a 1:100 conversion ratio. For more information, please refer to our Beam migration tutorial.
$BEAM is an ERC-20 cryptographic token used for multiple things in the MC Ecosystem.
Fundamentally, $BEAM is used for the following purposes:
  1. 1.
    Gas token. $BEAM serves as the native crypto asset on the Beam network. Each transaction on the Beam network requires $BEAM to cover gas fees, which includes any game related transaction on the Beam network.
  2. 2.
    Validation (and possibly delegation in the future). $BEAM is required to validate transactions on, and to secure the, Beam network. There is ongoing work to enable tokenholders who do not wish to validate themselves to delegate their $BEAM tokens to validators and thereby contribute to validating transactions and securing the network.
  3. 3.
    Governance. $BEAM tokenholders may participate in governance and propose certain changes to the MC Ecosystem, including govern the community treasury and certain mutable smart contract systems.
  4. 4.
    Payment on Sphere. $BEAM is used as a means of payment for NFTs on Sphere.