Resource tokens are pure utility tokens that represent the various goods, commodities, and services created and consumed on Mars. These are EOSIO tokens based on the WAX blockchain with a maximum supply of 1 trillion. Resource tokens do not have deflationary mechanics and can be re-minted after being burned when spent as an input to facilitate an activity. There will be 16 resource tokens that will be introduced to the resource gameplay:
Prior to the release of the resource gameplay, some of these resource tokens can be collected as rewards by committing MARTIA into different staking pools as detailed in Staking and Rewards.
With the release of resource gameplay, players will be faced with the choice of whether to earn these resource tokens or whether to earn MARTIA or a combination of both. This results in a self-balancing economy where if there is too much of a resource in circulation, with a corresponding lower market value, the players can opt for a greater output in MARTIA instead, lowering the supply of the given resource while keeping demand constant, and vice versa.