Meta Apes has a dual token model - SHELL (utility token) and PEEL (governance & gas token). SHELL is the utility token that serves as the in-game currency. It is primarily generated by holding NFT fighters but can also be earned via in-game rewards or purchased via in-app-purchases. It is then used to purchase in-game items necessary to upgrade the player’s NFT fighters (e.g., levels, stars, skills, etc.) and other in-game resources (e.g., iron, food, etc.). Essentially, any in-game resources or items you want to get, in excess of what you’re earning from playing the game, will require SHELL.
PEEL is the governance & native gas token. All NFT purchases will be used to buy back & burn PEEL. Additionally, PEEL token holders will be able to stake their PEEL and spend it on select critical in-game activities, such as the final upgrade of the NFT fighter. We will also reward PEEL to top performing & contributing clans and players. PEEL will be officially introduced in the coming months (not part of the mainnet game launch).