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RUNE plays a vital part in the network. Node operators must bond RUNE to ensure the network’s economic security. In the liquidity pools, each asset is paired with RUNE as a settlement asset to maximize liquidity and efficiency, while capturing value for RUNE.

Tokenomics

RUNE Tokenomics

THORChain’s native coin, RUNE, serves multiple roles in the network.

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Settlement Asset

RUNE serves as the settlement currency between all supported assets, ensuring that any two assets can be swapped directly. For example, a BTC -> ETH transaction goes from BTC to RUNE to ETH without the swapper needing to use RUNE.
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Economic Security

THORChain is secured by Proof-of-Stake. Node operators must bond RUNE to enter into the network. Their total value bonded is greater than the assets they secure, ensuring cooperation and maintaining economic security for assets held by the network.
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Aligned Incentives

A balance between the amount of bonded RUNE and pooled RUNE is key to a secure and liquid network. If the network is under-bonded, node operators are incentivized to increase their bonds, if it’s over-bonded, liquidity providers are incentivized to pool more assets.
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Value and Utility

Increasing THORChain’s swap volume grows fees for liquidity providers, which leads to deeper pools and better prices, resulting in higher volume. This cycle drives value to RUNE.

METRICS

RUNE Metrics

RUNE’s price has two factors: a deterministic value based on the liquidity within the network, and a speculative premium.

Its 2:1 bond:pool ratio, combined with the 1:1 RUNE-Asset pairs in the liquidity pools means that the value of RUNE needed in the network is three times the value of the non-RUNE assets locked.

If $1,000,000 worth of non-RUNE tokens are deposited in THORChain, the market cap of RUNE will be at least $3,000,000. This is just the minimum, or deterministic value, of RUNE.

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RUNE Price Calculator

Calculate the deterministic price of RUNE based on the total value locked on THORChain.

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