Expanse is unique in the realm of cryptocurrencies in that expanse has utility value as a cryptofuel, commonly referred to as “gas”. Beyond transaction fees, gas is a central part of every network request and requires the sender to pay for the computing resources consumed. The gas cost is dynamically calculated, based on the volume and complexity of the request and multiplied by the current gas price. Its value as a cryptofuel has the effect of increasing the stability and long-term demand for expanse and Expanse as a whole. For more information, see Account Types, Gas, and Transactions.