# Tokens

Learn about the the different types of tokens available in Evmos.

# Introduction

Evmos is a Cosmos SDK-based chain with full EVM support. Because of this architecture, tokens and assets in the network may come from different independent sources: the bank module and the evm module.

# Cosmos Coins

Accounts can own SDK coins in their balance, which are used for operations with other Cosmos modules and transactions. Examples of these are using the coins for staking, IBC transfers, governance deposits and EVM

# EVMOS

The denomination used for staking, governance and gas consumption on the EVM is the EVMOS. The EVMOS provides the utility of: securing the Proof-of-Stake chain, token used for governance proposals, fee distribution and as a mean of gas for running smart contracts on the EVM.

Evmos uses Atto (opens new window) EVMOS as the base denomination to maintain parity with Ethereum.

1evmos=11018aevmos1 evmos = 1 ~ * ~ 10^{18} aevmos

This matches Ethereum denomination of:

1ETH=11018wei1 ETH = 1 ~ * ~ 10^{18} wei

# EVM Tokens

Evmos is compatible with ERC20 tokens and other non-fungible token standards (EIP721, EIP1155) that are natively supported by the EVM.