Glimmer (GLMR) is the native platform token for Moonbeam. Since the network is pre-launch, it is not yet available or in circulation. Glimmer will be a utility token, serving much the same purpose as ETH serves on Ethereum plus added Polkadot functionality like staking and on-chain governance functions. Read more about Glimmer.
Moonbeam Tokens and Tokenomics
The Glimmer token is not yet available. Final token distribution mechanisms, plans, and dates are still TBD. Please do your research and be wary of anyone offering you Glimmer tokens, since these offers are more than likely a scam. Detailed information on the planned token allocation for Glimmer is now available.
The Glimmer token is not an ERC-20 currently. Once we have launched and the bridges connecting Polkadot to Ethereum are up-and-running, it will be possible to move Glimmer and other tokens on Moonbeam to Ethereum as ERC-20s.
Yes, the Moonbeam foundation will run a crowdloan campaign once parachain auctions commence on Polkadot. Rewards and other details about the crowdloan are still TBD.
Moonriver (MOVR) is the utility token of the Moonriver network. Moonriver is intended as a companion network to Moonbeam, where it will provide a permanently incentivized canary network. New code will ship to Moonriver first, where it can be tested and verified under real economic conditions. Once proven, the same code will ship to Moonbeam on Polkadot.