The network’s Kusama deployment is called Moonriver, and has its own utility token also called Moonriver (MOVR).
Supply and other token economic behaviors on Moonriver are the same as Moonbeam, but the token distribution is different in order to support the unique goals and attributes of the network. Moonriver serves as a “CanaryNet” for Moonbeam, and is a community-led experiment, where the community has the power over the direction that it takes. Among other things, Moonriver used a large parachain crowdloan to obtain its initial parachain slot on Kusama.
Last Updated March 2, 2022. Note that the name for the Moonriver network token has changed to Moonriver (MOVR) to avoid a potential trademark conflict.