# Photon

Learn about the Photon, Ethermint's staking token.

# Introduction

The photon's initial distribution and supply is still TBD and will be announced in the future.

The photon is the staking token used in Ethermint.

# Base Denomination

Ethermint uses Atto Photon as the base denomination to maintain parity with Ethereum.

Copy 1 photon = 1×10⁻¹⁸ aphoton

This matches Ethereum denomination of:

Copy 1 ETH = 1x10⁻¹⁸ wei

# Next

Learn about the supported JSON-RPC methods on Ethermint