Each colony has its own native token.
When a colony pays you in its native token, you also earn reputation in that colony.
When you instantiate a colony, you must designate an ERC20 token colony’s native token.
This can be any ERC20 token with 18 decimal places.
You can pick an existing token or create a new token during the colony setup.
A colony’s native token is used to distribute reputation in the colony.
All external payments -- payments that flow from the colony to an external address -- that include this native token will assign reputation to the recipient address.