Taking out protection? You need to bond BUMP tokens. To earn from the protocol you'll also need the token. We've baked the utility of the token right into Bumper to drive more value as the protocol expands.
Use your unbonded BUMP tokens to support the protocol and earn tasty staking rewards in the form of even more BUMP.
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In time, the BUMP token will play a role in the governance of the project with holders gaining the ability to participate in decision-making and protocol management as Bumper transitions into a DAO.