To take out protection, when Bumper goes live, you'll need BUMP tokens. To earn from the protocol you'll also need the token. We've baked utility of the token right into the protocol to drive more value as the protocol expands.
In time, the BUMP token will play a role in the governance of the project. As we move toward making the protocol more decentralized, eventually becoming a DAO, token holders will be vital to the health of the project.
We've got big plans for the application of the protocol. Protecting the crypto in your wallet is just the start. We're talking about using Bumper within lending, going long on leveraged futures, NFTs... who knows where it could go.