Pricing - No Free Lunch

I am very impressed at the nuanced take at implementing p2p tech to create a whole new tech stack. I have been researching different web3 projects and dfinity has really caught my attention. I’m trying to understanding how these ‘canisters’ are priced? There’s a saying that goes, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” meaning all these data centers have a limited about of compute and I assume will need to be compensated some how. All that being said, how does one pay for the compute of their canister?

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Dfinity seems to implement the gasmodel as it is used in ethereum for example. That means that there will be a native token you use to compensate the data centers for their resources. This is a nice place to start digging in some more:

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oh and a very warm welcome to our community! feel free to reach out if there are any more questions :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the response. I’ll check it out