1. Get $athom from the vending machine;
2. Exchange at major DEXes - Minswap and SundaeSwap;
3. By providing liquidity at DEX and receiving swap fees;
$athom is a fundamental Cardano Token.
There is nothing more within Cardano Blockchain than $athom.
There are exactly 9 223 372 036 854 775 808 $athom onCardanBlockchain. It is the maximum possible amount of any Asset or Token on Cardano Blockchain. It's fundamentional limitation.
9 223 372 036 854 775 808 $athom were minted on March 29, 2021 during an experiment to find what is the maximum amount a Native Tokens can be minted, soon after the supporof Native Assets was introduced, $athom appeared on the Cardano Blockchain.
Initially this information appeared in the following post at Reddit.com
9 223 372 036 854 775 808 is a bit more then Nine Quentillions or
nine quintillion two hundred twenty-three quadrill.ion three hundred seventy-two trillion thirty-six billion eight hundred fifty-foumillion seven hundred seventy-five thousand eight hundred eight, to be exact.
The reason of such limitation is the use of word64 variable to carry the amount of Tokens to mint or send. Which is 2^63 = ... You get the point.
One of the result of experiment was a number of Bugs found in IOHK software: cardano-node, Yoroi Wallet and Daedaus Wallet. It demonstrates this was the very first attempt to push Native Token minting to its limits. Now huge transfers of $athom as any other Native Assets are completely supported by software.
Initially $athom was distributed for free. On April 3, 2021 u/Doug_E_Lewis paid 10 ADA as gratitude for hiQuadrillion of $athom.
Tokens were called $athom in appreciation of Democritus atomic theory of the universe and spelling was taken froHindi.