The $GEOD token is earned via mining. There are two types of miners, Space Weather Stations miners and Service Provider miners. Space Weather Station miners earn $GEOD tokens thru the Proof of Accuracy Protocol which validates measurement observation quality on several metrics shown below.
Service provider miners are rewarding using a Proof of Stake protocol. Service Provider miners also are the backbone of the blockchain.
User can utilize the service with a Data Credit at a fixed price. A data credit corresponds to one second of real-time service from the Weather Network. The Data Credit can be directly purchased or exchanged from $GEOD tokens at the oracle price.
The blockchain itself consists of both Space Weather miners as well as Service Provider miners who act as validators on the blockchain.