Apps can rent resources from the chain. Developers/businesses need to buy XPR to use resources on the blockchain. These resources bought in XPR will be burned. As well as resources used to mint NFTs.
The Proton Governing Council is an independent, term limited governance entity that regulates and oversees block producers on the Proton blockchain.
Token holders who vote for block producers are rewarded with Proton. By short staking XPR, users receive reduced fees on Proton Swap, up to no fees for staking 10M XPR.