RED is a utiliy token, which can be used within the Red community as an acknowledgment for services rendered, a way of saying "Thanks!", to forge bonds and strengthen the organization.
The Red Foundation can use tokens to recognize valuable contributions, but community members may also tip and pay for services between them in a peer-to-peer way. The flow of tokens is not centrally controlled, but will self-organize around work, needs, and skills, powering the community growth.
Tokens represent your support of Red open-source projects, as they enable you to weight on some aspects, like some new features submitted to polls, or showing your interest in prioritizing specific tickets in projects repositories.