This page outlines the currency hierarchy present in Hive.
Bits are the lowest form of currency used in Hive. This currency will typically buy ammo and lower tier crafting components or weapons.
A sliver is comprised of 10 Bits, and is the middle tier currency available. This currency will typically buy higher tier weapons and components, or bulk purchases of ammo.
A shard is comprised of 10 Slivers (100 Bits total), and is the highest form of currency available at the moment. This currency is used for only the best equipment and services.