Will Battlescape have a currency system that could work between the players. Something that would allow for player to player trade. Also for the groups who own a company in Battlescape to build, buy and sell their stuff. Just wondering.
During a match, players will periodically earn credits from generated by friendly NPCs (unless those NPCs die, so protect them), which they’ll be able to use to buy and outfit ships. There’s no trading, though. IB is a PvP-only game.
If the modding stretchgoal is reached and someone mods in other activities, like mining or trading, that’s something else entirely.
You can donate credits to a team mate as a way for a team to pool resources to build an essential ship like a cruiser or a carrier. That’s the closest to trading the game will support.