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Tokens

Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Tokens.

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Do Security Tokens Need a New Blockchain? Benefits and Challenges [Part I]

"If we stripped down all the technical complexities, the idea of a blockchain for security tokens boils down to a very simple question: can we represent ownership effectively by simply using smart contracts? Mathematically, ownership can be represented as a relationship between an identity(owner) and an asset. Conceptually, ownership has to have some basic properties: it has to be verifiable, transferable and accrue value based on market dynamics."

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Utility vs. Security Tokens and China’s Leadership

"I’ve gotten a lot of interest from my Chinese readers on my post on Security Token Offerings (STOs). Academics and entrepreneurs from China have contacted me on WeChat to discuss it. China might lead the world in the adoption of blockchain. Alibaba patents, Bitmain’s hardware and IPO, and how Singapore projects that are partnering with Chinese businesses are just some major indications of this."

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The State of the Token Market - 9 months into 2018

The deep analysis of the token market.

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What is a Security Token? A Comprehensive Guide to How They Work and Their Impact

"There’s been a lot of talk about security tokens recently. But what is a security token in the first place? How do they work? And how might they impact your job or business? That is, why should you care about them?"

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If games drive crypto mass adoption, they will be grassroots

"There’s a meme that games will drive mass adoption of crypto. Fred Wilson and Chris Dixon have said it."

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Defining the Security Token Stack

"We at Harbor believe that the next big wave in capital markets will be the tokenization of private securities. Unlike cryptocurrencies, security tokens are ownership in real-world assets, such as commercial real estate, private companies, investment funds, debt, fine art, etc."

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Futility Tokens: A utility-based post-mortem

"A futility token is an already-existing token that has no chance at accruing future value due to its poor design. The users are still delusional, the company may or may not be aware of the token’s problems, and general ecosystem participants are becoming aware of the flaws in the design of payment tokens. There is no future for these types of tokens, other than a dramatic change in the direction of its own ecosystem and functionality — or an outright conversion to a security. During the last few months, this has been the case for a few projects."

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An Unstoppable Predictions Marketplace — Introducing Erasure

"The Numeraire token is about to become the cryptocurrency of the entire hedge fund industry. Today, Numerai is announcing a new unstoppable data marketplace called Erasure."

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Ethereum Tokens: the 5 most used ERC standards

"The Ethereum blockchain, launched in 2014, is widely known for its smart contracts, contracts that are self-executing according to defined parameters. In order to make these smart contracts work as well as possible and to allow them to communicate with each other, the developers have decided to set up standards, the latter are called ERC – Ethereum Request for Comment."

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Five Simple Features that can Improve the Current Generation of Security Token Platforms

1-JavaScript Interfaces; 2-A Smart Contract Catalog; 3-A Real Security Token Standard; 4-Disclosures Marketplace & Analytics; 5-Programming Models and Developer Experience.

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The Ultimate Guide to App Coins and Protocol Tokens

"We all know what app coins/tokens are. These are the coins that fire up various applications and they have existed before the blockchain. An excellent example of this is in-house currencies in online multi-player games."

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Token Bonding Curves in Practice

"This article explores the practical use of token bonding curves and curation markets to fund, curate and distribute ownership of intellectual property. In short, Token Curated Intellectual Property."

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A few take-aways from the Augur prediction market

"So it was great to see Augur go live a few weeks ago and I took the opportunity to play around with the product. Here are a few of my observations"

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Mapping the Emerging Non-Fungible Token Landscape

The analysis of non-fungible tokens.

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Towards a Practice of Token Engineering

"This article is a first stake in the ground towards a practice of token engineering: the theory, practice and tools to analyze, design, and verify tokenized ecosystems."

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Beyond the ICO: Methods to achieve more optimal token distribution

Several ways of token distribution explained.

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What the Heck Are Tokenised Securities?

“There are a lot of claims going around in the crypto community that tokenized securities are about to revolutionize traditional finance. In light of such optimistic sentiment, it is worth drilling into exactly what the hoopla is all about.”

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Analyzing Token Sale Models

Vitalik Buterin's analysis of Token Sale Models. He dissects current models and proposes some solutions.

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