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Tokens

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

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5 Advantages of Security Tokens

"The following text will guide you through the biggest advantages Security Tokens will bring to us."

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The Technology Behind Ethereum Tokens

"In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive, technical comparison of common token standards like ERC-20 and ERC-721, but also some of the lesser-known standards like ERC-777."

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3 Rules for Token Distribution & Economics

"This post is about learning from the history of tokens and how we can get the distribution and the economics and the governance right from the start."

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Security Tokens Were Supposed To Transform Crypto. So Far, They’ve Flopped.

"fast-forward a year and a half, and progress has stalled. More than 100 security tokens have been created, according to Polymath, a startup that helps companies mint coins."

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How Do Liquid Tokens Work?

"A Liquid Token is a smart contract which acts as an automated market maker by regulating the buying and selling of a token along a predetermined price curve, with a single pool of collateral to back it up."

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Stake to Play Token Economics: Exploring Work Tokens

"The work token has emerged as a novel way of interacting and contributing to decentralized applications."

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An Economic Definition of Cryptotokens

"So what are these new assets all about then? Is Bitcoin a currency or a commodity? Can it really be considered an asset? Is Ethereum’s ether a security or just a token? A utility token or something else? Almost ten years have elapsed since the inception of Bitcoin, and we still cannot precisely define what is going on in this industry."

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Grin and the Mythical Fair Launch

"Philosophers have debated questions of fairness for thousands of years, so we won’t pretend to have any new insight there. Instead, we will focus our analysis on what criteria for a fair launch have emerged over the short history of private currency markets."

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On Fair Token Launches

"Fair launches have always been lauded as the holy grail for a cryptocurrency. The problem is, how can a launch be fair when we are currently in a time when assets have absurd valuations before launch, are typically sold, and even the ones that aren’t sold are already treated with speculation?"

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Where is the value in tokens?

"By issuing crypto tokens, platforms gave early users an incentive to help bootstrap the service and solve the often inherent chicken and egg problem. These tokens act as value exchange / currency within a platform and often give owners specific rights like voting on forks, etc."

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A look inside iqlusion’s Cosmos Hub Validator architecture

"In this post, we’d like to provide a deep dive into how we built our Cosmos validator, the experiences that shaped our decisions, and hopefully offer some general insights into how to build a high availability datacenter networks and hybrid clouds in general."

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The WorkLock: An improved token distribution model

"In this post, we propose a new model that we're considering called the WorkLock."

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The Best Time to Buy & Build Tokens

"Over the last few quarters, we’ve watched entrepreneurs shift their fundraising focus from token-based protocols to the relative safety of equity-capitalized, cash-flow extracting businesses."

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Blockchain Gaming: Separating Signal from the Noise

"Since the launch of CryptoKitties – a digital cat-breeding game built on ethereum – roughly a year ago, games have provided a digitally native playground for early adopters to experiment with the unique benefits of open protocols. Currently, most of the top dapps by transaction volume are games."

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Beyond CryptoKitties: 10 Trends That Defined the Year in Crypto Gaming

"Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital sound goods that are unique and openly programmable by nature. Here’s a list of the top headlines and stories affecting non-fungible tokens this year, followed by a list of predictions for 2019."

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22 Ideas to Explore with 0x

"Inspiration to move the tokenized economy forward"

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Mapping out the Security Token Ecosystem

"As security tokens and tokenized assets gain steam in the crypto ecosystem, clear infrastructure begins to form. As we previously covered in our Block by Block series on security tokens, these new instruments aim to tokenize the ownership of all assets, whether they are public and private equities, real estate, or precious metals — even things like art. Investors are clearly taking notice as they pump millions of dollars into projects that support the issuance, exchange, and custody of security tokens."

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A NEW MODEL FOR TOKEN DISTRIBUTION

"One of the most important but least discussed measures of decentralization is the distribution of tokens, or in other words the concentration of wealth within an ecosystem. The concentration of wealth in a given ecosystem can be quantified using the Gini coefficient. The higher the Gini coefficient, the more concentrated the wealth."

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